Beer Review – Ninkasi Beer Run IPA

Let’s start this review off with a song… Beer Run. A song by Todd Snider and an IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company’s Special Release Series. When we were first approached by Ninkasi to review their Beer Run IPA, I was assuming that this beer would be a Session […]

Beer Review – St. Feuillien Blonde Ale

You know you’re living in the Golden Age of American Craft Beer when you forget that many of the beer styles that we’ve grown to love were created somewhere else. Whether it’s the IPA which originated in England or the Berliner Weisse which originated in Germany or even […]

Whisky Review – Kilchoman Loch Gorm

This isn’t our first trip down the Kilchoman Loch Gorm road. Back in September of 2016, we published a review of this whisky along with a dessert idea that was inspired by a West Coast Office Tweet which paired Islay whisky with vanilla ice cream and freshly cracked […]


The last month or so hasn’t been fun. There have been fun moments here and there but in general there has mostly been sadness, luckily waning. My sister, Marci, passed away in late April unexpectedly leaving me the last one of our nuclear family. Our relationship wasn’t always […]

A Review of Urban Village Brewing Company

A couple of weeks ago, we were invited to attend the grand opening of a new brewery / restaurant in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia called Urban Village Brewing Company. Due to circumstances beyond our control (I am of course referring to The Benevolents and Our Urchins. […]