Thursday, September 27, 2012

Beer Server Training

Frau Bierstein
Never served at a brew fest before? Then attend the OLCC beer servers orientation for the Umpqua Brew Fest. Everything you need to know to be as good a volunteer server as Frau Bierstein will be covered in one fun and fact filled hour. Cheers!

What: UBF Beer Server Orientation
Who: New servers (Those with past experience or with service permits are also invited!)
Why: Because "it takes a village to raise a brew!" 
When: Tues., Oct. 2 @ 7 p.m.
Where: Douglas County Library, Ford Family Room

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Running Water

In rural Kenya people and cattle share water sources.
5K Run 4 Running Water, sponsored by
Oregon State University Engineers Without Borders
Here in the Umpqua Valley it's easy to take for granted access to fresh water. It's the 21st century--buckets don't have to be hauled from the crick or hand cranked up from the bottom of the well. Turn on the tap, it flows; flush the toilet, it goes.

We're lucky we live where we live, because hundreds of millions of people elsewhere don't have access to clean water for their daily needs. We can act locally to conserve this precious, life sustaining resource, but we should also be aware that globally, water for drinking and sanitation is not a convenient tap away.

"It's All About the Water."

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Spelling Counts

Unless they really do serve bear cub steaks, this just might be a good place to cool off with a CHILLED BEER after a hike in the Himalayas!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cool Water

Thank goodness fall is nigh, because this summer, unfortunately, "it's all about the lack of water." The worst drought in five decades has severely impacted half the continental U.S., drying up water sources and damaging crops.

Let the rain fall and the water flow. Water. Cool water.

All day I face the barren waste without the taste of water,
Cool water.
Old Dan and I with throats burned dry and souls that cry for water,
Cool water.

The nights are cool and I'm a fool each stars a pool of water,

Cool water.
But with the dawn I'll wake and yawn and carry on to water,
Cool water.


Keep a movin' Dan, don't you listen to him Dan, he's a devil not a man
and he spreads the burnin' sand with water.
Dan can you see that big green tree where the water's runnin' free
and it's waiting there for me and you.
Water, cool water.

The shadows sway and seem to say tonight we pray for water,

Cool water.
And way up there He'll hear our prayer and show us where there's water,
Cool water.


Dan's feet are sore he's yearning for just one thing more than water,
Cool water.
Like me, I guess, he'd like to rest where there's no quest for water,
Cool water.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

White House Brewhaha

After weeks of pressure from a We the People petition and a Freedom of Information Act request, the Obama administration has finally released the secret recipe for the White House Honey Ale home brew.

Top Secret Recipe Revealed
The President has ceased fomenting political unrest with his furtive fermenting, and has quenched the curiosity of a thirsty nation.
Reference: The Watchdog Blog