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Being a bit of a beer freak, I love to hear about interesting things happening in the world of beer. To me the story of the beer is almost as important as the beer itself. Naturally, I am drawn to the beers of Belgium. There is no place in the world that has more of a history with beer than Europe. One place in particular is known for its interesting and unique brewing traditions, and that place is Belgium. In Belgium, beer is more than a drink; it’s a way of life. It is also home to one of the most amazing and interesting brewing groups in the world, the Trappist Monks. There are eight Trappist monasteries in the world, six of them being in Belgium, and they brew some of the best and most sought after beers in the world. Continue »
Alright, let’s talk Scotch. First thing you’ll need to know is I am and have always been a lover of whisky. My weakness in particular is Scotch. Though I believe the disease to be genetic, passed to me by my father, there are other theories to how this sickness can be contracted. I once heard a man say, “You do what you want to me, as long as the apology includes a bottle of single malt.” Though not sure I completely agree, I thought it was a good demonstration of the cult like appreciation of Scotch whisky. I remember my first dram fondly, as it was the moment I first found the new love of my life. Continue »