#PintsandPols – 2016 debate edition

#PintsandPols – 2016 debate edition

Several years ago, San Diego Twitter gave birth to a thing. The thing was part meet-up (not exactly novel), part political happy hour, part celebration of San Diego’s incredible independent craft beer scene. On some typically beautiful San Diego Sunday afternoon, #pintsandpols was born. Read about the backstory in greater detail here. The primary rules … Continue reading

The Windy City: Four Days in Chicago

The Windy City: Four Days in Chicago

Thanks to the miracle of the Internet – and especially ancestry.com – I found myself enjoying the delights of the greater Chicago area on a recent trip to meet 250 of my relatives. Yep. You read that right.  With several days to really cover some ground I decided to do a deep dive into the … Continue reading

Happy Birthday! Making a classic Old Fashioned

Happy Birthday! Making a classic Old Fashioned

For my friend G’s birthday I decided I’d get him all the tools needed to make a proper classic cocktail, the Old Fashioned.  I don’t usually make cocktails, so this little adventure required some research, recruiting those more knowledgeable than myself, and some shopping.  I’ve done the necessary research, so I’m ready to share the … Continue reading

San Diego Beer Week is Upon Us

San Diego Beer Week is Upon Us

For ten days every year one of the world’s top beer destinations rolls out the red carpet to locals and visitors alike for San Diego Beer Week.  While laying claim to over 115 professional brew houses in the county is impressive, the number of breweries isn’t the most important thing to note. And although San … Continue reading