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Drinking and dating: Those seeking a mate lay off the booze

The dating website PlentyOfFish.com just released a new study on singles and drinking, and the findings shed interesting light on how our attitudes towards alcohol change as we get more serious about finding a mate. The study involved 11 million singles between the ages of 21 and 50 who have set up profiles on the […]

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VIDEO: Beer Geeks Can’t Resist a Magical Beard!

. . This video created by photographer Ben Garvin shares one very important life lesson – if you have a magical beard, one with a life of its own that can hide crayons and consume an entire cucumber – you’d best not let shaving cream touch it. That could kill the host. 

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I Find it Hard to Care About Hard Cider

There’s something about hard cider that makes me pucker. It started a few years back when I saw the stuff stacked shoulder-to-shoulder with craft beers at my local beer store. What was this fruity interloper doing here? It has more in common with champagne than craft beer! I saw a scenario in my head where […]

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Epic Brewing: Elder Brett, How to Get a Wino to Love Beer

Wow!  There are benefits to owning a beer store, and one that I found last Friday was that beer Reps from the various breweries will just show up with beer and want to drink it with you.  That is exactly what happened last Friday when Eric from Epic brewing showed up and wanted to discuss […]

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Selkirk Abbey 10: From Northern Idaho With Love

I said last Friday that I would be drinking the Selkirk Abbey 10 that I had received from my buddy Jeff up in Post Falls at the Brewery, but plans changed and I drank this beer with Easter dinner, it went fantastic with the Ham we had BTW.  This is Selkirk’s take on the Belgian […]

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Hey, Its Friday! What Are You Drinkin’ This Weekend?

Well, its Friday!  TGIF!  That said, one’s thoughts begin to wander from the work-a-day world to what you are going to do for recreation over the too short end of the week.  Pictured above is what I will be drinking this weekend.  What is it you say?  Well it is a bit of a mystery. […]

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Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout: The Stout That Never Was.

The other night I broke into my bunker and pulled out this beer for both cooking and consumption.  I was trying a new fusion recipe that didn’t really work out.  Suffice it to say that the Irish and the Chinese shouldn’t make food together.  Really it was some sort of funky blend of beef and cabbage and […]

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Off Topic Video: Darth Vader Needs a Hearing Aid

Maybe it’s the incessant paaah and whoosh of his respirator, or maybe his ear drums were permanently damaged when he tangled with Obi-Wan on Mustafar, but as this video shows, Darth Vader clearly needs a hearing aid. Also, I’m a nerd! Still, I laughed out loud more than once during this stupid video.  Enjoy! . […]

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I’m Alive…Help Me Name My Store

Well, it is just about official.  I have a store!  I should sign the lease in the next day or two.  It has been, at times, tumultuous getting to this point, and now the real work begins!  I am renting a former restaurant space in Downtown Nampa, Idaho formerly called the Copper Canyon.  I will turn […]

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Miss Don’s Posts? Tell Donnybear All About!

You may have noticed Brother Don has pretty much disappeared from these parts of late. He’s been busy working to open up a beer shop and doing whatever else takes up the day of an unemployed fella (70% of my time would be spent on Magnum P.I. reruns). Anyway, at the prodding of John King, […]

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Athletic Robot Has Me Thinking About Building a Bunker

Okay folks, this is…scary?  Exciting?  Good news?  The beginning of the end? Oh, hell – it’s probably all of the above, and has me thinking that maybe now’s the time to start digging a bunker in the back yard and figuring out how to make a robot-disabling EMP device out of old microwave parts. UNLESS…I […]

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The Girl with Colitis Goes By…

I’ve been in a sentimental mood lately, and it led me to download The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on iTunes. I first heard this album when I was about eight years old.  My neighbor Scott Weisman made me sit in his room and listen to the whole thing while we looked through […]

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Whatcha Drinkin’ this Weekend?: ‘It’s Good to be the King’ Edition

Well the weekend is upon us, and I’m sure a few of the greenish-blue little puppies you see above will find a new home in my belly over the next couple of days. You see, our buddy Rich Blair, the “ambassador” guy from New Holland Brewing Artisan Spirits sent me a very big bottle of […]

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Woodenville White Dog: My First Sip of Whiskey in the Raw!

My first taste of white dog whiskey came in late July of this year.  I went over to a friend’s house and he had just come back from a trip to Washington State.  While there he dropped in on the folks at Woodenville Whiskey Company a micro distillery in Woodenville, Washington. He picked up some […]

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More Wood for Thought…

“Hello, my name is Don and I am an absentee blogger”…”Hi Don”. Well, this issue of small barrels just won’t go away, and I think it will be with us to stay.  I certainly hope the debate around it dies down, however, but the gist of the argument is this, Small barrels can age whiskey […]

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