Week Minded

As I write this, Arizona breweries are ramping up to Strong Beer Fest and the corresponding Arizona Beer Week.  I should be writing about any number of the tappings, collabs and events going on, but I am not going to. Perhaps after the events have passed, the dust has settled … I’ll write a recap of my experience. But, let’s be honest … this blog is not where you go for current news as it is primarily about perspective.  If I were going to write about Beer Week I would have had to start months ago! With proper planning I might have been have been privy to inside information on what breweries were brewing and maybe I could have put out something that was at the very least informative, if not entertaining. However, you can be sure it will be awhile before you read something exclusive here! Besides, all you have to do is go check Facebook or Instagram, by now most breweries have posted their itinerary for Beer Week.

So what am I going to write about? I ask myself that question every time I sit down in front of the computer. I tend to stick with one rule: What would I be interested in reading? It sounds simple enough but I have the attention span of a … Hey. Here is an exclusive:  I am getting a puppy!

Barley Va'li Puppington

If you are wondering how that is relevant to a beer blog well, his name is Barley so that makes him my Mascot and that I suppose is another exclusive. Sometimes these things just write themselves.

The real reason I am not writing about Strong Beer Fest and Beer Week right now … I have never participated in either event. I have heard of both and I was planning on going to Strong Beer last year but other plans got in the way. I honestly do not remember enough about past beer weeks to make any significant comments. I do know this:  There is too much beer and not enough money and time to have it all. Such a wonderful problem to have!

Another reason I am not writing prior to the events of this week is that there is just too much information. The amount of collaborations alone is a few weeks’ worth of writing. Is Dark Sky Brewing doing a collab with the entire valley? Every dream collaboration is happening this week, but again that information has been available since they started brewing a few weeks ago – you’d have to live under a rock not to know by now.

Can releases are already a budget breaker for me and Beer Week releases have the potential to wipe out the remainder of this year’s beer budget.  Let’s be honest that is usually spent by July anyway. Some breweries are doing can releases on the day of Strong Beer Fest, which means I will most likely miss those. Maybe our Lyft driver won’t mind stopping at a few breweries on the way.

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What I look forward to the most is talking to people about beer.  For me, that is what makes any event notable – the people I meet. So, message me on Instagram, let me know what you have planned this week, for Strong Beer Fest and feel free to send me some suggestions on where to go for Beer Week, too! If I see you there I’ll buy you a beer. Also, be on the lookout for my 1000th post on Instagram. It might be something special or it just might be a picture of a beer. Who knows – I cannot even not write about something properly. Enjoy your hangover!

Dirty Thoughts

This is not a beer review. I don’t do beer reviews.

Nevertheless, the divisiveness of the Dirty Hop Water series from Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. has compelled me to compare a few beers in this series. Especially since the majority of people that I have talked to swear “Smells like Teen Spirit” is the best DHW variant to date. In all honesty, for a non-reviewer like myself, this foray is a safe choice; the cans of Dirty Hop Water state, “We won’t make this DHW rendition ever again. Like ever.” I can pretty much say whatever I want about these cans and there is no way for anyone to validate or refute my claims! Unless you happen to have a can of one of these in your refrigerator. Although, even if you do, I can always blame the age of the can or the storage conditions to justify my opinions.

I am not educated in the science of beer in fact I consider myself the average consumer.  Therefore, in this position I believe that beer reviews are all relative. If you are drinking a stout you are most likely comparing it to the last stout you had.

Over the last few years Wilderness has become a lightning rod for craft beer in Arizona. It is probably the most recognized craft brewery in the state. As it has grown and suffered its fair share of growing pains, as all breweries do, it seems that a rift has formed within its patrons – resulting in people either loving or hating Wilderness. Since we all know that only a Sith deals in absolutes … get over it nerds! They make good beer, even if you might not like it all and The Last Jedi was a good movie. As they say, change is fine as long as everything stays the same.

The Dirty Hop Water series is a showcase of hops but it is also a great representation of an Arizona Wilderness staple – sustainable locally sourced ingredients. By now, either you know about the D.H.W. series or you don’t so I’ll stop wasting time and get down to the rev….comparison.

