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Squibs

Ethan’s periodic list of brewing articles to read, historical tidbits and other oddities essential for the discerning beer lover.

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“The Lodge” – Ghost Box Orchestra (listen ) Welcome to Squibs: your highly unpredictable yet oddly compelling look into the mind & reading habits of CBW President Ethan Cox. I was considering bi-weekly…. and then, I reconsidered. I like “whenever,” because scarcity = value. But you can at least count on Sunday night releases- I’ll […]

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“Tiny Desk Concert / NPR” – Wilco (listen ) Welcome to CBW Squibs: Your periodic journey into the ridiculous musings of CBW President, Ethan Cox. I’m considering bi-weekly; it’s a comfortable pace for me. But we’ll see- Dan’s so good at this blog-thing, and I have plenty of other hats to wear, after all. What […]

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Hello, 2013! One resolution I made for this year is to more frequently contribute to the blog. I’ll be standing-in for Dan a bit too, later this month as he takes a bit of time off to become a dad for the second time. So, expect at least a few Thirsty Thursdays to adopt my […]

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Growlers! Founders Brewing! Rohall’s Corner! Beer v. Church! Local Beer! Beer Jelly! All this and more (except the “more” part) in Squibs 7.

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Welcome to Squibs: Your sporadic (read: infrequent), Morning Grumpy-styled window into the head of C.B.W. President Ethan Cox. Now available in HiDef!

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Welcome to Squibs 5, the 2012 Tra-la-la edition. I write when the spirit moves me–ok, well, to be perfectly honest, that is a necessary but not sufficient condition.  I also need to have free time and can’t write these on my smartphone, so it’s also critical to have a real computer before me.  It all […]

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!) I said this would be sporadic.  I did not lie. 1) Well, the “OMG That Was A Big Freakin Deal” conference that hit ol’ Buffalo last month is really over and done now, though the chatter and back-patting continues.  I mean, I am talking about it, right? I got to play tour guide for a few […]

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1) While I appreciate & agree with the overall point of this article, I think it could be made with a little less demonizing of alcohol.  Perhaps it was beyond the scope of a short report in Salon.com, but can’t we all admit that while yes, teenagers/college students will always drink, em, a bit too […]

Ok, so that’s an in-joke, probably, or not- the title refers to Chris Smith’s lamented column at WNYMedia.net, The Morning Grumpy.  Like him, I spend probably a little too much time scanning news & views, and it seems perfectly squibbish to rack a few from the fermenter, so to speak, from time to time.  Look, I even […]

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Squib has a lot of definitions… freedictionary.com says it can mean a. A small firecracker. b. A broken firecracker that burns but does not explode. By extension, a squib is also a dud round of ammunition, one that doesn’t even quite make it out of the barrel… (and it’s the next shot that’ll really screw things […]