DOW (Drinks of the Week)

Holy Shit I had a lot of drinks this week.  From Orange crushes, Jameson and Ginger, to St. Bernarbus Wit, and Brother Thelonious.  A battle of the holy beers, with St. Bernarbus Wit easily coming out on top.  That was a damn good beer.  I’ll try to list all of them in some order but there is a good chance I am going to screw this post up.  The biggest reason is that I am drinking now so we will just go with whatever my fat ass hands can type.

I came into this week having picked up two beers that I would try but being on vacation I clearly have had far more than that.  Shock Top and Cage Radler have been my go to beers so far.  Two easy drinking summer beers.  These are the guys I would knock down while relaxing on the screened in porch here at the rental just talking about how relaxing this is and that we will make it an annual tradition.

Brother Thelonious and St. Bernarbus we two very different beers with the St. Bernarbus coming out on top.  This was a sweet beer and I think that it just fit in a bit better for the setting I was in.  I don’t match my beers with my food but with the good times I am having.  Summer brings out more of the sweeter beers like the Wits.  So in good fashion I will be picking this one up again.  I highly suggest it ro all.

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Enjoying Dewey is easy all you have to do is show up and a party is going to break out. Each turn you take there is a place that is offering great drinks and great times.  This week there have been five places that I have enjoyed and I think you will all enjoy them as well.

#1.  This is a no brainer and most reading this are going to say no shit but The Starboard  is one of the greatest bars ever created by the beach gods.  I don’t believe this was built by man it is to mythical and to amazing to have been the creation of a mere mortal.

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#2.  Listen if you want to relax, people watch, and enjoy some amazing beers you have to stop into the Dewey Beer Company.  I had three beers from there and bought up some swag, the buzz forced me to do it.  The beers in ranking order from Dewey Beer Company would be #1 Citra Wit #2 Social Kolsch #3 Summer Saison.  All awesome beers.

#3  Que Pasa offers some amazing outdoor seating where kids can go and play and you can eat some awesome wings, or the Mussels with Chorizo.  I enjoyed a wonderful Day Blazer and just chilled.

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#4 Surf Side Bar  is a great pit stop for some good drinks and fun times.  On a walk from Dewey Town Hall I popped in just to grab a Sam’s Summer Ale to take the heat off.  They look small from the outside but the bar is deep and the good times are even deeper.

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#5  Paradise Grill is off the charts fun.  Look this place is huge, has the best atmosphere for the family.  This place is bayside so it will either take a bit of a drive to get there, or my preferred method a night boat trip where you can dock at the place.  They have plenty of beers decent food and some good bands that play.

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This week is slowing down and we are preparing to head into week #2 of this vacation.  Sunday you can catch me day drinking at the The Star Board stop in grab a selfie and a beer.

Never Drink Alone

See you in the Future – Thee Time Traveler.

Relax It’s Sunday

Well it was a another great week and we had some good times.  I don’t normally like to rush time but this week we leave for a two-week vaca to Dewey Beach.  If you know me at all you know I love the beach.  The biggest part of this week was that I had the fortune to take a three-day trip to Niantic, Connecticut this week also.  This is a great little bay town with good food and great people.

The week moved slow in the beginning but has quickly picked up speed as we get closer to our family vacation in Dewey Beach, Delaware.  If you have never been there it is one of the best social beach areas on the east coast.  If you love the beach night life this is the place to go.  There are multiple places to go to have a great time such as  The StarboardBottle and CorkDewey Beer Co. , and the Light House  just name a few.  You will find me at almost every one of those over the next two weeks.  Especially the Starboard on Sunday for Bloody Mary’s.  You if happen to find us down there stop for a drink and a story.

My Three day trip to Niantic was awesome.  There are a few establishments in both Niantic and New London that are fun and have good eats and drinks.  I would start off byIMG_2831 trying The Black Sheep Public House for a drink, a conversation, and some good eats.  After you stop there head out and just enjoy walking around town and getting to know people.  When we stopped in at the Black Shdep we got to talking to bartender and found out that she attended the University Delaware.  I have partied in that town a million times.  The planet is really small when you just stop and talk to people.  While we are hanging out down in Dewey the wife and I get to plan our long weekend in Hollywood Florida in August.  I can’t wait.

