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Silly Saturday- Ashley’s Belgian Beer Festival

Silly Saturday- Ashley’s Belgian Beer Festival

Saturday, February 18th saw more fun activities during Silly Saturday, as Ashley’s Belgian Beer Festival wound down. The day had fun activities planned, and the featured beers were from the Brasserie de Silly in the Wallonia region of Belgium.   Chelsea & Laura welcoming guests The back banquet room was filled with classic pub games that Ashley’s owners had […]

Ashley’s Van Eecke Video

Those of you who have been following along know that I served as photographer for an amazing event last month, Ashley’s Belgian Beer Festival. I have complied the pictures from the events that involved the festival’s featured brewery, Van Eecke of Watou, Belgium and have made an imovie slideshow, and set it to music. I have a […]

Detroit’s Eastern Market- A Photo Essay

Detroit’s Eastern Market- A Photo Essay

Detroit’s Eastern Market is part of the largest public market district in the United States. The Saturday Market is one of the Detroit area’s most popular weekend activities. As with the city itself, Eastern Market has seen some decay due to a tough economy, but under the private ownership of the Eastern Market Corporation, the […]

Ashley’s Belgian Beer Festival- Lambic Blending Seminar

Ashley’s Belgian Beer Festival- Lambic Blending Seminar

In another one of their unique events designed for beer enthusiasts, Ashley’s of Westland hosted a Lambic Blending Seminar during their Belgian Beer Festival on Wednesday, February 15th. The evenings featured speaker was Lanny Hoff of Artisanal Imports.  Lambic is a distinctly Belgian type of beer. It differs from most beers in that it is produced by spontaneous fermentation, […]

State of the Blog- February 2012

State of the Blog- February 2012

When I finally started getting serious about blogging around April of last year, I kept seeing the phrase “Content is King” repeated over and over again in posts from successful bloggers I admired. For me, this has never been more true over this last month. I went into January with the intention of writing more […]

“LOCAL”- #FriFotos

“LOCAL”- #FriFotos

I’ve long been a fan of the #FriFotos feature on Twitter started by Jonathan Epstein (@EpsteinTravels). Unfortunately, due to a hectic work schedule, I am very rarely able to prepare a post for this event.I finally sat down and made it a priority to participate. It just so happens that this week’s theme is “Local”. It’s […]

Belgium Comes to Michigan- Ashley’s Van Eecke Dinner

Belgium Comes to Michigan- Ashley’s Van Eecke Dinner

As I mentioned in my last post, I was serving as amateur photographer for the largest Belgian Beer Festival in the Midwest at my favorite resturant, Ashley’s of Westland. The event Friday night, February 17th, was an authentic Belgian dinner, with special host, Danny Dieussaert, Export Manager for the festival’s featured brewery, the Van Eecke Brewery […]

Ashley’s Belgian Beer Festival- Poperings Hommelbier Release

Ashley’s Belgian Beer Festival- Poperings Hommelbier Release

The small Northern European nation of Belgium brews more beer per capita than any nation the world. They also have a great reputation for quality, not just quantity. One of my favorite local restaurants, Ashley’s of Westland, hosts an 11 day Belgium Beer Festival, the largest such festival of it’s kind in the Midwest. My wife […]

Ode to Detroit, My Hometown

Ode to Detroit, My Hometown

I was born and raised in the Detroit area. I am not old enough to remember Detroit’s heyday, but between stories told by my parents and grandparents, I have a pretty good image in my head of what those days were like. Growing up, we hardly ever ventured into Detroit, except on field trips an sporting events. One […]

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