The “Happy Birthday To Me!” Edition Of These Beery News Notes
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by Alan
1d ago
Well, well, well. I entered the first day of my 62nd year today. No trauma. No big plans. Not like when you hit 25 or 40. Those were panicky birthdays. Feeling like middle age is coming too fast. Now that it is here… who cares? All one has to do is consider the alternative and sliding that bit closer to two-thirds of a century is mighty fine by me. Change is everything. Even the bird feeders are put away now. Winter is not coming. Not quite yet. So have one for me if you are having any at all. I’ll be the one gorging on cake. First up, some very good news. In 2015, the world of good beer in C ..read more
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Well, That Was The Eclipse That Was… And Now Here Are The Beery News Notes
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by Alan
1w ago
No throngs showed up apparently. It was even fairly quiet. But that thing in the sky was up there with the most amazeballs things I’ve ever seen. Certainly that I’ve seen from the backyard. As illustrated with a far better camera than the one that tried to capture my view of my new pal and master Sauron, via our actual eyeballs we could see two solar flares clear as day… except it wasn’t day… yet it was. We may have seen the out of focus lighting effect just for a moment and the seagulls had a pretty hard time of it, swirling overhead all through totality.  Here’s a video or two of the sh ..read more
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The “What’s Beer Got To Do With The Solar Eclipse” Edition Of The Beery News Notes
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by Alan
2w ago
I couldn’t stop myself from reusing this image…*** A couple of weeks ago, I flagged the upcoming solar eclipse that is passing over our region, as illustrated again above. All other topics have stopped, it seems. We are calm and composed but at the other end of the lake, the Ontario version fo Niagara Falls has even declared an emergency due to, according to their Mayor, the million people estimated that might show up. So… what is beer to me when the sun is about to be eaten by the moon… or is the moon eaten by the sun? Bear with me if the perspective of these notes this week veers a bit towa ..read more
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Your Super Exciting Beery News Notes For Q3 March 2024
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by Alan
1M ago
Fine. It may be spring but it was also -4C on Tuesday morning. Better warm up before eclipse day. They say half a million people might head our way. There’s not enough food to feed that many people… let alone a good seat at a bar.  I’ll be in the backyard, myself. But not to worry – I won’t be hogging all the eclipse beers like this: After the 2017 eclipse, “I marked my calendar,” said Sam McNulty, co-founder of Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland, which is in the eclipse path this time and will see nearly four minutes of dimmed skies. Last year, McNulty’s team brewed a hazy IPA called “Th ..read more
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Your See Ya Later Frikkin’ Winter 2024 Edition Of The Beery News Notes
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by Alan
1M ago
This is it! I know… I know. It’s like a weather bore blog around here with some news items Scotched taped on – but really is there any better day to see coming than the first of spring? Or is that too hemispheric of me! It’s the last day of summer in our nether regions… southern… southern. That’s where Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin found himself this week, photographing these bush beer barrels from the Cook Islands in the national museum. As the tiny print says, the beer they made was based on oranges and honey. Yah-ummm. First up, beer writer and big city crime beat journalist Norm Miller ..read more
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The First Beery News Notes For The Good Part Of The Year
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by Alan
1M ago
This is great. Up there is an image posted this week on Bluesky by Liam of IrishBeerHistory, a quote from the book As I Was Going Down Sackville Street by Oliver St. John Gogarty which is just excellent. I will refer to it as such from now on. Govern yourselves accordingly. You know what else is great? Now is great. March 1st to January 1st inclusive – totally great.* Napping with the windows open even if bundled up because it is only +5C. The same thing occurred to Katie apparently: I managed to have a lovely half hour nap in my garden today without freezing solid. I’m doing the Scandi b ..read more
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For The Twenty-First Year Running I Note… It’s MARCH!!!
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by Alan
1M ago
Continuing a tradition since 2004… it is in fact March ..read more
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The Greatest Leapday Thursday Of Your Life Edition Of The Beery News Notes
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by Alan
1M ago
So… today is Leap Day Thursday but tomorrow is March. The second event is more exciting to me even if it doesn’t happen only every 28 years. Careful readers will know that I’ve coaxed along those plants right there down in the basement, a bit of chlorophyll green under grow lamps since November. Click for the deets. But the thrill of knowing I am going outside on Saturday to actually plant actual pea seeds under thermal cover is palpable. Palpitational even. Spring. You know, baseball and outside veg live parallel lives in these parts. March to November if you are lucky. And did I mention ther ..read more
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The Week Baseball Starts Taking Over The TV Schedule Edition Of The Beery News Notes
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by Alan
2M ago
Did you know that there are five Thursdays this February? FIVE!! I thought I was done for the month today – but I am not. It’s leapday Thursday next week. This will be only the third one in my lifetime, now in my 61st year having lived through this experience in 1968 and 1996. The fifth since the 1800s. The responsibilities for next week’s update have suddenly loomed ominously. Am I up to this rich and rare Thursdayness? The very first leap day Thursday since beer blogging began? Better put an effort in. A big effort. So… I can slack off this week and no one will notice. Excellent. First up, B ..read more
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The Post Superb Owl Mid-February Thursday Beery News Notes That You Demand Are Here
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by Alan
2M ago
Well that was exciting. Trick plays and roller skates. And there was a football game too. I heard the overtime on the radio. Sports on the radio is an excellent way to fall asleep. Far less exciting. Someone had a word with Ms. Swift’s potential Bro-I-L to keep the hairy nudie fat lad stuff to a minimum as was on display a few (playoff) rounds ago … but did you see this above? Apparently, on Sunday afternoon the Cleveland Guardians baseball team for some reason decided to edit out the original Bud Lite can on the right and replace it with a Miller Lite one when posting on Twex. As one reply no ..read more
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