If you can find me stop and grab a selfie and tell us your story.  We love meeting new people and having a good time.

Life is short stop worrying about tomorrow – Thee Time Traveler.

DOW (Drinks of the Week)

We traveled to a couple of small towns in Connecticut this week to find some decent places to drink.  These bay towns offer a different view and some different beers.  We traveled to Niantic, CT and New London which are to awesome towns that sit on the Niantic Bay.  The views are great and the people are great also.  This is one of those places you can come to and relax and not have to worry about a busy night life. This isn’t Dewey Beach which is more for partying than relaxing.  The seafood up in Niantic makes it worth the trip also.  Good Bars, Good People, and Good Beers, totally made this trip worth it.

The first bar we visited was the The Black Sheep Public House.  This bar has an old IMG_2833school pub feel to it.  We pulled up to the bar and began a conversation with the bartender.  Low and behold she went to college in Delaware.  It’s unreal how small this world is.  The beer list had some new beers on it and made it difficult to choose from.  I stuck with a local from the area and chose Captains Daughter from Grey Sail Brewing out of Rhode Island.  If you like Double IPA’s then have at it, but I didn’t like the way she felt in my mouth.

Bar #2 was a joint called Fat Boys Kitchen and Bar that overlooked the New London Harbor and had a train that went by about a thousand times in an hour.  This bar and IMG_2841 (1)many other bars are on Bank Street in New London.  This road travels against the water and offers some great views while you enjoy some good food and drinks.  At Fat Boys I went with Smiley Blue Pils from Stevens Point Brewery.  This was an easy drinking Pils and more my taste.  It was nice sitting and drinking and looking out over the harbor.  If you go there I would suggest getting the Fried Cucumber and the Scallop Tacos.  Wow.

Bar# 3 was a little different from the last two but had 50 beers on tap.  Yup 50, and they could make some pretty wild cocktails also.  This bar is more built for the millennials like the guy that was on his laptop at the bar.  Come on bro get a drink and tell a story shithead.  Sorry I am sure he had something really important that couldn’t wait.  So back to me, I decided to stick with something on the lighter side and went with Back East Brewing’s Summer Ale.  This was IMG_2844 (1)a good choice and went down well.  Some of the other beers that were there were Metric Pilsner from Industrial Arts BrewingDog Fish Heads Alternate #5, a sour beer, and many other beers from all over the area.

Beer #, well honestly who the F@#$ is counting.  So I picked up a variety pack from Cisco Brewers.  It’s was just ok, yeah that is probably the best way to describe it as just ok.  The beers weren’t mind-blowing or leave an impact at all.  The Pale Ale was the best one in the pack.

If you ever get a chance head up to Connecticut and have a good time.  There is plenty of beer and plenty of good times to be had by all.

Remember Never Drink Alone

See You in the Future – Thee Time Traveler

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Relax It’s Sunday

Who had a great week this week, THIS GUY!!!  It is hard for me to complain about any week that I have.  It’s not that I am doing anything crazy I, believe that I really only hold onto the positives and ignore the negatives of things that happen.  The work week was short coming off of the holiday weekend that also was excellent.  Tuesday Night we sat and watch fire works from DP’s backyard.  We cooked out and relaxed and enjoyed the night.  Middletown put on a great fire works display.  The three days of work went quickly and rolled right into another great Saturday.

Saturday brought us another great day on the beach where we hung out with some great people and even got to meet some new ones.  It is great to go to the drive on beach and fish, drink, and cookout.  The kids all get together and dig for sand crabs, catch jelly fish, and just have a blast.  My youngest couldn’t stop singing Moana Songs and playing in the waves.

