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Could there ever be a more perfect summer than this? A few days in the 90s, a couple of really windy days, no hail, but the early tornadoes did their damage and left. Nothing but peace and scattered rain since … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – – Founders DKML Imperial Malt Liquor

I walked into my local nottle shop earlier this week and heard my name called. “We got your beer, the one you asked for.” It could only be Founders’ new release, DKML Imperial Malt Liquor. Sure as shit, there was … Continue reading

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I brought the Mighty Tundra to the auto shop that my son, Dave works for. He’s the shop manager and for the most part, everything goes through him. I just wanted to get my truck up on a rack and … Continue reading

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I’m still pissed about screwing up the beer review. I have formulated a new plan for the next one. Rather than type into Mac’s Pages app, I’ll type right into WordPress. It saves posts every 10 seconds or so. …another … Continue reading

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Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo IPA

I had pounded out over 600 words about the beer I was reviewing for tonight. It was all done except for placing the images. Two hours of formulating sentences, looking up links for insertion and gathering info. Something happened during … Continue reading

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The Tundra is back and it didn’t need brakes. They said there’s plenty of meat left on the pads front and rear. The noise I was hearing was from a bent sheet metal shield around the rear u-joint (?) It … Continue reading

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My wife followed me to the auto repair facility where my son works on Wed. We dropped off the Mighty Tundra for a brake job and trekked home in her Chevy Cruze. Jeezus Christ, how the hell do you get … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Ommegang Game of Thrones Bend the Knee Golden Ale

I visited the Route 6 Liquors bottle shop for a list of their new brews in order to update their Beer Menus account. It looked like all of the stuff was still in boxes stacked by the front door. Sue, … Continue reading

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I’ve been combing through the old Next Gen Gallery directory and spending a bit of time downloading files for reposting on the site. Man, there’s a lotta stuff there. It could turn into a part time hobby. I have recovered … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Solemn Oath Ultra High Frequency American Double Red Ale

Saturday afternoon found me staring at beer bottle labels at the Cardinal shop in Joliet. This time the roads were quite manageable unlike last weekend. I noticed that there were a lot more beers being sold in cans. Beer in … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Saison Dupont Belgian Farmhouse Ale

I decided to take an early afternoon trek in the opposite direction from the bustle of Joliet and go west, old man to Ottawa. Less traffic, wider vistas(beans, corn, beans, corn, ad nauseam.) It was a cooler day, windows halfway … Continue reading

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It was a few years ago that we started the subdomain for pics and jiffs. That was right about the time we got rid of the Next Gen Gallery plugin and other plugins that slowed the site down. The Weekly … Continue reading

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Hot weather is coming to Flatland next week. 3 days of swelter starting on Sunday with temps in the mid 90s. I pity those poor working stiffs who will slave outside under the sun. They’ve got to be prepared for … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – 3 Floyds Necron 99 Scortch-Style Ale

I have been snookered. I don’t know if 3Floyds is responsible for false advertising, misleading the public or just lies, lies and damned lies. There I was, there I was, there I was in the Route 6 liquor store. I … Continue reading

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On Sunday I was honored by the presence of all my kids and their babes and their kids to help me celebrate a significant birthday, a milestone in my life. I turned over another decade and experienced my 70th birthday. … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Arrogant Brewing Who You Callin’ Wussie Pilsner

I saw this new beer two weeks ago down at the Route 6 Liquor store, its distinctive black cardboard packaging made it stand out among all the others on the shelf. Also prominent on the package was the familiar devil’s … Continue reading

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