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Buckeye in Illini country

Urbana, Illinois (via Cincinnati, Ohio)

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The Ohio State University Class of 2010.

Currently a grad student in materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois.

Do not live in a van down by the river.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2006: #1Ohio State vs. #2Michigan in the 'Shoe! I have never seen a better game in person.

    Close 2nd = 2010 Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Oregon, 35 hour drive straight through was well worth it.

    Close 3rd = 2011 Sugar Bowl: Ohio State vs. Arkansas, yelling F*%K you to Mark May made my life
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith, Beanie Wells, Chris Spielman, James Laurinaitis, Orlando Pace, Nick Mangold
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft, Jon 3Bler, David Lighty, Mike Conley Jr., Mark Titus
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Spurs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: 'Merica

Recent Activity

Comment 26 Aug 2014

That is the link I was referring to.  Moerlein Brewing and Moerlein Lager House are the same brewer.  So are Listermann and Triple Digit (often shown as Listermann/ Triple Digit).  Also Fat Head's had two on there as well.  The number may be about 90 after recounting (and not including Sam Adams).

Also, the Thrillist article in the WMDs was published on Sunday; just the authors are out of date on what they have consumed from Ohio.

Comment 26 Aug 2014

I think it might be closer to 88.  There are a few repeats. such as Christain Moerlein brewing and then the Christian Moerlain Lager House.  They may brew beer at the Lager House (I don't think they do), but it isn't different beer, same beer as at the actual brewery.  Also I wouldn't count Sam Adams as an Ohio brewery.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

Seattle was cool place.  Elysian was a good brewery.  The Night Owl Pumpkin Ale was pretty good; very pumpkin flavored but not overpowering.  And the two IPAs I had (The Immortal  and Safe Bet) were ok.  I also tried IPAs at Populuxe, Stoup, Reuben's, and NW Peaks.  The NW Peaks had the best one of the all the beer I had in Seattle; their IPA reminded me of the well balanced IPAs in the midwest like Two Hearted.  It's just a small "nano" brewery but was really good.  

We didn't go to Mt. Rainier; we did go cabrewing at Enatai Beach on the east side of Lake Washington near Mercer Island.  It was a fun time.  Then I drove back to Illinois; Montana is not a fun state (sorry DJ), but it is too damn big and too damn mountainous to drive all the way through.  We did briefly stop at Devils Tower and Mt. Rushmore which were pretty cool.

Comment 14 Aug 2014

Dogs or cats?

Other important questions:

cake or pie?

Snickers or Twix or Milky Way?

Crunchy or creamy peanut butter?

Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods?

Ditka or a hurricane?

Brat or Mett?

Comment 14 Aug 2014

You would not find this amount of discussion for any other school's band.  TBDBITL is TBDBITL for a reason, and we are damn proud of it and don't want that fact to change.

Comment 14 Aug 2014

I'm not a huge barrel-aged beer fan or even a fan of whiskey in general, but Boulevard, among their other good offerings, makes a great beer known as Rye on Rye.  Anyone that likes rye whiskey or barrel-aged beers should check it out when it's available, generally only in bombers or 750mL bottles.  Founders is another good brewery that does a lot of barrel aging.

Comment 13 Aug 2014

I would if it weren't a three hours drive away.  Besides, I'm sure Seattle has plenty to offer... beyond just beer.

Comment 13 Aug 2014

How in the hell do you remember that?  Let's just say it was slower than I wanted.  I trained poorly and hope to improve vastly next year. 

I'm looking forward to visiting Seattle and trying some of their beer/ food.  Second time I'll be there, but the first time I was limited in where I could go.  Thanks for the suggestions.