July 25, 2008

Where the hell have I been?!

After way too long of a hiatus, I'm back. Sorry about all that not posting, and stuff. I forgot how busy summer is. This summer has been especially busy - we bought a new town home (construction starts next week!), we got our house ready to sell, sold our house in 2 days, found an apartment, went on vacation, packed all of our stuff up and I launched a major project at work.

Anyway, you're not here to hear about all that. You're here to read about one of my favorite subjects - beer. Unfortunately I was out of town for every beer fest that has happened this summer (talk about poor planning on my part). Needless to say, I haven't been in the local beer loop lately, but I've been getting my fix from some of the local blogs (congrats to all the NKOTB(R) at HBG).

I've been drinking a lot of beer lately (trying to work through all the beer that was in my beer fridge at the old place - unfortunately there's no dedicated beer fridge at the apartment), and I'll post about that, but to catch up I'm just going to post a list of beers and ratings. If anything stood out, I'll list it, but otherwise it will be a fairly straightforward list. Once I'm caught up, I'll return to a "normal" review process. Also, during vacation we had a rainy day and decided to run up to Bell's - I'll post on that experience as well.

So, changing subjects, does anyone have an update on HotShotz? Our apartment is within walking distance to them and we tried to go to the cookout they were going to have on Monday night. We stopped by around 7 pm and there were no signs of life. I emailed them to see what the story was and didn't hear back. I'm hoping they get up and running soon - I've never been this close to such a great beer place.

Alright, that's all for now - sorry for the long absence, but I hope to post every few days.

Oh yeah, one more thing - a very good friend of mine and I will have a guys night on the town to take in some of the great beer that's being served locally - anyone had anything worth our time and effort? We're not sure what we'll be doing yet, but I'll open it up to your suggestions.