Best of 2016

2016 was another year of great beers! I have compiled this top 10 list. This is strictly my opinion from my check-ins on Untappd. These are beers that I was able to find or that great friends shared with me. 3 Floyds Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord Bank Brewing Hop Lab series Deschutes Dissident 2015 Snobbery […]

Eien Prosit Von Oktoberfet!

Eien Prosit Von Oktoberfet! (Cheers from Octoberfest) On Sept. 23rd my wife Samantha and I boarded a plane bound for München (Munich) Germany via Chicago for a 1 week Beerventure: Oktoberfest! It’s a party on a grand scale and one like no other in the world. Samantha and I had planned this trip for quite […]

Darkness Day 2016

  Each October brings fall weather, football games, changing leaves and Darkness Day at Surly Brewing! Darkness Day is a special event which brings beer geeks and groups of friends back to the original Surly Brewery in Brooklyn Center for the release of Darkness, a Russian Imperial Stout. Dedicated fans start to line up Friday afternoon […]

Visit to Saskatoon

I was on a business trip to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada recently to attend a veterinary pathology conference. I have attended this conference many times. I always walk from the conference hotel to Winston’s Pub in the city center. It is located in the old Hotel Senator. Saskatoon is built on the South Saskatchewan River. In the […]