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DRAFT PICKS: Barleywine is a kick!

DRAFT PICKS: Barleywine is a kick!

One of the beers discussed in this week’s review is a wonderful barleywine ale. Many beer lovers don’t realize what they are getting into when they grab — either by design or by mistake — a barleywine ale.  Not that there is anything wrong with it. Quite the contrary, barleywine ales are wonderful sipping drinks […]

Just keep moving

Just keep moving

Area seniors keep fit through exercise MANISTEE — There’s a definite peaceful pace to the way Duane Davis walks the Manistee Riverwalk. It’s not slow, but by no means is it brisk, either. And Doris Bowling chuckles about the journeys she takes and the places she sees on her bike: “Well, you don’t go far.” […]

DRAFT PICKS: Smokin’ smooth

DRAFT PICKS: Smokin’ smooth

One of the beers reviewed today is a smoky Imperial Stout. A lot of beer lovers enjoy a touch of ‘smoke’ in their brews. Many do not. Smokiness in beer is infused in the brewing process. It isn’t that someone pours some ‘liquid smoke’ in at some stage.  It all begins with the roasting of […]

Knowing your food

Knowing your food

CSA provides opportunity for families to have fun in the kitchen MANISTEE — For those who like a wide variety fresh produce to play with in the kitchen, community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a good option and a growing trend. CSAs are based on a partnership between the farmer and consumer in which the customer purchases […]