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December 31-Westtvleteren XII-thanks Carey & Joanna Read

It has been a fabulous 2014. I have so much to be thankful for not the least being my family, my health, and my friends. With those three possessions everything else is a bonus. In those three categories I am lucky and wealthy. Today also marks the FINISH of what I STARTED on January 1, […]

December 29-2XIPA-thanks Tony Jenkins

Yesterday it was a world class beer from a world class friend. How great it is that I get to do it again today thanks to Tony Jenkins my friend and buddy. Tony hooked me up with a New York beer from Southern Tier Brewing called 2XIPA that is awesome. Southern Tier is located in […]

December 28-Forbidden Planet-kudos Jimmy Bethea

I only have four beers to drink to successfully consume a different beer each day of 2014. Today I get a fabulous treat I am drinking a world class beer, from a world class city, all from a world class friend. I really like how I am coming down the home stretch the last week […]

December 21-Baltika-compliments Dick & Windy Christy

Christmas holidays always provides opportunities  to visit friends and family. Tonight a visit to Dick & Windy Christy’s home also means a chance to hang out at their bar named Christy’s 19th Hole. It was a special night celebrating Windy’s birthday and a UNC Pembroke victory in Men’s Basketball. Dick graciously opened a bottle of […]

December 20-Santo with artwork by Carlos Hernandez

Trying another Saint Arnold Brewing beer tonight. This Houston Texas beer is called Santo and the brewer describes it as a Black Kolsch which technically does not exist. I actually would call this a Schwarzbier. This beer contains 4.7%ABV and has IBU rating of 17. I quiet frankly like Duck Rabbit’s Schwarbier a whole lot […]

December 18-Fancy Lawnmower-St. Arnulf of Metz

Sampling a second beer from the Craft Beer of the Month gift package I received yesterday. Tonight it is a Texas Beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company in Houston, Texas. The name of the beer is Fancy Lawnmower which is Kolsch and this brew is excellent. Fancy Lawnmower has won two gold medals 2007 and 2010 at Great […]

December 17-Geary’s Pale Ale-compliments of Kyle & Sarah Carter

In two weeks the START of my goal of drinking a different beer each day in 2014 will result in a FINISH. This journey to drink 365 beers has included great support from family and friends. Two of those friends gave me a great surprise tonight. Kyle and Sarah Carter as a Christmas gift got me a […]

December 6-Invasion-compliments of Don Metzger

Got a pleasant surprise when just after dark my front door bell rings. I look out on my porch and see my home has been invaded by two male hunters. It turns out it was good friend Don Metzger and his 13 year old son Conor bringing me a 6 pack of Florida Beer. The Metzger’s […]

December 4-Pluff Mud Porter-New Glass compliments of Joe Terranova

Need to thank Joe Terranova for my beer glass depicted above. It’s another porter for me tonight. This is a South Carolina beer brewed by Holy City Brewing called Pfuff Mud. Holy City is located in Charleston SC. Pluff Mud contains 5.5% ABV and IBU rating of 21.  I have had three porters recently and […]

November 30-Busch Light-Joey and Janet Beckett

We have sayings in the south.  We also have intense football rivalries in the south. One of my favorite southern expressions is ” bless their heart”. Probably the most intense football rivalry is Auburn and Alabama. The saying “Bless Their Heart” is usually followed by some explanation on how that person or persons might fall […]


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