Monday, August 21, 2017

Browsing the "Travel" Category


PEG Beer Co. now open!

After 10 years of complete brewing stagnancy, the Winnipeg beer landscape is finally changing. Fueled by a major legislative change making taprooms legal, three new breweries have opened this year with more (some reports say about 10 within the province) [...]

October 18, 2016 beer abroad, canadian beer, food and restaurants, Travel
Damm Inedit

the best beer you’ve never heard of

It has been said that the best beer is made in America. Looking for German, Belgian, or British beer? No need to buy a plane ticket. Instead, seek out the best craft beer bar you can find in an American [...]

July 23, 2016 Florida, food and restaurants, Travel
ontario beer

beyond the pale + tooth and nail, ottawa

How life can change so unexpectedly and wonderfully is not the topic of this post. However, before delving into beer from two of the best breweries in Ontario, I am forced to point out that my last trip to Ottawa, over [...]

May 31, 2016 beer abroad, canadian beer, tasting and critique, Travel

rhombus guys brewing in grand forks

Driving to and from Winnipeg is a long, boring activity. And highway speeds in North Dakota make it harrowing in no uncertain terms, even in the best of weather. The near-zero temps and our successful re-entering of America (with Rick’s fresh [...]

February 2, 2016 tasting and critique, Travel

Life’s Too Short Brewing – a quick peek

LTS (or Life’s Too Short) Brewing, founded in 2013 by owners Brandon Schulz and Jeff Werning, opened its taproom last month in Rochester. Located outside of the Mayo zone, LTS has a fairly large industrial building with plans to even add a restaurant. [...]

September 30, 2015 greater minnesota, Travel

seasonality of the south

Living in Minnesota, I am no stranger to seasonality. There is a certain rhythm that accompanies Midwestern living – the anticipation of spring, a longing for more summer days, but also some respite in the cooler months of fall. Next [...]

September 7, 2015 north carolina, Travel
tour hall sierra

a tour of Sierra Nevada with Ken Grossman

The first day of the Beer Bloggers Conference brought an incredible level of excitement. I kept calling it the first day of school – I don’t want to be late! Will the other kids like me? Where will I sit [...]

July 21, 2015 history and traditional styles, north carolina, Travel
Bull City Beer

let’s drink durham

Durham isn’t for everyone, so the saying goes. But man, it’s definitely for me. It’s a tobacco town as much as Minneapolis is a milling one. Old warehouses, smokestacks, and reservoirs dot the petite skyline, any many display faded logos [...]

July 19, 2015 north carolina, Travel
Peacemaker Pale Ale

beer bloggers unite! BBC in Asheville

Next week I will be traveling to North Carolina for the National Beer Bloggers Conference! Asheville will play host to hundreds of writers, not to mention some incredible speakers and educators. I will fly into Raleigh to hang out with [...]

July 9, 2015 news and annoucements, north carolina, Travel

the tiny begyle brewing, chicago

I am in the habit of asking locals for travel suggestions, especially places to eat. The restaurant industry, although often catering to out-of-towners and those willing to splurge, isn’t necessarily easy to navigate from the outside it. Hype abounds, in [...]

March 27, 2015 illinois, Travel