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The reason I have included a link over on the right for the Beer and Now UK is because I am writing for them!  This is super exciting for me mostly because of the way it happened. I was just minding my own business when I got an email from Andy in...

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Oh the places you’ll go…with beer!

Quitting my job and moving to Asheville to pursue writing full time has proven to be most advantageous. Among my favorite new projects is writing for the Asheville Beer City Guide.  Seriously, check it out!

I began my exploration of all that Beer Week has to offer by starting the day at Mellow Mushroom. At 11am Tuesday they offered specials on Southern Tier; all two styles available. I enjoyed a 2XIPA, but that wasn’t the most exciting part of the experience. Talking to a colorful gentleman visiting from Atlanta about jail and leather bondage gear was way more fun. There is no limit to the things you might discuss with strangers in Asheville.

There are several more projects that I am very excited about and I can't wait to share them with you!

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First Big Asheville Beer Adventure

I just moved to the Asheville area on Wednesday, May 9th. The move had been planned, to one degree or another, for about three years so it is super exciting to actually be here and settled in.  You can read about that adventure here.Now that we're...

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A short apology

I was reviewing my stats and learned that someone found this blog by Googling the words "How to make Zulu Beer."  My sincerest apologies as you would have discovered that you will not learn to do that here.  In fact, I should have titled the ...

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Seriously…it was *that* bad!

I recently tried a highly experimental home brew project.  As I explained before, the idea came from South Africa and a traditional Zulu beer that is made for celebrations. Because of our work with the Zulu Orphan Alliance in South Africa, I wante...

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And then I became a "Beer Person".

I use to be the first person who would scoff at beer as a beverage option.  When offered a can or bottle I would wrinkle up my nose and politely decline opting for just about anything other than beer to drink instead. A few years ago that all cha...

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The Mad Zymurgist: Experimentations in Beer

In November I had the opportunity to travel to South Africa to start working on a project with an incredible group of people.  The organization I work with is called the Zulu Orphan Alliance and they raise money to feed orphans and vulnerable chil...

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Happy Groundhog Day and a prayer for beer

7 years ago today, I was in Ireland for the Feile Bhride, a festival honoring St. Brigid of Kildare. It is a shame at the time I had not yet discovered my taste for beer and left the treasure of Guinness behind. But it was in Ireland on that trip that ...

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Happy Holidays from Beer and Now!

Happy Holidays from Beer and Now!This year, for the holidays, I gave a tasty Yule Gingerbread Porter to our friends and family* as gifts.  It was a standard brown porter recipe to which I added gingerbread spices (ginger, allspice, clove and cinna...

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Southern HemisBeer

I just got back from a tip to South Africa. If you want to read the general recap, you can check it out at our Tiny House Blog.One of the things I wanted to experience while we were there was the local beer culture. I quickly learned that there really ...

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