October
2
2008

Things to do when you’re retired

a couple old men
drink beer at Hogan’s Alley
Bud at 6 AM

Buy at Art.com

Written by Captain Hops.

References: In some cases, the early bird gets the beer; Hogan’s Alley (Metromix); Hogan’s Ally (Baltimore City Paper)
Thing of the Day: The Professional Bar & Beverage Managers Handbook: How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Bar, Tavern and N Club

September
16
2008

Max’s Taphouse

A beer list so long
He finishes his first beer
While reading it

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Max’s Taphouse
Thing of the Day: Dartington Crystal Ultimate Beer – Beer Glass 19.3 ounce, 6.2 inch tall

July
20
2008

Artscape 2008

the sweltering horde
clings to beers and scraps of shade
for the art of it

Written by Captain Hops

References: Artscape 2008 is going on now in Baltimore. Artscape is the largest free arts festival in the US. Music, art, theatre, food, drinks and madness are presented in a way only Baltimore can pull off. Brave the heat and go down there and check it out.
Thing of the Day: How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist, 5th ed.: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul

April
12
2008

The Owl Bar

With their knowing eyes
The silent guardians sit
Always listening

Written by Captain Hops.

References: The Owl Bar, Baltimore, MD
Thing of the Day: Virginia, Maryland, & Delaware Breweries

January
13
2007

Purple Passion

Purple Passion seethes
Win or lose we’re gonna need
Beer to calm our souls

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Many Baltimoreans are still a little bitter about the Colts secretly skipping town on a dark and stormy night 23 years ago. In case you didn’t know, there’s a lot more than a playoff football game on the line today when the Ravens confront the Colts. It’s gonna be crazy.
Thing of the Day: Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (In case you didn’t know, the Baltimore Ravens are named after the poem the Raven written by Edgar Allan Poe who is buried in Baltimore.)

September
22
2005

Fell’s Point, Baltimore, MD

Water Taxi glides
gently across the harbor
Fells Point beer beckons

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Baltimore Water Taxi