• hopdog09
    hopdog09stoutgirl: a good time was had by all...we prefer fridays as well..afterwards, we ended up at the corner pub for even more beer!!!  having a DD is a must for beerfest!!
    • August 15, 2011
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    hopdog09Home Brew Group: update on the Hibiscus beer..Both beers were brought out at our 4th of July block party and both went over well.  If you didn't know it, you would never have guessed that they were the same base beer.  It's really fun to do (split batch) and I think it gi...  more
    • July 23, 2011
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    hopdog09stoutgirl: Great to meet both you and your hubby..;.hope I didn't freak you out w/ the drunken hug...just felt like the right thing to do.  After I walked away I realized that I might have.  Did you go both days?  How was Sat?
    • July 23, 2011
    • hopdog09
      stoutgirl no problem! I like drunken hugs. apparently it was drunkenly received, because it was all kinda blurry. I did NOT make Saturday. I prefer Fridays! apparently prefer them too much!
      • August 14, 2011
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    hopdog09Michigan Beer! Hooray!: Fridays beer festival rocked, had a great time.  So much beer so little time but we managed. 
    • July 23, 2011
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    hopdog09stoutgirl: A group of us are going.  we usually go to sidetrax for snacks first then on the the main event.  love to get in an hour earlier, but with work and hearding the squirrels, we'll most likely be there at 5.
    • July 12, 2011
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    hopdog09stoutgirl: Looks like Friday the 22nd will be when we go to the festival.  not sure where the enthusiasts table is, but I'll look for it and say hi to ya
    • July 12, 2011
    • hopdog09
      stoutgirl great! right at the beginning at some point, I'll be signing up new Enthusiasts right at the gate. Enthusiasts get in an hour early and skip the long line. inside, the Enthusiast table is right next to the Merchandise tent.
      • July 12, 2011
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    hopdog09Michigan Beer! Hooray!: The new brewery "local pub and brewery" on 94 is open and filling growlers only for now.  we stopped in yesterday and talked to Phil and had some samples...very encouraging..the bitter was very yummy and drinkable with a nice addition of Ammaril...  more
    • July 1, 2011
  • hopdog09
    hopdog09Michigan Beer! Hooray!: Whose going to beerfest in July?   22-23 are the dates...Mr. and Mrs. Hopdog will be there
    • May 20, 2011
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      stoutgirl stoutgirl and husband! we'll be at the Enthusiast table.
      • May 22, 2011
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    hopdog09stoutgirl: sounds like fun, we'll be at the festival, probably on the Fri..  We had such a blast last year, rain and all.
    • May 6, 2011
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    hopdog09 replied to hop farming in the group Michigan Beer! Hooray!:
    chicken wire works great, only real drawback is getting the vines out of the wire at the end of the season. The time to ask for help is during haarvest, but Ive found that the possibility of beer being involed entices people to help. I grow Chinook, St
    • May 6, 2011
    • hopdog09
      stoutgirl of course there would be beer. beer drinking, hop growers showing up at my house would be cause for celebration for sure. in fact, some are gathering tomorrow afternoon. if anybody's in the area...
      • May 6, 2011
  • hopdog09
    hopdog09 is now friends with bartleyk11.
    • May 5, 2011
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    hopdog09 replied to hop farming in the group Michigan Beer! Hooray!:
    The time is now to get them in the ground. Find a spot with lots of sun and a place for the hops to climb. A pole and string work good. once they start, train them up the string. They will spread like crazy once they start so regular pruning is a must
    • May 5, 2011
  • hopdog09
    hopdog09Michigan Beer! Hooray!: good to know, I haven't heard a thing in a while other than it's been a issue with the license and other red tape type issues...fingers crossed
    • April 29, 2011
  • hopdog09
    hopdog09 is now friends with Lucklys.
    • April 15, 2011
  • hopdog09
    hopdog09 is now friends with HEISCHMAN.
    • April 15, 2011
  • hopdog09
    hopdog09 replied to hop farming in the group Michigan Beer! Hooray!:
    yes you are correct. Mine are fenced off sort of and my dogs don't pay any attention to them, not even to pee on them, which is good.
    • April 15, 2011
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    hopdog09 posted hop farming in the group Michigan Beer! Hooray!:
    • April 14, 2011
  • hopdog09
    hopdog09Home Brew Group: Brewed on Sat. with a good friend.  We put up 10 gal. of Pilsner, 5 of which is going to get a secondary infusuion of Hibiscus.  should add a nice red hue and some bittering.  The brewery fought us the whole time though, but a bad day in the brewery.........  more
    • April 14, 2011
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    hopdog09kiltedbrewer: very cool, I'll make a point of getting there
    • April 14, 2011
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    hopdog09kiltedbrewer: no I haven't been there yet, how is it?
    • April 14, 2011
    • hopdog09
      kiltedbrewer It's pretty nice! Has much more of a pub feel than the brewery's pub...and the food is much better there. I haven't been there in a few months, but I have heard that they were working on getting a small batch system set up to brew on site....almost like...  more
      • April 14, 2011
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    hopdog09kiltedbrewer: I like Michigan brewing, but I'm sorry they moved. Loved the old building, but I understand why they had to.  The new place just doesn't have the character yet
    • April 14, 2011
    • hopdog09
      kiltedbrewer I certainly won't argue with you there. I, too, loved the charm of the old place. Have you been to their Lansing pub?
      • April 14, 2011
    • hopdog09
      Deleted Member Hello My name is miss Jennifer i saw your profile today at /mustlovebeer.com/ and became interested in you,i will also like to know you the more,and i want you to send a mail to my e-mail address so i can give you my picture for you to know whom l am.Here...  more
      • August 17, 2012
  • hopdog09
    hopdog09kiltedbrewer: Myself, I hail from both the Erskine and Mensies clans, from Scotland, thru Canada , and then here....CHEERS!
    • April 14, 2011
  • hopdog09
    hopdog09Michigan Beer! Hooray!: goin' to dark horse sat to visit our mugs...yumm.  Love the pizza but the IPA fully rocks as well. 
    • April 14, 2011
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    hopdog09kiltedbrewer: aye laddy...I'm a wearer of the kilt myself.  I own two utilikilts and love em
    • April 14, 2011
    • hopdog09
      kiltedbrewer I currently own two kilts in the Gunn tartan (Gunn is the main clan of my Scottish roots). I also have MacDonald, Napier, and Stewart Scottish ancestry as well as Irish (Monaghan). I have options to get some more. :) Pleased to meet ya! And cheers ...  more
      • April 14, 2011
  • hopdog09
    hopdog09 is now friends with kiltedbrewer.
    • April 14, 2011
  • hopdog09
    hopdog09 is now friends with stoutgirl.
    • April 13, 2011
  • hopdog09
    hopdog09Michigan Beer! Hooray!: yes it is in Jackson.  Hopefully soon we'll be drinkin at our local brewpub as  Jackson Brewing is scheduled to open
    • April 13, 2011
    • hopdog09
      stoutgirl just saw a June 1st date for the new Jackson place.
      • April 28, 2011
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    hopdog09Michigan Beer! Hooray!: hello michiganians!!!  Prison City Brewers in the HOUSE
    • April 13, 2011
    • hopdog09
      stoutgirl is that a Jackson homebrew club? sounds familiar
      • April 13, 2011
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    hopdog09 joined the group Michigan Beer! Hooray!
    • April 13, 2011
  • hopdog09
    hopdog09 White tails, small game(rabbitts, pheasant) This Oct. my friend and I are headed to montana to hunt Antelope
    • June 25, 2009