Tohoku disaster relief a la Baird Beer

Not only is Baird Beer my favorite Japanese Craft Brewer. They are also collaborating with another of my favorite US Brewers Stone Brewing Co.. Baird-Ishii-Stone Green Tea IPA is a collaboration brew, with the proceeds from the beer going to Tohoku disaster relief. Read more here on the Baird Beer Brewers Blog, and on Stone Brewing’s site.  Click on the photo for …

Rolling Blackout Black Lager

This beer was a kit that I bought on ebay from XXXX.  I brewed on an afternoon with my family during a scheduled power blackout scheduled by TEPCO**.  This is the first taste after waiting 1 week after bottling.  There is not much aroma except for maybe a hint of dark-maltiness or is it malty-darkness.  There is a little bite …

Tsunashima (綱島)

I ran the “Shinnenkai (新年会) Run” in Tsunashima on Sunday and it was great!  The weather was nice and a little overcast and cool. I got there via the Tokyu Toyoko Line having to get on a local train to make sure it stopped at the right spot. Tsumashima is a smaller town with some buildings but not too big.  …

Bithday Celebration

Yes it was time to clock out of work, and primp and prep for a night out on the town(s). For Melissa’s birthday we wanted to celebrate with some of her closest friends. Even Melissa S. made the commitment to leave her baby under the care of a baby sitter for the first time. After much deliberating the planning committee …

Kelly and Jeremy’s Wedding in Sarasota

Congratulations to Kelly and Jeremy for getting married, and thanks so much for inviting us. It was great to be a part of your wedding on the beach in Sarasota. It was great fun at the reception and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best of luck in Colorado in your new house. Here are some more photos.

Halloween Party Photos

We had a great turn-out for the party and are glad you could all make it. Melissa and I were impressed by all the creative costumes, and great food. We have compiled some photos of the festivities. Thank you Pam and Harold, and Gwen for the additional photos. Thanks also to Dave for hijacking my camera.. and taking pictures until …

Halloween Party Oct 28th!

Friends and Family are welcome to our upcoming Halloween costume party. Leave the children at home and turn on the creativity because you only get to get your freak on in public, with the attire to match, once a year. Ckick here for details. Email RSVP We CAN make it ! We CANNOT make it. I’ll be adding more to …

Welcome Home Will

Welcome back Will from serving the last 7 months overseas (on land and sea). We’re all glad to have you back safely and we look forward to seeing you soon.  We’re chillin’ some Old Milwalkee for you Will so don’t worry.