Category Archives: Microbrews

Tacoma Craft Beer Festival

On short notice, I accepted an invitation to the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival. I should have ridden my bicycle, to kick off the CYCLEBUTTCRACK BEER run series, but it was last minute, and the best cycling route to Tacoma is about 40 miles.  I’m pretty embarrassed, so in order to avoid the scorn of the dozens and dozens of people who read my blog, lets not call this a BEER Run….Let’s call… Read More »

RAGBRAI – 270 miles of bacon!

Besides the beautiful scenery and great exercise, organized rides are good for eating all kinds of stuff normally to be avoided. Like candied bacon. Yep. And BEER. I finally found some real microbrews in Iowa. Whoo-hoo! Now I know that candied bacon isn’t exactly on the approved nutrition list for cyclists. But DAMN it was good! And the BEER. Thank you Des Moines! I know I am a BEER snob from… Read More »