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Tater Tots and Beer Festival
Tater Tots and Beer Festival
Published On: August 6, 2017
Tater tots and beer! What’s not to love? Unfortunately for the organizers of this event, it was a great idea but that’s where the compliments stop. Try as I might to find the silver lining in any review, I would be doing a disservice to the rest of the beer-loving community if I didn’t warn you about this traveling beer ...continue reading
Beer Brats & Apple Sauerkraut
Beer Brats & Apple Sauerkraut
Published On: July 5, 2017
(...a guest post from my friend, TS) I can't seem to quit eating...or blogging about food lately. This time around I used beer (of course) with my favorite -- bratwursts. Ingredients Bratwursts Can of Beer - Cheap Lager Will Do Can Of Sauerkraut Mott's Apple Juice Cinnamon This is an easy dish to assemble, you just get your sauce pan ...continue reading
Beer Mac
Beer Mac ‘N (Beer) Cheese with Chicken
Published On: July 2, 2017
(...a guest post from my friend, TS) Summer is here! And there is nothing better to celebrate summer with than beer and good food. So I decided to combine the two and share some homemade cooking with you. A good friend of mine received some promotional product from Kroger's/Ralph's Market (yes, a freebie, yay! -- #FireUpTheFlavor #FreeSamp #FreeSample). And so ...continue reading

Take The Beer Tour

Propolis Brewing
Propolis Brewing
Published On: January 28, 2017
Sometimes a place makes you fall in love with a beer style all over again. Propolis Brewing was the 94th visit on my bucket list of Washington breweries. Known for their saison /farmhouse ales, Propolis uses local herbs and botanicals to produce their seasonally based, wild-crafted ales. I arrived at the brewery with low expectation and walked out of there ...continue reading
Shrub Steppe Smokehouse Brewery
Shrub Steppe Smokehouse Brewery
Published On: July 20, 2016
Shrub Steppe Smokehouse Brewery was the 80th visit on my bucket list of Washington breweries and the fifth stop on my five-day Washington beer-cation road trip. This brewery was recommended after my stop at Chief Spring’s Fire & Irons Brewpub. Shrub Steppe, founded in 2012, is a brewery and family-friendly venue specializing in southern- style smoked BBQ. The name is ...continue reading
Chief Spring
Chief Spring’s Fire & Irons Brewpub
Published On: July 19, 2016
Chances are you’re not from Dayton, WA, rather passing through on the way to some outdoor recreational activity of fishing, hiking, biking or even headed to the nearby ski resort. Dayton itself is a small town of 2500 people situated in middle of agriculture country about 30 miles NE of Walla Walla. Chief Spring’s Fire and Irons Brewpub was the ...continue reading

Bling Me

Serpent Jewelry
Serpent Jewelry
Published On: February 13, 2017
You may love serpents or hate them and find them downright scary but decorated forms of this creature were commonplace in antiquity and continue to play a reoccurring role in art today. So what is our fascination with the slithery snake? Serpents (or snakes) are one of the oldest celebrated symbols, widely seen in sculptures, architectural features and my personal ...continue reading
Montana Sapphires Part Two
Montana Sapphires Part Two
Published On: October 18, 2016
After six months of anticipation, I am now the proud of owner of 11 stunning Montana Sapphires. You may have read the first part of this story back in April. Since it’s been many months, let me catch you up. At the end of March I ordered a “Mega Jug” of sapphire gravel from Gem Mountain in Montana. I sifted ...continue reading
Women
Women’s Jewelry Association
Published On: August 27, 2016
Born from a small group of women with the idea that women networking with each other could change the world. How amazing does this sound? I have been a member of the Women's Jewelry Association (WJA), off and on during my tenure in the jewelry industry. Previously as a member of the WJA - Los Angeles chapter while living in southern California ...continue reading

Hijinks & Shenanigans

Beertails - Who Knew!?!?
Beertails – Who Knew!?!?
Published On: July 2, 2017
(...a guest post from my friend, TS) So...I did every beer lovers worst nightmare! I poured a beer over ice cubes! The shock. The horror. Haha. But really, it was not that bad. It was not completely ice either. I had some Liptons Mango Tea that I received as part of a promotion (yes, free) and wanted to give it ...continue reading
Random Seattle with Magic Mouse Toys
Random Seattle with Magic Mouse Toys
Published On: January 14, 2017
Rain or shine and recently snow, I walk by Magic Mouse Toys on my commute to and from work. Each morning I am greeted by a new temporary art installation of assorted stuffed animals or other toys sitting by their glass-paneled front door. The first few times I noticed the display I found myself stopping briefly and on occasion laughing. Eventually, I caught ...continue reading
The Middle Class Male Struggle: Grad School Vs. Opening A Brewery
The Middle Class Male Struggle: Grad School Vs. Opening A Brewery
Published On: August 14, 2016
Do you often think back to your college days and get a little nostalgic over certain details? Do your fondest memories involve the social scene? Do you miss the intellectual stimulation of flip cup or quarters? Beer School is real and it’s never too late. If the struggle to open a craft brewery or go to Grad School is real ...continue reading

Featured Interviews

Hop Topic #1 - I
Hop Topic #1 – I’m a hefe drinker… what’s next?
Published On: July 9, 2016
Some may argue that there are more important things in life than beer. Those people would be wrong. Life's purpose is to be happy and with that, enjoying quality craft beer is a must. This leads us to our most recent interview assignment, the first of many video editions called "Hop Topic" where we introduce craft beer to newbies. Meet Brandon. ...continue reading
Happy Hour with Hot Mojo
Happy Hour with Hot Mojo
Published On: May 22, 2016
If you've read the previous interviews, you can probably see, I have a type. I have no excuse other than to say, IT guys like to drink. They work hard and play hard. Meet my friend, Admal. He is no different. To all the ladies out there looking for love, Admal is single and a total catch. Read on to find out more. ...continue reading
"Get Rowdy and Live Dumb"
“Get Rowdy and Live Dumb”
Published On: March 11, 2016
You've got to love a guy who goes to a salon requesting a "blow-out" for his Jersey Shore themed Halloween costume. Everyone needs that outspoken, outgoing friend. I think his photo says it all. Meet Cody. He's currently rocking the Seattle-tan and playing rec soccer, all while earning his living as a member of the IT crowd. From happy hours to hitting ...continue reading