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Parenting update

Posted by admin on Wednesday 9 September 2009

I posted it elsewhere a while back, but forgot to do so here. Kaden recently (and finally) mastered the art of walking.

As for the homebrew, I still have a lot left and have slowed down a little with drinking it.  My next brew will probably be a brown ale in October.

Baby pictures

Posted by admin on Monday 17 August 2009

My Brazilian coffee beer has been done for a few weeks, and thanks to a helpful commenter, I noticed my Red lager is too. 135 bottles of homebrew take a long time to drink, so I have plenty of time to spend with the baby as I think of something for my 17th beer.

BEER mom says her dad wants to watch me make my next brew. I recently ordered 10 lbs of Kona coffee, so a Kona coffee beer isn’t out of the picture.

As for Kaden, he’s finally getting more teeth and will be 17 months next weekend.  The last 17 months have been amazing. I am definitely glad we had a boy first instead of a girl. Here are a few pictures from the last couple months.

Looking out the windowSitting with MommyChillin at the pool
Scooting aroundWagon rideYelling with Grandma
Future Whopper eaterDrinkin juiceMommy kisses

I will share more homebrew pictures next time.

Brazilian Coffee Beer

Posted by admin on Wednesday 15 July 2009

My Sparkling Beer finished up a couple weeks ago and is already running low (summertime does that) so I started my 16th brew last weekend, which is a coffee beer from an adapted Porter recipe.

The coffee beers I made previously were all Stouts, which is darker, and more like a Guinness.  I chose Porter this time to have a slightly lighter beer to compliment the lighter Brazilian coffee beans I had on hand.  If all goes well, we will be bottling the beer this weekend and will end up with a dark amber, Brazilian coffee beer that has a bit of a nutty taste.

Over the 4th of July we took the new car on our first family roadtrip, which was a nice 14-hour car ride to Grand Lake, CO and back.  Kaden didn’t mind the ride too much until the 13th hour or so each way.  BEER mom has a vacation recap and pictures on his site and hers.  I will post video once I covert the DVD.

Here are a few of my favorites:

First Road TripFamily Road TripGranby, COGrand Lake, COBEER mom

First Easter

Posted by admin on Saturday 11 April 2009

Easter Beer

My English Bitter is ready and so is Laura’s Easter basket. She hasn’t seen it yet, so no telling her what she got.

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Kaden’s First Birthday

Posted by admin on Friday 27 March 2009

Kaden turned 1 the other day so we did what any awesome parent would do and took him to Hooters to celebrate.  He had a blast and will have plenty to remember in 20 years or so.

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351 days of parenting

Posted by admin on Tuesday 10 March 2009

Kaden is 351 days old today, which means in exactly 2 weeks we will be celebrating his 1st birthday with beer and hot girls at Hooter’s.

If you haven’t heard already, my wheat beer has been done for a couple weeks (I’m drinking one now actually), and  turned out well. I shared some over the weekend and so far the response has been good. I also ordered another 10lbs of coffee that I’m selling on Wichita Coffee, so my next brew will be either porter or another coffee beer.

This past weekend we took Kaden to visit his grandparents and cousins in Overland Park, and brought home a few gifts since they won’t be able to make it to Wichita for his birthday celebration.  He got a SpongeBob chair from my parents and almost came home with a puppy.  We’re getting him a wagon for the big 01.

Deep in thoughtCool sunglassesGrabbing the camera
Front teethNew SpongeBob ChairKaden & Grandpa

Amber Wheat Beer

Posted by admin on Sunday 8 February 2009


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Inauguration Beer

Posted by admin on Tuesday 20 January 2009

My American ale is finally done and happens to taste excellent. Not only am I glad it’s ready, I’m slightly amazed by what day it finished on. Because of that, I will call it my special inauguration beer. BEER mom and I had tickets for today’s events, but ended up staying home since airfare is expensive.

BEER dad American Ale

In about a week I am going to brew an amber wheat beer for BEER dad brew #11.

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Kaden’s New Toy

Posted by admin on Sunday 21 December 2008

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Baby Drinking Beer

Posted by admin on Sunday 26 October 2008

I’m sure this post is going to bring even more interesting search traffic.

Kaden trying to steal my porter

No, there are no pictures of babies drinking beer on BEER dad, but now that Kaden is 7 months old he thinks he’s old enough to steal my mug. Not cool.