Tag: porter

Zauber Brewing – Columbus

Man Trip 2015 was upon us, and Columbus, Ohio has an entire neighborhood called the Brewery District, around the corner from the classic Thurman Cafe. This was our kind of town. We used to rent a car on these trips,…

Breckenfridge

It always seems to be a few degrees colder in Breckenridge. We drove over from Frisco for coffee and hot chocolate; the historic town is beautiful, with a Main St. that’s actually the main street, and the myriad Christmas lights…

Flood Distribution

The streets of early 19th century London must have been quiet. No automobiles motoring by or lorries rumbling, no pedestrians chatting on cellphones or televisions blaring advertisements in shop windows. Citizens would have been traipsing home from work or heading…

Ranger Creek

In a short story titled “Pierre Menard, Autor del Quijote”, Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges tells, in his magical realist fashion, of the titular Menard, who was attempting to write Don Quijote. As a 20th century Frenchman, he was not trying…

Cerveza de los Muertos

I don’t think one is ever too old for the childlike merriment of dressing up and eating candy on Halloween. The only caveat I would make would perhaps be that some folks are too old for being too young for…

Chili Today, Hot Tamale

Once upon a time, there was a beer-lover named Goldihops, and she went for a walk in the forest. Pretty soon, she came upon a converted gas station that was serving the New Belgium brewery’s Cocoa Molé… Mole is a…

Nefarious Ten Pin

Winter seems largely to have given Houston a miss, though the Rodeo is about to kick off for the next 3 weeks, and one can usually count on a frigid night or two. Regardless, if you’re a traditionalist, while the…

Ashley’s – Ann Arbor

For our annual football man-trip this year, my buddies and I chose Ann Arbor to catch the Nebraska at Michigan game in the Big House – definitely a stadium that lives up to its consistently high rank on the lists…