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The Working Dog Center at Penn Vet

Book tours can be tiring, but there’s nothing like being inspired by the work of the people of The Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia.  I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon there–basically an exercise in intellectual and emotional rapture. In general,...
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Gentle Grace

photo taken February...
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No pressure, but GIVE ME ATTENTION

I don’t care if my Mom is working…she should pet me or my nose presses keys in 5, 4, 3,...
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Craft brewery production up 6%

The Brewers Association announced that craft breweries* produced 24.6 million barrels of beer in 2016, 6% more than in 2015. It was the smallest increase since 2008. Retail dollar sales grew 10% to $23.5 billion. Microbreweries and brewpubs delivered 90% of the...
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Pairing Beer and Food with Sean Paxton – BeerSmith Podcast #145

Sean Paxton, aka “The Homebrew Chef” joins me this week to discuss the pairing of beer and food and how he plans entire multi-course meals around various beers. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File – Right Click...
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Brewers Association 2016 data: U.S. craft brewers up 6% in volume, 10% in retail dollars

[Press Release:] Steady Growth for Small and Independent Brewers – Brewers Association Releases 2016 Statistics for Craft Category (Boulder, CO) — The Brewers Association (BA)—the trade association representing small and independent (1) American craft brewers—today...
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Craft brewery production up 6%

Craft brewery production up 6%

The Brewers Association announced that craft breweries* produced 24.6 million barrels of beer in 2016, 6% more than in 2015. It was the smallest increase since 2008. Retail dollar sales grew 10% to $23.5 billion. Microbreweries and brewpubs delivered 90% of the...

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North Coast Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse makes debut

(Fort Bragg, CA) – Just announced by North Coast Brewing Co. in the company’s email newsletter. More below. *** Introducing Our New Seasonal Sour Beers! North Coast Brewing Co. has embraced the centuries old Berliner Weisse style, debuting a new, special release brew...

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The Working Dog Center at Penn Vet

The Working Dog Center at Penn Vet

Book tours can be tiring, but there’s nothing like being inspired by the work of the people of The Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia.  I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon there–basically an exercise in intellectual and emotional rapture. In general,...

Recycled Artwork

Recycled Artwork

“My mommy was in her studio making art, so I decided to make some art out of ‘recycled’...

Unleashed Photo Book by Amanda Jones

Unleashed Photo Book by Amanda Jones

You may remember photographer Amanda Jones’ series DOG YEARS: FAITHFUL FRIENDS THEN & NOW from a few years ago, which showed dogs at different ages of life. It was beautiful and touching, if not a touch bittersweet. Her most recent endeavor, Unleashed, is just as...

Hey Big Burper!

Hey Big Burper!

I burp like a full grown man but demand to be treated like a princess. And I have to burp in mom or dad’s face otherwise it didn’t count. I have no shame Love...

Terra the Smuggler

Terra the Smuggler

Terra has developed a habit of stealing other dogs toys by smuggling them home in her stomach then puking them up at...

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