Category Archives: beer

Bring on the oompa bands…

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It’s Oktoberfest time and apparently that’s kind of a big deal in the Twin Cities.  I’m inferring that from the amount of Oktoberfest celebrations I’ve heard about on the web.  I think the last time I went to an Oktoberfest, I was about 5 years old. I remember there being quite a bit of peanuts and beer. It was then… Read more »

Minnesota State Fair: Preview

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The Minnesota State Fair runs from August 22nd to Labor Day (September 2nd) and since this will be my first real state fair, I’m trying to prepare for my visit. Come on, California, you know our state fair is kind of sad. Regardless, I’m looking forward to the “Great Minnesota Get-together.” Apparently, about 34% of the state goes to this… Read more »

Sightseeing in the Twin Cities: Downtown St. Paul

One of the many sights to see in the Twin Cities are the Peanuts statues.  Since the statues were released between 2000 and 2004, many of them were auctioned off.  Some stayed in the Twin Cities area.  Paul and I are on a mission to find as many as we can.  Just an FYI, there are apparently a bunch in… Read more »

Booze Confusion

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Previously in a blog post or two, I’ve written about the random laws various states have with regard to alcohol. In California, it’s fairly liberal, I guess. You can buy hard liquor, wine, and beer in grocery stores. Heck, Target even has wine and beer. But, there are only so many liquor licenses to go around. The state does control… Read more »

Super Bowl Shufflin’

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The best place to watch the Super Bowl is in Las Vegas. The crowd is mostly men, so single ladies, you might want to check it out. Of course, you have to be able to stomach football, but there’s so much booze in Las Vegas that you should be able to handle it. Plus there’s tons of other things to… Read more »

>Raising a pint to raise hope

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> Confession:  I’ve never been on a bar crawl or pub crawl as it is now fashionably known.  I’m sure you’ve heard of these moveable feasts…well, I guess they are more like moveable Oktoberfest? Either way, a large group of people (some friends, some strangers) descend on an area of town where a bunch of watering holes are within walking… Read more »

The rules of adult beverages

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   You know what I would like to do? Be able to walk down the street with an alcoholic beverage in my hand and not worry that I am breaking the law. While California is pretty mellow about its liquor laws compared to some states, we still have a weird frame of mind sometimes. A restaurant has to put up… Read more »