Archives for February 2016

Publication Day Is Here!

It’s finally, finally Publication Day! That novel I’ve been writing for such a ridiculously long time was finally birthed this morning. Here are some vital stats: Name: The Brewer’s Justice Birth Date: February 23, 2016 Hospital: Amazon Location: Cyberspace Mother’s address: lesliepatinoauthor.com Exact length of pregnancy: Unknown, but way, way too long Where you can […] Read the full article…

Bert Grant’s Perfect Porter

Sorry if the title misled you. You won’t find the recipe for Bert Grant’s Perfect Porter here. If you search the internet for it, you’ll find you’re by no means the first person to do so. Instead, try Clone Brews, pages 230-231. I can’t vouch for the authenticity of their version, and Mr. Grant has […] Read the full article…

The Land of Pliny

At 6:32 a.m. on Friday, February 5, I stood a mere block and a half from the magical Land of Pliny. It was barely light and 39o when I claimed my place at the end of a line that had started at midnight. Thankfully, it wasn’t raining, as it frequently has in previous years. Russian […] Read the full article…

Beer Adventures in PDX–with Natasha Godard

According to the Brewers Association, as of early December 2015, there were a record 4131breweries in the United States. It’s pretty much impossible for one person to visit all of them. So during 2016, I’m calling on beer blogger friends to help give you the scoop. Every four to six weeks, a different blogger will […] Read the full article…