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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Today may turn out to be a somewhat sad day for me. So, what to do I about it? Go to my favorite places and reflect, that’s what.

Picture of me on November 20

Movember 20


Beatnik Blonde is on at Tapistry so come on down and get a pint or three as it’s not too high in alcohol at 4.4%.

As of yesterday Star Chicken Shotgun was still on tap at Greenbush. Speaking of them; don’t forget to get your tickets to their Christmas Party, they go on sale tonight at 8 PM. Also, there was supposed to be an email sent out with the details on when and where to pick up the Advent Calendar-Case ‘O Beer. If you did order one and didn’t get this email then contact Greenbush at: Here’s the pickup info:

Pick-ups will begin Friday, November 28 at 11 a.m. in the ANNEX ONLY and will continue to be available for pick up during regular annex hours (11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday & Saturday).

And, now for something completely different:

Picture of me on November 19

Movember 19


Don’t let this abnormally cold and snowy weather get you down, instead go out to your favorite brew-pub and hoist a couple of pints to ease the pain.

Here’s something that will warm the inner self, Tapistry is putting on a new batch Chocola Java Stout on tap the first week of December. I know that Spence will be very pleased. Also, Beatnik Blonde is coming back sometime this week. I just hope that this is a trend as their beer menu has been dwindling for the few weeks.

Speaking of beers coming back on tap, Greenbush has, finally, brought back Star Chicken Shotgun. I had a couple of pints yesterday, and am hoping that it will still be avialable today.

Before I forget, today, is Mug-Club Tuesday at Tapistry and The Livery.

Picture of me on November 18

Movember 18


Monday-Funday once again. Snow and preparing for it must have messed with my brain. Or is that Drain? What is Drain?

Burn ‘Em is canning! I had a taste of short, Pale Ale. Thanks, Justin!

Picture of me on Nov 17

Movember 17 Just after shaving. It’s almost there


692 and I’m feeling blue.

Picture of me on Nov 16

Movember 16

Bought a six pack of Professor IPA from Cranker’s Brewery. I haven’t tried it as of yet, but am looking forward to sampling a couple of bottles later today.

Picture of a six pack of beer

Cranker’s Brewery Professor IPA


Greenbush is having a Christmas party on December 6; Tickets go on sale at 6:00 PM on November 19. You can find more information on their Facebook page. Debbie and I are going to be there, and maybe Bruce, too. If you didn’t attend last year’s party, then you don’t know what you missed, and I’m sure this year’s party will be just as good if not better.

Picture of me on November 15

Movember 15


Made it through the blinding snow to, and from, Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewery. Very enjoyable! I had a taste of their brandy barrel aged Imperial Stout (Nature of Evil), which I thought was very good. A taste of the Wheat Wine (Pinch Harmonic), which is a style of beer I usually don’t like, but this one was more to my tastes. A tulip glass of the Imperial Pale Ale (Phase Shifter), which was smooth and wonderful. And somewhere in between all of that I had a pint of their session IPA (Academy Slim), which was hoppy, light and refreshing. Finally I brought home a howler of their Double IPA (Yummy Hoppy Beer–gotta love the name), which I bought untasted so I’ll let you know later about this one. The food, or at least the appetizers I tried and the pizza I brought home, was very good. I just wish the place wasn’t so far from me, even though an hour each way isn’t that bad. I say that if you haven’t visited Gonzo’s then you need to put this place on your short list.

Tapistry has another Hoponacci on tap, this time with Amarillo Hops. Yummy good! Come on by and get some.

Picture of me on Nov 14

Movember 14


Something different today, along with the usual stuff that I do every day: I’m going to meet Bruce at Gonzo’s in Kalamazoo this afternoon to help them celebrate their one year anniversary. My first time there, so I’m very excited to try something different.

Picture of me on Nov 13

Movember 13…Is my nose crooked?


I was just looking at yesterday’s Movember picture and thought that I look like a corpse posing for a funeral home brochure. Today’s picture should look a little more lively.

Not much to say except that I did get a growler of Tim Ruff’s beer that he made with my Centennial hops. I haven’t tasted yet mainly because I’m debating on whether to save for Thanksgiving.

PIcture of me on November 12

Movember 12 and waking from the dead


Before I post my daily, silly, Movember picture, I would like to raise my glass on this Veteran’s Day and say THANK YOU to all who have (and are currently serving) served in the Armed Forces of the United States. If any of you Veterans see me at Greenbush or Tapistry today, I would be more than happy to buy you a beer.

Don’t forget that it’s Mug-Club Tuesday at The Livery and Tapistry.

Pic of me on November 11

Movember 11 Thank a Veteran today


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