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My Extravaganza of Overindulgence Is Coming to an End

  All good things have to come to and end, and to be honest, I’m thankful it is so. I’m not sure I could survive another day of freewheeling holiday fun without exploding. I feel like I’m a “wafer thin mint” away from going out like dear Mr. Creosote from Monty Python’s Meaning of Life!

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I’ve Begun Beer Hoarding for the Holidays

If you’re like me, then you have certain must-have beers that mark the holiday season.  And if your must-have beers are seasonal brews, you know that you must strike while the shelves are full to ensure you have what you need when those special days roll around.  For me, the holiday beer hoarding just began […]

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‘Tis the Season to Give Great Beer

Christmas is a time for giving, and this weekend I learned just how nice it feels to give someone a special beer, even someone who drinks Budweiser. 

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What’s Yer Pleasure This Weekend?

Well, it’s the first weekend after all the holiday madness, and I have to admit, I’m a little pickled.  I took the week off between Christmas and New Years and enjoyed my lack of responsibility with quite a bit of (mostly) responsible drinking.   Lots of beer and a good deal of whiskey as well. […]

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I’m Going to be VERY BAD this Year!

It’s a threat as old as Christmas. If you’re a rotten kid, you’ll wind up with a lump of coal in your stocking. It’s the ultimate Christmas FAIL, the dark reward for a pattern of anti-social behavior. Well, I’ve found a lump of coal that’s so delicious, I’ve decided to be very bad from here […]

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Whatcha Having This Weekend? Mathematically Alive Edition

Well the last non-holiday weekend of the year is upon us, and with the Jags losing to the Colts (yea Colts!), my Jets are still mathematically alive in the playoff hunt.  They just have to beat the Falcons and the Colts (boo Colts!) and the Bengals back-to-back-to-back.  Simple, right? Anyway, it’s probably the last normal […]

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Giving Beer to a Wine Lover: A Good Idea?

Sometimes it’s an easy call to give the gift of beer over the holidays. For instance, my beer nerd buddy Frank knows with certainty that I’ll lay a couple of nice bottles on him, and I’m pretty sure I’ll receive the same in return. But outside of our little world, you must be careful about […]

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