Tag Archives: Travel

Whatcha Drinking This Weekend?: Lost Khaki’s Edition

Hello from Bahstahn, home of Tawmy Brady and the Paytreeuhts! I’m up here for a conference until Saturday afternoon, and while I didn’t pahk tha cahr in Havaahd Yahd (sorry, I couldn’t resist being ‘that guy’), I did find a pretty nice beer bar near the hotel I’m staying at.  As a guy who doesn’t […]

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The Three Best Vacation Beers I’ve Ever Had

My most recent post for TODAY.com is about the Big River Brewing Company at the Boardwalk Hotel in Disney World.  I was down there last week with the family, and Big River was a life saver – a lush desert island of craft beer in an otherwise barren sea of industrial light lagers. While I […]

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Win a Trip to Sausagefest Island

Our pal the Beer Poet shared an interesting link with us on Twitter this morning.  XXXX Gold Brewing Company in Australia has decided that a mancave isn’t a good enough place for dudes to escape the fairer sex – they need an entire island. Starting this October, the brewer will be holding contests for the […]

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How Too Much Hype Can Spoil the Brew

Beyond TODAY is an extension of our weekly column for the TODAY Show food blog. Over there, I talk about my hunt for the much-hyped Pliny the Elder on a recent trip to California. Over here, we’re sharing one from the archives about how hype can effect your perception and enjoyment of a beer.  Click […]

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Milwaukee Ale House: They n-ALE-d it!

I’m spending a couple of days in Milwaukee this week, and I decided to drag my family downtown for lunch yesterday.  My sisters recommended the Milwaukee Ale House so we decided to check it out.  They mostly said they liked the food (which wasn’t anything special) and were sort of “whatever” about the beer, which […]

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I’m Going to Milwaukee: What Should I Drink?

One of the coolest (and most frustrating) things about craft beer is how regional the industry is.  Not everything is available everywhere, so you have to make the most of your opportunities while traveling. I’m headed off to Milwaukee soon to visit The Beer & Whiskey Parents, and I’d love to hear suggestions about which […]

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Five Reasons You Need to Visit the Victory Brewing Co.

Don and I recently visited the Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, PA and had a beer-soaked blast.  I was thinking about our trip over the weekend while enjoying a growler full of Victory Storm King I picked up at the brewery, and came to the conclusion that every beer nerd in America needs to visit […]

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The Best Place on Earth: The Hop Freezer at Victory

Of the many places Don and I saw while at Victory, the hop freezer made quite an impression.  Victory uses whole flower hops in just about every beer they brew, and they keep a bunch of them in a walk in freezer by the brew kettle so they have hops on hand when it comes […]

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Neglecting the Baby: Aaaaand We’re Back!

The best thing about this blog is that it brings Don and I together even though we live across the country from one another.  It’s been a couple of years since we’ve actually been in the same place at the same time, but that changed last week, when Don came for a visit here in […]

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My Best Drinking Experience (So Far)

Our sister Wendi recently shared a letter our dad wrote to her many years ago, and it got me to thinking about what was the best drinking experience in my life. Believe it or not, it had nothing to do with beer or whiskey.  Or wine, for that matter. 

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Turkey with All the Trimmings, Whiskey #4 Wild Turkey Rare Breed

Thanksgiving when I was a little boy was always an adventure.  We were on the way to my Grandma’s house in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Thanksgiving dinner and I remember the drive from Chicago sometimes felt like an eternity.  See my mother really didn’t get along with her in laws, but was always very pleasant once […]

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