Bearden Beer Market Monday Night Fun Runs

22 January 2013 by , No Comments

What do 56 crazy people, 35 degrees of cold air, 3.8 miles of running, and $1-off pints of craft beer have in common?  I have enjoyed them all last Monday at the Bearden Beer Market. I’ve been drinking beer for more than a decade, and I’ve been running for sport and exercise for about a […]

The Great Knoxville Porter-Off

26 November 2012 by , No Comments

I’ve lived in Knoxville for seven years now, and this Fall might have been the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.  The colors came earlier and stayed longer than almost any other year I can remember.  It’s late-November now, though, and we just lost the last browns and reds in the trees, and the sun seems […]

Corsair Distillery; Whiskey Gets Weird

7 November 2012 by , 1 Comment

Have you ever had one of those moments that just seemed to come together? Like when you randomly decide to order a pizza and it turns out that the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is on. Radical. Well that’s kind of what happened with Corsair Distillery, a craft distiller based simultaneously out of Nashville, […]

Beer Farts; fact, fiction, or just funny

2 November 2012 by , 1 Comment

Depending on the day, and depending on what I’ve eaten, I have at least a dozen excuses for why I fart so damn much. I also have another dozen excuses for why those tiny expulsions are wretched enough to kill either one large elephant or the entire population of a small petting zoo (visiting children […]


Saw Works Hazelnut Brown Ale Cask

14 September 2012 by , No Comments

As a homebrewer, Iʼm constantly being asked by friends why I donʼt parlay my hobby into a business and open a brewery. I usually dismiss this as friends looking to expand their range of free beer, but there are a few honest reasons why I donʼt want to own a brewery; Itʼs expensive, time consuming, and it would […]