This one is for you Doc. This tale takes us back to the summer of 2005. Our hero was 25 years old, and brewing on a clapped out old 15 bbl, 2 vessel brew house. The hero, and his partner Diamond Dave were working 60-70 hours a week, all summer long. We were brewing 3… Read More In Search Of Altbier, Researching, and Brewing Düsseldorf Style Altbier
Getting around cities on buses, trams, and metro: The ticket you buy is based on time of travel. If it is going to take you 25 min. to get there, pay for 30 min. of time. You get the same ticket for all 3 methods of transportation, (bus, tram, and metro) and it is all… Read More Travel Skills and Budgeting For Czeck Republic
Greetings all; On sat. star and I made our way to the little town of Aying on the out skirts of Munich. I had arranged a tour of the Ayinger brewer for 1:00pm. We got off the train. I looked around and found a young fella and asked him where the Ayinger brewery and hotel… Read More Aying, Another Pilgrimage 3/23/2009
10/30/10 Just after getting on the shuttle bus we got “up sold” from Linz to Vienna for just 55 euros more. The other 4 people on the shuttle van were headed to Vienna, and it was easier for the driver. I have to get better at this dickering thing. If I was my man… Read More Budapest; Eating, Drinking, and Taking a Bath With The Locals.
I moved to the “East Side” about 5 years ago. When I say the “East Side”, I mean the east side of King Co. WA. Specifically, the east side of Lake Washington. I am talking about Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Woodinville, and Bothell. Shortly after moving, I started going out for breakfast. I would use the… Read More 3 Amazing Breakfast Restaurants, On The East Side
So, The other day I got an email from my dear mother. She was inquiring if I would be interested in being a judge at a Chili cook-off. The answer was simple, “Does the Tin-Man have a sheet metal cock?” Hell yes, I would be interested in judging a Chili cook-off!!! Every year Joe’s Place Tavern… Read More Chili Cook-Off at Joe’s Place Tavern!
A few years back, I was in Yakima with my assistant brewer Sherman. (He is now the lead brewer at Postdoc brewing in Redmond WA) http://postdocbrewing.com/ If my memory serves me, we were in town to do hop selection. On this particular day we were headed out to Bale Breaker Brewing to see one of our former… Read More Los Hernandez Tamales
Flock Party! Back Story: I started to hear about Black Raven Brewery back in 2010. By the summer of 2011, I was hating my life. I answered to a unsavory, know-nothing, 27 year old, dipshit that did not recognize how important I thought I was. The new corporate winery ownership that took over the company I was… Read More 1 Outstanding Eastside Brewery! Black Raven Brewery.
This morning after breakfast Modovnik and I got our stuff mostly packed. We are leaving this town tomorrow morning for Budapest Hungary, to bathe with the locals. I am not sure if we will have WiFi there. That would be a little bit of a bummer. I think sharing our strange travels with y’all… Read More Another Pilgrimage Complete!!! Budweiser Budvar Brewery Tour.
So, for some time I have wanted to visit the east coast of the US. I have traveled around a bit in my day, but have never been east of Colorado. Well during my mid-life semi retirement, I decided I was fresh out of excuses when my sweets told me she was headed to… Read More Magnus Heads Back East… 7/1/12