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The Alewife

If you wanted an alcoholic drink in the fourteenth century you had two choices: ale or wine. An alchemist had discovered how to distil alcohol in the middle of the century, but its use was limited to the making of medicines and the process was not widely known. 480 more words

Fourteenth Century

Travels: It's Hot in Philadelphia

Happy holidays! School, finals, and work (and therefore hiatus) now over, and I’m back!

Time for tales from the City of Brotherly Love. Philadelphia, PA. Why here? 742 more words


Oreo Bliss

Restaurant: Ale House, Columbia
Website: http://www.thealehousecolumbia.com/
Location visited: 6480 Dobbin Center Way Columbia, MD 21045
Recommend? Yes 172 more words


Salford Arms gig postponed

We were due to be back in action in October at the Salford Arms but the bassist is moving house! So we’ve had to postpone it until later in the year, which is a shame as we were really looking forward to it… We’ll post details of the new date once it’s sorted. 25 more words


Ithaca , New York

“Welcome to New York it’s been waiting for you,” There was no better way to fulfill an itch for something new by visiting Ithaca, New York. 250 more words



Raleigh is losing another landmark this week as the old The International House of Pancakes on Hillsborough St. is closing its doors and moving down the block into a new shiny location in the Stanhope building. 278 more words

St. Paddy's Day at the Ale House

Tonight after work I will likely drop by my regular watering hole, the Ale House. In a fit of Celtic fever, I shall river dance the short distance from office to bar, prancing like a epileptic pony, leaping like a helium filled gazelle , free from my bondage, the spirit of Eire, that which seers the burning love of politics into my soul, that which infuses the wordsmith within with gregarious eloquence and roguish humor, will carry me to gather with my clansmen, both real and imagined and celebrate the bragish deed of St. 387 more words