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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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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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Character Building Beer

Character Building Beer

Character is one of those things we all want to build but would prefer to do so in painless fashion.  Most of us aspire to having and being known as a person of good character.  Unfortunately, it is usually the painful or at least annoying experiences that we say “build character.”  No one ever finds […]

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Back-to-School Beer: Aggie Lager

Back-to-School Beer: Aggie Lager

You can sense it all around.  There is both a heightened sense of excitement and trepidation (or maybe just loathing) in the air.  It’s nearly time for students to head back to school.  Local business are hawking their back-to-school wares, younger children are giddy to find out who their teacher will be, older kids are […]

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