Midsummer

Midsummer
I don’t want to think of this as midsummer, but I’m aware that it will probably snow again in a matter of weeks. I should take a couple months off work and go out in my boat every day. BEER. Our Belgian dubbel is makin’. If you want to be aware just how much yeast farts are a critical part ...

She SPOKE on it.

She SPOKE on it.
Oh god, Vegas and my birthday were great in so many ways. It was a billion degrees, we covered a ton of ground, I did pretty well gambling, and my friends are all awesome. I won’t recap that here because there’s a travel journal to be written, but I will send you to look at┬ámy photos on Flickr. This post-vacation ...

This State Has Some Good Qualities. 2

This State Has Some Good Qualities.
Since I’m the most deeply cynical human ever when it comes to politics and the possibility of social progress in this country, I was absolutely positive that Minnesota would pass the law last November to ban gay marriage in our state. That was shot down, however, and yesterday the state house voted in favor of legalization instead. It sounds like ...

We’re Brewmasters Now. 2

We're Brewmasters Now.
Last night, we bottled our beer! It ended up being only a slightly messy process, which made me glad we didn’t attempt to do the bottling in the basement, re: carpet. The last step involves letting it condition in the bottle for at least a week. We sampled a bit of what we had left over, and it tastes exactly ...