10 of the Top Beer Bike Tours in the World

A friend recently alerted me to this post by Jessica Festa on We Blog the World. I do not want to get in the habit of re-posting other writers’ work, but this topic struck at cord with me. Bikes and beer are two of my favorite subjects. To travel authentically, one must get to know locals….

Hops Plucking Like Grandma Used to Do

I cup the blossom and raise it to my nose. A sweet smell of wet grass and pine can be easily detected. Then I return my gaze to the motherly apron clad women sitting by the barn merrily plucking hops from the vines. My lovely wife is now among them laughing as she helps toss hops buds into…