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The Beer Geek Handbook: Living a Life Ruled By Beer. This was a book with many great gems if you whether you are already a full-fledged beer geek or someone just getting started on that path. Wherever you are on the path of beer geekdom, this is a fun and clever road map. It is full of pithy life lessons, beery vocabulary, and warnings of pitfalls that anyone who chooses to walk this path will benefit from. This tee shirt was inspired by the Deep Beer journal post - The Role Of Beer Books.
Life needs beer in it. And the beer garden is one of those mysterious concepts that I never considered having an origin — it simply always was. What more natural thing could occur than someone enjoying a beer under a grove of trees. And if you create beer and want to attract people to buy and drink your beer, it seems logical that you would gladly provide such a place. So when I read that the new American population from Germany brought with them their beer drinking culture which not only included lager beer but also how to drink it — outdoors — that really caught my attention. This tee shirt was inspired by the journal post - Beer Gardens.
Martin Luther had some interesting opinions about having a beer. “When the devil says to you: do not drink, answer him: I will drink, and right freely, just because you tell me not to.”
This tee shirt was inspired by the boldness of Martin Luther plus his interest in beer — No Beer For You.
When I want to maximize my tasting options at a new brewery I like test flight, a row of 4 or 5 four-ounce samples. Red Rocks [Salt Lake City] was an easy walk from my hotel, so I stopped in for a few of their beers. I looked over the beer menu, asked if they offered flights. "We can give you two", was his reply. I tasted from my two and ordered a couple more. "Nah, you have to finish those before I can serve you any others", said my barkeep. "Really!" This tee shirt was inspired by the Deep Beer journal post - Beer On The Road: Utah
I simply find barrels fascinating. The fact that we can take something as simple as a wood plank, fashion it in a way that can create a liquid-proof container is amazing. And yet, the wooden barrel has been around for some 2,000 years. Beer aged in a bourbon barrel, or any liquor barrel for that matter, gets my attention. I love the complexity that this additional element brings to the flavor of a beer. Of course, working as a professional forester for 40-years helps develop a natural attraction. The white oak (Quercus alba) of which most domestic whiskey barrels are crafted from, has been a favorite tree for as long as I remember. Strong, majestic in form, and full of utility. This tee shirt was inspired by the Deep Beer journal post - Bourbon Barrel Genius.
I've loved the saison beer style since my first taste of Saison Dupont. The image I wanted a simple, minimalist design for this light, seasonal beer. The Saison style is a French word from saison, season, referencing the fact that these beers were usually brewed in farmhouses in the winter brewing season for drinking in the summer by les saisonniers, the seasonal farm workers. This tee shirt was inspired by the Deep Beer journal post - Farmhouse Beers.
Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference has been an event I've wanted to attend since I first learned about it. This year the conference is practically in my backyard, Sterling Virginia. There are several reasons that I am excited about attending this conference.
First, the presentations. I am always interested in learning more about beer, the industry and its people of all facets. This tee shirt was inspired by the Deep Beer journal post - Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference 2018