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I have found my graceland, and guess where…

August 5, 2008

Check out the new “Gateway of Champions” at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. It honors all the past gator football greats while I think it will seriously help in recruiting for the future. I smell a road trip!

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The sexiest blog on the web!

June 12, 2008

Alaina, my beautiful bride-to-be, has finally joined the blogosphere. Check her out at alainafaith.wordpress.com

Oh yeah.. I'm dating up.

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My Visit to the Good People Brewery

June 7, 2008

So at the Magic City Brewfest this year, I met some good people. Specifically, I met THE Good People from the aptly titled Good People Brewing Company. They are Alabama’s newest beer brewing outfit, and they are setup right in downtown Birmingham. Their brown ale was at the festival, and Stuart Carter (Free the Hops President) called it the best he had had of that style. In passing, one of the Good People told me I should stop by the brewery sometime. There was an email waiting for him the next morning to take him up on it. Careful what you offer me, folks. I will come-a collectin.

Anyway, GP’s Michael met us downtown and walked us into their 5 Points Brewery setup. For those who don’t know, if you walk just past the 5 Points Grill, there is a sign with their name on it over a giant window looking into the second story of their brewing equipment. Read more after the jump….

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My next car

June 5, 2008

GM announced today that it is sending the volt into production and will release it in 2010. The volt is a snazzy looking car that runs on electricity. That’s right, electricity. I have to admit, in reading the above linked article, I was like a kid reading a comic book. I couldn’t get enough.

I have often said I wanted to get the new camaro when in comes out (whenever that is), but I think this may override that as my new dream car.

GM Volt

Here is the breakdown:

The engine is electric, and can drive 40 miles on it’s own with no gas. A gas generator kicks in after that, and can take you aprox 400 more miles. News reports say this equates to giving you 150 miles per gallon of gas. Yeah.

Think of how much of a middle finger this is to the status quo… While everyone else gripes but doesn’t do anything about gas prices, you are sitting here beating the system. Wanna go on a long trip? A 600 mile drive will cost you 4 gallons of gas. Most people live than 40 miles from work, meaning your daily commute can be gasless. And according to gm-volt.com, it will only cost an approximate 85 cents to $1.35 to charge up.

Wow.

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Free The Hops: The Documentary

May 27, 2008

Finally, the Free The Hops Documentary is online. I enjoyed watching this at the IMAX last month, and now we can all enjoy it on youtube. To the talented UAB students who put it on: a hundred beers to you, sirs.

This is a great summary on what Free The Hops is about, and where it came from. Enjoy!

Oh, and see you at the BREWFEST THIS WEEKEND!! MagicCityBrewfest.com

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Festival Season is upon us!

April 30, 2008

My favorite time of year is upon us.. (ok so, fall is awesome for football, summer is awesome for beaches, and winter is awesome for Christmas but…) Spring is festival season in Birmingham, so here are a few things I am looking forward to doing over the next few months…

First off, my favorite: THE MAGIC CITY BREWFEST – May 31 & June 1 at Sloss. – Over 250 beers and all the food you can grab, set to the tune of some great music. Last years festival was a blast… check out www.magiccitybrewfest.com … As a proud member of Free The Hops, I hope you can come out and enjoy this while helping us fund the fight against outdated beer laws in Alabama.

Next: Do Dah Day. – Dogs take over Caldwell Park in downtown Bham. Chloe had a blast last year. www.dodahday.org

The Buck Creek Festival in Helena. A very laid back affair around the creek in old town, complete with a rubber ducky race down the water fall. Too chill to miss. www.buckcreekfestival.com

City Stages – A pretty cool lineup this year… www.citystages.org

The Crawfish Boil – An AWESOME music lineup… Candlebox, 3 Doors Down, Seether, Flo Rida, T Pain, Gavin Degraw, and Fergie. Wow! www.schaeffercrawfishboil.com

And, although it isn’t a festival, the Farmer’s Market on Saturday’s at Pepper Place. So cool.. homemade ice cream, Okafes Coffee!!!, fresh produce, tastey baked goods, and a really cool atmosphere. www.pepperplacemarket.com

Did I miss any? I know there are others….

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Death Love and Beer

April 23, 2008

Haven’t posted in a week or two (dang you, life! Getting in the way of me blogging!) but I thought I would feed you a quick update.

Free The Hops had an awesome write up in the Montgomery Advertiser last weekend. If you are not aware of Free The Hops or where the gourmet beer movement in Alabama stands, here is your chance to catch up.

I am walking in the March of Dimes’ March for Babies this weekend… if you would like to donate to, you know, save freakin babies… that would be awesome… Donate here!

Also, Slamwire did the Magic City Brewfest website this year. Check it out. I am also working with the festival, so if you don’t know about it, check out the website and come out for the best beer and food Alabama has to offer.

And on a personal note, poison oak sucks… if you see the dreaded leaves of three… run like hell. I’m serious.

Finally, enjoy my new favorite song of the moment… Ludo – Love Me Dead