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keeping it light

25 Oct
Drinking like an O.G.

Drinking like an O.G.

The weather just won’t cooperate, will it?  Sunny, unseasonably warm, and just downright pleasant!  I just can’t make the move to that pumpkin beer yet.  So I stick with what calls to me.  Today it’s 10 Barrel’s O.G. Wheat IPA.  I think the first time I had it was at the Oregon Garden Beer Festival this past summer.  I liked it then, and I certainly like it now. Continue reading


20 Nov

A must have this Holiday season.

It’s not like anyone is going to feel sorry for me when I describe my problem.  It’s more like a personal problem that tends to rear its ugly head when we are cleaning out our garage/closet/house/etc.  We were getting the house ready for our new family member this weekend and my wife and I were exasperated by all the crap we have in closets and the garage.  We tend to accumulate things…mainly because I have a hard time letting go of stuff (the wife is not so sentimental).  I don’t want to give away gifts I have received.  I don’t want to run out of particular things in the house.  I think I can safely say I am not at the point where I need an intervention from the Hoarders TV show, but my low-grade packrat personality has put me in a particular bind.  You see…I have too much beer in my fridge. Continue reading

The Beer of Bend, OR

28 May

I am pretty lucky to live in Portland, Oregon…especially when it comes to beer.  There are a plethora of taphouses, bottle shops, and breweries to choose from any day of the week.  A trip to the coast and its myriad brewpubs is only about an hour from my front door.  The same goes for Hood River and its breweries/pubs.  It would take some time to work your way through all of them, and lord knows I have been making the effort to.

The one part of the state that I had yet to visit for a beer-related trip was Bend.  At just over 3 hours away, it’s not exactly a there-and-back day trip.  So when I was recently presented with the opportunity to enhance my professional knowledge and network with various members of my chosen field in Bend at a statewide conference, my first thought was: Hell yeah! It’s time to drink some beer! Continue reading

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