Bar Top Line Up

This lineup consisted of four out of the five most recent releases:

  • Rooftops (9.23.17)
  • In The Pines (11.11.17)
  • Repeater (12.9.17)
  • Last Living Dinosaur (1.6.18)

The missing link that line-up is You Know My Steez (9.30.17), but, I was busy preparing for an epic Oktoberfest party so unfortunately I missed that one. Rooftops is significant because that was also the release of the Dirty Hop Water Teku glass. The first D.H.W. release was E.C.F.Y! in 32 oz. crowlers on Oct 1, 2016. To date there have been fourteen renditions in this series. Wait a minute, when did I start doing research for this blog?! I hope nobody decides to fact-check me on any of this.  The cans state that the DHW beers are murky (as opposed to hazy).  This is true some of the time.

 In The Pines 6.8%

In The Pines

Average Untappd rating: 4.17

Hops: Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic

Aroma:  Earthy pine with a slight, sweet pineapple.

Appearance:  Murky.

My Assessment:  It feels very light and does not sit on the tongue long.  There is a dry bitter aftertaste similar to the eating fresh grapefruit.

Sina’s One Line Review:  It smells better than it tastes.

Repeater 6.3%

REPEATER

Average Untappd rating: 4.21

Hops: 100% Citra

Aroma:  Light grass/hay with a hint of orange.

Appearance: Murky and slightly darker than In the Pines.

My Evaluation:  There is not much depth in flavor for this beer and it tastes exactly how it smells. There is not much punch from the hops. It is juicy but it feels a little watered down. In fact, all the aspects of this beer seem muted. Unfortunately, I do not think this held up very well in the can.

Sina’s One Line Review:  A very faint smell of orange blossoms.

Rooftops 8.5%

Rooftops

Average Untappd Rating: 4.08

Hops: Idaho 7, Lemon Drop and Loral

Aroma:  Flora and sweet with passion fruit.

Appearance:  Opaque

My Analysis:  Fresh clean flavor that is very refreshing. Considering it is the oldest of the bunch, it is very active! A small swirl in the glass creates a fresh head of foam and really brings out a tropical aroma. I remember having this beer on tap and it tasted quite tropical at the time. I think this one is the most different from tap to can but both were quite enjoyable.

Sina’s One Line Review: I want to wash my face with this.

Last Living Dinosaur 8.2%

Last Living Dinosaur

Average Untappd rating: 4.29

Hops: Eureka, Callista and Belma

Aroma: Sweet citrus and berries.

Appearance: Slightly hazy.

My Appraisal:  Solid IPA, juicy with a lot of kick left in the hops. It has a nice balance of bitterness with a little earthy dryness mixed in.

Sina’s One Line Review: I am confused – I do not know why I gave it 4 out of 5 stars three weeks ago.

Our ranking (most favorite to least favorite):

Sina – Repeater, Rooftops, In the Pines, Last Living Dinosaur

Me – In The Pines, Last Living Dinosaur, Rooftops, Repeater

Here is my final thought … apparently I am Jerry Springer now … I like the Dirty Hop Water series. It is a way to experiment with different hop combinations and the brewers at Arizona Wilderness are skilled enough to make an enjoyable beer even if some don’t quite hit the mark. I also understand why a small contingent of people have lost interest altogether. I think the beers are released too frequently, I don’t think they hold up in the cans past a few weeks and I think a significant part of the community doesn’t see past the Dirty Hop Water part of the label and they don’t understand that each one is different. I feel the series would be much better suited as a tap only release or even a tap release to coincide with a can release. A glass of Dirty Hop Water after picking up the latest can release would be a great pairing with any of the breakfast options Wilderness has to offer, but what do I know, I don’t do beer reviews.

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Year In Rear View

As we count down to the New Year, it is hard to ignore the flood… wait … considering what happened  this past year I think its best to avoid weather related terminology.  I hope that we can avoid relating things to politics also.

Anyway, as we fight off that empty feeling that Christmas leaves us with and begin the mad scramble for that mythical reset button so that we can start the New Year with a “fresh” start it is now time for every media outlet to force-feed us a recap of the year. Best of, lists, things missed, top rated, and most viewed — no matter how you put it … basically a bunch of talking heads reminding us of stuff we already knew about or crap we could care less about. The absurd part is that we cannot get enough of them. As my wife would say, “Cheetos for the mind,” i.e., tastes so good going down, but, no nutritional value whatsoever.

