Posts Tagged ‘Cheers’

12
Apr

Stacks of Rahr Boxes

   Posted by: MB    in Daily

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11 April 2012

Happy Birthday, Betty Faye!
After more than two weeks without a visit to the Rahr Brewery, I decided I didn’t want to miss another event, so I went by myself tonight, for the Wednesday tour and tasting. I poured beer for a little while, and had a great time. It was a good break from mind-numbing computer work and sewing. While I was there, I saw the boxes stacked along a wall and was reminded of a photo I took many weeks ago, while the KRuMB was mostly inactive. I finally figured out how to dig it out of my phone and get it into my computer, and voila!

I also solidified a plan I hatched in my brain earlier this week. We’ve been racking our brain about just how to celebrate my upcoming natal day … it’s a big one … and since it falls on a Wednesday, I’ve decided we’ll celebrate at the Rahr!

So, next Wednesday, from five to seven-thirty, we’ll have a table “reserved” for our friends to visit with us and enjoy some awesome beer while we acknowledge my jump from middle-age to Old Lady! And, yes, the AARP card application came in the mail last week! After beer, I think we’ll drive a couple of blocks to a neat little Italian restaurant we discovered recently, called Mamma Mia’s. Mark it on your calendars … I’m only turning 50 once!

Cheers!
~MB

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20
Feb

Lobotomy Bock

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

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My wife and I had a rare Sunday where, with naught to do, we filled the void with each others company. A rare and fascinating thing, that. We traipsed here and there and other places besides but always with the eye of retiring our day in the halls of the World of Beer.
I love this place and do not think I can stress that enough. In a land previously dominated by the putrid yellow fizz-water that go by the monikers of Coors, Miller or Bud, it's refreshing to find that rare gem that serves all but…
Sadly, all craft beers being made unequal, I stumble across brews that are as ineffectual on the palate as the aforementioned fizz-mongers. This is one such beer. A bocked lager at a pretentious ABV who's very character is belied by it's watery-thin, unwarranted- and frankly unwelcomed – juvenile belligerence. It was a jolt to the tongue, the sensibilities and in a larger sense, the craft.
It shall not pass my lips again.

Cheers.
~KR

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18
Feb

Buffalo Trace

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

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It’s no secret I volunteer at the Rahr. This morning, I noticed for the first time this barrel in the corner. I’m hoping it will be used for some wondrous beer-aging.Cheers.
~KR

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5
Feb

Superbowl Day

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

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My wife are working at the Rahr today, but enroute we stopped at the Yucatan Taco Stand for food & margaritas before football & superb beer at the Rahr.

Cheers
~KR

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24
Dec

Akron, Ohio

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

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My wife and I have been in Ohio since early, early Wednesday morning in order to spend Christmas time with John & Kelly. It has been a delightfully relaxed, relatively stress-free vacation that was both much-wanted and -needed.
John & Kelly live in a hearty district within Akron that is full of fantastic architecture and niche shopping/eating. Part of that architecture is represented in an American Castle called Stan Hywet (Stan HEE wit) built in a Tudor Revival style, it has expansive grounds (what remain) and is approximately 65,000 square feet with 65 rooms and 23 bathrooms. A true architectural marvel.

This photo of John and MaritaBeth was taken near the end of our time there just as light started to fade and Christmas lights were switched on.

May you and yours, in whatever fashion is best for you, experience the full joy of this season.

Cheers.
~KR

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17
Dec

Happy Birthday, Ed

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

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Marita Beth and I woke with a leisurely start to the day, but soon settled into the same work-at-the-Rahr-then-do-something-else routine. Today, that something else was a brief lunch at Yucatan Taco Stand followed by a trip up Main Street to the Stockyards on the North side of Ft. Worth. There we whiled away the time until dinner at Cattlemen's for Ed's birthday.
While in the Stockyards, this photo was secured at the Stockyards Wine Company, a lovely little store chock full of Texas wines & beers. Did I mention that you can buy wine or beer and then stroll the streets? I really do enjoy the Stockyards.

Cheers.
~KR

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13
Dec

Fuzzy’s Stools

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

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Last night we went to Fuzzy's Tacos, a local fish tacos & more place that my wife loves. What we didn't realize was how close we arrived to closing time.
When all the stools were on their tables, the restaurant was empty & the busboy was emptying our table of dishes faster than we were emptying the dishes, we figured it was time to go. But, not before I took the photo…

Cheers.
~KR

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12
Dec

The Colors of Fall

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

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I love the colors of fall!
My only complaint about them is that here in Texas, those beautiful colors arrive just a week or two before Christmas and are gone before the New Year arrives. So, we have precious little time to revel in and marvel at the beauty of it all.
These trees are Bradford Pears just outside my office window.
Cheers!

~KR

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1
Dec

First Night in Galveston

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

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It's no secret that we here at the KRuMB enjoy our vacations. Strangely, though, the only gonna-do-it-every-year holiday is the annual trip to Dickens on the Strand. Last year, due to a wedding, we took a leisurely pace and arrived on Galveston Island on Wednesday. This year we did the same. However, instead of paying for an extra night at an over-priced Wyndham property, we stayed with the fine folks that own this lovely house here on the island.

Cheers.
~KR

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22
Nov

World of Beer

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

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The well-known, well-loved beer-bar franchise, World of Beer opened tonight in our neck of the woods. Despite much to do prior to final weekend of TRF and Dickens, we braved the congress of hipsters and joined them for opening night…for one beer.
It is delightful that beer is enough well respected that even Texas can – for now – support a beer only (not just that InBev crap) bar.

Cheers.
~KR

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