Rogue One and Rogue’s Hazelnut Brown Nectar!

About halfway through Rogue One, there’s a shot of the Death Star hanging above a planet. Only the thing is, the Death Star is upside down, with the super-laser dish in the lower hemisphere. It makes sense, from a sci-fi perspective, as a giant space station with artificial gravity can orient itself however it wants. […]

Batman: Assault on Arkham and Arkham’s Finest

  Much like Marvel did with Guardians of the Galaxy, DC has been placing Suicide Squad in shows and video games before making their big screen debut. There’s been at least two episodes of Arrow featuring them (the first one is pretty great). They even got a mini-level in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Hell, they popped up on Smallville […]


I haven’t had Netflix since 2011. For the next few days I’ll be catching up and offering my thoughts on what I watch. Feel free to use this as your October guide. If there’s a theme for today’s double feature it would be the running time. I have no shame in choosing movies based on […]

Beerland and Weinstephaner 1516

2016 marks quite an important milestone in beer. Perhaps the most important one. It is the 500th Anniversary of the German Purity Law, Reinheitsgebot. We’ll try to get to what that was all about in a bit. When Matt Sweetwood’s parents came to visit his new homeland of Germany, they thought it would be a […]

Book Review: A Brew to a Kill

Whenever I [rarely] mention my blog, I hear “I’ll google it.” quite a bit. A few months ago I decided to do the same and see what pops up. And the first result that popped up was A Brew to a Kill by Cleo Coyle. The initial idea was to review this back to back with A […]