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Archive for February, 2012

Little Miss Brown Eyes

When we’ve taken pictures of our Edie girl in the past, it’s been hard to catch the color of her eyes, as they get lost against her black lab coat.  For instance, here’s a picture my brewing friend Dave took one afternoon a few years back (whilst cooking up an ale) of our duo up on the back deck:

 

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It started with my friend a couple weeks ago. We walk our dogs together weekend mornings, and he asked if I’d noticed all the birds singing to greet the dawn.

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<Drafted Nov. 9, ’11.>  Combining homebrewing with a packrat mentality can be a study in cross-purposes. Beer does not have the shelf-life of wine. While I think vintners have shown great marketing genius in the valuation of their product (given the public’s perception of aged wine), fermented grape juice generally adds value far better than beer does. As far as playing to a packrat’s strength, oenophiles have a clear advantage.

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