I’ve been glued to the news since Saturday afternoon and in case you haven’t been, let me quickly get you up to speed: The city council of Charlottesville, VA (home … Continue reading Responding to Charlottesville
The Bar Chaplain youtube channel is now live! There’s just one video up right now, but more will be coming soon. The channel will feature recipes filmed live at cocktail … Continue reading The Bar Chaplain Youtube Channel Has Launched!
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9) Learn the classics. Every other drink is … Continue reading Can Your Nostalgia Tell a New Story? (The Voltron Rule, Part 1)
Advanced Placement (AP) tests are a pressure cooker of anxiety for high school students, so back when I was a full-time youth minister, my church gave me permission to go … Continue reading Yes, you’re right. Now please stop.
When I moved to Florida, a friend warned me that there are only two seasons here: “Sweating Season” (March through October) and the far briefer “Maybe Bring A Hoodie Season” (November … Continue reading Fruit Drinks with Craft Sodas
This post serves as a condensed version of my Wild Goose Festival presentation. I’ve written before on the history of the Old Fashioned and distillation in general, so I’ll focus … Continue reading How to Bar Chaplain
I still don’t know how to feel about the slow metamorphosis of Springfield, a community just north of downtown Jacksonville. The square mile of Springfield contains historic homes, parks, and … Continue reading Hyperion Brewing: The Biggest Flight in Town
It’s hard to know where to start when talking about our Wild Goose experience. Nadia Bolz-Weber helped us think through our obsession with self-improvement, helping us remember God loves us … Continue reading Wild Goose Report
A number of years ago, I was in an emotionally manipulative relationship– not exactly abusive, but definitely manipulative, and it was just as much my fault as hers (since I … Continue reading The Best Breakup I Ever Had
What if you could cut a whiskey’s aging time in half? Even more, what if you could simulate the flavor of a 6-year-old whiskey in only 6 months? Would you? … Continue reading New Whiskey and Cheap Grace