The group was close to 25 deep not inlcuding the kids.  There was cornhole, fishing, laughs, good times, and everything else that comes with a day on the beach.  I was throwing down some Cage Radler Victory Beers that just made everything better.  The best is that we all agree to do so many things with each other that we know only about 2% of it will happen.  You know we agree to by boats, and beach houses, and party like this all the time.

The best is when it’s time to pack up.  Oh the fight that this has become.  The kids and the wife never want to leave.  Deep down neither do I, problem is that I know I have to drive home.  F me right.  So there I am the bad guy for having to pack up and make us go.  Trust me my inner child crying an ocean of tears.  Once off the beach it was time to hit up WAWA grabs drinks and sandwiches for the long haul home.  I weep the whole way back.  Once home it is tubbies for everyone, one last drink on the deck, and night night time.

Sunday we went to Cantwells Tavern for brunch.  The is a great place within a historic town.  The brunch is awesome there and the Bloody Mary Bar is excellent.  Following that it is off to the community pool for sun and fun.  I would much rather be a the beach though.

I am convinced now that I want to get a place at the beach.  Nothing to extravagant just somewhere that I can lay my head down and the kids will have fun hanging out with other kids.  I hate having to drive back an hour from the beach.  Hour down and an hour back kinda sucks.  I think we will start looking this fall for something in the future.  If anyone has any recommendations let me know.

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See you in the Future – Thee Time Traveler

DOW (Drinks of the Week)

I would like to start by saying that I Fucking love the beach.  Sorry, I just can’t get enough of it.  The best part is when you find that perfect drink that goes with the perfect day.  This week I grabbed two new beers Bilsner from Burley Oak Brewing and Cage Radler from Victory.  One beer not so good the other beer really good.

First up was the beer that didn’t mesh well with the beach.  When I pair beers it’s no soIMG_2806.PNG much with food but the weather and fun I believe I am going to have. Bilsner wasn’t a bad beer but pairing for the beach.  Plus I think Bilsner freak me out the way he stares at you from the can and points at you.  I don’t know if he was judging me or letting me know he was coming for me.  All in all it was an okay beer but not good for the beach.

Victory almost never disappoints when I pick them up.  Cage Radler was a great beach beer with an awesome flavor.  I could have drank thirty of these if given the chance.  Cage Radler had a fruity taste to it that felt wonderful in my mouth.  This only helped with the good times that were being had on the beach.  I will be adding this to the list of great beach beers.

I am always looking for suggestions on beers and other drinks to try.  If you have any suggestions shot them my way.  I will literally put anything in my mouth, wait that came out wrong.  I will try almost anything, shit I mean drinks, fuck I can’t end this the right way.

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See You in the Future – Thee Time Traveler

Relax It’s Sunday

Another Great week down.  I had a good time at work this past week, enjoyed meeting some new people, headed out to the beach, and will be going to a brunch today to round out was has been a good week.  The only downfall of this week is that there are so many things and places I want to be that I get mad when I can’t make them all.  I missed the Ales vs. Lagers at Brick Works in Smyrna DeShoot out for Soldiers in Philadelphia, and couldn’t decide which group to hang out with on the beach.  I know tough right.  We decided to hang out with a new group because we love meeting new people.  The wife had a trip to Detroit that was cancelled due to multiple planes having mechanical issues and it was probably good that she never got on one.

After the wifes Detroit trip got cancelled she was able to attend her work BBQ where IMG_3697they had some awesome food including crabs from BNB Seafood that were delicous.  This week I also had a work BBQ but didn’t get to enjoy the same level off food.  We stayed traditional with just burgers and dogs.  I love getting together with co-workers even though if half of us a faking the enjoyment of each others company.  Stop you know it’s true everyone talks about how good it is to see everyone, then you split into your groups of people you actually like, then you talk shit on each other, then someone says when the hell are we getting out of here, then at the end you hug everyone and talk about how good it was to see them again.  I don’t care I enjoy hanging out and having a good time, plus I actually like everyone there.

