Archive for June, 2009

A beer that tastes like barbecue? Damn if I didn’t want a taste! A few weekends ago, B. discovered Shiner Smokehaus, a new “sommer bier” from a popular local brewer. He & I were enjoying some really good smoked brisket at the time and he said the beer tasted kind of like the meat (in […]


Last summer, my current hometown earned this dubious honor. Had we achieved this accolade in 1992, the year I moved here, you can bet your Shiner Bock that I would have bragged, big time, to the gang back in D.C. After all, one of the major selling points that convinced me to move here was […]


A much-needed break. A four-day-weekend. A little R&R. Time to decompress. Chillaxin.’ Call it what you will, the concept of “vacation” never existed in my mind without the accompanying concept of “drinking.” Whether it was a tropical getaway replete with piƱa coladas or a girls’ trip to NYC for a wealth of wining and dining, […]