Believe it or not, Jim and I do take this blog pretty seriously. We really enjoy ourselves here, but we also have to put up new and semi interesting things for you to read in order to get the conversation we love going. This week the wheels have fallen off of the blog, and it has nothing to do with the blog, just life creeping in on the thing.
Jim managed to pull a post or two out of his hat earlier in the week, but I have been busy all week. It started Monday with a post I was going to put up about Jim, but I decided it wasn’t the right thing to do, so I ran out of ideas. Then the rest of this week has been absolutely crazy busy. I’ve been running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Tuesday night there was a beer event at Brewforia. Firestone Walker did their roll out in Idaho. I’m really looking forward to some great beer from those guys on a regular basis. I drank Union Jack IPA most of the night and was absolutely in love with its hoppy bite and crisp flavor. For a beer with 7.whatever ABV this beer really drank easy…too easy.
Got to meet David Walker too. Nice chap from Britain. Got a lot of the back story on how they became a brewery too. Really interesting when you have a well capitalized business what you can afford to do. They make some really special beers too. Got to try Parabola and their 13th Anniversary brew. Let me tell you 13 was a great year!
Wednesday was just a busy day all around. Errands, and a broken vehicle made for a lot of running around. You also have undoubtedly noticed that Jim hasn’t posted since Tuesday, that is because last minute he was called to a conference for work in Orlando. He is excited to try Cigar City brews while he is down there, but he has no wheels so he is at the mercy of the resort he is staying at. Jim also works for a very generous person who agreed to fly his family down there for a week’s vacation at Walt Disney World. So he is pretty stoked about that, and I expect some posts from him about his Florida exploits.
I have been running back an forth to banks, and trying to negotiate a lease on a space to open my own craft beer store and restaurant here in Nampa, Idaho. I had this idea almost immediately after being laid off, and am now taking major strides to make it happen. Yesterday I opened a business bank account, and will be (hopefully) moving into my space by May 1st. A lot of people are helping me do this, and I will thank them all here eventually. If you are one and are reading this, thank you for all your help and guidance. I’m sure it will be a lot of fun, and I know it will be a lot of hard work! If Idaho ever changes their liquor laws I might sell whiskey too! That would be very fun!
Anyway, lots going on. I’ve also drank a lot of different beers too. I’ll get to them later. Just thought I would let you all know we aren’t dead, and we haven’t given up, just busy. Have a great weekend!