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VIDEO: St. Paddy’s Day as Seen Through Google Glass

There’s beer goggles, and then there’s what you see through Google Glass after drinking many of them.  As a beer geek and a gadget nerd, I gotta say this might be the best St. Paddy’s Day video I’ve ever seen. “Google Glass…nearest brothel!” Have a fun and safe St. Paddy’s day everyone, and PLEASE don’t […]

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There’s No Winning for This Beer Geek on St. Patrick’s Day

I find St. Patrick’s Day increasingly difficult to deal with as I’ve become more and more of a beer geek.  Years ago, I would drink Guinness or Harp, wear green, get hammered and go with the flow.  It was the one day of the year where I could flaunt my surname with pride: G…A…double L-I…G-A-N […]

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Beyond TODAY: My Drunken Train Ride from Hell

Beyond TODAY is an extension of our weekly column for the TODAY Show food blog. Over there, we’re talking about our experiences at the New York City American Craft Beer Festival. Over here, we’re talking about the train ride from hell I had to take to get there!  The first sign that it wouldn’t be […]

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Drunk Dude Narrates St. Patty’s Day Parade

I found this clip on YouTube which shows there’s hope yet for TV news (at least in Denver).  Hit play above to watch an obviously drunk and partially knuckleheaded dude narrate FOX 31’s coverage of the Denver St. Patrick’s Day parade.  Is it just me, or he kind of sound like Sam Calagione? My favorite […]

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Happy St. Patty’s Day: Beware of Amateurs!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! As a beer geek I have struggled to find meaning in the holiday this year, but that doesn’t mean you’re not going to hit your favorite pub and have a great time.  As you do I’d like to remind you that St. Patrick’s Day is also called Amateur Night, and for […]

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Why St. Patrick’s Day Doesn’t Matter to Beer Geeks

I’ve come to a sad conclusion – St. Patrick’s Day is largely irrelevant for beer geeks.  Years ago (before I knew better about beer) it was a day to wear something green and enjoy a Guinness or a Killian’s Irish Red with some friends.  It was a national beer holiday of sorts, a day where […]

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