This outstanding Vienna lager is brewed by the Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Ohio. It ranks among the finest lagers I have ever been fortunate enough to imbibe. Everything is right about this brew, from its deep amber color to the bit of bite it delivers with each sip. Tragically, it is not distributed in SW Virginia, a beer atrocity needing rectification. Next time I’m in Cleveland I will definitely load up on this. The brewers at Great Lakes certainly know their stuff.
Stacked Deck is Ed Clark's first foray into the novel form. It is the story of a returned Vietnam Veteran who is one step away from living on the street when he is rescued by former comrades in arms and a woman he spent a single night with years before. Guilt, remorse and a need for redemption send him on a quest to make amends for that night, thirty years earlier. These days Ed is a retired English teacher who lives in the Appalachian Mountains of SW Virginia with his wife, dog, a six-pack of cats and a couple of adult kids when they come to visit. He likes to hike and fly fish, write haiku, read and write. View all posts by sudsma5_wp