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I recently attended a Barrel Aged Beer Bash at Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield, OH.  They were some amazing, some rare, and some that were a little bit of a challenge to appreciate.  I intend to post a review of that event, but tonight I am sampling an Oak-aged  beer that was not at that event.  The Burton Baton is not rare, one may say that it is one of the more readily available of the wood aged beers out there.  That does not mean it is for the masses. Dogfish Head (DFH) makes some complex, unapologetic beers, and this one…


On this day in 1948, Mohandas Karamchand “Mahatma” Ghandi was assassinated New Delhi. Ghandi was born in India, educated in London, and lived for a time in South Africa, where he witnessed first-hand the horrors of apartheid and racism. He took those lessons home with him to India, where he became a leader of the Indian people in their drive for independence from Great Britain. He was an early proponent of non-violent resistance in the political arena, using his beliefs as a catalyst to fight poverty, end religious and political violence in India, and press for women’s rights. He was…

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