Autumn Evening Dockside

A nice evening on my dock back in early November. Added a couple of effects with a frame to enhance and to add character to the moment of serenity. God is good.

Photo taken in Springtown, Texas out on our land.

-Michael Thacker

Art of Tea Go Green


Brewed Pop-Up Dinner and Beer Tournament

Looking for something to do this week? Something that involves fun, food and brews? This Wednesday, February 28 in Fort Worth, Texas from 7pm-9pm is Brewed’s 3rd Annual Pop-Up Dinner and Beer Tournament featuring Momma Turners famous chicken, shrimp and sausage gumbo and a line up of 12 delicious stouts stemming from around the country.

The stout competition will be a blind tasting of the 12 different brews with you being the judge and one of the ultimate decision makers to determine the overall champion. Each tasting will be 2oz with a variety of strength and adjunct ingredients. The champion stout it’s brewers will walk away with pride and honor of being the Brewed Stout Tournament Champions.

Tickets are $35 plus tax and can be purchased by clicking the link here: Brewed Stout Tournament. The tickets are going fast and almost out, so waste no time and join the fun with good food and delicious dark beers at Brewed.

Brewed is located at 801 West Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76104.

-Michael Thacker

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A Night Out At Antebellum’s Ale House

After a few dreadful days of a brutal ice storm and power outages, my family and I decided to get out and try something new. Searching for several local delights that looked appealing, we finally stumbled across a small, local pub in the town of Weatherford, Texas called Antebellum’s Ales House.

100% Kona Coffee

This little delight was a small house that had been decked out and decorated like a little Belgian or British pub with a modern twist to it and definitely gave me flash backs to when my wife and I lived in Belgium and Hollands for some time. It provided craft beer lovers with 48 different taps to try from with some local and others nationally and internationally known. Their profile range was from the lightest of cream ales and pilsners to dark and heavy imperial stouts and barley wines.

To pair your brew pick with was a variety of small dishes such as chips and salsa, meat and cheese board and a cream cheese queso dip as well as much more. They also had several different styles of flat bread pizzas, salads and sandwiches. Being a spice lover I went with their sriracha bbq spicy pizza with fresh jalapeños for an extra kick.

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Overall we really enjoyed the pub with it’s European atmosphere and friendly hospitality, and of course, good food and brews. If you get a chance and happen to be in the area make sure you pay these guys a visit! Cheers and God bless!

-Michael Thacker