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Hops Farm Update June 2010

Posted on June 9, 2010 by

It has been 2 months since I visited the hops farm in Minnesota and I have to say I am extremely excited with what I see and totally daunted with what needs to be done. My wife and I are avid lake goers, so it isn’t to far out of our way to spend a couple hours at the hops farm before we make it to our final destination. This past weekend we…

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10 Funny Beer Commericals

Posted on June 7, 2010 by

If your like me, almost every time a beer commercial comes on you pay attention to it. Some are clever, some are inspirational, some give thanks, some wish you a Happy Holiday. But some are just down right dirty, raunchy and hilarious. I have compiled a list of 10 commercials that I think are the funniest that I’ve ever seen. I’m pretty young…

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Finding Beer In Japan – A Simple Guide

Posted on June 1, 2010 by

A rant and helpful links. Resources for Craft Beer In Japan Beer in Japan Website Beer in Japan iPhone App Ale Houses of Tokyo article Guide from BeerAdvocate Brewery Links Harvestmoon Brewery Website (Tokyo) Baird Brewing Website () Echigo Beer Website (Niigata City) Hakusekikan Website (Gifu) Hitachino Nest Website…

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On This Day

Posted on May 31, 2010 by

On this day we take sometime to remember those of the past and those that currently fight to preserve the things that we take for granted on a daily basis. This Memorial Day is a very profound day for me personally thing year. Having just come back from seeing some of the horrors of war, up close while in Hiroshima, Japan I cannot imagine what it…

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Do Craft Brew Labels Affect Your Decision?

Posted on May 3, 2010 by

What factors on a beer label make you want to purchase? Some of you may know that recently I decided to add “packaging” to my review process for beers. Traditionally a review consists of color, taste, mouthfeel, smell and drinkability…but none of those things have any factor in your decision making process when you are looking at one beer…

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Romance In The Hop Yard

Posted on April 26, 2010 by

Well…it may not look like much now, but once 100 hop plants begin to sky thirty feet into the air, this is going to be a beautiful place to hang out. With a secluded, serene nature feeling overlooking a gorgeous Minnesota lake one cannot help themselves but feel great! Oh, did I mention there are 100 hop plants that will have grown up 30 feet…

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