Category Archives : Beer

The Brew Ridge Trail

My brother Mike and his wife Toni have the most scenic driveway surfing we’ve yet encountered: a flat site on the banks of the Rockfish River, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with wooded hillsides on 3 sides of us.  They have a little slice of heaven in Nelson County Virginia, and […]


Monument Point Campground and Egg Harbor

Tuesday we headed out to the Door County peninsula.  Door County is the “thumb” on the mitten of the eastern Wisconsin shoreline that projects out into Lake Michigan.  We learned that it was originally named “Death’s Door” for a dangerous water passage between the peninsula and nearby Washington Island.  Wisely, the Tourist Board elected to […]



Camping, or, brrrrr….

On October 3rd we left Spruce and headed down to Van Boxtel RV in Green Bay to pick up our homes for the next week.  Sterling and Teresa rented a 22′ Class C RV, and Eric and I rented a 19′ trailer.  We decided to hit the grocery store before leaving, and picked nearby Woodman’s […]

2011 Pre-Season Hurricane Party Announcement

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN….. COME TO ERIC & JEANETTE’S FOR THE 6th ANNUAL HOODOO HURRICANE VOODOO PARTY! Let’s recap: 2005 (no party): 31 (Yes, 31!!) named storms, several keys strikes, and a little extra something called “storm surge”. 2006, the 1st ever Hoodoo Hurricane Voodoo party: 9 named storms, but only one lame tropical storm […]

parade of storms crop


Key West BrewFest!

Yesterday we attended the inaugural Key West BrewFest, hosted by the Southernmost Hotel complex.  We had a blast and hope there’ll be a 2nd Annual next year.  There were 23 booths, offering everything from the lightest white to the darkest stout.  We found several brands that will end up in the cooler eventually.  In no […]

2010 party – Brewmaster’s Perspective

As the Brewmaster/Bartender for the 2010 Hoodoo Hurricane Voodoo Party, I have to say it was a success. We had a LOT of takers on both beers – Downpour Porter and Stormy Stout. With two weeks to go before the party, Jeanette and I brewed our special batches of beer. That’s the Porter in the […]

Kim with the menu and the "Junk Shot"