Oktoberfest – No Airfare Required

Oktoberfest, one of the world’s greatest annual events, is underway (the 184th Munich Oktoberfest started on September 16). Oktoberfest is an event worthy of your attendance and one that you would likely feel the urge to return (as opposed to Mardi Gras, Carnival in Brazil, and your last family reunion). The event takes place 15 days before the first Sunday in October and the...

Michelada Day – July 12

Apparently July 12 is Michelada Day. Who knew? The Michelada is likely the best known beer cocktail in the USA. This unexpected, tall, cool drink is well-known in Mexico and Central America and until recent years it was rare to see it served in the USA. The Michelada is an enigma offering bright refreshment along with a deep savory accents and a vibrant dose...

Five Weird Ways Prohibition Still Exists Today

This great story by Angela Logomasini is reposted from Learn Liberty – a great free society website. See their post with images here. You would think that more than 80 years after the 21st Amendment repealed Prohibition, policymakers would have eliminated senseless restrictions on the sale of wine, beer, and spirits. Unfortunately, it isn’t so: state alcohol regulations carry on Prohibition’s legacy to this...

Beer & Cheese Soup

When the suns sets in the west a little sooner and the night autumn temperatures begin to dip nothing warms the body and soul like a little comfort food. In the Oktoberfest season a warm bowl of Beer & Cheese soup is always welcomed. Who doesn’t like a steaming bowl of liquid cheese with a cool glass of Oktoberfest lager? This delicious and congenial soup is...

Labor Day – Keep Summer Alive

Somehow the calendar got set to fast-forward and now Labor Day weekend is soon upon us. It is widely believed that Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer but I’m not having any of that. Before the winter scarfs are taken from storage and the snow blower is tuned for winter I have more summer living to do. It’s time for new traditions...

Shifting Beer Styles

The fact is that beer, beer styles, and how beer is being consumed and discussed has changed. The craft beer movement 2.0 (I consider the first movement to have occurred in the 1980s) has brought a lot of good things to those of us who crave quality beverages. On the other side of the coin there has been a growing movement rooted in the...

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