Thirsty Thursday

Earlier this week I happened to walk into a local establishment selling adult spirits and stumbled across a sales rep – supplier offering samples of an adult beverage to the staff along the brandy aisle. Turns out she was a charming young lady from South Carolina hawking a very winsome apple brandy; being naturally curious […]

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Some things just work out.  Like a pineapple being the perfect shape to hollow out and drink from.  Sure, we’ve all seen the brochures and commercials of people doing this in tropical resorts.  It fits there.  But how about on the Missouri River on a cloudy, rainy, cold day? Ever since I first posted the […]

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Brent Sweatman from Garden & Gun on Vimeo. One of the many benefits of our most recent foray to the South has been exploring a “whole ‘nuther” culture of food and adult beverages; aiding us along that culinary pilgrimage has been a long venerated Southern publication Garden & Gun. The Southern Food Issue is sitting […]

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The buzz around Bozeman this week has been the possibility of snow in town today.  Sure enough, woke up this morning, walked out onto our back porch and it was gently snowing.  The rooftops around us had a nice whitish tint to them, but snow hasn’t really accumulated yet.  Thank God, it’s too early in […]

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Here in Bozeman today it is cloudy, chilly and drizzly.  I love these days.  It’s one of the first ones with a hint of fall in the air.  You can stand outside, close your eyes and imagine the sound of elk bugling and picture big browns chasing down streamers.  After a long, hot summer these […]

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August is the dog days of summer.  It’s hot.  It’s muggy.  If you’re in the service industry in a tourist town by this point in the summer you are pretty much tired of the whole human race.  How do you beat the dog day blues?  Icy cold frozen gin drinks are a good start. I […]

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As anglers, we spend a lot of hots days in the sun, sweating our asses off in pursuit of fish.  After a few hours of such self inflicted torture the thought of an ice cold drink starts to sound pretty damn good.  You have a couple options.  You can always lug a cooler out to […]

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Slow days at a fly shop can lead to interesting conversation.  The other day the talk shifted to Florida, saltwater fishing and booze.  Brantley has ties in Florida, so he had lots of stories for Steve and me.  One thing he did share really piqued my interest; a drink his girlfriend shared with him: the […]

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You know that it’s going to be a good day on the water when you are out fishing with your friends.  Even more so when you are fishing hallowed water like the Railroad Ranch on the Henry’s Fork.  And even more so when a bottle of fine bourbon gets passed around while you are gearing […]

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Fly fishing man and woman do not live by adult beverages alone. In fact, coffee might just be more of a friend to the year round fisher than other libations so oft mentioned and visualized in fly fishing media. Our famdamily unit (now with members living in every time zone in the continental US) remains […]

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Cheap beer is cheap beer.  But drink it out on the water with a buddy and it’s the nectar of the gods. Need I say more?

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Last Friday was a day of many firsts. First time fishing the Henry’s Fork. First time fishing with Ken. First time in an Adipose skiff. First pork rind. The best first though? My first Gin and Tonic. There were gasps of shock on the boat when the fact that I had never had a G&T […]

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Jeret Pena’s Perfect Margarita from Tasting Table on Vimeo. On a Thursday where all the troops are running around like chickens with their heads cut off, this will have to do today. And with the lime shortage crisis apparently improving, it’s time to squeeze some limes for one of these and a key lime pie. […]

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Last week when I was back home in Bozeman we had a little get together.  You know, just a small gathering of friends I hadn’t seen in a while, all eating dinner and having a beer and chit chatting and having a good time.  Well, that soon evolved into a rowdy game of “Asshole”, played […]

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Lucy’s Fried Chicken is one of those Central Texas icons that carved its sterling reputation the old fashioned way – they cooked their way to fried chicken (and other tasty stuff) heaven one crispy piece at a time on South Congress in Austin (and in Burnett too). Along with fried chicken, an armada of other […]

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