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About- Chase Parker

Chase Parker

Chase Parker

Chase a.k.a. “Gramps” is known for his penchant towards sipping on a cold one while watching the game. He always has an avalible cache of Wether’s Originals and is always spouting our phrases like “back in my day” and “you darn hooligans”. He loves short walks to the park, blue plate specials and being in bed by 7 p.m.

Posts By Chase Parker

Jeni’s Ice Cream and Beer Pairings

January 24, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

“Tongue-tingling chocolate with jalapeno and smoked paprika. Spiked with rose. Inspired and designed to be paired with Stone Brewing’s mocha stout, Xocoveza.”

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Homebrewing Spaghetti

January 17, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

I just finished up a big plate of spaghetti, so let me start out by making a few simple comparisons with homebrewing to set the stage.

Stouffer’s frozen spaghetti = Mr. Beer Kit
Boxed spaghetti noodles and canned pasta sauce = Extract brewing
Homemade noodles and meat sauce from scratch = Full-grain brewing

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College Basketball Preview – Mid-Majors

November 26, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Anyone who plays fantasy baseball with me knows I love creating ridiculous spreadsheets that use a combination of prior years’ statistics and current year player rankings to illustrate why my team will destroy theirs again that year. I considered doing something similar for this quick look into the best of this year’s mid-major college basketball teams. I thought that maybe by looking at the 19 teams from mid-major conferences who have reached the Sweet 16 or better in the past five years, we could see in the statistics some similar factor that made them successful—maybe turnover margin, three-point percentage, total defense, and free-throws taken and made per game—and use that knowledge to help predict which teams this year are constructed to allow for success in those same facets of the game. But considering the number of teams, number of variables, and that we really don’t need a Nate Silver-like level of precision with our predictions here, I’ll leave that up to you all, and rely on old-fashioned, always reliable gut instinct. Without further ado, here are six teams that Dickie V may be screaming are “Awesome Baby!!!” throughout the year, and especially come tournament time.
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Lowry Beer Garden

July 30, 2012 |

It’s Bavaria meets the Rocky Mountains. It’s Reinheitsgebot meets experimental Colorado brewing. It’s my southern German ancestry meets my central Colorado present. The Lowry Beer Garden is unlike anything I’ve experienced since immersing myself into the Denver beer … Read More

Great Lakes Brewing – Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

July 6, 2012 |

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter – Great Lakes Brewing, Cleveland, OH

ABV: 5.8%

IBU: 37

Availability: Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin.

 I watched far too much … Read More

Sports Week in Review (6/17-6/24)

June 25, 2012 |

Lebron Gets the Last Laugh

Two years after the infamous “Decision,” the inevitable happened as Dan Gilbert’s nightmare became a reality. Lebron James finally conquered his playoff and fourth quarter demons in leading the Miami Heat to a 121-106 … Read More