Burning the candle on three ends

For the last month, I’ve been burning my candle on three ends. First, there’s the challenge of trying to write a story a week. Second, there’s the spring Real Ale festival that I help organize, NERAX. And the third is spreading the word about native bees, with Friends of Bees. So it’s probably not too […]

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In which I try to sell you some beer

The New England Real Ale eXhibition starts a week from tonight, so it’s past time for my annual attempt to explain why I think cask-conditioned beer is so special. “Cask-conditioned” is the awkward technical term for “the yeast is allowed to make the beer naturally bubbly right in the vessel from which it’s served.” It’s […]

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NERAX is hastening near

Instead of going to Boskone tonight, I’ve got my webmaster hat on. I’ve been wearing it all week, working on updating the NERAX website nerax.org. It’s now running on Joomla, and it’s like having a  new toy to play with. The festival itself is coming up at the end of March, and we’re just hitting […]

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NERAX North is coming

Well, I’ve got another beer festival to keep me busy: I’ll be the Bar Manager at NERAX North, starting a week from tonight. NERAX is all about the traditional method of serving beer, naturally carbonated and cool as a stone-lined cellar. It’s beer you can taste and beer worth tasting. This year, we have a […]

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NERAX Friday

If you don’t see anything here, it’s because all my intentions to write a blog post have vanished along with the brief snow that fell this morning. There’s always one last bit of spring snow, and it’s a relief to see it come to so little. I still haven’t forgetten the April Fool’s Blizzard. Now […]

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