Bad Magician

A bad magician
Flubs all his bar tricks but still
Makes beer disappear

Written by Sparky.

Thing of the day: Tricks to Freak Out Your Friends


Apartment Brew

Apartment brewing
All the magic of home brew
In a smaller space

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Blog About Beer had a story about the Brooklyn Brew Shop. This entrepreneurial duo is making one gallon home brew kits that are designed to fit in New York City sized apartments. I thought it was a clever idea. It seems to me there are a lot of reasons you’d want to brew in smaller batches than the typical 5 gallon setup. Space, variety, risk reduction, and experimentation are some of them.

Thing of the day: How to Brew: Everything You Need To Know To Brew Beer Right The First Time


A Really Cool Contest

Chance of a lifetime
To learn the art of brewing
In a magic land

Written by Captain Hops.

References: The Oregon Tourism Commission is offering a chance to win an Oregon Bounty internship at Full Sail Brewery. Send in a 2 minute video and 140 character written explanation of why you deserve to win. Prize includes airfare, lodging, a week long internship and $1,000 cash. There are six other fantasy food/drink internships available as well. Enter all seven contests.

Thing of the day: The Oregon Companion: An Historical Gazetteer of the Useful, the Curious, and the Arcane


Maryland Renaissance Festival

A little tipsy
I wander enchanted woods
And throw some axes

Throwing axes at the Maryland Renaissance Festival
Written by Captain Hops.

References: I always love going to the Maryland Renaissance Festival. Is there nothing you can’t do? Who cares if I throw an ax like a girl. I still hit the bulls eye and won a magic medallion. No really… it’s magic.

Thing of the day: Renaissance Nobleman Adult Medieval Costume


Scenes from a Bar 7

He tries his magic
On the women at the bar
But they know his tricks

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the Day: Mark Wilson’s Complete Course in Magic