Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jimmy Buffett LeSelect St. Barths Banner at Hazards

Our good friend Marius Stakelborough celebrated the 60th anniversary of starting his LeSelect bar/library/music store/taxi and everything else needed in St. Barth in the Caribbean last November.

Hazards owner Ed was there - and for the 50th - as were people from all over the world. Including Jimmy Buffett who with his Coral Reefer Band put on a great show for all.

The big banner that greeted visitors to LeSelect was stretched tree to tree on the main island road. At the end of the week long party, Marius gave this banner to Ed so that it could be displayed at Hazards. Hazards was inspired by LeSelect and St. Barths and Marius visited back in 2006 and gave his seal of approval.

Now this same banner hangs on the ceiling of Hazards as our sign of friendship across the 2,000 miles that separates us - but not in spirit.

Everything at Hazards is authentic and has a story.

Monday, May 17, 2010

First Brew of 2010 at Hazards

Hazards is the only microbrewery on Middle Bass Island that makes its' beer right on the island. Our first batch was started this week and will be ready by Memorial Day Weekend. It's a light ale with natural lemon and other special spices.
Clint our master brewer also made some root beer that we'll have available on tab.
The Hazards lemon ale will be called Sassy Summer Blond Ale.
This will be our best beer ever.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Glacial Grooving at St. Hazards

The Lake Erie Islands were formed by the retreating glaciers between 7,000 to 10,000 years ago. This past weekend strong winds blew out the water in front of the St. Hazards shoreline to expose the grooves these glaciers caused.

Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass are mostly solid limestone rock below sometimes only a few inches of soil. These conditions made it an ideal place to grow grapes to make wine, but not so good to install water and sewer lines.

If the wind is blowing hard from the west, go down to the waterfront and you'll see what happened thousands of years ago.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Hazards is Open for the Season

Hazards opened for the season in April with a special party for the Excelsior Mens Society from Heidelberg College. Featured was the first tie ever worn at Hazards.
Usually it's no shirt, no shoes, no problem.
Hazards is now open on weekends.
The Middle Bass marina also is open.