Don’t drop the brown rye bread, man

Don’t drop the brown rye bread, man

Rye. A cover crop and a crop in itself. It’s great in sandwiches and even better brewed or distilled (can I get a holla from all my Bulleit fans?).

It’s also a major cause of werewolf attacks.

THE BEER: Bryeian (The Bruery)

ABV: 7% IBU: 155

Bryeian Beer The Bruery

Yeah. I know. This is my third post about a beer from The Bruery. But you know what? That’s ok. I’d recommend this one for people who are hop-heads but…

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Why I’m Never Going to a Nightclub Again

Why I’m Never Going to a Nightclub Again

Despite my overriding passion for the pub and pint, I’ve spent my fair share of time in night clubs.

Emily and Linda in Berlin

Me with my party-girl pal, Linda, in Germany.

My time in Europe especially, as cliche as I now realize that is, was full of night club shennanigans. To the point that for a little under 5 months I spent my weekend nights working in one. No matter how many clubs I frequented, however, I was always…

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Double Feature Beer Pairing: Weirdos From Another Dimension Edition

Double Feature Beer Pairing: Weirdos From Another Dimension Edition


I’ve read an acceptable amount of H.P. Lovecraft, and am in the midst of reading more to support this blog and my horror street-cred in general. Usually not one to complain about antiquated writing styles, I find his writing (and his dialogue in particular, ESPECIALLYwhen he tries to write in dialect) to be excruciating. The man, does not get it done for…

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Let Me In…and then hand me one of them bloody brews

Let Me In…and then hand me one of them bloody brews

Yo YO yo. Happy to be participating in Gore-a-thon 2014, and I submit some blood-red beer paired with one of the better vampire movies of the last several years.

THE BEER: Liefman’s Cuvee Brut — a Belgian fruit beer, aka a “Kriek”, brewed with fermented black cherries. (6% ABV)

This stuff brought on the sort of emotional catharsis that you don’t get all that often and that, for me, usually only…

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Yeah, that about sums up Disneyland for me.

Yeah, that about sums up Disneyland for me.

So picture this: David Lynch meets Rod Serling and they go to Disneyworld and they hook up with a 55-year-old chick with fake boobs dressed up as Maleficent in the back car of It’s a Small World. Oh and the chick dressed up as Maleficent? Doesn’t even work there. Add some projectile vomiting, eerily counterfeit Disney songs, and throw a black-and-white, guerrilla filmmaking pall over it.

Then you…

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“No Daddy, Princess Mariah doesn’t like that shade of pink!!”

Samson wasn’t sure where his daughter had picked up the royal “we” but he was sure he didn’t much care for it. But he sure as hell didn’t have the energy to fight with her about it and stand up on this ladder painting her bedroom.

“Well, she sure liked it a lot when we were in Home Depot this afternoon. Maybe give her a few minutes and…

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She went onto the front porch against the sign’s wishes

She went onto the front porch against the sign’s wishes

Because it was Saturday, bitches.

halloween house 1

I love my friends. A couple of weeks ago I got a bit stir crazy and visited my friends in LA for a weekend. In the midst of hotter-than-usual temps and no planned activities, I conned them into helping me hunt down the Meyers House from Halloween at 1000 Mission Street in Pasadena. We only ended up driving for about 25 minutes, which isn’t too bad of a trip…

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Beer that will make your Tongue Woolly…no wait that’s gross.

Beer that will make your Tongue Woolly…no wait that’s gross.

Lager does NOT have to be boring. It does not have to be yellow piss that you wouldn’t even use as in a crock-pot recipe.

Case and point: Black Lager aka Schwarzbier. Made with lager yeast (aka “under-yeast”) brewing and takes place at much lower temperatures than I can make with my low-fi kit in the garage. That’s why buying different types of lager is great, especially for days (like today)…

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89 Minutes of Brain’Splosion and 750ml of Tongue’Splosion

89 Minutes of Brain’Splosion and 750ml of Tongue’Splosion

The blend of nostalgia with what-should-be-nostalgia (and soon WILL be) is engrossing and a combination that I highly, HIGHLY recommend.


rueuzeUnexpectedly brought to me after a morning of gardening in the sun, this goes down like the way you want something to go down on a Sunday afternoon (phrasing…). Rueuze, from The Bruery in Orange County, CA, is a play on “gueuze”. That’s an old Belgian…

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Sybil Tartuffe Berlin

The Beer: Heretic Tartuffe Berliner Weissbier

The thing I love about sour beers is that so often they’re low alcohol and easy to drink without going completely over the edge of sloppy–which is why I’m happy to see that they’re coming back en vogue. Tartuffe is not the most Berliner Weiss-y sour I’ve ever had, but it is reminiscent enough to be enjoyable. As long as you’re not expecting full…

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