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Catoctin Creek Distillery

20150806 - Catoctin Creek - Stills

I have been wanting to stop in Catoctin Creek for a while now, and during our Purcellville brewery run, we made it to the area after the tasting room was closed.  I happened to be out in the area again, this time earlier in the day, so I made sure I stopped in.  My son is about to turn one, and I had heard some dads have gotten their sons a bottle of whiskey to age till they are of age.  I thought this was a nice touch.  I hadn’t had Catoctin Creek, but figured since they are local, it would be pretty cool.  There are more local whiskey distilleries, but they don’t have any whiskey at the moment. Right...

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4Runner – Snorkel

20150718 - Snorkel - After

After much debate and research, I decided it was time to add a snorkel.  Even when I had a Jeep Wrangler I always wanted a snorkel.  Looking back now, I realize that had I had this piece of equipment on that Jeep, I probably would still have it.  There was an incident in a deep puddle near the beaches of Corolla, North Carolina that changed that stock engine.  It was never the same after that. Now many people like to debate on whether or not you need a snorkel.  Some feel that you shouldn't be driving through water that deep.  And a snorkel alone won't save everything if you do.  This...

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Recovery Gear Tool Box

20150705 - Recovery Gear Box

  Previously I had a big plastic foot locker that was from my college days that I would cram a bunch of random camping and recovery gear in.  It wasn't very organized, and was kind of a catchall for any off-road trips that I may have been headed on.  With the addition of the winch, picking up a tree saver (had the tow strap already) and a couple of other items, I decided it was time to have a tool box that would cover the recovery and tool basics.  I didn't want to pick up one of the very pricey options that you can find all over the place, and after searching Home Depot and Lowes,...

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Second Annual VT Alumni Beer Fest & Hiking

150627 - VT Beer - Beer Fest

June 26-28, 2015 We headed down mid afternoon Friday to Blacksburg, Virginia in preparation for an early morning before heading to the Beer fest.  The drive down saw some periods of rain, and plenty of traffic.  Seems many are getting a jumpstart on their Independence Day Holiday, lots of RVs and roof packed vehicles.  After a bit of baby uncomfort on the way down, we pulled into town around 8pm.  We grabbed a quick dinner and settled for the night.  Only main disturbances were my disagreeing stomach from something eaten previously, and a over tired little one. The next morning,...

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What’s Next?

So it's been a while on posting, and there are plenty of reasons why.  We looked at a lot of spaces, many were out of our price range or too large for what we wanted to do.  We didn't need much space to begin with, and we had a limit of what we could handle.  A lot of the spaces we looked at were up to 5x what are limit was.  We did however get close on one space, had the LOI (Letter of Intent) in, and were starting negotiations.  However, the building wasn't budging on a few key items that would have hurt our budget in the business plan.  So we decided to go quiet for a bit, continue brewing...

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