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Pre-brew preview


I decided that I wanted to try a few beers before buying my next kit as I try to expand my beer palate. This was made easier by Hyvee’s mix-and-match section. My mom only recently started drinking beer and is currently obsessed (that might be a bit of an embellishment)with all things lager. At her suggestion, … Continue reading

Longing to lager


As a newbie to the art of brewing at home, it gets difficult to read about the different types of beer and methods for brewing and fermenting. The difficulty doesn’t stem from being able to understand what you’re reading–although, there is some of that, too–but more from the fact that you feel like a kid in … Continue reading

A few random thoughts on $15 minimum wage


I recently went back forth in a discussion on Facebook–give me a break, I was bored, and we were civil–about wage inequality in America. The topic was one that many people have discussed in recent months about the potential of providing fast-food workers wages in the $15 an hour vicinity. I argued from the standpoint … Continue reading