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Homebrewing One Step at a Time

Women_Drinkers_BrewBuzz-7by Susie Olsen

I’ve always believed it was good for people to have hobbies. You know, something that they enjoy doing, collecting, practicing, or playing. Something that reminds them that while they’re working that day-to-day job with the long and stressful hours, they can still come home (or go out) and do something that’s just for them. My first hobby was when I was 7 years old and I used to sit on the sidewalk in front of my house and try to sell rocks I’d found to unsuspecting strangers walking the block. Of course in my little 7 year old brain this was a completely normal hobby to have and would probably make me rich by the time I was 10 or so. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t a very high demand for rocks from my mother’s flower bed back then. Nonetheless, it made me happy and took up all my free time. Continue reading

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A Girl And Her Beer

beer weekby Susie Olson

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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