• Paul
    Paul I've got hoplets growing, lots and lots of them.  Looks like beer in the future.  Okay, beer now, brewing later. 
    • July 26
  • Paul
    Paul Off to Oshkosh to visit the son, watch airplanes, eat cheese and drink Wisconsin beer.  Not necessarily in that order.
    • July 26
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    • Paul
      Mark Have a safe trip.
      • July 26
    • Paul
      Paul my son will be the designated driver, I'll be the designated drinker.
    • Paul
      ironarrow42 Have some New Glarus brews for me!
      • August 3
    • Paul
      Paul I ended up with visits to Plymouth, Fixture, St. Francis and Stonefly breweries, ones that I'd never been to before, and 37 or 38 different bottled/canned beers that aren't found outside of Wisconsin that I've ever seen. The air show was pretty good too....  more
      • August 4
  • Mark
    Mark: Happy birthday, Paul! Cheers to many more and the libations to celebrate them.
    • June 1
    • Mark
      Paul Thanks Mark, I believe that I might have had a few this evening.
  • Paul
    Paul My daughter is now writing about her visits to breweries and pubs in London and the surrounding areas, take a look.  She goes by "Rex", an inside joke at her work. more
    • June 1
  • Paul
    Paul successfully lagered and bottled my bock. I made 6 of each walnut, hazelnut, almond and maple and a case plus of regular. two weeks to see how bad they will be, hopefully they'll be palatable. next bock will be an eisen, that'll take a bit more effort b...  more
    • August 8, 2013
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    • Paul
      Paul Really, the brewing itself doesn't take too much space, just storing "stuff" does. and the bottles. You could try brewing at someone else's place (you buy the equipment, they store it and then share in the brewing), that way you get to brew with a buddy...  more
      • August 9, 2013
    • Paul
      Mark I could brew at work but I'd have to haul everything to and from work.
      • August 9, 2013
    • Paul
      Paul of course, you could expense the whole thing off of your taxes as business research.
    • Paul
      KajII Sounds pretty tasty Paul
      • August 11, 2013
    • Paul
      Paul most of the others haven't been terribly disgusting, so there is hope for these. the Russian imperial has been improving steadily over time, i'll put a few back for a year or so and see how that works.
  • RichsWorldBeerTour
    RichsWorldBeerTour: A late birthday wish Paul!  Cheers!  
    • June 2, 2013
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      Paul thanks, I was done-in early (being old and all), so late is just a frame of mind and not really something that anyone wants to be associated with (i.e. "the late ..."
  • Paul
    Paul is now friends with tombedell.
    • June 1, 2013
  • KajII
    KajII: Happy Birthday my beer drunkin' friend. No I did not mean drinkin'... LOL  
    • June 1, 2013
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    • KajII
      Paul I won't be drunkin' for another 7 minutes, then, all bets and driving are off.
  • tombedell
    tombedell: Cheers!
    • June 1, 2013
  • Mark
    Mark: Happy birthday, Paul! Have a fantastic brew or more!
    • June 1, 2013
    • Mark
      Paul plan to, a terrapin "tree hugger" in honor of my profession, then an imperial brown, a Belgian stout and a Russian imperial, then I'll start on the heavy stuff.
      • June 1, 2013
    • Mark
      Mark Now that sounds like a birthday! I'll raise a Renegade Elevation Triple IPA in your honor.
  • strangebrewsings
    strangebrewsings is now friends with Paul.
    • April 13, 2013
  • Paul
    Paul is now friends with RichsWorldBeerTour.
    • March 19, 2013
  • Paul
    Paul just had one of my rye pale ales, didn't turn out too badly.  I won't be able to brew for a living, but at least it will keep me busy.  Has anyone here tried growing hops and had any success?  
    • March 18, 2013
    • Paul
      Paul I've got a flat roofed house, so up the side and over the top is what i'm planning, also a semi-dead tree on the cooler side of the yard to try one (branches at about 10 and 15 feet). I just love the smell.
    • Paul
      RichsWorldBeerTour Keep us posted on the progress. Maybe I'll check with my local beer shop about growing hops in MN.
      • March 19, 2013
    • Paul
      Mark If you get a chance Rich, head out to Brau Brothers Brewery in Lucan, MN. They have a 2 acre hop farm. Just call them before you go because in the next month or so they are moving to Marshall, MN (although I doubt the hop field is moving).
      • March 19, 2013
    • Paul
      RichsWorldBeerTour That's about a three hour drive for me. At some point I'll make the drive.
    • Paul
      Mark The University of Minnesota is working with hops at their Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca. Closer, but still a drive.
      • March 19, 2013
  • Paul
    Paul did my first shot at home brewing, a Russian Imperial, not too bad, needs less carbonation, but its drinkable    
    • February 24, 2013
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    • Paul
      Mark That is very cool. Good beer and lots of baked goods.
