Thursday, May 24, 2007

Balticon Libation List

I'm checking in to the Balticon hotel today. It will, in short form, be an absolute blast.

Here is the list of libations I will be bringing with me:
Clearly, this has the makings of a hell of a party. That said, physicianhood will prevail, and the above will be consumed with the greatest responsibility by all, I'm sure.

Besides... alcohol kills germs, baby.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Grove's Beer Log

This is Grove's Beer Log.

Hailing from Oslo, Norway, Geir Ove ("grove" - get it?) Grønmo documents his thoughts and experiences with the art of home brewing. Included are plenty of images of his equipment and exploits, as well as discussion of the various brews that he has produced and musings on homebrewing in general.

Check it out, and give him some comment love!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

American Craft Beer Week

Next week is American Craft Beer Week, a celebration of beer as both an expression of art and culture, as well as a complex and rich collection of libatory goodness. From the American Homebrewers Association website:

"American Craft Beer Week is May 14-20 and recognizes America's small, independent and traditional brewers and contributions the craft beer community makes to our economy, culture and history.

Consider participating in the Great American Beer Tour to celebrate American Craft Beer Week. Visit craft breweries and win pint glasses, an embroidered shirt or the grand prize trip to the GABF in October! Print your passport today at:

Craft beer and food pairings, special-release beers, firkin-keg tapings, single-release cask-conditioned ales, special brewery tours, and make-your-own American craft beer are just some of the offerings by participating breweries.

For a complete list of events, visit"

If you've never entered the expansive and tasty world of craft beers, find a local brewery and take the opportunity to sate your curiosity and tantalize your palate. And if you're already familiar with these excellent beverages, then raise your pints and celebrate responsibly!