In the Puget Sound region lightning is considered a pretty rare phenomenon. And, as the old saying goes, lightning never strikes twice. However if you were in Bremerton on July 23rd 2011, or yesterday, July 21st 2012, you can be forgiven for thinking otherwise… (more…)
While I personally find no redeeming value whatsoever in the sport of Basketball, I do feel the well known term from that silly game perfectly describes what the Washington Beer Commission just pulled off over this past Father’s Day weekend…
For once I’m all out of superlatives to describe Saturday’s completely sold-out Washington Caskfest. A total of 38 participating brewers poured 88 cask conditioned ales during two 4-hour sessions. The Spouse and I attended the first session and between us we managed to sample 33 offerings before time was called. Only three samples were dump-worthy; the creativity and quality of Washington’s brewers continues to amaze us… (more…)
Last weekend The Spouse and I had the very great pleasure of being among the advance ticket holders who managed to completely sell-out both sessions of the 3rd annual Belgianfest the day before the event opened. And what a blast we all had… (more…)
Yesterday The Spouse and I attended the Washington Beer Commission’s inaugural Summer Brewfest in downtown Bremerton. And what a fantastic day out it turned out to be. Glorious weather, crowds of friendly beer fans and, of course, wonderful beer to taste… (more…)
Pilgrimages take many forms yet they share one thing in common: the pursuit of a religious experience. At Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, for example, many of the faithful drop to their knees and crawl through the enormous plaza all the way into the Basilica. But then they leave upright, uplifted and full of joy; that’s their religious experience.
Mine is a little different: with mine you enter upright and full of joy but if you’re not careful you could end up leaving on your knees. I went on such a pilgrimage last weekend. To find out what it was you have to read the rest of my post… (more…)