On a personal level, I think it has been a very good year.  For one I started this blog, drank a lot of new craft beer and … son of a bitch! This almost turned into one of those annoying Christmas letters that you get from family you met once and somehow they always manage to have your address. If you or anyone you know still sends those, it is time to stop. Post that nonsense on Facebook so we can ridicule, judge and stew in jealously efficiently and with pictures.

There is no saving this now so without further ado.

A Number of Craft Beer Related Things You Should Have Done

Yes, the title needs work, there is always next year.

Enjoy a Beer in the Rain

This might be a little Arizona specific but that is where I live so deal with it. Call in sick, don’t go to class, whatever your day to day is … drop it the minute it starts raining and head to a local brewery. You do not even need to go to one with a view or a patio just go get wet and have a beer. Besides, in Arizona people lose their minds when they are driving in the rain so you’d be late to work anyway.

Take your Dog to O.H.S.O

Not only does O.H.S.O boast one of the best patios in the state it is by far the most dog friendly place there is. Your dog will get a water bowl with their name written on it. They serve your pup homemade dog biscuits on a well-shaded patio.  Finally yet importantly, there are leash holders so you can relax a bit to enjoy your beer and a grass area where dogs can do dog things.

Go to a Can/Bottle Release

Despite how you feel about waiting in line for beer this is something you need to do at least once.  It is so much more than beer and waiting in line early in the morning is a completely different atmosphere than any other time of day. It also provides a great opportunity to talk about beer with like-minded people and there is a good chance you will recognize a few people from social media or maybe even meet a brewer or two in line.

Go Back to School

More specifically go to Beer School at Helton Brewing; a well-organized event designed to teach craft beer lovers about the craft and the symbiotic relationship it has with the community. The curriculum is diverse thanks to the other breweries invited to teach at this event. Beer School is also a chance to try beer from places that are a little hard to visit. As far as I know, a class happens every few months and they always try to bring in different breweries, but I would gladly attend a class with repeats.

FYI – As of this writing Beer School 5.0 will take place January 28, 2018 — Check it out!

Brew your Own Beer

Even if you have zero interest in brewing beer, it is something that needs to be done at least once if you are a fan of craft beer. No one needs a fancy system to start, just pick up one of the single gallon kits that can be found at most stores. Hell, you don’t even need to make drinkable beer! Which is good news because if you use one of those gallon kits chances are good it will not be drinkable or, in my experience, result in something resembling a 5th grade volcano experiment. The point is to experience the process. There are things to learn that just cannot be appreciated by reading a book or watching what others do. I guarantee it will give you a new level of appreciation of the craft.

Join a Club

With the quality of craft beer that is being produced, it is only going to get harder and harder to get the beer you want.  There will still be plenty on tap. I’m talking about cans, special bottle releases, one-offs and barrel aged stuff. Lucky for us, several breweries have rolled out membership programs that provide discounts, glassware, stickers and most importantly first priority on beer releases. Wren House has the Saguaro Society, Helton has the 2144 Club, Tombstone has the Barrel Society, and That Brewery has the Mug Club. One could also join the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild membership, which gives discounts and early access to events like Real Wild and Woody and the Strong Beer Fest. More memberships will probably open up soon; Wren House recently added 100 more spots to the Saguaro Society and I watched it sell out in a little over 30 minutes! You have been warned.

Best Place for a Date

This is a 3-way tie, technically.

Barnoné …. Alternatively, is it Bar None or Barn One? I have it on good authority that if you are not sure, then Barnoné is the proper pronunciation. 12 West, Garage-East and Fire & Brimstone are all located here as well; a collection of small shops inhabited by true craftsmen – No, not those Craftsmen. This is a collective inside a barn located in Gilbert, AZ. Food, beer, coffee, art, wine as well as a few surprises. Everything you could want all within a few feet of each other. It is like a mall food court for hipsters. Yes, you could easily find a place that served craft beer, wine and pizza but there is something unique about having these three entities focused on one skill.

Now that Garage-East and 12 West have a shared patio I truly believe it is a perfect place for a date. I don’t say that in the typical men drink beer women drink wine way. It is nice to enjoy a glass of wine with my wife and sometimes we will both switch to beer. The unique thing about the patio is that its two different atmospheres that are not in conflict. Whether you are drinking wine or beer, if you’re sitting on the 12 West side it feels like a brewery patio. Still, it is not in the center of the city so a little more relaxed.  If sitting on the Garage-East side there is a romantic feel and somehow the sunsets are just a slight more beautiful on that side. A typical trip to Barnoné is sharing a glass of wine then heading over to Fire & Brimstone to order a pizza and a quick stop at 12 West for a beer. It sounds like a lot but the distance is probably the same as walking from your own patio to the kitchen.

