July 3, 2009

Today in Amusement History

Many moons ago, there was The Amusement Park Almanac, compiled by Dave Althoff and published periodically on Usenet.  Anyone out there remember, or even know what Usenet is, let alone use it? For the last few years it has laid fallow with no updates[...]
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June 21, 2009

Jungle Jim’s Spring Beer Fest

Last Friday was Jungle Jim’s Fourth Annual International Beer Fest – and I had been waiting a long time for this one.  First off, a tip of the hat to all those at Jungle Jim’s for organizing this and to all of the brewers for participating and[...]
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June 16, 2009

Overlooked Cincinnati Restaurants

There are a lot of great restaurants in the Greater Cincinnati area – a fact we should be thankful for.  Many great places most of you already know, including chains like Dewey’s and local places like Montgomery Inn.  Below are a few local (non-chain)[...]
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June 2, 2009

Stone Rare and Vintage Beer Tasting

Last Friday I had the pleasure of joining my fellow beer lovers for an extraordinary event at Jungle Jim’s.  Stone Brewery from San Diego, California was nice enough to literally bring from their cellar the last cases of some vintage brews they had[...]
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June 2, 2009

Party Source Burgers and Beers (Schlafly)

Last Thursday I and a friend decided to go down to Party Source in Belvue after work to check out a weekly event Party Source has been putting on.  Thursday nights are Burgers and Brews.  They cook up hamburgers with a special sauce and pare them with[...]
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May 13, 2009

The Amusement Industry is all aTwitter

Twitter? What is this Twitter I keep hearing about? Twitter itself describes itself thus: Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question:[...]
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March 25, 2009

Troegs Beer Tasting at Jungle Jims

Jungle Jim’s (Fairfield, OH) had a Troegs Brewery (Harrisburg, PA) beer tasting last Friday.  What can I say?  All around good brewery with some innovative tastes. For those who love wheat beer (Blue Moon a popular example) Troegs makes Dreamweaver[...]
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November 19, 2008

Gravity Group Unveils Next-Gen Wood Coaster Train

Not content keeping busy with designing new coasters, our friends have added to their repertoire. Excerpt from the press release (http://thegravitygroup.com/gravitycast/timberliner/): Cincinnati, Ohio —- The engineers at The Gravity Group started with[...]
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July 27, 2008

ACE SOAR Website Live!

The American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) Southern Ohio Area Region (SOAR) website is now live. With almost no budget I was able to provide this non-profit, and all volunteer, group a full featured Internet presence quickly and cheaply by starting with[...]
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July 8, 2008

Welcome to DerekClayton.com

As they say, the cobbler never has new shoes, as many a web developer never has their own site. But as you can see, I have finally squeezed in some extra hours each day for the last few weeks to get this done. So I welcome you! There is not much here[...]
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