Monthly Archives: August 2005

Back from vacation

We’re back from our vacation, with a few beer stories to relate. (Actually, we got back on Sunday, but I’ve been catching up on everything else and decompressing.) I don’t have them ready to post, yet, but here’s a bit of an overview: Though we didn’t visit Granville Island Brewing in Vancouver, B.C., itself, I did have a couple of their beers while out to dinner in Vancouver. The beer on the cruise ship was … Continue reading →

The Vacation

Heading out for vacation tomorrow (er, today), so there’s a good chance I won’t be back online here for nearly two weeks. In the meantime, check out some of these excellent beer blogs: A Good Beer Blog Beer – The Blog Hail the Ale! And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Follow the links they give you, read all of them. I’ll expect a full report when I get back :).

August is time off month

Yeah, I know I haven’t posted much here this month. August is vacation month; tomorrow we’re going camping for the weekend for a family reunion (I’ve got a cooler full of beer, so this is tangentally on-topic), so I’ll be totally offline. Which is nice. For a change. Next week, we leave for a ten day vacation: we’re going on an Alaskan cruise for my in-laws 35th wedding anniversary. We’ll still have the laptop with … Continue reading →

Mill Creek Brewpub Review

I’m in Walla Walla tonight (as I wrote about last month), and got a chance to visit the Mill Creek Brewpub for dinner. Verdict: worth a visit if you’re in or around Walla Walla. Mill Creek is the only microbrewery within a 50 mile radius of Walla Walla, and it’s next door to Whitman College, so I figured it would be fairly busy, even on a Monday. It wasn’t really though—there were probably a dozen … Continue reading →

Beer for hay fever

I don’t know, this just sounds kind of funny to me: a beer that cures hay fever. Brewed with honey and pollen, it supposedly builds up your immune system to the pollen or something, I don’t know. But this was the funny part: "I don’t suffer myself but a regular who does really swears by it. He denied that it was just an excuse to drink more." Dan Bardsley, 42, a hay fever sufferer, has … Continue reading →