It is a real shame that this location is not on more of those Top Ten Patio lists that seem to come out once a week here. Also, do yourself a favor and pick up a can of breakfast wine from Garage-East during your visit … you’ll thank me later.

Now the moment everyone has all been waiting for.

The number one thing to do in 2017 and that should continue into 2018 and beyond.

Drum roll…

ENJOY YOUR BEER!

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That’s it. As long as you’re enjoying the beer in front of you, everything else is just noise.

See you Next Year.

Letter to the Editor

Introvert, social anxiety, quiet and resting-asshole-face are probably my best descriptors. I don’t like large crowds, unfamiliar people and  new situations make me uncomfortable. So starting a blog and interacting in the craft beer community couldn’t have beer further from my comfort zone.  I prefer to be alone and I find comfort in silence, I even seem to thrive in awkward silences, just ask my mother-in-law.

So it is a safe bet to say that this blog wouldn’t exist if it were not for my editor. It took a lot of convincing from her, and a few others, to get this started. It would also be unreadable if it wasn’t for her. She tries to reassure me that my writing isn’t as bad as I think but that has to be a ploy just to keep me writing.

The words are all my own, her contributions are to help with structure, grammar, general cleanup as well as providing creative writing tips. She might change a word or two but that’s only because I think everything is great and don’t know what a thesaurus is, (insert lame dinosaur joke here).

What she doesn’t know is that she is also a safety blanket. If I had to put out this blog on my own it would never see the light of day. The social anxiety kicks in the instant I start writing and at any given point I am hit by the urge to delete everything and hide. No matter how many times I edit, double check or rewrite if it were up to me it would never be published. Once I am done with a write up I give it to her and go crawl in a hole.

Writing about beer is not as easy as it seems especially when you like drinking a much as I do – Drinking is the easy part. Finding time in between the beer is where it gets difficult. Many weekend chores have been sacrificed and several hangovers have been incurred as a result of this blog. It would not be possible without the support and understanding of my editor. I am especially lucky because my editor just so happens to be my wife. Just to be clear, and so I don’t get in trouble, she was my wife first and it will always be in that order. Craft beer might be the inspiration for my writing but she is my motivation. Hearing her laugh or seeing a smile on her face as she reads my nonsense is all the recognition I need, everything else is a bonus.

I don’t know how long this blog will last but I am thankful for the people it has allowed me to meet and the experience it has created and for that I will always be thankful. It would have never happened without her. So for that I say thank you.

Disclaimer:

This post was not submitted to the editor so it was 100% me and it will probably never happen again. All mistakes were intentional to highlight the importance of my partner and for comedic effect. Enjoy the feels.

Quid Pro Quo

Although it is a term used in common law, quid pro quo is probably most well known from the scene in Silence of the Lambs. There is something unnerving about a psychopath speaking Latin. It’s also a term that has never really stuck in English like some other Latin phrases like per se, de facto, status quo, Et cetera (see what I did there). So after spending two weeks sitting on a jury a lot of legalese starting running through my head and I decided to combine these experiences with craft beer for this write up. Criminal Justice degree – don’t fail me now!

“This for that” is the most basic meaning of quid pro quo. Something for something, but it’s not just anything. More specifically it’s something of equal value, which is the key. These days it easy, we all agree that money is the medium of exchange. We trade goods and services for money. Carrying around a twenty dollar bill is much easier than hauling around a bunch of chickens to trade for a sheep and then you have to hope that the other party is willing to trade for what you have. They say money is the root of all evil but it has sure made things a hell of a lot easier.

Since this is a beer blog I am sure you see where this is going by now, I’m talking about beer trading. Admittedly I do not do a lot of trading, but, I have experienced the normal transactions; beer for beer, beer for money, beer for nothing. This isn’t a new concept as beer has always been a form of currency. I am willing to bet that everyone reading this has been offered beer and pizza to help someone move. Any capable mechanic has worked on a car for a case of beer. I don’t see how you could trust anyone who wouldn’t take beer as payment, it’s inhuman! I have even received a beer for this blog, but I am positive that counts as fraud. I may have even traded an appropriately named Pie Thief from Wren House to be on a podcast and that’s just plain robbery. I should be the one on trial.

