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Display Name: Swan Ronson
Member Since: 10/19/09

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I always assumed these were gimmicky hangover "cures," with greasy foods and a little hair of the dog.

But I wouldn't know. I've never been hungover.

What's Up with Insane Bloody Marys?
8/30/13 01:58 PM

I don't save labels, but I do save different-shaped bottles. They're nice to have in my home brewing batch.

Do You Ever Save Empty Beer Bottles with Cool Labels? Beer Sessions
3/14/13 03:26 PM

I like their Black Metal quite a bit. And that is one nice brewery!

A Visit to Jester King: Craft Beer in Austin Maker Tour
10/11/12 04:24 PM

I just don't understand why a person paints their house, or an old piece of furniture that was in poor shape, in order to make it personalized. Don't they realize that offends me!

I like it. Good job.

Before & After: Erin's Painted House 110 + 2
9/14/12 10:20 AM

In the past when I was dieting, it was all about portions of things I love. I'm not dumb, I know for a fact I can't resist a cheeseburger. So I'll order the Little Cheeseburger from Five Guys without fries. Yeah, I could eat a bowl of fruit for breakfast, but I'm going to be happier with 2 fried eggs and a single strip of bacon. I had to know myself. Completely denying myself only made it harder.
Also, not watching TV for the sake of watching TV. I'm terrible about that.

What's the Best Way to Lose Weight Without Doing a Crazy Diet? Good Questions
8/24/12 10:07 AM

Oh no! #BigMayo go to you too!!


Tasting Table's Mayo Matrix: 9 Ways to Take Mayo Up a Notch
8/9/12 05:42 PM

For me, a brewery stops being "craft" when they put quantity of production ahead of quality of ingredients and technique. I like the idea of opening another brewery in a separate part of the country to ease distribution. Chemically treating the water seems excessive, but I understand they want to maintain as much consistency as possible. Hey, whatever gets exciting new beer to Texas is okay with me!

When Is a Small Craft Brewery No Longer "Craft" Enough?
6/20/12 01:36 PM

@Alicelost - That's an interesting way to look at it. It is pretty tasty. Dogfish Head is a pretty great brewery, so I can't hold that one gripe against them. I still enjoy their Punkin' Ale and Namaste quite a bit (and obviously their IPAs).

Beer Review: Aprihop from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Beer Sessions
6/14/12 11:07 AM

I thought it was good, but not great. I prefer Titan (Great Divide) or Stormcloud (Rahr & Sons) for an everyday IPA (I just finished a home brew of IPA I get to try next weekend). And I really like a good hop bomb on special occasions. I'll admit I'm a big fan of bold hops, so this isn't really marketed towards me.

Beer Review: Aprihop from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Beer Sessions
6/12/12 04:22 PM

I've had Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale and enjoyed it. Though it is odd to drink something so tart and call it beer. It'd probably make a fantastic brunch beverage, but it's not an everyday drinker for me. I'll stick to my stouts and IPAs.

Beer Review: Rodenbach Flemish Sour AleBeer Sessions
4/19/12 09:26 AM

@Verily, I'm hanging out with you. Iron Thistle for your friends? You are awesome.

Beer Fridge: 5 Best Beers for a PartyBeer Sessions
4/17/12 09:54 PM

Rahr & Sons Ugly Pug Black Lager - Flavorful enough for dark beer fans but light enough for casual drinkers.

If the drinkers are big beer fans, I'll break out something different like Brewdog's Hardcore IPA or Jester King Black Metal Imperial Stout. Or something I home brewed.

Beer Fridge: 5 Best Beers for a PartyBeer Sessions
4/10/12 03:56 PM


I can't let my own typo slide.

Keep the Caps Under Wraps: Put A Magnet On Your Bottle Opener Lifehacker
3/30/12 05:15 PM

I feel like a wimp now. I've never opened a beer with such force that the cap has flown across the room. Plus I own the Hermetus Bottle Opener & Resealer from Kaufman Mercantile (Thanks for the gift, AT!) and it's not quite big enough to hold a magnet on there as wel.

P.S. Secret screw caps? I'm not sure about that either.

Keep the Caps Under Wraps: Put A Magnet On Your Bottle Opener Lifehacker
3/30/12 05:14 PM

Rahr Brewery in Texas puts cocoa nibs in one of their beers to make a special edition of their stout, Snowmageddon. They don't bottle it. At least not yet.

Bitter Crunchy Chocolate Bits: Cacao Nibs
Ingredient Spotlight

2/13/12 12:05 PM

Can't tell if trolling or seriously unaware of Star Trek vs Star Wars...

But I like the TARDIS box. I just don't want my cat defecating in it.

Geek Chic Design: Where Do You Draw The Line?
1/30/12 11:11 AM

I know this - it's an old one!

When is a guest no longer guest?
When it's a jar! DUH!

When Is A Guest No Longer A Guest?
1/11/12 12:07 PM

I know what I'm doing this weekend.

Make Your Own: Manly Accessory Organization
Lookie What I Did

1/11/12 09:57 AM

My in-laws think I'm crazy for eating jelly with my scrambled eggs as a child. But I think they're weird for putting ketchup on their ham steaks. You wouldn't put ketchup on a ham sandwich, so how is this any different?!

Why Everyone Thinks I Eat My Pancakes Weird
11/28/11 04:36 PM


The Colorful Turkeys of Gozzi Turkey Farm
11/22/11 11:08 AM