March
9
2013

Working for a Livin’

Through the long work days
My mind is lost, just thinking
Of homebrew, waiting.

Written by Jake Metzler.

About the guest author: Jake Metzler spends his free time writing songs, brewing beer, and drinking his creations. He’s still perfecting the practice of doing all three at once. He also has a growing collection of brewing supplies.

Thing of the day: Brewing Starter Kit

March
3
2013

Shame?

Why do I feel shame,
Sitting to order breakfast,
Asking what’s on tap?

Written by Ike from Chuck and Ike’s.

Thing of the day: Beer for Breakfast

December
17
2012

Brewery Shirts

Nothing better than
brewery shirts for a year
what a great idea

Written by Josh Slyman.

References: The author runs the Craft Brewery T-Shirt of the Month Club at www.craftbrewedclothing.com. They support craft brewing by sending their members monthly brewery t-shirts from around the country. They offer 3, 6 and 12 month memberships as well as an intro 1-month “try us on for size” membership.

Thing of the day: Libbey Craft Brews 20-Ounce Clear Craft Pub Glass Set, 4-Piece

December
16
2012

Tongerlo

Foaming Tongerlo
Rememb’ring grandpa’s cousin
In a pleasant way

Tongerlo

Written by Simon Boel

Notes from the author: My grandfather’s cousin, Joost Marcel Boel, was the abbot of the Tongerlo abbey from 1953 to 1981. In cooperation with the Haacht brewery, he revived and improved an ancient abbey beer recipe. The ‘Tongerlo’ beers are now brewn under license, and the abbey receives part of the profits. I remember Marcel as a warm, kind and open-minded person. Very often, these moments of remembrance occur when I pour myself a Tongerlo.

References:
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joost_Boel (in Dutch)
http://www.abbaye-de-leffe.be/Overlijden-in-Tongerlo (in Dutch)
http://www.tongerlo.be/en/Merken/Beers/Prior%20Tongerlo (in English)

Thing of the day: Libbey Craft Brews 16.5-Ounce Clear Belgian Ale Glass Set, 4-Piece

December
5
2012

Joy

Beer and its making
The long river of malt pours
Joy in mind and tongue.

Written by Elspeth Payne.

Thing of the day: Old World Christmas Beer Keg Glass Ornament

February
25
2012

Don’t Haiku and Drive

Writing Beer Haiku,
While waiting at a green light,
The cars are honking.

Submitted by Gary Arnold.

Thing of the day: How To Order Beer Around The World Mens T-shirt

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