Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

There will be Blood N Stuff at the Hex on Friday

Garage beers before?  After?

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dublin Ireland and St. Paul Minnesota

Downtown St Paul MN Metal record shop just opened.  I wonder if they'll have the new Witchcraft double vinyl? - but two new guitarists?  not sure I want it anyway.  Gotta go there.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Probability Wave

Big Surf at the classy Hexagon Friday December 7th - new album release party.  BloodnStuff the following Friday the 14th.  I will see you there.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Northbound Smokehouse and Brewpub

I went to this Kickstarter success for the first time tonight, now about two months since opening day. This is a cool-people place - all hipsters and locals, and they did an excellent job rehabbing the building.  It's standing-room only any evening I drive by - very warm and inviting,  in fact they are looking to expand as demand has out-paced supply since day-one.  The food looked really good too.

I appear to be alone in my opinion that their flagship IPA "Big Jim" and its "American-hopped" style isn't very good.  I really wanted to like it,  I ordered it twice but found myself making faces at the strange flavors in my glass.  The Indeed Haywire (heavy double-IPA) also on tap, seemed a bright, bubbly palate cleanser by comparison.  I'll be back though,  hundreds of hipsters and locals can't be wrong.