Paws For Beer 2017 Beer Advent Calendar Review

2017 Beer Advent Calendar Review

A beer tree for Christmas

Last week I rounded up our year of travels so my last task for the year is to round up my 2017 Beer Advent calendar. I was pretty successful this year with only having two repeat beers on my beer list. And I actually did it on purpose, not because I forgot like I did last year. It was the Luponic #007 from Firestone Walker and worth a repeat and the Bad Santa from Pelican Brewing.  Also worth a second glass. Continue reading

Hiking to Roman Nose Lakes Trail #165 Bonners Ferry Idaho

Roman Nose Lakes Trail

Roman Nose Lower Lake

It was early in the summer season and the dogs and I decided to venture out on a hike that I had always wanted to do, but never got around to. Mostly because it was in my own backyard. And when you’re a traveler, you tend to travel away from your backyard. But this summer we made a commitment to stay in the area and explore all that North Idaho has to offer. Continue reading

Leaving empty pint glasses all over North Idaho. 10 Breweries you should try.

North Idaho Breweries

Drink Local Beer

Last week I wrote about the closing of two of my local breweries and the importance of drinking local as well as trying our best to give our money to small breweries and businesses as opposed to the big beer conglomerates like Bud, Coors, and Miller.

In the spirit of carrying on this support for drinking local, I am sharing my favorite local breweries in North Idaho. Continue reading

Why It Is Important To Drink Local Beer

Why It Is Important To Drink Local Beer

Why It Is Important To Drink Local Beer

As I write this my stomach is in knots. These knots are not the result of me being sick or that I have consumed too much beer but that in the last two weeks I have learned that two of my local craft breweries are shutting their doors forever. It is a crushing blow to them but also to my local craft beer world.  It is why it is important to drink local beer.  Continue reading

I Find The Perfect Black IPA At Hunga Dunga Brewery Moscow Idaho

Hunga Dunga Brewery Moscow Idaho

Hunga Dunga Brewery Moscow Idaho

Last year I lost a dear beer friend of mine. The Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA from Firestone Walker. Firestone discontinued the beer last fall and I went into full-on prepper mode hoarding any bottles of Wookey Jack that I could find. I collected a small stash that kept me going for a few months.  My last Wookey Jack was enjoyed on May 18th, 2017. Continue reading

Efficiently Hiking Harrison Lake Trail #217, Sandpoint Idaho

Harrison Lake Trail #217

Harrison Lake Trail #217

So I am going to admit something about myself. Sometimes I can become annoyed while hiking because the trails wind around the endpoint.  Perhaps a little aimlessly in my opinion. I can see the end of the trail, such as a lake, but yet the trail continues, dancing around the end, not quite leading you there until several footsteps later. Continue reading