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The Next Chapter…

As I begin to wrap up my experience of living abroad for a year, I thought it would be appropriate to pause for a moment to reflect upon where I started and where I am headed. It seems almost surreal … Continue reading

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Life in the City

The past couple months have been crazy busy!  The new flat has been fantastic–the neighborhood is perfect and we recently purchased a grill….not that it’s great grilling weather necessarily, but we’re making it work! My job at the wine shop … Continue reading

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Winter in Edinburgh

After spending nearly a month in the States, it’s great to be back in Edinburgh and starting second semester. It’s been a whirlwind of change over the past month.  Just before the semester ended, the school let us know that … Continue reading

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Saccharomyces cerevisiae: A Wort’s Best Friend

The past few weeks have become increasingly more busy with school as our assignments are all coming due; but fear not, I still have found time to relax with friends, toss a Frisbee around, have a pint from time to … Continue reading

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Brew Day!

Yesterday marked the first time, in what hopefully turns into a weekly tradition, that the unofficial Heriot-Watt Brew Crew—about 6 people ranging from the US, Canada and eventually even a Kiwi—got together to make a ridiculously delicious homebrew….well, that’s the … Continue reading

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Five Things I’ve Learned About Edinburgh So Far

  Always have a raincoat or umbrella with you—I’ve never lived in a place where the weather changes so frequently.  It can be a gorgeous sunny and 65 degree day, and the next thing you know…BLAM!!!! It’s gusting to 40mph with … Continue reading

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Let the Adventure Begin!

After nearly a decade of home brewing, I jumped the pond and moved back to Scotland to earn my MSc in Brewing & Distilling, in hopes of fulfilling the dream to one day open my own establishment.  “Why Scotland?”, some … Continue reading

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