If you had asked me a year and a half ago how I felt about beer I would have simply told you that I hated it. I preferred wine, vodka, and the occasional hard cider. Actually, I preferred just about anything that wasn’t beer. Now, this doesn’t mean I didn’t want to like it. I had tried it on numerous occasions where beer seemed to be the drink of choice, or more often than not, I didn’t have any other options. The house party in the backyard with a keg in a tub of ice and red plastic cups stacked high on a cheap folding table. The wedding with the “open bar” that only served green beer because the wedding also happened to fall on St. Patrick’s Day. True story. I won’t name any specifics of the beers I consumed that continuously disappointed and discouraged me from drinking more beer, but I’ve often heard it referred to as “Big Beer”. Have you ever heard the song that says “I was looking for love in all the wrong places”? If you asked me now how I feel about beer, I could talk your ear off for hours. Continue reading
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33 years ago, my mother gave birth to a good looking kid. I mean, a real looker. The type of adorable that belongs on diaper ads. Anyway, after 33 years, he didn’t remain that same level of attractiveness, but that’s not the point of the story. On that day, my mother and father agreed that the squirming, peeing, squint-eyed, ball of baby fat, and curly brown hair should be named Kevin. Kevin Deweber. That first bit, I like. The second bit doesn’t exactly roll trippingly off the tongue. It’s not exactly the type of Surname that hints at historical significance, or of some exotic heritage. Instead, it sounds like a cheese. Like one of those fancy cheeses, the ones that your friend that drives the rented porche puts out at his condo he can’t afford. Limberger, Meunster, Deweber, Glouchester. I always wanted to be a Duchman, or an Armstrong. Something with interesting, or meaningful implications. My point being, there is power in a name. Continue reading
Drinking beer is a favorite hobby of mine. Dankosaurus I.P.A., by Cedar Creek Brewery, is hands down my favorite beer at the moment. Now I cannot say I enjoy all I.P.A.’s, but this one has helped open my mind to a whole new world of beer. That deep dank smell with citrus and pine flavor always remind me of my other favorite “hobby”. Truly a must try for all the west coast style I.P.A. fans. I can remember the first time I sampled this monster. Continue reading
Summer is right around the corner, which means “Sunday Funday” will be in full swing, and what better way to enjoy a long day by the pool with family and friends than with a delicious DFW craft beer in your hand? I’m a hop head myself, and it doesn’t take much for me to catch that buzz we all seek on our days off, which is why the new craze of session IPA’s have been my go-to recently. Thanks to this style’s low alcohol percentage, we can all get our hop fix on and not have to throw in the towel after enjoying a few. Continue reading
I didn’t want to go. I didn’t fancy myself as much of a “people person”. I mean don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I was anti-social or anything but talking to complete strangers about something, even if I was passionate about the subject, was a foreign concept to me. But I had been asked by a friend to go. Someone I respected. Someone that was counting on me to make some new friends.
I drove past the small shop twice before realizing where it was, but that was probably in part because I was looking for a place called Stubby’s rather than what was written up on the marquee, “Texas Brewing Inc.”. After gathering myself, I nervously made my way inside, looked around the small room filled with tables, beer, and people. People with anxious eager faces. I’m not sure what it was that made my switch turn on. Maybe it was the looks on those faces… eager to please. Maybe it was that they looked more nervous than I was. Whatever it was, I felt comfortable in my own skin and caught the eye of one of the fellows in the corner. Continue reading
The Dallas Flea is back – and bigger and better than ever. The seasonal pop-up market leaves its original home for a 20,000 square foot space in Dallas’s thriving Trinity Groves neighborhood.
The Dallas Flea was founded in 2009 by interior designer and former lifestyle editor Brittany Cobb, who utilized her keen eye and local relationships to feature up to 100 area artisans under one roof. Offering furniture, home décor, art, clothing, jewelry, children’s items, dog gear, food and more, the quarterly market attracts 5,000-plus shoppers.
This year, Cobb has a lot more up her sleeve. At Trinity Groves, The Dallas Flea has tripled its footprint and doubled its artisan booths in addition to adding a food truck court, live music stage, photo booth and relaxing lounge area. Continue reading