Author Archives: Jack Curtin

Two things.

The Easter Buddy and I went out for a walk this AM, which was nice. The winter snows precluded doing that very often in recent months and he is not always up for the effort of late. He is suffering … Continue reading

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Me vs. the Universe (I am all in on Me).

Today, despite the winds that blow cold and seem determined to do so forever up here on Orchard Hill and the sweater I needs must wear because it is still freakin’ cold here in Liquid Diet World Central, I went … Continue reading

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Push Pin Wisdom — 19 April 2014

“Thank God we can’t tell the future. We’d never get out of bed.” –the Julie Roberts character in August: Osage County [This is an occasional series of snippets of wisdom, humor or dismay about the state of the world in … Continue reading

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What in the world is Spröcketbier?

Perhaps more to the point, what in the world is one to make of a Black Rye Kölsch? Spröcketbier, you may not be entirely surprised to learn, is from Stone Brewing. Actually., check that. Once you discover that it has … Continue reading

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Look what I found.

Kerry Bryne, who writes about food and drink for the Boston Herald (the perfect home for a crazed right winger) and is also the self-described “potentate” of the very good Cold, Hard Football Facts website, asked a lot of knowledgeable … Continue reading

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Push Pin Wisdom — 18 April 2014

“I don’t try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.” –Ray Bradbury [This is an occasional series of snippets of wisdom, humor or dismay about the state of the world in which we live, the sorts of things … Continue reading

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The official Philly Beer Week beer for 2014 (one of many, collect them all).

This email just arrived here at Liquid Diet headquarters. It is, as they say, self-explanatory. Dear valued customer and Philly Beer Week 2013 participant,   It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to the only official beer of … Continue reading

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An overdue Sly Fox update.

Went out a while ago to do some necessary errands (get salad fixin’s for dinner, pick up Buddy’s walking leash which I forgot at my daughter’s house Friday night, get some paperwork at the Beer Yard to see if it’s … Continue reading

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Local medal-winning beers at the 2014 World Cup.

Seven locally brewed entries were selected as among the best in the world in the World Beer Cup judging which was part of the just completed 2014 Craft Brewers Conference in Denver (the World Cup is a biennial competition): Iron … Continue reading

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Iron Hill goes nova at World Cup 2014.

 Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant locations won five medals at the 2014 World Cup in Denver last night, including three Golds and two Bronze, and Iron Hill Media was named Champion Brewery in the Small Brewpub Category. Other local winners … Continue reading

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