Posts Tagged ‘United States’

10
Jul

A Glorious Sight

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

beer_endcapThere are few things that this PubGuy likes better than the beauty of a fully stocked end-cap bursting with all the fresh Summer brews just arriving.

What makes this vision even more appealing is that these beers are a direct result of the current craft beer renaissance being experience in the United States. While it’s true that Shock Top and Blue Moon are both part and parcel of large brewery conglomerates, both of these beers are a response to the vastly superior craft beers. Without the Magic Hats and Sierra Nevadas and Harpoons of the world, Miller-Coors wouldn’t feel the need to produce Blue Moon and Anheuser-Busch certainly wouldn’t be wasting time with Shock Top. While not necessarily good beers, their inclusion in the Summer beer market indicates a shift in consumer thinking – a shift that I, personally, am glad to see.

 

Cheers

~KR (Written on 11 July 2011)

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1
Jan

New Year’s Eve

   Posted by: MB    in Daily

ZHB on New Year's Eve

31 December 2010

New Year’s Eve isn’t the same for us as it was in the fifteen years of hosting one of the few Hogmanay parties in the United States.  It’s very low key by comparison.  But, we manage to make fun where ever we are and with whatever circumstances we’re given.  This year, we were fortunate enough to be invited to a private party where our dear friend Ron was playing in the band!  Ronnie has played the bass for longer than I’ve known him, but I had never before heard him play.  The phrase “it’s about time,” doesn’t even do the situation justice!  So, we pounced on the opportunity and we had a great time.  It turns out … he’s really good! <wink>

We listened to his band–the Zane Henley Band, and then we listened to the first set by the headlining band … also named after it’s lead singer, but obviously not sticking in my head.  We toasted the New Year, sang Old Lang Syne and crawled in bed by 1:30 p.m.  Welcome 2011.

~MB

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