Friday, June 23, 2017

Browsing the "vacation" Tag

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the monterey peninsula, pt 2

I saved some of my California trip to write during the frigid Minnesota months. Nostaligia works wonders. I actually shedded a layer right now just reading my coaster scribble notes. You may recall my charming visit to Peter B’s in [...]

January 19, 2015 california, food and restaurants, tasting and critique, Travel
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brewing on the monterey peninsula: Peter B’s

Mentioning a visit to California to fellow beeries will garner responses like, ” you have to visit Firestone Walker!” and “Check out The Bruery.” And sure, Lagunitas and Russian River are on the wish list, but that wasn’t quite the [...]

November 7, 2014 california, food and restaurants, tasting and critique
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Anchor Brewing – San Francisco

My tour of Anchor Brewing Company is proof that some of the world’s most high-quality beers are not found being coveted by neighboring states, traded illegally across federal lines, or drooled over in bars across America. They are not imperial barrel-aged [...]

November 5, 2014 california, history and traditional styles
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Reservoir Brasserie Artisanale

When it comes to vacation I typically plan moderately. I read travel blogs, scour maps, and  ask friends for all kinds of obscure suggestions. I am no stranger to Couchsurfing, AirBnB, and half a dozen other travel sites. The bulk [...]

September 22, 2014 canadian beer, food and restaurants, tasting and critique, Travel
Next Brewventure: Boston! Call for suggestions

Next Brewventure: Boston! Call for suggestions

I’m excited to announce that my next adventure will be in Boston just a month from now! I’m going for a 3-day nursing conference downtown but I’ll stay for a week if the food and beer are good! Does anyone [...]

April 20, 2013 boston, greater minnesota, news and annoucements
Lake Superior Brewing Company, Duluth

Lake Superior Brewing Company, Duluth

Our visit to Lake Superior Brewing Company revealed a no-frills brewing operation, well-established in Duluth, that has been cranking out great beer long before it was the cool thing to do. For Minnesotans, the place is (although much smaller and [...]

February 1, 2013 greater minnesota, tasting and critique
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Fitger’s Brewhouse, Duluth

Fitger’s is a must-drink for me anytime I visit Duluth. Its a combination of several things I love including food, beer, history, and cute little shops. I brought the growler along to refill with the old stand-by, the Big Boat [...]

January 30, 2013 greater minnesota, tasting and critique
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Canal Park Brewing Co., Duluth – Part I

After the beautiful snowy drive to Duluth, we hit up Canal Park to regroup, intinerize, and relax. The icy lake was a remarkable sight out the aquarium window: We got incredibly lucky this afternoon and uncovered the recently opened Canal [...]

January 28, 2013 greater minnesota, tasting and critique