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I took Jane out on a “date” Wednesday for a birthday happy hour at the Memphis Taproom.  I met Jonny and Lana, and immediate had a glass of Cantillon Vigneronne.  Man I love real Lambics!  I actually thought this was a Gueuze at first.  The grape flavor is really mellow.  I also had a Uerige Doppelsticke, which I knew little about when I ordered it.  I was rather blown away by this beer.  Its a strong Altbier, almost a doppelbock, but crisper.  So good.

They were also passing around plates of food.  It was a nice chance to taste some of the meaty options at Memphis that I’ve yet to have in my meat eating adventures.  Chicken liver mousse, not really my cup of tea.  Kielbasa and sauerkraut, much much more so.  I can’t wait to get back there for dinner to have a whole one.

So happy beerthday Memphis, and others…


Life is busy these days.  I’m weeks away from being father to a third girl.  I’m working way more hours than I want to. And I’m sleeping far less than I should.  But I suppose I should get used to that.

But I am finding myself often in the country for work, which I’m making the most of.  I’ve been able to schedule lunch at Sly Fox one day and Victory another.  I hadn’t been to Victory before, so that was a treat.

And I’m in the car much more than on my bike, which annoys me to no end. But there’s no avoiding it right now.  That is, until I’m able to ride a couple hundred miles within a couple hours, then maybe we’ll see.

Except for Beer of the Bike, where we rode to Earth Bread and Brewery last Saturday.  I’ll update there soon.

Expect some changes in both sites soon, Beer of the Bike will soon be known simply as Beer by Bike.  The fate of this site is still up in the air.

And speaking of which, check out the awesome birthday gift Lo got for me!


  • Beer by Bike ride is happening this Sat! Meet at 2nd and Poplar at 10:45 for a ride out to the Hop Angel Brauhaus for their holiday party 7 years ago
  • Hey, remember how we used to ride bikes and drink beer? Want to do it again? How about Dec 18th for a little holiday ride? 7 years ago
  • The Tweed Ride is this Sat!!: 7 years ago
  • Any Philly beerbybike'rs want to meet up with Evan from @beercycling tonight at Monk's? 7 years ago
  • We are planning our official BeerbyBike Homebrew camping extravaganza for next weekend. If you want in, please let me know ASAP 8 years ago