Mar. 16th, 2011
03:48 pm - It's beer time again!
Coming up in 2 weeks, its NERAX, the New England Real Ale Expo. For those of you who have not heard me rant about this in the past it is a great beer lovers event. There are 4 sessions, Wednesday through Friday night and Saturday in the afternoon. Admission is $15 to the first three nights and $10 on Saturday. They have 90 or so casks of ale available on tap (opening new casks for every session) and they are served at proper temperature using pressurized air or beer engines. The result is like nothing you will find elsewhere. Rich, flavorful beers with complex flavors.
It is a cash bar and you do have to put down a $5 deposit on a glass but it is an extremely fun event for anyone who loves beer and enjoys being around other people who love beer. Redbones food is also available on site.
Since the pre-purchase tickets are already sold out, I suggest getting there early on any night because the line can get kind of long.
If people are interested in going on any particular night, let me know. I will likely go to more than one of the sessions. Barring a group wanting to go, I will probably skip Friday night since it can be kind of busy.
I hope to see some of you there.
Aug. 12th, 2009
Jun. 12th, 2008
This Sunday I'm hoping to finish up painting my fence. Unfortunately, as it stands, I don't have enough man power to get the job done. I'm expecting my parents to come by and help out in the afternoon but other than that its just me.
So I'm putting out a call for help. If anyone is willing and able to come by and help out, even for just an hour or two it would be greatly appreciated. If I get some responses I can plan to provide compensation in the form of pizza and beer (other beverages available on request).
May. 27th, 2008
02:44 pm - Holly CRAP!
Thats a big storm. I hope I closed my windows.
Edit: And we lost power right after I posted this. Luckily we are back up now.
Apr. 16th, 2008
A quick shout out to all the beer drinkers on my friends list. NERAX is back at the Davis sq VFW, April 30th to May 3rd. For those not familiar with NERAX it is the New England Real Ale expo. For four days these guys serve up a huge variety of cask conditioned ales from the US and UK in traditional style. Generally you don't get a chance to drink real ales so this is quite an experience.
There are sessions on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There is an entrance fee and you need to rent a glass (no plastic) for a $5 refundable deposit. It is a cash bar but the prices are very reasonable. I'm busy Friday night but I am thinking that I might go on Thursday but I can be somewhat flexible. The Saturday session is discounted so I might try to head over for that as well. This is a fantastic event and I highly recommend it to any serious beer drinker. If your not a beer drinker feel free to pass this info along to anyone you know who might enjoy the event.
So, who's in?
Mar. 25th, 2008
10:34 am - Dirty Water!
That game was un-real. I have been to a lot of sox games over the years but I have never had an experience like that. I cant even begin to describe it. Maybe I will give it more of a shot later... or after the second game.
I will say this. I called the home run in the 9th inning. Moss off of Huston Street. Probably the least probable outcome of the game. Unreal.
The Japaneses fans were awesome. So much of the game was so different from what I am used to, but at its core it was a sox game and it was a win.
Hearing Dirty Water (and Sweet Caroline) in the Tokyo dome was really unbelievable.
Jan. 30th, 2008
12:03 pm - Anyone interested in Barelywine?
The Cambridge Brewing Company is having a barleywine event on Thursday from 5-10pm. I'm planning on heading down there after work. Probably around 6:30.
Anybody interested in joining me?
Dec. 21st, 2007
02:36 pm - Stewart/Colbert 2008
Good news! "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" will be back on the air next month, even if the writers strike continues. Apparently, without writers, much of the material will be improvised.
According to NPR the two would prefer to go back to work with their writers. However "if we cannot, we would like to express our ambivalence, but without our writers we are unable to express something as nuanced as ambivalence."
I understand where the writers are coming from, but I sure am looking forward to some new episodes.
Oct. 24th, 2007
08:59 am - Any Belgian Beer fans out there?
Im thinking of going to this either the friday night session or the saturday afternoon early session. The saturday session has more variety but friday night would probably be a lot of fun too. I have had pretty good luck with the Beer Advocate events in the past.
Oct. 18th, 2007
01:08 pm - Catch the taste sensation!
If your anything like me you have found yourself eating something tasty and though "Man, this is great but it sure could use some bacon flavor."
This happens to me all the time. Steak, veggies, potatoes, eggs, ice cream... is there any dish that couldn't be made better with the addition of bacon? Well now you can find out.
Bacon salt, for when you just cant get enough bacon flavor in your food.
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