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Beer and Brews


Enjoy Southern Hospitality in Johnston County, North Carolina

Visiting Johnston County in North Carolina offers a fascinating glimpse into the region’s history, along with a large serving of southern hospitality. The best way to explore this area is with a local tour guide, like we did recently. We… (more)

Craft Breweries, Distilleries Flourishing in Charlotte

Craft breweries and distilleries – have you noticed them popping up in neighborhoods near you? They seem to be everywhere – and they are drawing crowds of people looking to enjoy craft beer and creative spirits produced by local entrepreneurs.… (more)

Time Traveler Strawberry Shandy: Just in Time for the Summer

The Traveler Beer Company in Burlington, VT seems to have embarked on a mission: to create craft beers for people who think that they don’t like beer. They have done this largely by taking a refreshing beer beverage from western… (more)

NY: The Malt House is a hangout with top craft beers, wine and good eats

The Malt House in Greenwich Village is a neighborhood beer and wine joint with good cuisine. On Thompson Street off Bleecker in the old South Village of touristic music venues, this brick-walled bar and restaurant is popular with New York… (more)

A surprise night of cocktail creations

My wife Stephanie and I attended a reception presented by Ski Vermont in New York City recently. We were pleasantly surprised to see that Ski Vermont had arranged for a cocktail contest conducted by three mixologists from some of the… (more)

Dining at Dagwoods

A new restaurant/bar concept that recently opened in Fort Worth should prove extremely popular with anyone who loves giant, delicious sandwiches and craft beer. If that sounds like someone you know, better write down the address for the new Dagwoods… (more)

More on Milwaukee

It’s easy to see why they call Milwaukee a festival city, since there always seem to be at least one and sometimes three or four festivals going on there. In just two days in July, I attended North America’s largest… (more)

Dogfish Head: strange name, even stranger ales

I guess you could call me a beer geek. It seems that I have always loved the taste of beer – even as a child I would relish a sip of my dad’s beer. Once in college my fondness of… (more)

Milwaukee Offers a Feast of Festivals and Fun

I had never been to Wisconsin until this year, but the state has now moved to the top of my list of favorite places to go during the hot Texas summer. Earlier this summer I visited Elkhart Lake, a beautiful… (more)

Beating the Heat with the Traveler Beer Company

It’s summer in the northern hemisphere, which means that unless you live in Australia, New Zealand, or Antarctica, you probably think that it’s hot. With craft beers and craft cocktails ruling the day here in 2015, there is more… (more)

Visit Cooperstown for Baseball and Much More

Otsego County’s most iconic destination is the pretty village of Cooperstown, dubbed “America’s Hometown.” The name “Cooperstown” is often used as a metaphor for the Baseball Hall of Fame, but Otsego County is a multi-season destination that also lures the… (more)

San Diego: The Napa Valley of Craft Beer

San Diego Celebrates its Craft Beer Culture at the 5th Anniversary of San Diego Beer Week. With a casual, relaxed atmosphere and locals who take good beer seriously without taking themselves too seriously, San Diego is the perfect place to… (more)

Make Dad’s Day special with things he’ll continue to enjoy

It’s gotten a lot easier to buy Dad’s day presents. There are so many specialized products no matter what his interests and desires. And if your Dad is like my Dad, he will appreciate whatever you get him. Make a… (more)

Honor Dad’s efforts to bring home the Bacon with Bacon gifts

You can count on your Dad to bring home the Bacon. Here are some products that show your good taste in gift giving. Bacon of the Month Club Goose the Market in Indianapolis offers a unique Bacon of the Month… (more)

Visiting Bardstown: the Bourbon Capital of the World

Like sentinels watching over a village, warehouses filled to the rafters with Kentucky Bourbon barrels surround Bardstown — the Bourbon Capital of the World. With its three distilleries, Bardstown is the hub of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and folks here… (more)

Jameson for the “Irish” American

With St. Patrick’s Day upon us  it means a whole slew of Irish traditions and products, both real and imagined. I can only assume that there will, somewhere on March 17, be someone pouring Bailey’s Irish Cream into a… (more)

Spring On and Off the Slopes in Colorado

With heavy doses of snowfall coating the state’s mountains, and more snowy months ahead, embrace the best of Colorado this spring.  Days filled with powder, sunshine, music, enticing food, festivals, races, rail jams and fireworks shows are sure to… (more)

B.C. Beckons

British Columbia’s diversity is a magnet for travel lovers and adventurers.  A captivating collection of fresh opportunities await from the coast to the Rockies. Vancouver Island: Victoria’s Beloved Oak Bay Beach Hotel Debuts Its Second Act: The grand… (more)

Therapy: Drink Your Shrink

In the glittering heart of Hell’s Kitchen sits one of the reigning queens of the midtown gay bar scene. Giving patrons nothing but pleasant shrinkage since 2003, Therapy is a two-floor haven for a tryst of any length…or duration.  … (more)

Innovative Routes in 2013 Entice Cyclists of All Levels

A Pacific Northwest-based active travel company specializing in two-wheel tours in North America, Hawaii (the Big Island) and New Zealand  announces new tours for 2013. Latest opportunities include a celebrity coach-led training tour in January… (more)

Milwaukee is More than Mead

Popular culture, namely movies and television shows, can dramatically impact one’s perception of a geographic location. Laverne & ShirleyHappy Days, Wayne’s World, and for the more obscure film lovers, American Movie all depict Milwaukee, Wisconsin,… (more)

Fine Fiddling at Jump into Ireland Event in L.A.

It may not astonish you to hear that the Guinness Factory Warehouse is the #1 visitor attraction in Ireland, but have you heard about Cruise Ireland? Jump into Ireland at the Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles on October 24th treated… (more)

More than Guinness: Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

As you ponder whether the Guinness really does taste better in Ireland, the actors create a scene from Waiting for Godot.  You may or may not recognize Samuel Beckett’s work, but there’s no prerequisite.Meet at 7:30 PM upstairs at… (more)

Boston’s Brewpubs Brew Great Beer for Beer-Savvy Drinkers

Get a Taste of Ole England at John Harvard’s Brew House Will sat at the worn oak bar, quill as usual glued to his hand, stained fingers from overuse, furiously writing. He only paused long enough to grab his pewter… (more)