Safely in Utah – with beer

We made it safely to Provo, Utah, where we’re settling into our hotel and getting set for the start of LTUE this morning.  Miss D. is overjoyed at being in the presence of “Real mountains!” again (she’s used to them from Alaska, but they’re sadly lacking in northern Texas, where we now live).

More and more of our blogging and writing buddies are arriving by the minute.  The conversations are getting louder, beer and other beverages are flowing freely, and a good time appears to be in progress for all concerned.

Speaking of beer, there’s this local brew:

The advertising copy on the can reads: “Why have just one? Polygamy Porter is a smooth, chocolaty, easy-drinking brown porter that’s more than a little naughty. Take some home to the wives!”

Clearly, that’s a beer for a man of many parts (you should pardon the expression).



  1. My son arrived at the conference hotel yesterday afternoon. He's excited for the opportunity to attend the workshops and I was glad I could exchange my Marriott points for his room. I hope he is able to look y'all up while he is running around. 🙂

  2. Back in my youth we would spend summers with kinfolk in Ogden, just a bit south of Provo.
    I recall that back in those days my cousins would make regular beer runs to Colorado bringing back cases of cheap 3.2 Coors.

  3. Utah is the last place I would expect to find a science-fiction convention given the large Mormon and how straight laced Mormons are. But maybe all that repression has driven them to seek unusual outlets, like sci-fi.

    1. Insulting much?

      Is it repression that Mormon families have a dedicated family game night?
      Are you surprised that a high percentage of games feature conquest, exploration, fantasy, or science fiction? (That's without even considering role-playing games, which are common.)
      Are you surprised a group that encourages reading for entertainment would like entertaining genres to read?
      Have you somehow failed to notice that a disproportionate percentage of SF writers are Mormon, including heavy hitters like Orson Scott Card, Tracey Hickman, and Larry Corriea?

      But you go ahead and feel superior about your ignorance.

  4. "A man of many parts". Multiple wives could result in a man becoming in many parts. I'll just have to stay with my one wife, more would be too complicated, regardless of what Heinlein had Lazarus Long say.

  5. That's pretty good – but my favorite oddball brew is still North Coast's Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout: the bottle counsels "Never Say Die!"

  6. Not a bad local beer. I tend to like their nitro version a bit better though. We have quite a few local brewers that turn out some tasty beer.

    Cheers and enjoy Utah while yoiu are here.

    J.D. Brown

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