Last night…I took visiting friend and researcher Carl Carlson-Drexler to Bayou Bistro after a long day looking at Civil War-related sites in Hempstead and Nevada Counties… and I bought my first legal Magnolia beer! I said I would believe it when I saw it so…John Barley Corn Lives!
“Prohibition officially ends in Magnolia next week”…these words were met with thunderous applause by those present…the words were even more humorous as they were spoken by Ben Johnson, historian and author of John Barleycorn Must Die: The War Against Drink in Arkansas (The companion book to the Old State House Museum exhibit linked to at […]
Marjorie Maxine Miller started my favorite Fayetteville, Arkansas, watering hole–Maxine’s Tap Room–way back in 1950. It is a place that Kris Kristofferson might describe as having “cigarette smoke to the ceiling” and “friendly shadows.” Sadly, Maxine died Friday, May, 26, 2006. The last time I saw Maxine at the Tap Room must have been a […]
Ted Swedenburg snapped this great pic at Maxine’s Taproom….a favorite Fayetteville hang out of mine. I, in fact, saw this schiltzmas tree the same week as Ted, but I’m not smart enough to document it….or maybe I was too drunk to document it…..I can’t honestly remember. At any rate, check out pictures I really DID […]
I’ve always known that there is a deep connection between archaeologists and beer. My friend Greg Vogel has consistently informed his students that he has learned more about archaeology in bars (such as Fayetteville, Arkansas’ Maxinie’s Tap Room pictured below) “talking shop” with grizzled veterans of the discipline than he has ever learned in a […]