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Saturday’s weather was absolute shit all day. It rained with off and on pouring cats and dogs and the saber rattling of thunder off in the distance. It always rains cats and dogs.Now, at the time of this writing at … Continue reading

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Frankly speaking

RANT The news websites autoplay videos and link to every third word in the text. Distracting to all but maybe a few information junkies. But we’ve discussed this before. We are now being subject to the writer’s emotions as a … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Odell Rupture Fresh Grind Ale

While going through the Beer Street Journal online recently, I spotted a beer that sounded odd in an interesting sort of way. The beer was brewed by Odell Brewing out of Fort Collins, CO. It was called Rupture Fresh Grind … Continue reading

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How I think sometimes. Tomorrow is October 1st. I find it funny that the 10th month has ‘octo’ as a prefix. We can thank the Romans for when October used to be the 8th month. However, we cannot blame daylight … Continue reading

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This Flatland weather is screwy. Here it is, a few days after first day of fall, and we’ are experiencing 90°+ heat with clear skies and high humidity.  I remember back to the hurricanes which caused so much destruction lot … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf Imperial Inadia Pale Ale

Earlier today, I made a trek up to Joliet’s Cardinal Liquors. I hadn’t been there in quite some time. Wonder if anything had changed. Sure as shit, there was a big section of beer boxes all piled on top of … Continue reading

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I’m really concerned about all the folks that live in Florida, in the path of Hurricane Irma. I hope all goes better than what the weather people are predicting. I hope the people do what they can to stay alive. … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Deschutes Swivelhead Red India Style Red Ale

This Saturday, I promised myself to stay away from those ridiculously high ABV beers and settle for something more mainstream, yet different. No Oktoberfest beers and no pumpkin beers. I decided to stay local and spent some time at Four … Continue reading

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September is here and Labor Day is Monday. Sad to see the summer go and I hope it takes all the goddam crickets with it. Although, the chirping lizard snacks haven’t been too intrusive this summer. Here in Flatland, USA, … Continue reading

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I had a great time last Saturday at my buddy Jeff’s annual pig roast. I think it may be the ninth year he’s been doing it. I brought three bottles of my latest batch of Skeeter Pee and the ladies … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – The Bruery Mash & Coconut Imperial Brown Ale – 2017

I was reading the Beer Street Journal online when an article caught my eye. It was about a new release from The Bruery called Mash & Coconut. Read it here. (Note: I missed the details at the bottom.) I remember … Continue reading

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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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