Confession: I’ve been on multiple tours of the new brewery at Pale Fire and I haven’t learned nit about brewing. Most likely because a toddler was wedging matchbox cars into my ear holes or needing a diaper change or having a meltdown or all three things at the same time. My long gone days at Calhoun’s Brewing, where I know I was taught about brewing, are now forgotten. But thanks to a day spent brewing with Mary Morgan (home brewer, science teacher, gardener, and most importantly, brewmaster) I finally think I know what’s going on! I won’t get into the details of brewing below; there are so many places you can learn about that. Susan Keeler of Pale Fire Brewing Co recommends The Naked Pint: An Unadulterated Guide to Craft Beer by Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune. I will however, be happy to tell you about a particularly awesome day spent with a group of craft beer pros who all happen to be women.
Creatively and lovingly crafted by Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance with Brandy Somers, Lynda Bostrom and Kirsten Palmer this book will contain all sorts of food articles about Harrisonburg, VA; including the stories about the people behind the great craft beer here in the friendly city. Continue reading Rocktown Food: Virginia’s First Culinary District→
So our name dropped a few weeks ago and life’s been nuts. Tim and I traveled to Albuquerque, NM to visit family [and snuck in a trip to Marble Brewing and caught a Neutral Milk Hotel show]; put on an amazing party for 3,000 craft beer fans at Rocktown Beer and Music Festival; Tim’s business partner, Jamie Long moved back to town and conveniently right across the street from our place; and we have been conducting numerous business meetings while drinking craft beer on the front porch. All while keeping our day jobs and raising a toddler.
01.19.14 – 19/365 – why do you stand at the window abandoned to beauty and pride
“Oh darling of angels, demons and saints and the whole broken-hearted host. Gentle this soul”
Leonard Cohen – The Window
and yes he smoothed all that granola neatly into the pan like a gentleman… not. But he did like adding and stirring the ingredients in the mixing bowl with mom’s help. Most of it stayed off the floor and out of his mouth. Continue reading 01.04.14 – 4/365- making granola→
In 2011 I was inspired by a friend to begin a 365 project to learn to use my camera. It ended up being a document of an exceptional year: my brother leaving the country, our 1st beer festival, finding out I was going to be a mom, travels all over, many good meals and beverages, the loss of my husband’s grandpa and our good ole dog Hunter’s last year of health. There was even a hot air balloon and a llama in there.
365 in 2011: http://vimeo.com/34483704 or http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogofdestiny/sets/72157625598504609/
This is going to be a BIG year in our house as we realize our dream of opening a brewery. And I’m sure there will be plenty of surprises, both happy and sad. I hope to improve my photography, especially tracking a fast moving toddler. Hopefully all photos will not be of the little guy and that I’ll use the Canon more than the iphone. Let’s see where the road takes us…
sometimes mommy needs a beer; good thing dad is opening a brewery