July 2024


Whatchamacallit 35: Lederer Bier

I don’t know how I first learned about Lederer Bier, but I must have learned about it shortly after moving to Germany in 2004, because in 2005, I made a point of going to Nürnberg to eat at the Lederer Biergarten in August.

It’s always exciting to find something with your name on it, […]

Whatchamacallit 8: Longboard Beer

This is a six-pack carrier for Longboard Beer – which I drank when I visited Hawaii in 2014.

I’ve not really treated this with much respect: it sits on top of a bookcase in my living room collecting dust. But I look at it from across the room and it brings back memories of […]

It’s nice catching up with old friends… dinner at das Meisterstück

Last night I had the pleasure of dining with one of my former colleagues. She was in town for a work function in Mitte and we agreed to find some place in the neighborhood for dinner.

Enter, amazingly enough, The New York Times.

A couple weeks ago they ran an article highlighting Berlin’s up and […]

Bleh… Travel Headaches… No, not the kind you’re thinking of.

Lorenzkirche, one of many pretty churches in Nürnberg.

Saturday I headed south from Berlin to Nürnberg, something close to 4 solid hours on the train. Luckily I managed to get two seats to myself.

Unluckily, as I was checking into my hotel, I realized that I had a massive, massive headache, and no Tylenol […]

18:00 CET – I have a hangover – The Reckoning has come

Remember, it’s 10:00 in Laramie, a mere 9 hours after I got back to my hotel from drinking beer at Altitude Brewery. Foolishly I had three Reckonings, and the Reckoning has come.

Actually I felt fine when I got back to the hotel – 20 minutes later I was feeling terrible – […]

Upholding Tradition: the TQEQE 2011 at Maxbar in Köln

I’m back in Berlin recovering from the 2011 Whiney Expatriate Blogger Meet-Up, which was held in Cologne this year.

The 2011 WEBMU was fantastic and I heartily thank our fantastic hosts for putting together a very nice program that included lots of beer, a nice tour of the city, and a lot more beer.

As […]

If it hadn’t been so gosh darned cold!

Last week I invited a number of my colleagues to join me in a beer garden tonight in order to celebrate the Fourth of July.

I decided to cancel the gathering because it was just plain cold and wet out. This morning there was a point when I looked out my office window and couldn’t […]

It’s a Culture Kind of Month.

After finishing work in Bloomington I headed north to Indianapolis—not that I like Indianapolis at all, but I needed am “Adam-Time” away from it all. I ended up spending my Friday afternoon looking for something in Indy, and not finding it – the biggest problem with Indianapolis is that there is no there there, and […]

Party Notes, Beverages

Here’s the beverage situation at home, with respect to my party:


Flensburger: Started with 3, 3 consumed, 0 left. Lösch-Zwerg: Started with 4, 2 consumed, 1 left. Büble Bier: Started with 3, 1 consumed, 2 left. Becks: Started with 6, 5 consumed, 1 left. Berliner Kindl Weisse (Raspberrry): Started with […]

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

In just a few hours I’ll be leaving the Windy City—headed back home and to meet the Cynical Queer.

My time in Chicago has been good and productive—even as damaged by an unusually severe case of jetlag. I didn’t accomplish everything on my agenda—but it was given that this was impossible. Instead I’ve made a […]