An apology and “Celebrity” judging at the Uptown Art Fair…

Okay friends, I gotta say, I have completely gone off the rails…food-blogging wise.  My last post was at the end of August and the calendar page just flipped to the beginning of November.  I am so sorry!  I owe you three new Beer for a Year blog posts, a post about our first family camping…

Beer for a Year, month nine…

Yikes, month nine already! Well, here in Minnesota, we recently had a week or so of fall-like weather and it had me thinking of Oktoberfest…this months beer!  Summit Brewery describes this beer as “Brewed in the classic Märzen style with Northern Brewer hops from Germany. Rich, toffee malt flavors up front with a clean hop…

Beer for a Year, month eight…

Greetings beer lovers! If you are checking the calendar, you’ll see I’m a few days late on my July beer post…this has honestly been the craziest summer!  I am sorry, but am trying not to beat myself up about it, thinking you’ll understand and can relate.  Won’t you? This (last) month’s beer is Summit Pilsener. …

Beer for a Year, month seven…

Rhubarb Beer Jam & dinner…… Hey beer lovers!  This months beer is Summit Sága IPA described by Summit as a beer with “Epic hop character”.  I love anything that is referred to as “epic”!  Usually I am not a fan of big hoppy beers, but this one is so clean & bright & fresh, that the first…

Chronicles of a crazy 20 days!

Wow, it’s been a CRAZY month so far and it’s only the 20th of June!  I constantly complain about the months of May & June, as every year, they completely derail me with field trips, the end of school, parties etc.  This year, I threw in a couple extra new events, just to challenge my…

Beer for a Year, month five…

Wow, I know I may sound like a broken record player, but where the heck did April go?  I can’t believe its the last day of the month and here I sit at 8:33pm trying to get this post done before May…which is tomorrow….. Sigh. Anyway, this month’s “Beer for a Year” choice is Summit’s…

Beer for a Year, month four…

Month four…already??!!!  Nooooo!  And, according to the calendar, its April.  I should have had this post in March.  The devil is in the details….who cares right?  Let’s talk beer! Summit Maibock!  I’ve heard, from quite many people, that this is THE beer.  According to Summit’s website, “this traditional German style beer earned the nickname “liquid…