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” Every Easter the Easter Beagle comes dancing along with his basket full of eggs, which he hands out to all the good little children.” -Linus Van Pelt

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Hardywood Park Craft Brewery has had some amazing news the past couple months.

First there was the mention of both the Single and Gingerbread Stout in BeerAdvocate Magazine #63. But the Gingerbread Stout was awarded a score of 100 from BeerAdvocate, and 100’s don’t come easy!

This past weekend was the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America in San Diego. The Hardywood Gingerbread Stout was awarded the bronze medal in the Herb and Spice Beer Catagory! About 3,921 beers were judged in different categories, 799 Breweries were represented and 211 judges from all over the country were in San Diego.

Congrats also go out to the other 4 Virginia beers that took home medals.

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Happy Oktoberfest!!!!

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Taking a moment to honor our fallen Men, Women and Military War Dogs on Memorial Day 2011.

I went to visit the Virginia War Memorial with my mom a couple months ago and it was a powerful reminder of the sacrifices the United States has made through it’s men, women and MWD’s.

So at the very least take a break from your holiday weekend activities and at 3pm on Memorial Day, pause for the Moment of Remembrance. Reflect on the sacrifices big and small of those that have served our country so that we may stay free.

Then you can raise a Leinie’s in memory to those that have passed and in thanks to those that are serving! Hey CSM James Hamm, I’ll make sure mom raises a couple for you and come home safe so we can toss a frisbee together sometime soon!

 

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I’ve had 365 days to come up with a new plan and I think I have this down. Gone are the days of laying a trap with carrots and look outs. And Frappy proved last year that carrot traps were futile… We have had some changes in the household and I don’t have Pepper’s support any more so I have been training Frappy. Unfortunately during training, Frappy hurt a paw so we had to look to outside help this year again. At this point you might be wondering what this is about….well, lets call it my quest to meet the Easter Bunny!

He has left me a letter the past two years and I just haven’t been able to figure out how I haven’t been able to catch him. So I thought things through again and here is part of the plan…I can’t tell you all because apparently the moles and the squirrels are spying for the Easter Bunny and they read blogs.

So I have Bull the German Shorthair Pointer and Austin the Schnauzer running wind sprints in the yard, I’m pretty sure they are faster then any bunny out there.

I have MacIver, the Scottish Deer Hound,working on his rabbit impersonations….

Frappy keeps getting into things and messing with the traps….

Lets go Easter Bunny! I know I can get you this year!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

In years past, I would let the Irish Terrier that lived here take over this spot. Sadly she passed last year but still lives on in our memory and mom will surely raise a pint or two in her honor tonight.

Today is the day to drink one of the best beers ever…Guinness!!! It is a staple in our refrigerator.

 

Drink responsibly and have a great day everyone!

 

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I know I have made it very clear that really anything from the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewery is the best, but sometimes it is important to support your local brewery!

Legend Brewing Co. has been a part of Richmond Virginia for 17 years now. They have a cool restaurant and pub attached to the brewery and when it is warm enough for sitting outside, dogs can sit on the other side of the patio seating fence. Mom has only taken me a couple times, but she has told me all about it.

You can take a free tour of the brewery every Saturday at 1pm. And mom said it is totally worth it to go see where all the awesome beers are brewed. Mom is a fan of their Legend Chocolate Porter and their Brown Ale.

Follow Me Dog Training LLC announced that the February Where’s Leinie? challenge was to find me at Legend Brewing Co! Congrats to Grady Beans for finding me! Where’s Leinie? February 2011

Support your local brewery if you can’t get your favorite Leinie!

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