Inspiration From the Past: Historical Beers And Their Place in Modern Brewing


A few weeks ago, I talked to 4th and 5th graders about the job of a historian, the importance of research and the power of curiosity.  I must have done a good job, because the 4th graders were impressed that I fashioned myself a historian more than a teacher.  It’s likely the last time a lot of these kids hear “historian” without their eyes glazing over, but you can’t choose what you love. Continue reading

When Hoppy Met Bessie: A Barnyard Love Story


Close your eyes and imagine a scene.  It’s a late afternoon in June.  The temperature is hovering around 75 and it’s a pleasant dry heat.  You’re relaxing on a lounge chair in a screened-in gazebo with a ceiling fan lazily circulating the air around you.  The smell of freshly cut grass, lilacs and tilled soil fill the air.  A horse whinnies in the distance while birds twitter and cicadas buzz.  Taking in this idyllic scene, you reach over and grab your drink from the side table.  Question: What are you drinking?

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