Brew Biz: Werts and All


The Topic: Our Long, Yet Short, Summer Craft Beer Adventure

Written by Ken Carman

Ken Carman is a BJCP judge; homebrewer since 1979, club member at Escambia Bay, Clarksville Carboys and Music City Homebrewers, who has been writing on beer-related topics, and interviewing professional brewers all over the east coast, for over 15 years.

 Having been on the road most of my life now, summers alone seem perpetual behind the wheel time. I don’t mind. I started driving when I got my first car at about 13 on private roads. I love driving, but everything has its limits.
 This July is no exception: I had to drive to Millie’s family reunion in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and then return to Nashville just to hook up a trailer, drive to our place in Beaver River, NY, then go on tour in New England.
Quetzalcoatl_telleriano  Of course Rehoboth area being home to Dogfish we had hoped to get a short interview, but they were too busy this week. So I opted for some light hearted version of a diary, which means to actually be “light hearted” I had to contact an Aztec spirit and had him rip the still beating heart out of my chest, shave off a few ounces, then reinsert.
 The operation went well, except now my tongue slithers in and out rapidly imitating one of their Gods, a serpent: Quetzalcoatl.
 Yes, I’m joking.
 Not being satisfied with a just some measly 700 plus mile drive we went to Asheville to check out the much recommended Wicked Weed. Continue reading “Brew Biz: Werts and All”

Picky bear drinks 36 beers, leaves the Busch for someone else

BAKER LAKE, Wash. —Editor’s Note: The events in this story took place in 2004 and began receiving renewed interest online this week.

Agents from the department of Fish and Wildlife in Washington found a black bear sleeping off a major buzz, with three dozen empty cans of Rainier beer close by.

“This is a new one on me,” Sgt. Bill Heinck said. “I’ve known them to get into cans, but nothing like this.”

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