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A New Mainstay

COMMENTS: I belly up to the bar at Black Label Brewing in Saranac Commons, and ask Steve what’s new. He’s friendly as always, and we shoot the breeze a bit.

Small Victories

COMMENTS: "Do you have outdoor seating?" Perched up high watching the barrage of traveler's below (the word "tourist" has been

Field Trip: Part III

COMMENTS: "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." Twenty-seven years later I returned to the place that gave me

Ale Yeah!

COMMENTS: Highlighted colored umbrellas provide shade for an otherwise graytone walk-way. The flow of beer never

Bratwurst Comedians

COMMENTS: Exchange of pleasantries upon entry, a long three days of festival festivities has not burdened this affable group of extroverted employees. The chemistry is

(Un)Official Center of Town

COMMENTS: Long waits, long lines, friendly staff. Two of those are true or perhaps the first was just masked by the third. As a former

Double Trouble

COMMENTS: Finished the day at Badger Mountain Brewing where my heart lept at the words "Double IPA".

Through Quiet Grasses

Comments: At the beginning of a year, I'm faced with the need to get out of my neighborhood, my city, and get somewhere that

The Best in My Back Yard

COMMENTS: A few years back I found myself at a conference in San Diego. Soon after landing, the boys and I obviously felt the need to