A Toast to John Paul Rinehart

There are a lot of Pauls in my family, on my Dad’s side, there’s John Paul, on my mother’s side, my other grandfather was Poul, and I have a cousin named Peter Paul.  A lot of Pauls.  Today we enter the second day of our Pilot Brew Takeover, what does this have to do with beer?  Well, no a lot, […]

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Pilot Brew Takeover

We’ve had some fun creating a few brews to ring in the summer.  To celebrate, we’re hosting our very own Pilot Brew Takeover party.  It’s a little much for one day, so we’re spreading it out over three days.  Come and join us, details below.  We will have 5 brews on tap at a time, so come thirsty my friends.[more…] […]

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Family Brewing

One of the things we do to keep from getting bored brewing the same thing over and over is to brew some interesting and sometimes off the wall brews.  This coming May 31, running through till June 2, we will be featuring a few of these pilot or experimental brews.[more…] This event also coincides with my Grandfather’s 100 birthday.  If […]

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The History of Responsible Drinking

Just for giggles, I decided to take a look at drinking in moderation. To my surprise, my ancestors had a little thing about that. The Hávamál (Sayings of the High One), from the Prose Edda, a book on Norse myths compiled by Snorri Sturluson had a thing or two to say about that.  I start thinking about that as I […]

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Gotta Love Cheap Hosting

Our website has been down for almost a week.  We were using a hosting company that was not very reliable.  Their customer service was non-existent as was their technical support.  It pissed a lot of people off and now I have had to go through and re-do the entire website from scratch.[more…] I was running everything on Joomla, which is […]

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Knud Jessen, My Great Grandfather

There’s a little beer history in my family, here’s an article about my Great Grandfather:[more…] Knud Jessen (November 29, 1884 – April 14, 1971) was a Danish botanist and quaternary geologist. He was state geologist 1917-1931. In 1931, he succeeded C.H. Ostenfeld as professor of botany at the University of Copenhagen and director of the Copenhagen Botanical Garden, a position […]

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