Surf City

There’s a small diner somewhere between here and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s not much to look at, nothing real special or unique about this diner. Across from the rotating dessert display case is the cash register. Under the glass counter are a few different candy options. I always choose the fruit chews, strawberry. We get back in … Continue reading Surf City

Kids grow up fast

Yesterday the family visited the zoo to celebrate our son’s first birthday. Everyone had a lot of fun making memories feeding giraffes and checking out all the animals. Based on the laughter, smiles, and wonder at seeing these exotic animals in real life, it’s safe to assume he enjoyed the experience. It’s a bittersweet thing … Continue reading Kids grow up fast

Keller Kölsch

I love brewing as many styles of beer as I can. It helps me get familiar with different styles and ingredients, and it keeps the brewing process from getting stale. Although I am looking forward to brewing more of my Double IPA, continuing to tweak the recipe and really nail it. This time I brewed … Continue reading Keller Kölsch

Brewing on a boat

Check out the brewing equipment at the Red Frog Pub and Brewery on the Carnival Vista Source: Look at my Equipment My friend and homebrew club president got a job as head brewer on Carnival’s new cruise ship, Vista. It’s a really cool opportunity being the first American to brew on a cruise ship (and … Continue reading Brewing on a boat

30 Years

It’s May 5, 2016. Cinco de Mayo. My birthday. I’ve been on this earth for 30 years. A lot has happened in those 30 years. I wanted to use this post as a sort of retrospective. A way to look back and think about where I’ve been and where I am today. But 30 years … Continue reading 30 Years