Whiskey on Ice 2016 Update…

Back in October of last year, I wrote a quick post mentioning that the date was set and tickets were on sale for the 2016 edition of Whiskey On Ice. Back then, April seemed so far away, I felt a little silly for even looking that far ahead. Now, here we are a month away … Continue reading Whiskey on Ice 2016 Update…

Whiskey On Ice 2015 Wrap-up

*A sincere thank you to MG and Whiskey On Ice for providing me with the media pass and the opportunity to attend the event as press. Going to a big whisky show always reminds me how much I like going to big whisky shows. The morning after a big whisky show always reminds me how much … Continue reading Whiskey On Ice 2015 Wrap-up

Surly Brewing’s Blakkr Imperial Black Ale – Review

Early in 2014, at the end of February, Blakkr, an Imperial Black Ale collaboration from three breweries, Minneapolis' Surly Brewing, Real Ale Brewing Co. from Blanco, TX, and Three Floyds Brewing Co. from Munster, IN, was released to no small amount of beergeek fanfare. United by their deep love of Metal (the music, not the solid material, though they probably … Continue reading Surly Brewing’s Blakkr Imperial Black Ale – Review

Top Whisky-type Stuff (or not) List for 2014

Looking back over the previous year-end lists I've put up, there's a distinct trend to them all. Each year I sound surprised and disappointed that I didn't explore the world of whisky as much as I wanted...and by the time the next year's list rolls around, I've explored it all even less. Such is life, … Continue reading Top Whisky-type Stuff (or not) List for 2014

Surly Brewing Company’s Darkness 2014, Russian Imperial Stout – Review

I have held out as long as I can. A man can only take so much, his limits only stretched so far, the very foundation of his wanton soul only shaken so vehemently, before he cracks, succumbs, knuckles under, and throws in the towel. It may surprise you to learn that along with this predilection … Continue reading Surly Brewing Company’s Darkness 2014, Russian Imperial Stout – Review