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A Beer to Celebrate

A Beer to Celebrate

Sometimes, you just need to celebrate.  Sometimes, you just need to celebrate with a special beer.  This week was just such a time.  Our church was celebrating its first anniversary in Davis, and for me, that was more than a reason to find something special to commemorate the occasion.  Surviving the first year as a […]

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de Vere's & Davis Belong Together

de Vere’s & Davis Belong Together

Some things just seem to fit.  They can seem natural and not at all surprising, as if they were designed.  We talk all the time about people being meant for each other, about a career that fits us like a glove, or about parenting as something we were built for.  We all want to belong […]

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Real Beer at the Real Dock Store

Real Beer at the Real Dock Store

People everywhere are looking for authenticity.  Exactly what is authentic and what isn’t might be up for debate, but in a world where so much is contrived and fake and plastic, we crave realness whenever we can get it.  We want our food to be real, our politicians to be real, our spirituality to be […]

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Bruschetta

Bruschetta

From the Italian word ‘bruscare’ meaning ‘to roast over coals’,  bruschetta is actually just toasted bread coated with olive oil. However, everything is better with tomatoes, and it’s popular to serve this appetizer topped with those and some basil. In Davis, we are fortunate that the tomato season is extended into the warm Fall, and […]

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Tradition and Beer

Tradition and Beer

I confess, I like newness.  I enjoy reading the latest ideas, viewing new technology, seeing innovation on display.  I enjoy perusing new websites, new music, new gadgets, new Apple products – often to the annoyance of Apple store employees and my wife. It’s also one of the exhilarating aspects of being in a university town […]

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Not the Yosemite of Beers

Not the Yosemite of Beers

Someone told me the other day I was on my way to being a true Californian because we’ve lived here for years and haven’t been to Yosemite.  I was so horrified we immediately planned a camping trip.  I wasn’t horrified at the prospect of being a true Californian, but horrified to realize that a natural […]

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