Drink:Grace:Travel – 2012 Year in My Phone Camera Review

I just got a new phone.  It was time to clean out the old phone – messages, pictures, etc.

I thought it might be interesting to see the 2012 year-in-review according to a select group of my cell phone pictures.  I take a lot of pictures when I travel, so not every place ends up on the phone, but it’s a good random 2012 year in review.

It shows I am certainly blessed with wonderful a family, great friends and a good life.

the community brews – big brew day

National Homebrew day celebration in Minnetonka, MN. We need to be better organized for next year like these folks!

alcohol by volume

This is my 101st post on Alcohol by Volume. To celebrate, I attended Big Brew day at Lucid Brewing in Minnetonka and I’m very excited to share it with you.


Today is Big Brew Day! The American Hombrewers Association created Big Brew Day as a way to celebrate National Homebrew Day, announced by Congress in 1988. It traditionally takes place on the first Saturday in May, and this is the 3rd year that Lucid has hosted an event to celebrate and bring homebrewers together.


With no good way to brew outside, I simply attended as a observer, learner, and cheerleader. When I first arrived it was a mildly intimidating wall of almost exclusively men. By the time I left I had learned a ton, managed to keep warm, and made several friends!

WP_20130504_007Lucid was a wonderful host. With samples of a ton of brews, many of which I hadn’t tried…

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