Enjoying a good beer is taking a pause for a brief celebration of life. Gaining a deeper knowledge of any subject, — we find that the more we learn the more we realize we don't know. So, this is a place to get deeper into all things beer. Be a sojourner or share in the journey of a beer wanderlust — where ever it takes us.
My brother and I were standing in the back of the bar looking across the room when a young man with a hard hat walked through the brightness of the door and then up to the bar. The helmet on his head shined from the lamp above the brim. I told my brother, I don't know what, but that is a great scene for a joke.
The Blue Tusk is a place to go for some of the best beers from around the world. All About Beer included it in the 125 Places To Have A Beer Before You Die. It was also listed in the 2010 Beer Traveler issue, 150 Beer Bars.
They wanted dinner but I wanted to take them on a ride into history on the oldest continuously operating ferry in U.S. history. What we discovered was good food with lots of character and the beginnings of a new beer phenomenon.
I had learned already never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.
As beer years go, 2017 was a great one. There were many highlights for me during the year — new breweries visited, beery friends discovered, events and travels. Let me share some of my journal notes with you.
Oud bruin is an “old ale” tradition, indigenous to East Flanders, typified by the products of the Liefman brewery, which has roots back to the 1600s. Historically brewed as a “provision beer” that would develop some sourness as it aged.
Now that I've discovered that they not only can keep liquid from escaping into my suitcase but also from allowing liquid — melted ice — into the bag and ruining the labels, I keep them handy and ready at a moments notice.