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About- Ben Garbarek

Ben Garbarek

Ben Garbarek

Much like the Bruce Banner’s alter ego of the Hulk, Ben is infamous for his alter ego of Benji. This metamorphosis however is triggered not by anger but rather beer. Side affects may cause removal of articles of clothing, joyful interpretations of dance and general hilarity.

Posts By Ben Garbarek

Heileman’s Old Style

February 22, 2013 | 2

If you live north of the Mason-Dixon Line, chances are the weather still stinks. But instead of listening to the overgrown rodent we call a “groundhog” for our meteorological forecasts, we can turn to an equally non-scientific sign that spring is just around the corner: pitchers and catchers are reporting to spring training.

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Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter

January 23, 2013 |

Most Midwesterns are familiar with Leinenkugel Brewing Company. They’re the pride of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and brew some pretty unique beers.

Leinenkugel is out with a new winter porter with a slight twist – vanilla. Read More

Winter Warmer – Columbus Brewing Co.

December 11, 2012 |

ABV: 6.8%

Dark beers are the best part about winter.  Gone are the light beers there to quench our thirst in the summer.  Winter is about enjoying a nice pint with friends that makes you forget about how the weather outside is frightful. Read More

Sports Week in Review

August 13, 2012 |

It’s not often you see several people clinch the coveted title of “the greatest of all-time” in three sports in one week, but we did this week. Here’s a look back at a memorable week in the sporting world.

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News Week in Review

August 6, 2012 |

It’s been hard to pay attention to anything that doesn’t involve a gold medal with the 2012 Olympic Games going on. But we did our best. Here’s what’s been going on in London and the rest of the world.

Michael … Read More

Sports Week in Review

July 17, 2012 |

Usually this is one of the worst weeks in sports. Baseball is on a break for the All-Star Game. There’s no basketball. There’s no football. But this week was monumental in both good and bad ways. Here are the biggest … Read More

Virginia is for Beer Lovers

July 16, 2012 |

Virginia may be the home of Monticello and the Pentagon, but it’s also home to some weird laws. Oddly, a man was allowed to beat his wife on the Stafford County courthouse steps (as long as it’s before 8 p.m. … Read More

Trader Joe’s Brewing Company | Stockyard Oatmeal Stout

June 18, 2012 | 1

ABV: 5.2% | IBU: N/A

If I ever wanted to drink beer for breakfast—this would be the one I’d want. Every morning I eat a bowl of oatmeal and drink a cup of coffee. What better than an oatmeal stout with a hint of coffee flavor? That’s what you get with the Stockyard Oatmeal Stout. Read More