I Brew – U Brew | A 13 year home brewer shares the current happenings of his favorite hobby

JuneToberFest VII – That time you lost your pants

It’s that time of the year again!  Believe it or not, we are working on being common-law with that sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter thing we call “JuneToberFest”.  Through the highs and soul crushing lows, JuneToberfest remains by Daejeon’s side for a seventh year running (though it threatens to leave us occasionally for wealthy and better    […]

“Good for _____” – Vietnam pt.2

If you stick around long enough as an ex-pat anywhere, you’ll likely notice reoccurring themes in water cooler conversations.  Departures of long-timers (or arrivals of former long-timers who had sworn they’d never return), so-and-so’s most recent south east Asian vacation and whatever new fan-dangled western product is available at the local grocery store typically dominate    […]

Pocket beers

It’s 2017.  People walk into traffic looking to find a virtual character.  Life is apparently complicated these days and this ludicrousness doesn’t stop at video games.  No longer is it enough to order a beer, lift the serving vessel to your beer hole and pour the beer down your gullet. Instead, one must take a    […]

Vietnam pt.1 – Bia Hoi

Asia has given the rest of the world so much such as gunpowder, chess and Hello Kitty.  Concerning cultural importance, more often than not, historians place the ancient Asian practice of street drinking somewhere between Nintendo and Mr. Miyagi.  I’ve extolled the virtues of street drinking heavily before on this blog but there’s a country in    […]


I don’t have “fuck you money” but I’ve got “fuck you vacation” and if you’ve got fuck you vacation south east Asia feels like what I imagine having fuck you money feels like. Those of us with fuck you vacation teeter with the idea of going home for a bit in the winter. It’s not    […]


“Every major industrialized nation has a beer.  You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline — it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.” – Frank Zappa Nobody will confuse Myanmar with an industrialized country    […]

2016 in the books.

Social media is great but can also be the Devil’s lying step son.  Looking around you’ll see snapshots of people doing incredible things, visiting bucket-list locales and shoveling food into their gullets (Did you know there was a time in human history when one could simply eat their food without taking a photo of it?)    […]

Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2016

Every year since 2010, I wake up on Thanksgiving day, not for turkey, but to check the Internet for searing Black Friday deals.  I understand that’s the least Tyler Durden thing one could utter but do realize 2009 was a banner year for homebrewers in the Black Friday department.  For a mere 20 dollars, one    […]