After much poking, prodding and corralling from Ms Duck (aka my wife) I have created this blog. Now you may be asking, why did she think I need a blog? Was it a way to distract me from noticing that the laundry wasn't done or that she was off to yet another scrapbooking marathon...believe it or not, it was because she actually thought I had a gift for describing how I felt about a particular beer. Oh, and I forgot to mention my unending desire to try new( and old favorites) craft beers.
Although I may tend to use phrases like 'palate', 'cask conditioned', 'nose', 'front of the mouth', 'back of the mouth' and other nuggets of wisdom I am merely a simple beer drinker that has matured in my tastes over the years. While sharing my tasting across the country during this summer's family vacation a few people mentioned 'Hey, you should really start a blog' the seed was planted. It started with sharing the beer or brewery of the evening on Facebook with friends and then we (Ms Duck and I) got the crazy idea that other people might actually want to read about the beers we try.
Finally, after several months, I have my blog. Those several months is when all the poking and prodding took place. I tend to over analyze things so this took me a while to jump into.
Now, you may be asking...what's with the Ducks? Well, that's a story...not necessary long or interesting...just a story. I am also a gamer. For those of the non-gamer type, this means I play video games online with friends and stranger around the world. Playing online requires that I have a 'Gamer Tag' or code name of sorts. I thought long and hard...here's that over analyzing thing again...and chose the creative, unique and obscure gamer tag of La Quoix. Two points to any of you that know what 80's TV series this references. Any guesses? It's the name of the sire vampire of the main character on the show 'Forever Knight'. So does it surprise you that no one online knew how to pronounce it. This rampant ignorance brought about multiple variation of pronunciation. Things like 'La Coy', 'La Queue' and other non-mentionable (some gamers are rather vulgar) but the one that stuck was 'La Quack'. Long story short, I eventually went from La Quack to Quack to Duck. Duck has now stuck with me for many years. As the years have passed this nick-name has spread from me to Ms Duck, my wife and the ducklings, my two daughters.