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Hashing – The Next Olympic Sport?

Hashing – The Next Olympic Sport?

What is hashing, you may ask? Hashing mixes athleticism, hard work, and friendly competition mixed with a touch of hedonism. Hashing began in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1938, when a group of British colonial officials and expats founded a running club called the Hash House Harriers. They named the group after their meeting place, the Selangor Club, nicknamed the “Hash House.” The runs were patterned after the traditional British paper chase. A “hare” was given a head start to … Read entire article »

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Beer and Running

Beer and Running

Beer and running are two of my favorite things. Did I start running because I drink beer? Beer isn’t necessarily the evil that it’s portrayed as. Beer, like red wine, does provide some health benefits. The malt and hops used to make dark beers contain flavonoids, the same heart-healthy compounds in vegetables and wine that counter cell damage, thus reducing your risk of heart disease and cancer. Beer also contains B vitamins and chromium, which aid in … Read entire article »

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What is a “Church Key”? And why do we call it that?

What is a “Church Key”? And why do we call it that?

We craft beer enthusiasts certainly have a lot of drinking accessories.  We pride ourselves on the varieties of glassware that we collect for enjoying different types of beer, and collect brewery swag (coasters, beer coozies, and the like) at every single beer event.  But of the myriad of drinking accessories out there, there exists one that, without it, none of our craft beer enjoyment would be possible. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the church key-type bottle … Read entire article »

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