We rounded out the week by heading to our safe place, the Beach.  We enjoyed hanging IMG_3714our with a different crowd, meeting some new people, seeing some people that we haven’t seen in a while, and just had a great time.  I drank some awesome beers  and the wife tried to reacreate the drink she had a Chesapeake Inn the last week.  It was good but not the same.  I knew I was settled in for the day once the fishing pole was in the water, kids in the sand, and the music rocking out.  We left the house around 645 in the morning to beat any traffic that might develope along the way.  This was a good strategy becuase we got there around 8 am.  We spent the day talking to as many people as we could, drank some good drinks, and cemented some new friendships.

Today we are heading down to Grain H2O to enjoy some brunch.  I stopped there the other day after to check it out and ran in to two people I didn’t think would be there.  I sat down next to an empty plate when I found the my buddy was there doing some work for the company he owns.  As we sat there and talked about the upcoming weekend I ran into a coworker who has a greater passions for beer than myself.  Chance meetings are always cool.  He was there with a buddy just enjoying a good afternoon sitting on the deck overlooking the marina.  If you get a chance try Cucumber Crush by 10 Barrel.   If you catch us out there stop by and chat for a bit.  We love company.

Have a safe and fun 4th of July Weekend – Enjoy some freedom, fire works, and fun.

 

 

DOW (Drinks of the Week)

This week we picked up a couple of 6 packs and headed to the Beach.  There’s nothing like packing up the Jeep and driving onto the drive on beach.  The regular beach is nice but it doesn’t even compare to the fun that you can have on the drive on.  You can bring everything you need out there, like grills, good times, Cornhole, (which is not a weird sexual move), fishing poles, a couch,  and everything else you could fit inside your jeep or truck.  If your not a fan of the ocean and the beach you can stop reading now.  Sorry for that outburst but it’s anti American to not like the beach.  The kids love it down there and could spend every moment hanging out and meeting new frineds.  Each time we go down the wife and I convince ourselves that we are going to get a beach house. Well maybe next time.

When I am on the Beach I enjoy lighter beers that don’t come off so heavy.  This week I went with Brooklyn Summer Ale and Two Roads Ol’Factory  to compliment the hot day.  Both were great picks and went perfect with the hot day and great company.  There was a mixed crowd of about twenty or more people. We got on the beach around 8 am it was cool and windy but the perfect morning to be out there.  We quickly set up the Block Rocker and got settled in for the day.  As  others showed up the grills got pulled out and everything from breakfast to brunch was being cooked up right there on the beach.  What a perfect morning.

I didn’t want to crack a beer to early but F#$% it we were on the beach.  I grabbed the Two Roads and used the bottle opener on my Jeep License plate to open it up.  The beer was a little shook up from the ride down and it money shot all over the back of the Jeep like a bad porno.  Rookie.  Bottle in hand it was down the old hatch with this lightly colored elixir.  DELICIOUS and as the temperature rose they just kept getting better.

Once I polished off the Two Roads it was onto the Brooklyn Summer Ale which is a great beer to take on the beach.  The only down fall is that it doesn’t make you feel like Jenny from the Block.  But it did make me dance a little.   This is a great summer time ale and would be good either on the Beach, back yard BBQ, or a city block party.

If you come across either one of these beers I would encourage you, no wait, you must drink these outside with friends.  These beers are not to be wasted while you sit inside and watch movies about other people having good times.  Grab a sixer of these and go make some memories.

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We will be taking our talents to Grain H2O at the Summit Marina for brunch.  If you are feeling up to and catch us there grab a selfie and drink.  Would love you here your story.

Never Drink alone

See you in the Future – Thee Time Traveler

Relax It’s Sunday

Wow what a good week.  I have an unhealthy love for the summer time.  21 June marked the official beginning of summer and the unofficial beginning of good times.  We ensured that we started the weekend a little early, like Thursday night.  DP and his family came by the house, we had a great night out Friday night with an unexpected couple, met a cool Uber driver, and went to a birthday party on Saturday were I agreed to by my kid a four-wheeler.  I don’t know what I was thinking on that last part.  Nothing really notable for the work week do it being pretty quiet.