Truth is, the secondary beer market exists simply because there is an abundance of quality beer and it’s impossible to get it all. Many craft beer fans see it as a necessity. I missed two can releases because of jury duty. So I went above and beyond my civic duty as far as I’m concerned.

Trading is also a great way to expose the local breweries to a wider audience but that can also be a double edged sword. Talk to any brewer – protecting the integrity of their product is one of the first things they will voice concerns about. The majority of them are wary of having their product shipped around and traded. I would say that most people handle beer with care and make the effort to maintain that integrity because they feel a sense of ownership too, but there are no guarantees.

For the most part people barter for beer in good faith. It may seem like a generic term but many legally binding contracts contain those words. In fact, the case I was involved in the term, “in good faith” played a role in the verdict.

So what about that small minority of people that look to profit from this secondary market?

OBJECTION!

It’s poor writing form to start with a question.

Let me rephrase, this would be the point where I would go on a tirade about people who put in zero extra effort to get beer and then add some sort of surcharge like they provided a significant service. Or those that demand what they consider equal value because they put some arbitrary value on a can or bottle of beer. When in truth their goal is to make sure that they come out ahead in the trade. Solely blaming them wouldn’t be fair. Those who fall into these trade traps should be responsible for some of the blame, if not an equal share. If you think this is worth it – fair play to you.

On that point I will say this – enjoy craft beer however you want. Trade, tap or travel – Just make sure your money is going directly to the breweries. Chase your dragons, unicorns and whales, whatever the hell you want to call them. Don’t take advantage of people and let’s make sure the beer and the people who make it possible come first.

Those that feign support for the craft community while trying to manipulate and profit from the hard work of others that’s fine … all I have to say to you is E CHUTA… and that’s not Latin.

I rest my case.

No Degree Required

I don’t do reviews … often. This is only the second one I’ve ever done. Technically, I cheated on the first one because I hid it in the middle of another post. So this will actually be the first review on its own… Well, not exactly on its own as I was inspired by a podcast.

The Beer Research Institute, B.R.I. as it is more commonly known, is located in an odd area located south of the U.S. 60 on Stapley Road. What makes this area out of the ordinary is that not many ventures survive more than a year, despite convenient access, great parking and familiar neighbors. I can remember at least three tenants in the current space that B.R.I. occupies. In fact they will soon, depending on when you read this, be celebrating their three year anniversary. That in itself is an achievement, let alone thriving in an area where even chain restaurants struggle to survive. Now that they are a staple in the area they are continuing to stay focused on the place they call home with plans to expand their current space in the future. My secret hope is an annoying chain to experience a casualty, courtesy of B.R.I.!

Walking into The Beer Research Institute immediately feels like walking into a California board shop. A lot of the merchandise pays homage to the skater counterculture. The vibe could also be described as 80’s punk blended with 90’s gangster rap. The beer is impressive, feisty, bold yet easily drinkable as it is skillfully crafted. I could talk about it for hours so let me know if you want to chat over a pint – – – I don’t do beer reviews.

One aspect of B.R.I. that keeps bringing me back is the people that work there. In my opinion a brewery’s staff rarely gets proper credit. Most patrons take good service for granted and we live in a world where it takes great service to get any kind of acknowledgement. The crew at B.R.I. is beyond good or great. I can’t ever think of a time when I wasn’t greeted as soon as I opened the door – no matter how busy they are. They are excited to talk about the beer and often times when they tell you the food special it’s because they are excited to try it themselves. There are lots of breweries with good or great crews but it feels like each person at B.R.I. was hand picked. As if they were crafted to pair perfectly with the beer, food and each other.

When I go to a new brewery I never know what I want so I usually settle on a flight or ask for one of the flagship beers. After a few visits I get a feel for the beers, I know what styles that brewery excels at, what I genuinely prefer or I always at least know which beers I want to try again. This isn’t the case at B.R.I. – every time I go I never know what to choose! It is one of the only places that I still stumble and stutter when it comes to picking a beer. Don’t get the wrong impression, they’re not constantly changing beers and they don’t have a massive tap list. Their selection is stable and consistent. I can’t decide what I want because I want them all! The only disappointment I ever feel is when a beer isn’t available for growler fills.

