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St. Augustine, Patron Saint of Brewers

Syndicated From: Musings Over a Pint

August 28 is the Feast Day of St. Augustine of Hippo, one of the patron Saints of Brewers. Now considered a Doctor of the Church, Augustine led a life of debauchery until, through the ardent prayers of his mother, St. Monica, he converted to Chris…

Gun Shot at 73,000 fps

Syndicated From: Musings Over a Pint

Just because it’s cool…… and pretty amazing. This does remind me of the time I was shooting facing the sun and was distracted by all the smoke and unburnt powder sparkling in the sun.You have to love Adam’s reaction too.
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Low-Point Crab Salad

Syndicated From: Points In My Life

This recipe is made with fresh crab meat. You can use imitation crab meat as well, if you’re in a location where fresh crab meat isn’t readily available. Either way, you’ll love this creamy recipe that has the perfect amount of sweet and spicy flavor t…

Another Beer Ordering Adventure

Syndicated From: Musings Over a Pint

The availability of “good beer” is so ubiquitous these days, that when the options aren’t there, it’s somewhat shocking. This weekend we were out of town for the college drop-off and looking for dinner. There weren’t a lot of non-fast food options in t…

Monday Morning

Syndicated From: Musings Over a Pint

But it is now that much closer to Friday.H/T.
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Story time

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A New Chapter

Syndicated From: Musings Over a Pint

This weekend we moved our son into his college dorm and thus begins a new chapter in our lives. It’s a time of immense pride for Colleen and I, but also somewhat bittersweet. For 18+ years we did our best to help him grow into a man, and now he begins …

Defensive, Not Defenseless, Christians

Syndicated From: Musings Over a Pint

Two stories came across the news feeds in recent weeks related to the fallout from increasingly frequent attacks on churches by violent thugs in this country.”Preachers arming themselves following church massacre” reports on a training class for religi…


Syndicated From: Musings Over a Pint

I’ve debated about making this post for sometime. It’s a subject I’ve been excited about for several months, but also a bit more personal than the topics I usually write about. So here’s your warning, the old, (less) fat guy is going to talk ab…

Rivanna IDPA Match

Syndicated From: Musings Over a Pint

After last Wednesday’s Black Creek match, I was looking forward to the Rivanna IDPA match Saturday; I needed to confirm to myself I still remembered where the front sight was located. I awoke to a beautiful, cool morning — 58 degrees! Eventually…


Blue Mountain Beer Dinner

On Tuesday evening we enjoyed a beer and food pairing with Blue Mountain Brewery at Capital Ale House. The beers were not ones that are usually available at the restaurant, and the food dishes were specially created for the event as well.The MenuHors d…


Stealing the Flying Dog Glass

Tuesday evening the Flying Dog RV was spotted outside Capital Ale House. The occasion was a Flying Dog “Steal the Glass” night, featuring four Flying Dog beers served in an attractive etched glass. How could we resist going in?The four beers featu…


Isley Beer & Cheese Pairing

Thursday evening Capital Ale House set out a Cheese & Beer pairing featuring Isley Brewing Company. Three Isley Beers were paired up with three cheeses; Tall, Dark and Hopsome Black IPA with Lusk Gouda, Off the Boulevard Irish Red Ale with McClure …


Weihenstephan Steal the Glass Night

The beers of Weihenstephan Brewery in Germany were featured for this week’s Steal the Glass event at Capital Ale House. Six different beers were on tap. Fans were able to order any of the six in a tall Weihenstephan glass, or try a flight of small tast…


12th Annual Blue & Gray Oktoberfest

Fredericksburg’s original Oktoberfest celebration is happening this Friday and Saturday at Blue & Gray Brewery. This is the twelfth year for this popular event.The event kicks off Friday, September 19 at 5:00PM with the traditional keg-tapping…



Rappahannock Political Forum 09

Local bloggers are coming to the rescue of local politics again this year in the form of the Bloggers Forum 09. Yours truly is one of several panel members participating in this event to showcase those running for Stafford and Spotsylvania VA superrvisor positions. For more info, click the banner to the right of the [...]


Local Bloggers Pass 4,000 Posts!

Today marks a milestone of sorts. Actually it’s more of a surprise. I was checking some stats and has logged more than 4000 posts from local Fredericksburg, VA area bloggers. Way to go team!
As we grow together, I’m working on changes to the website to group blogs.  You’ll all still end up in the [...]


City Taxes Going UP-UP-UP

For those of you that vote in Fredericksburg VA, here’s who you can thank for higher real estate taxes.
Councilwoman Greenlaw made the final motion to raise the rate to $0.705 of every $100. That’s almost 26% percent. It was seconded by Vice-Mayor Devine.
Councilman Kelly put forward an alternative $.68 of every $100. It was seconded [...]


A few blog changes

First, a new addition. is a photographic view of Fredericksburg, with a bit of history about those places appearing in the shots.
Death of a blog, that’s what happens when things start getting out of hand when ‘friends’ take posts in a direction not intended.  Of course I’m talking about the Fred Vegas Chronicles.  Fredericksburg’s very own [...]


Kindle Mania! Fredericksburg Hits the Big Time

Now get the area’s hottest news delivered direct to your Amazon Kindle! tries to bring together a diverse set of blogging content, and it is now available in more formats than ever.
Hopefully they will drop the price to make getting the local inside story more affordable.