Thursday was an unexpected night were DP and the family stopped by.  DP brought over some Kona Beer’s and a sixer of Troegs Sunshine Pils.  We sat in the garage and BS’d for a while.  It’s always nice to just sit and enjoy the night with family.  We talked about the everything from highschool, to getting old.  It’s funny to look back and realize how long we have known each other.  We also confirmed out future plans of learning to play the bag pipes, getting motorcycle licenses, and we are going to fly single engine planes.  We have strong ambitions to become the most interesting people ever.

Friday night we went out to Chesapeake Inn and had a blast with a couple we don’t usually hang out with.  That of course will now change considering the amount of fun we had, it’s nice to form new friendships.  The night was filled with laughs, dancing, drinking, and just a flat out awesome time.  I did manage to time travel a bit, but did wake up in my bed.  I also had mystery vomit that took a couple of hours to locate.  It went undetected so long that I thought I made it up in my head.  My 8-year-old was the lucky winner to find it.

After brushing of the cob webs and throwing down a bloody mary, Saturday was off to a hot start.   We went over to a friend’s house who was having a birthday party for there six year old.  This was perfect because we could take the kids over and let them get wore out playing and going down the giant inflatable water slide.  Saturday turned into the day that I agreed to purchase a lot of things.  First I believe that I am going into business of renting our giant inflatable slides, and I am buying a four-wheeler for my 8-year-old.  This caused my wife to give me one of those looks.  Yeah that look that you’re doing right now, don’t judge me it sounded good when I agree to it.

Sunday is clean up day.  I decided to stay home and do some cleaning while the wife is heading out to Chesapeake Inn for a Ladies day brunch thingy.  I really didn’t know what else to call it but it’s brunch and Mimosa’s so she should have a good time.  Later today we have a meeting for Little Pro Football as DP, Adam, and myself get ready to start another season of coaching the kids.  For DP and myself we are heading into our third season now and we hope to be the favorites this year.  It is exciting watching these kids grow.  My fall should be jam-packed with football and Rylee wants to play soccer again.

All in all another great week down and some more memories created.  New friendships cemented and old ones just continue to grow.  Summer time is off and running and we going to spend it chasing good times.  Take today to sit back and reflect on a great week that was.

See You in the Future – Thee Time Traveler.

 

DOW (Drinks of the Week)

Well this week I don’t come to you with a specific drink.  This week I bring a venue that is awesome and the good time we had with an unexpected couple.  This week we hopped on a chance to have dinner and drinks with a couple that we don’t normally hang out with.  We all follow each other on social media but have never actually had a night out before.  So when they said they were heading out for dinner we jumped at the chance to catch up with them for dinner and drinks.

It was about 6 when our UBER driver pulled up to take us to Chesapeake Inn.  The driver, Na’Sha, who just happens to live a block away. pulled up in front of the house to take us out.  I love UBER because you get to meet really interesting people.  Na’Sha, a mother of three, who is a nurse out of Philadelphia was also working a creating a healthy brand of baby food.  She drove the UBER for her side hustle to pay for everything that goes into trying to create the line of baby food.  I love hearing about people who are willing to work so hard.  During our drive we also found out that her middle child and our oldest were in the same class together in school.  We did and up convincing her that her and her husband should go to Chesapeake Inn this weekend.  The world gets really small when you start to talk to people.

We got to Chesapeake Inn around 630 and moved up to the bar to order drinks and wait on the other couple.  They were running late because there babysitter was stuck in traffic.  So me and the wife sat and chatted for a bit.  The weather was a perfect and the tiki bar was packed full of people.  The wife order an Orange Crush and I got a Sam Adams Summer Ale.  The Orange Crush is one those perfect summer drinks.  After two rounds of that we decided to get a table as the other couple got closer to their arrival.

