Weekly Brews and Reviews: Game and Variations

A common songwriting technique is theme and variation.  Establishing a melody, and then repeating the original material in an altered form, tweaking elements to create something new.  Such elements could be the rhythm, the instrumentation, or even burying the original melody deep within another theme entirely.  It’s a fascinating tool that pops up time and … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: Game and Variations

Weekly Brews and Reviews: Finishing Abzû, Taking a Doughnut Break, and Celebrating with Rochefort 10

As a sort of resolution for 2016, I started a beer journal to document every new brew I encounter over the course of the year.  The goal of this practice is to catalog the beverages I ingest, comparing flavors to see which beers I truly enjoyed.  At the very least, this little notebook helps me … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: Finishing Abzû, Taking a Doughnut Break, and Celebrating with Rochefort 10

Donkey Kong Country 2 with Victory Brewing Company’s Golden Monkey

It’s difficult to approach a beloved memory with a critical eye.  The emotions from a positive past experience tend to ripen with age.  But it’s important to reevaluate one’s list of favorites over the years; to ensure nostalgia isn’t muddling your perception.   With that in mind, I have decided to pair one of my … Continue reading Donkey Kong Country 2 with Victory Brewing Company’s Golden Monkey

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft with Brewery Ommegang’s Gnomegang

There was a time during my childhood that one night out of every week was deemed, “Poker Night.”  My father would invite his friends over for an evening of high-class booze, middle-tier snacks, and low-stakes poker.  It was a means to unwind, forget about work, and catch up with your buddies in a comfortable environment. … Continue reading Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft with Brewery Ommegang’s Gnomegang