Archive for August, 2007

3rd Annual Shockoe Craft Beer Festival

By From • Aug 26th, 2007 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Angela and I went to the 3rd annual Shockoe Craft Beer Festival on Friday night. After a stressful week for both of us, going and having beers with hundreds of strangers seemed like something that would help our moods. It did!We decided against driving…

16th Anniversary Haiku

By From • Aug 18th, 2007 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Sixteen years ago
The USSR collapsed
And we said “I do”.
Until I started looking for inspiration for anniversary gifts this year, I had no idea that while we were saying I do, Gorbachev was tossed in jail in a coup that marked the end of the USSR. It…

Beer Radio

By From • Aug 18th, 2007 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

I am a big Howard Stern fan. So when he moved his show to Sirius satellite radio, I had to make the decision to either pay or not for the show. I’ve been a subscriber since December 2005 and while I still listen to Howard, what I found is the rest of S…

Drinking Appreciation TV Shows

By From • Aug 12th, 2007 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

At the August FABTS meeting we briefly discussed a few TV shows that focus on the appreciation of drinking adult beverages. The shows are Three Sheets, Beer Nutz and Uncorked with Billy Merritt. The shows are on the HDTV MOJO network. MOJO is availa…

August FABTS Meeting

By From • Aug 11th, 2007 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

August is non-barley month at the FABTS meeting. We will also have the owner of Blacksnake Meadery here as guest speaker, plus may have an additional, surprise guest. Here’s the list of the different beverages.Sake:5 different sakes Sparkling Dessert…

Summer = Less Content

By From • Aug 11th, 2007 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

I have not been in the mood to update the website since the weather’s been nice. I missed the last FABTS meeting and it was one I was looking forward to (Pale Ales). Alas, as summer is also wedding season, Angela and I were at a friends wedding. I coul…