Sep

26

2016
Reviewing Finnish Beers

Reviewing Finnish Beers

One of the less common places to buy craft beer is an army surplus store. Varusteleka is a Finnish company, founded 2003, that sells various essentials for a manly lifestyle, like gas masks, emergency food rations, and also craft beer, as they recently started brewing too. I bought a small selection to try out, drove to an unnamed remote location by a lake, and warmed...

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Sep

07

2016
Beer Gardens & Breweries – East Coast Addition

Beer Gardens & Breweries – East Coast Addition

A few weeks ago we were back in my hometown of Brooklyn, NY. It was hot and humid – the only real option was to go out and explore a few of the new breweries and beer halls which have opened in recent years. Our first stop Saturday afternoon was at Strong Rope Brewery in Gowanus, it’s a tiny little brewery. The beers were good and they offer most...

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Apr

01

2016
Getting going on a Friday night

Getting going on a Friday night

At the end of a long week it can be tough to decide if you want to go out for a beer or stay in and sleep. No, that’s a lie, beer is always the right choice. But, sometimes, it helps if that beer provides a bit of a pick-me-up – enter Motobrewer’s Coffee Porter! Motobrewer is a San Francisco based homebrewer and the Coffee...

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Mar

04

2016
Working in New Jersey

Working in New Jersey

I’m spending two weeks with our awesome colleagues at the IDT Lakewood office in central New Jersey. Long days at the office — sweat, deadlines, bugs crushed and tickets being closed one at a time, and takeout burritos consumed in the office while listening to the rain hammering the roof and flooding the parking lot. Hard work doesn’t go smoothly without the right beverages, though....

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Mar

01

2016
Photo Credit

MagicWords™ judged best SMS Innovation

IDTmessaging is proud to announce that MagicWords™ has been judged best SMS innovation at Capacity Europe’s Global Carrier Awards. Winners were recognized at a reception and gala in Paris, France. The Global Carrier Awards are an annual acknowledgment of excellence and innovation in the global telecoms marketplace. “We’ve been working hard to create a completely new kind of messaging experience, and I’m delighted the team’s hard...

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Feb

16

2016
Tongerlo Blonde

Tongerlo Blonde

I hear you.  What on earth is a Belgian doing in Florida?  Riding your bike as a flatlander and only drinking pale-looking beers?  Not quite.  Rule #1: Always make sure your beer is Belgian. Rule #2: I don’t really know, but just make sure your beer is Belgian.  So, we make sure the crème de la crème of our tasty fermented favourites are shipped over…often...

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Feb

05

2016
Friday Flights

Friday Flights

It’s a warm sunny day here in Chico, CA, which is conveniently, the home of Sierra Nevada Brewing company. That calls for a beer… or 4. With almost 20 beers on draft and even more in the bottle it’s really hard to decide where to start, luckily Sierra Nevada sells flights. Choosing four beers is much easier then one, and with 2 of us we got to...

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