Glass steins full of Chilean beer

Beer of the Week #9 – Patagonia Hoppy Lager & Red Lager by Cervecería Austral (Punta Arenas, Chile)

January may conjure up images of winter jackets and frigid temperatures, but our friends south of the equator experience seasons a little bit differently than we do. While we may be cradling tulip glasses by the fire to celebrate stout season, Chile’s beer lovers are throwing their beers in the cooler to enjoy a summer …

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7 Travel-Sized Skateboards You Can Fit In Your Carry-On Luggage

As I watched the sun cast long shadows across the boardwalk as it slipped below the horizon, I couldn’t help but notice a couple of longboarders effortlessly gliding by. They casually cruised alongside the ocean as if they didn’t have a care in the world.  “Vacation personified,” I thought to myself as I saw the …

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Half-full bottle of Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout 2020 next to half-full tulip glass

Beer of the Week #7 – Bourbon County Brand Stout 2020 by Goose Island Beer Company (Chicago, IL)

Who is Goose Island Beer Company?  Goose Island began in the late 80s as a small brewery in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago. In the craft beer world, that makes Goose Island among the pioneers of the industry.  After producing beer in Chicagoland for over two decades, Goose Island was sold to mega-corporation A-B …

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Saint Arnold French Press beer can on table next to clear glass coffee mug full of dark beer

Beer of the Week #6 – French Press Imperial Porter by Saint Arnold Brewing Company (Houston, TX)

Who is Saint Arnold Brewing Company?  Saint Arnold touts itself as Texas’ Oldest Craft Brewery. While the folks brewing Shiner Bock at Spoetzl Brewery might challenge that claim, Saint Arnold has absolutely made a name for themselves in the Texas beer scene. Named after the patron saint of hop pickers & brewers, the team at …

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