The food is daring, fun and audacious – a complete scratch kitchen delivering truly unique pub “standards” and “favorites.” The gigantic flavors of the food hold their own against the significant flavors of the beer. Consider yourself warned – you will need to eat because the beers pack some serious ABV. The selection is varied but the menu isn’t overwhelming. Honestly, if the menu doesn’t reel you in you just might be brain dead! If you need a little proof before venturing for a taste, just check out their Facebook page for the daily special. Better yet, just trust me, do yourself a favor and get down there on a Sunday for a breakfast burrito.

The Beer Research institute is a top tier Brew Pub and the more I learn about the beer and the people the more my infatuation with this place grows. If only there was a way to get college credit for drinking beer… I’d have my Masters by now. Until that day I’ll settle for studying at the Beer Research Institute.

If you need a refresher on my rating system – check out Highly Overrated. Snatch yourself a growler and have some Morning Sex…settle down that’s just the name of the beer; I won’t judge do what ever you want with it when you get home. If you’re a dad have someone pick up a Father’s Day four-pack or buy it for yourself from someone else. It’s a good way to get a rare beer like the Peach Lolli before anyone else. Hell, even if you are not a dad get the four-pack! The staff at B.R.I. won’t check your credentials. In fact a move like that is completely in line with their “We do what makes us happy” attitude.

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Morning Sex!

For a better explanation strait from the source of what B.R.I. is about check out the Hoppy Craftsmen Podcast with one of the founders Matt… oh yeah I’m on it too. I was a last minute substitution so I was a little nervous and unprepared — business as usual. Maybe I’ll do better next time.

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I assume that the majority of people start social media the same way I did. I spent twenty minutes trying to decide on a name of which 99% are already taken. Frustratingly, most settle for the first thing available or admit defeat, add an underscore and a number to the name … already taken. Sure there are those who are savvy enough to see long term, create a theme for their content and manage to create a unique username across multiple sites to match. So easy! Some take a little longer but are still able to find a theme, creative name and make a flawless transition. I am neither of those people.

When I decided to write a blog one of the first things I considered was changing my name on Instagram and Twitter to something beer related. Still, I hesitated as I wasn’t even sure blogging would be something I would stick with. A year ago I was posting about home improvement (mostly to show my wife that I was doing chores) so I just kept it as is.

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When I revisited the idea of changing my name a second time, I gave up before I even started. Sure it easy to come up with a name – but, most are usually taken – and friends are no help – most of the names they come up with are taken by people I know! It’s really hard to be clever with the words: beer, craft, brew, hops or drink, drank, drunk (yes, @drinkdrankdrunk is taken). Any beer related names, especially when you’re late the craft beer trend like me, are taken and I hate puns so that style is out. Also, as I seriously considered changing my social media name … I didn’t want to because I realized that it was sentimental to me.

Watson P. Boswell.  Technically his name is Watson Pennyworth Boswell but Pennyworth is registered with the AKC and it can’t be used for a Beagle’s name unless your fancy and important, I guess. I don’t know, proper dog paperwork is confusing, annoying and all sorts of stupid.

It took me six months to come up for the name of my Beagle. I know I’m a bad person for getting him from a breeder, but, I also rescued a blind, epileptic beagle with an overbite so let’s call it even, okay? From the day I placed the deposit until about a week before he came home I stressed over this name and I must have went through a thousand different ones before I settled on the final version. Watson obviously comes from John H. Watson or Dr. Watson, assistant to Sherlock Holmes. Pennyworth is for Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s butler. Boswell is for James Boswell, a biographer whose name became a literary term for companion or observer. To come full circle, in a quote from A Scandal in Bohemia Sherlock Holmes says “I am lost without my Boswell,” in reference to Watson; Batman and Alfred share a similar dynamic. It’s the perfect dog name, and it also proves that I am a huge nerd.

When it came time to choose a name for social media it was obvious, Arrwoooo!
Why? Because in my head that was how I spelled the howl of a beagle. My genius never stops.

I really need a business card so I don’t have to try to howl out ARRWOOOO! To people I meet. I try to save all my howling for hockey games. It’s also embarrassing when I stutter like I don’t know what my name is —- Ha, yeah like I’m some big shot that has to talk about my social media all the time. So, for the time being I will keep my name but, if you can think of something better – and something that isn’t taken – I have a 16 oz/4 pack of Arizona craft beer with your name on it!

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Baby Watson