‘Beer & Brewing’ Category

Thirsty? Give Your Booze A Boost!

Thirsty? Give Your Booze A Boost!

In a recent issue of GOLF Magazine, a Sports Illustrated publication, there is an article titled “Give Your Booze A Boost.” The article breaks down four popular cocktails and discusses what ingredients you can add to them to make them even more enjoyable.

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The Grand Canyon Brewing Company Delivers

The Grand Canyon Brewing Company Delivers

A few weeks ago I bought a bottle of Winter Bourbon Barrel Brown from The Grand Canyon Brewing Company. I was so excited to drink this because I love a good barrel aged beer. This beer also uses their new “Flavor Bomb” concept. It wasn’t good. I reached out on Twitter and never expected them to respond, let alone offer to meet me with arms wide open and free beer to boot.

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Artist Interview: 1-on-1 with Jiggley Jones

Artist Interview: 1-on-1 with Jiggley Jones

I love country music. Not the crap that is on the radio, but the stuff that comes from the heart. Country music is about the lyrics and about how I can relate to the stories being told. That is what this guy does… He writes great lyrics and tells a story in every song he […]

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Drinkings Beers with Ian Harwell at Ground Control

Drinkings Beers with Ian Harwell at Ground Control

There are a lot of great things about living in Arizona. The weather is great, I can play golf all year round, and there are a ton of great restaurants that I have never heard of. Another benefit of living in the Valley is the craft beer scene. There isn’t much of a craft beer scene in Indianapolis, but it’s like a family here in Arizona. It didn’t take us long to get connected to the right people. We met Dakine Beckman, and he has introduced us to a lot of great people. One of those people is Ian Harwell.

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Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival

Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival

A couple of weeks ago we were in Flagstaff for the Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival. We had been looking for an excuse to visit Flagstaff, and a beer festival seemed like a good enough reason. Tickets were $40, which is a bit pricey for a beer festival, but we stayed with some friends and didn’t have to pay for a hotel. The festival was on Saturday, but we went up Friday after work for some bar hopping.

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Now On Tap: Granite Mountain Brewing

Now On Tap: Granite Mountain Brewing

A few weeks ago, we went up north to Prescott, Arizona. We had a day off, and wanted to see some town nearby that we hadn’t visited. There is a lot to do in Prescott, from Prescott Brewing Company to Whiskey Row. We wouldn’t be bored, that was certain. But we got there, and ended up bouncing around town all day. We started at the Prescott Brewing Company, a beer that is canned and available all over the Valley. Then we went hiking.

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Bottoms Up: Black Swan Brewpub

Bottoms Up: Black Swan Brewpub

Anyone that follows me on Twitter knows I like craft beer. I even write a beer blog, which I consider an excuse to drink. As if I needed an excuse to drink. Beer is good. Craft beer is even better, and as the scene begins to grow, I can honestly say that I was on board before it got popular. I am not a hipster or anything… I just love craft beer, and enjoy talking/writing about it. I like a lot of different styles, and the cool thing about craft beer is that your enjoyment is extremely personal.

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When In Rome: Eating & Drinking at bar OASIES

When In Rome: Eating & Drinking at bar OASIES

The second night we were there, I wanted to try some of their draft beers. I first had a Peroni with my pizza. By the way, I had pizza like ten times on this trip. Hey… when in Rome! Then I ordered a Montenegro. It was a double malt beer that had an incredible aroma and a somewhat sour finish leading to an enjoyable malty aftertaste. Way better than the Peroni. I moved from there to a Le Birre di Policarpo, a light refreshing low ABV lager.

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Artist Interview: 1-on-1 with Caterwaulla

Artist Interview: 1-on-1 with Caterwaulla

When I digitally met Lauren Murphie, I didn’t even know she was in a band. We connected on Twitter, and her content was fun. I enjoyed chatting with her. Then she told me she was in a band. I went to Facebook, checked them out, and was impressed. Their sound is unique, and you can literally feel the passion in her voice. Songs like Big Brother and Lie No More produce a powerful message, and leave the listener begging for more.

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Artist Interview: 1-on-1 with Steve Katz

Artist Interview: 1-on-1 with Steve Katz

A few weeks ago I got an email from Steve Katz. I wasn’t familiar with the name, but he is a singer/songwriter trying to get exposure for his work. I went to his website, and was beyond impressed with his work. I love his voice, his songwriting is incredible, and every song I have heard gets better and better. There is SO much passion in his work, and for a guy living and trying to make it in the Big Apple, there is a big future ahead of this guy. If you do a Google search for “Steve Katz” you will find a Wikipedia article for another musician with the same name… but this Steve isn’t 67 years old! Bands don’t usually reach out to me for an interview, but I am glad that Steve did. I date you to listen to his work and not enjoy what you hear. It’s good. It’s really good. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Steve Katz.

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