Suds: October 24

I went to a wedding over the weekend and watched a slide show of the bride and groom from childhood to adulthood, smiling as all the camping trips the groom’s family and my family shared over the years were instantly called to mind, and began to wonder about the power of the photo album.

There are shelves of albums in my parents’ home that house our family’s history, neatly arranged in chronological order and sheathed in plastic. It’s a rare moment when I open the books and leaf through my childhood, but it’s always a meaningful one as I ask my parents questions and listen to stories I faintly remember. It becomes a communal event in which we are gathered around looking at the snapshots of our lives, giving ourselves up to nostalgia and elevating an ideal we hope to live up to in our current lives.

That's me on the left.

Well, enough living in the past, let’s live in the now and get into Suds:

Summit Unchained # 8 events coming up.

Town Hall celebrates it’s anniversary with a week of festivities.

– Think history is boring? Not anymore

– Question: How much do you love Pabst? Answer: Not as much as this guy!

– New Michigan keg law aimed at curbing underage drinking.

– Jolly Pumpkin’s famed Oro de Calabaza gets a label-makeover.

Joe Torre doesn’t like fun.

This beer fest in Illinois should be palate-pleasing delight.

– While this beer fest in Madison should be a full-blown party.

Excited for It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown? Me too. Tweet photos of your Halloween costume this year @MidwestBeer and you may be featured on the blog!

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