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Most of the people I know who enjoy a good beer also have aspirations (or just pipe-dreams) of actually brewing good beer themselves.  We've wandered into the stores that sell brewing kits and ingredients and beer and peruse the items as though we already owned them and were merely looking to "upgrade" our equipment.

A Brewer’s Dream Come True

Most of the people I know who enjoy a good beer also have aspirations (or just pipe-dreams) of actually brewing good beer themselves. We’ve wandered into the stores that sell brewing kits and ingredients and beer and peruse the items as though we already owned them and were merely looking to “upgrade” our equipment.

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Sunday Mexican Microbrew

Sunday Mexican Microbrew

One of the (many) oddities about being a pastor is having Sunday, a day off for many people, as a work day.  That means I watch much less football than I used to, don’t take Sunday afternoon naps, and usually find myself interested in a tasty beverage that celebrates fine grains, roasted malts, and bitter […]

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A Keepable Beer Resolution

A Keepable Beer Resolution

Everyone seems to be talking about New Year’s resolutions lately, or at least, talking about how they are already breaking them.  I’ve never liked New Year’s Resolutions much.  They always seemed to me to be just another thing to pile on the guilt, and who wants to start off a new year, a supposedly clean […]

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Smoked Porter Office Hours

Smoked Porter Office Hours

I don’t have an office.  Well, I do, in a manner of speaking.  Just not your normal office.  Coffee shops throughout Davis usually serve as my office when I need a place to get some work done, with my home an occasional stopping point.  But from time to time, you just need something different – […]

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A Holly, Jolly Trader Joe's Beer

A Holly, Jolly Trader Joe’s Beer

Tis the season to be jolly, or thankful, or frugal; not to mention busy, chaotic, harried, stressed, and weirded out by some of your stranger relatives.  It’s a busy time for many, if not most of us, so drinking a good beer might fall lower on your list of things to-do.  Let me be the […]

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Trader Joe's (Beer) Conspiracy?

Trader Joe’s (Beer) Conspiracy?

Bring on the snacks.  The latest in trendy foodstuff grocers, Trader Joe’s, finally opened its doors in Davis and snackers all over town are rejoicing.  Now that the store has been open a few weeks and Davis residents have stopped elbowing each other out of the way like its Black Friday for frozen rice, basil […]

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