by Jacob Cates Greg and I would argue that the Bible is cool with responsible consumption of alcohol including Shiner Bock. (I am biased; know that now.) If time avails I will write examples of great beer drinkers in Christian history in order to show you that if you are a Lutheran and like beer, you are no heretic since [...]
What is Bock beer? Well other than being one of my favorite styles of beer, it is a dark colored sweet lager that is lightly hopped and high on the ABV (6-7%). But Bock hasn’t always been as we know it. The style known now as bock was a dark, malty, lightly-hopped ale first brewed in the 14th century by German brewers [...]
In all honesty, I didn’t realize that this would be theBeerean’s 100th post when I sat down to write. I had planned on writing some thoughts about the drinks I shared with a lost coworker last week (maybe next week). But as I opened WordPress, I couldn’t help but see that we were setting at 99 posts. So what does [...]
Last week I posted the first half of my interview with Aaron “Buck” Burnett. Today I want to share with you the second half of my interview. We talk about how to minister to those that are in addictions and his personal views on alcohol now. Aaron is one of the on-air personalities of the “World Famous Buck and Dex [...]
I sat down the other day with Aaron Burnett to talk about his past addictions, first beers, how he stopped, 12 step-programs and the sort. Aaron is one of the on-air personalities of the “World Famous Buck and Dex Show” here in Albuquerque. He got saved last year and has been sharing his new faith in Jesus ever since. It’s [...]
I don’t know exactly how to say this…I’m getting tired of the smug looks, the condescending tones, the holier-than-thou words, and the Bible gymnastics I get when people tell me about their convictions. This is mostly when someone tells me that they feel convicted to not drink alcohol. Let me clear the air right now…if you are convicted by the Holy Spirit [...]
What is ABV? I might be a little weird, but I like to read beer labels. It’s amazing how much information can be found on the side of a bottle of beer. I love to read how brewers like to describe their beer. Some like to be serious, some like to be humorous, and some read like your drinking a [...]
by Jacob Cates I love my wife. I do! She’s fiercely loyal, stubborn in all the good ways, has a deep, abiding love for the Lord, can attract all sorts of controversy with an innocuous Facebook post. I’m not kidding. We had a date night, as all you men should have with your wives, and she said on her Facebook [...]
Last week I wrote about saying the phrase, “I need a beer.” Then a few days ago, I came across this passage in my morning reading. Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who tarry long over wine; those who go to [...]
With Christmas and New Years approaching fast, I thought I should give everyone a simple reminder. There are going to be a lot of opportunities to enjoy some good spirits with friends and family.
I love having a nice beer while hanging out with family waiting for the bird to cook. A glass of wine goes so well with dinner when it’s ready too. You also can’t forget about toasting in the New Year. Alcohol and this time of the year just seem to go together. Everyone seems to be offering you another beer or glass of wine or egg nog or peppermint schnops or Irish coffee or glass of scotch (I’m getting thirsty).
I’m sitting at the MVD waiting for my number to be called bored out of my mind. So I thought I would pose the question that has been rattling in my mind the past few days. Did Jesus ever get a buzz? I think we would all agree that Jesus drank. It’s hard to be accused as a drunkered if [...]
What should you do with your beer that has gone bad? It might be the death of you to drink it, but it still has the ability to give some life.
If you were only able to buy one kind of beer glass, I would recommend getting a pint glass. But next on my list would be a pilsner glass. In fact, I don’t even own a pint glass right now. I only own pilsner glasses (my wife has promised me she is going to remedy this very shortly ). In [...]
I mentioned on Twitter last night that my beer supply is dangerously low, and my paycheck is a ways off. This seems to be a trend in my life here lately. I either run out of beer or like this week the beer I have isn’t that tasty (three bottles of Newcastle that went bad and a couple of beers [...]
Had to go short and sweet this week. I have a lot on my plate right now. But I hope this tip is helpful to everyone out there.