Friday Night Frights

Friday the 13th

Paraskevidekatriaphobia is a sort of pseudo-scientific term referring to a fear of Friday the 13th, today being the first of 2015¹. The suffix -phobia is generally used, however, to refer to an irrational fear of something, i.e. something that a greater segment…

Mount Up

Founders Brewing out of Michigan was one of those heavy-hitter breweries that Texans were elated to see launching distribution in the Lone Star State a couple of years ago. Many of their year-round offerings were already highly regarded, not to mention their…

Backcountry Brewery

Having come up from Alamosa through Poncha Springs, passing between the ninguid slopes of Copper Mountain and Breckenridge, we arrived in Frisco, Colorado just as the snow began to fall. The clerks at the corner store weren’t surprised to see Texas…

#LeftShark

Left Shark

Left Sharks vs Jets

If you watched the Super Bowl Sunday night, and you weren’t seething with rage from the Budweiser commercial, you might have noticed the phenomenon now known as Left Shark.

UPDATE: 9 Feb 2015

These things are a lot more popular when someone famous gets hold of them.


Lexicocrafty

Words are important. To me, at least. While aiming for cogent arguments and a lapidarian verbal economy on these pages, I’ll be the first to admit I’m prone to turbid prolixity if not outright unabashed pseudery. But I also remember…

Barrel Rider

In the throes of the craft beer boom, consumers have become spoilt for choice. With more than 3000 breweries currently operating in the United States and thousands more on the way, retail shelves are lined with options from coast to…

Poncha Drunk Love

Elevation Beer

Elevation Beer Co. 115 Pahlone Pkwy Poncha Springs, CO 81242 Hours behind the wheel necessitate the opportunity to stretch one’s legs and when it comes to pit stops, there are decrepit and befouled highway rest areas and there are warm…

The State of Craft Beer

Earlier this month, there was a bit of a tempest in a tankard when beer writer Andy Crouch profiled Boston Beer Co. founder Jim Koch and how the craft beer industry he helped launch has now left him behind. The…

The Mountain Pass

San Luis Valley Brewing

San Luis Valley Brewing Co. 631 Main St. Alamosa, CO 81101 New Mexico Councilmember #1: “Man, truckloads of Texans are cutting through our Northeast corner to get to Colorado on 87 from Amarillo.” New Mexico Councilmember #2: “You know that thing…