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Happy Earth Day! Or, Hoppy Earth Day. 2017 marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day. Yep, it all started in 1970.  Seems like yesterday. Maybe not. Earth Day was proposed in 1969 by peace activist John McConnell at a UNESCO conference in San Francisco. McConnell’s idea...

What is not to love about a beer festival? Think about it. A party. Good beer. Interesting people. Enjoyable music. And, hopefully, some nice weather which makes the day just that much sweeter. The beer festival. It may be one of humanity’s better ideas. I have absolutely...

“Summertime and the living is easy.”  Love me some summertime.  Love me some Gershwin. When the temps hit a certain point, what I’m looking for in a beer shifts.  For example, that heavy bourbon barrel stout somehow doesn’t quite go with bright, sunny days and warm,...