Saturday, December 16, 2017

Browsing the "north carolina" Category


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

“Wait — I have to finish my beer!” I’m SchellSchocked.

I look and sound exactly like my mother. In moments of childhood frustration I used to think to myself, “there is no way I’m related to these people”, but in the back of my mind (and in front of my [...]

August 8, 2013 greater minnesota, history and traditional styles, north carolina, tasting and critique, the twin cities

NC Brew Tour – “Durham, It’s Not for Everyone”

After a slow morning of recovery from Asheville, we ventured to Durham for the day.  “Durham, it’s not for everyone,” said a T-shirt of a hipster who passed us on the street. True, but I dig the place. It has [...]

October 30, 2012 north carolina

NC Brew Tour – Brewing in the Blue Ridge

Our second day in Asheville brought two breathtaking sights, a few surprises, one disappointment, and some perspective. Keeping in mind that our vacation-within-a-vacation to Asheville was only two days, I’d like to think we hit some highlights. After a crowded continental [...]

October 26, 2012 north carolina

NC Brew Tour – Asheville

My family and I set off for Asheville, nestled in the smoky mountains, the town I had heard so much about.  The plan was to visit the Biltmore estate and village, see some breweries, drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway [...]

October 25, 2012 north carolina

NC Brew Tour – Fearrington

Oh, one more quick thing before our getaway to Asheville — On Saturday we spent the morning and part of the afternoon in Fearrington Village. A somewhat well-concealed secret even among natives, Fearrington arose as a private plot of farmland [...]

October 3, 2012 north carolina

NC Brew Tour – Lonerider

The first brewery on the docket in Raleigh was Lonerider. I visited this brewery because the locals love it and because they seem to have some unique and creative things going on.  I brought the whole gang so we could [...]

September 25, 2012 north carolina