Friends.....I have a confession. I needed a day off. The first eight days hit me pretty hard. I have never had so many Belgian style ales back to back to back. Unfortunately, in order to give my system the break it needed, this led to me being a few days behind in the beer advent… Continue reading Beer Advent 2017: Aftermath of the Belgian Invasion
For six long weeks, we’ve been a family. Many of us had already worked together. For some, we met as complete strangers. Over time though, the goal we set out to achieve bound us together. I watched with delight as we rehearsed and built our characters up layer by layer until they were real people;… Continue reading The Last Curtain: A Ghost Story
Weary from your travels on the muddy dirt road, you and your companion seek shelter for the night. A wind begins to howl and the trees begin to sway back and forth. A chill in the air sinks into your damp clothes and you shiver as the dark clouds loom overhead. Your stomach begins to… Continue reading Medieval Cooking – Modern World: Leek Soup
The air is cool, the snow crisp and the trees sway back and forth in the wind releasing the fresh, resinous scent of pine. The amber glow of dusk approaches sooner in the day and the people of Fort McMurray are racing to get home and sit next to crackling fires bundled beneath warm blankets. … Continue reading Beer Advent 2017: All-Star Edition
Anybody that tells you owning a dog does not qualify you as a parent is either doing the dog thing wrong, or angry that their special snowflake, angel of a darling child has now been compared to a hairy, flatulent, trouble maker who likes to chase after squirrels and lick their own crotch. I have… Continue reading Pet Parenting: A Story of a Dog Named River
A week ago I was a pot selling, chain smoking, leather jacket wearing bad-ass who had applied far too much guyliner and enjoyed dumping nerds into garbage cans. Today, I'm back to my old self; the normal me that is everything opposite of what I just described. I've often wondered how far down the rabbit… Continue reading An Actor’s Journey: Becoming Fender
The last days of advent have come and gone; 2016 is now but a memory as a new year dawns upon us. That being said, it is not too late to review the memory of the last six beers of advent to help ring in the new year. Let's not waste any more time and… Continue reading Beer Advent 2016: One last hop, skip and drink!
We've officially gotten halfway through the beer advent calendar; another six beers have shown their labels and been consumed in the name Christmas cheer. I could waste your time by writing some petty words, but I think we're beyond that at this point. How about, we dive on in? December 13th: Nøgne Ø Adventurous Brown… Continue reading Beer Advent 2016: Round Three, FIGHT!
When last we left our hero, he was tipping back a pint of Sweet Krampus. Another six days have passed and another six beers have been released from their cages. What did each door on the beer advent calendar reveal? Have I been sipping on decadent delights? Delicious draughts? Disgraceful disasters? Keep reading as I… Continue reading Beer Advent 2016: The Adventure Continues
I look outside and I see the sun setting over the frost tipped trees of the boreal forest; the land around me covered in a powdered layer of pure white snow. The lights outside are slowly coming on one by one and the world is illuminated again in a sea of various shades of reds,… Continue reading Beer Advent 2016: Old World Countries, New World Beers