Mike and Tina arrived around 730.  We were on our third drinks at this point and had scarfed down some delicious crab dip.  It took all of about two minutes to realize that we were going to have a good night.  Nikki ordered a drink that was some fruity concoction IMG_3671of fruit, vodka, and amazing.  I stuck with the Summer ales and I can no longer recall what Mike and Tina got.  We all ordered sushi, yeah sushi, it was F#$%^&* Amazing.  Nikki got the Hairy Mexican and I got the TNT Roll.  Mike and Tina destroyed what look like ten rolls.  We sat and talked about so many different things it was really awesome.  You would have thought that we had all been hanging out like this for years  with the conversations being so natural.  Not once was there and uncomfortable pause where we would all have to stare at each other.  After dinner it was to the dance floor.

I think it was 80’s night and there was band playing whose lead singer was a little fella who really believed that he was bigger than he was, it was cute watching him sing like a big boy.  I decided to move onto Jack and Diet and dance at the senior citizen party that was taking place on the dance floor.  I felt like the flash when he is running at light speed and everyone else is slowly moving around him.  About ten minutes into this I began  to feel the effects of the time traveler.  We all danced and had a great time so I have been told.  I tried to order an UBER but my brain and hands were talking two different languages.  Mike was kind enough to get one for all of us.  It was at this point that I entered a new dimension and before I knew it I woke up in my bed.  Once again a succesful time travel session.

I woke up Saturday morning not knowing if I got sick our not.  There wasn’t any evidence of this taking place but my body felt as if it got sick.  I spent most of the morning searching for the evidence like I was searching for murderous clues.  The wife couldn’t confirm my getting sick and I began to believe that it was all made in my head.  Then the wife hears my oldest say “Mommy what is all over your sink.”  Vindicated and a bit disgusted.  At some point during the night I stumbled into the bathroom and got sick in the wife’s sink.  My bad, I got some Clorox wipes and cleaned up my nasty little mess.  I headed back downs stairs and poured a bloody Mary using Sucker Punch Bloody Mary Mix,  Bay Vodka, and some sun and I was back on my feet.

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Take a chance at hanging out with a couple that you haven’t hung out with before.  This helped start what I believe to be a fun new friendship.  We are overly surprised and happy with the outcome of last night and can’t wait to hang out again.   Surround yourself with fun people and go have a good time.

See you in the Future – Thee Time Traveler.

Relax it’s Sunday

It’s a special Sunday today because it’s Fathers Day.  So sit back have some beer, tell some dad jokes, and enjoy a great day.  Hopefully the weather is great wherever you are and you can do some awesome stuff.  I am back from being off the grid for two weeks and ready to get back to work.  I enjoyed a good two weeks doing some dude type stuff and being around some really good guys.  Like Vegas thought these stories will stay where we left them.

Today I am heading over to my buddy Sean’s to enjoy some sweet family time and some awesome food.  Sean is notorious for his meat, once it’s in your mouth it’s all over.  I am preparing my body now for the potential food coma that is coming.  The night will surely end with great food, kids playing in the yard, and the adults sitting by the fire and telling awesome stories.  I can’t wait.

Going to Sean’s place is great because I missed my families reunion on Saturday.  It sucks but it was late by the time I got home and I really just wanted to be with the girls.  My oldest had a huge dance recital that I missed and I wanted to hear all about it.  Super proud of her, she is growing up way to fast.  My youngest didn’t skip a beat, she kissed me and then pushed me aside so she could finish coloring and making up an imaginary story in her head.  So cute.  Love these girls.

The wife and I sat outback and enjoyed an awesome night having a few drinks and catching up things that I missed over the last two weeks.  The girls stayed inside and played while we enjoyed each others company.  While sitting out back we talked about more things than I can remember at this point.  It was a perfect night.

I can’t wait to see what the day brings and the stories that we will talk about.  I can’t wait for the stories to send me back in time and remember moments that we tend to forget.   Take some time to sit with your family and enjoy the day.  For the Dads out there do what you like it’s your day.

Happy Fathers Day to All.

See you in the Future – Thee Time Traveler.