      • February 24, 2013
    • Paul
      Paul my hobby (beer), helps her hobby (baking), helping my other hobby (eating) the circle of life or at least mine.
    • Paul
      Mark Maybe retirement will be in the form of a nano-brewery with a bakery next door. :)
      • February 24, 2013
    • Paul
      Paul Methinks that there would be little profit in that endeavour. something to do with me devouring the entire end products
    • Paul
      RichsWorldBeerTour Congrats Paul. Home brewing will add lots of fun to your life (and leave you scratching your head on occasion!)!
  • Paul
    Paul commented on KajII's photo: I have to agree for the most part, however, there have been instances where there's been more than one and you get to a good looking one, the top comes off and it refuses to go down like you want it to, making a mess on my shirt. Get your mind out of the...  more
    • February 24, 2013
  • Paul
    Paul What a wonderful Christmas in London, these and 32 others.  Also got to bring thirteen back.  That doesn't include pub drinking which included a dozen more.  However, drinking in the UK isn't cheap.
    • January 1, 2013
    • Paul
      Mark Very nice. I need to get back to England one day soon.
      • January 1, 2013
    • Paul
      KajII Like I told you alraedy Paul, I am jealous... lol
      • January 2, 2013
  • Paul
    Paul is now friends with SkinsFanLarry.
    • November 25, 2012
  • Paul
    Paul is now friends with IvyGlen242.
    • November 7, 2012
  • IvyGlen242
    IvyGlen242: PAUL- is there anyway you can get in contact with me?
    • November 7, 2012
  • Paul
    Paul I went to a beer tasting in Bloomington, IN this week.  Was told to try the Blue Moon caramel-apple offering.  Well, it had about as much body as Casper the friendly ghost.  If you like caramel/apple flavored water, its great
    • October 6, 2012
    • Paul
      Mark Maybe they could remove the alcohol and sell it as flavored water.
      • October 6, 2012
    • Paul
      KajII You have got guts my friend... lol
  • Paul
    Paul is now friends with craig56.
    • July 25, 2012
  • Paul
    Paul is now friends with shrews824.
    • July 25, 2012
  • WisconsinHopHead
    WisconsinHopHead is now friends with Paul.
    • July 8, 2012
  • Mark
    Mark: 4 days late but happy birthday!
    • June 5, 2012
  • Paul
    Paul is now friends with JohnLevy.
    • June 4, 2012
  • Paul
    Paul doesn't matter which state, just coastal is preferable, inexpensive would mean sub-$2/can in bulk.  Someone that I know is looking to ship overseas
    • June 4, 2012
    • Paul
      KajII Mother Earth Sunny Haze Wheat Ale 10.99 a 6 pack...
      • June 4, 2012
    • Paul
      Mark Pretty much everything for 21st Amendment is less than $2/can retail let alone bulk.
      • June 4, 2012
    • Paul
      Mark CraftCans also has a database you can search by state - http://craftcans.com/db.php?cat=state
    • Paul
      Mark A good choice might be Cigar City. They will be canning 8 beers soon. Average retail $10/6-pack. Distributor pricing should be a good bit less.
      • June 4, 2012
    • Paul
      CraftBeerLove619 probably a half dozen or so less than $10/sixer where I work, all styles
      • June 4, 2012
  • Paul
    Paul looking for an inexpensive semi-craft beer in cans from either coast, lighter is better, either a wheat or pale would be fine.  Any suggestions?
    • June 4, 2012
    • Paul
      KajII From which state?
      • June 4, 2012
    • Paul
      KajII Mother Earth Brewing in NC has a decent selection...
      • June 4, 2012
  • Paul
    Paul Back from 'sconsin this evening, got to visit six new (to me) brewpubs/micros and one regional brewery.  Many beers were consumed, many joined me for the trip home.  Leaving for Florida in two days, I'm sure that it won't be as productive.
    • June 3, 2012
    • Paul
      Mark Awesome. Any new favorite brews?
      • June 4, 2012
    • Paul
      Paul Nothing that I couldn't live without, but several good ones, a couple of places that I'd never go back to and one that might tip the scales in favor of a retirement city. The Minhaus Brewery (old Huber brewing) in Monroe has a very nice museum, Stone Cel...  more
      • June 4, 2012
    • Paul
      Mark Now, that is how you plan retirement!
      • June 4, 2012
  • Paul
    Paul Two weeks of heck, the next few days in 'sconsin (beer, cheese, brats and packers) then the next week in p'cola, fla for sun, fish and beer.  its a miserable life, but someone's got to do it.  Jason, we might swing through atlanta on the 9th if you'r...  more
    • May 29, 2012
    • Paul
      Mark Sounds like fun! Have a safe trip.
      • May 29, 2012
  • Paul
    Paul is now friends with beerlabels1.
    • May 3, 2012