Raggeds Beverage Company

Raggeds Beverage Company is an independent craft beer wholesaler located in Colorado. We started the company for the sole purpose of delivering hard-to-find craft beer to out-the-way places throughout Colorado’s Western Slope.

Raggeds ColoradoRaggeds currently distributes over 170 brands of beer representing 25 different suppliers to 17 counties in Western Colorado. We maintain seven beer routes servicing over 2,000 customers from our 50,000 square foot temperature controlled warehouse in Gunnison County.

Our beer territory consists of all of the following counties in Colorado: Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Rio Grande, Saguache, San Miguel and Summit. If your establishment is located in one of the counties we service – we will do everything humanly possible to get you the beer!

If there is a beer that you want to sell in your store, bar or restaurant, please don’t hesitate to call us – we guarantee the beer you want is delivered straight to your cooler. Our mission statement stands for itself, “We run ourselves ragged to deliver the beers our customers crave!”

Raggeds Beverage Company

Raggeds Wilderness

Raggeds Beverage Company gets its name from the Raggeds Wilderness Area that begins right in our own backyard. The Raggeds Wilderness is one of the most beautiful places in the United States and encompasses nearly 65,000 acres of the Gunnison and White River National Forests in western Colorado. Points of interest in the Raggeds include Dark Canyon, Ragged Mountain, Marcellina Mountain, Mount Justice, Treasury Mountain and Oh-Be-Joyful Pass.

If you have any questions about the Raggeds Beverage Company of Colorado, feel free to contact us at Raggeds.com.

 

Isanti County Minnesota

Isanti County Minnesota is just north of the Twin Cities and is situated in one of the fastest growing regions in Minnesota. Isanti County lies within the 16-county Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metropolitan Statistical Area – the 14th largest in the nation at just under 4,000,000 folks.

Isanti County MinnesotaThe Isanti name comes from the Isanti or Santee Indians, a Dakota branch of the Eastern Sioux that lived along this stretch of the Rum River and Knife Lake back in the day. Isanti is, not only, the original name of the tribe, but it is also the Dakota word for knife or knife makers.

Isanti County was established in 1857 when it was carved out of Ramsey County – home of present day St. Paul, Minnesota. It has a total area of 452 square miles and, of that, about 20 square miles is water. Currently, there are just under 40,000 people that make Isanti County home.

Cambridge, the county seat, has around 10,000 residents and the second largest city – Isanti – has a population of about 6,000. At the current growth rates, Isanti County is expected to be home to over 75,000 people by 2035.

Isanti County is mostly a bedroom community – over half the workforce is employed around the Twin Cities and commute there during the week. Minnesota State Highway 65 is the main artery into the Twin Cities – running south from Kanabec County through the heart of Isanti County and straight into to downtown Minneapolis. Minnesota State Highway 95 bisects Isanti County – connecting Cambridge and St. Cloud to the west and Interstate 35 to the east.

Northern Lights Expressway Isanti County

Isanti County and the Northern Lights Express Rail Service

One of the most exciting developments affecting the future of Isanti County is the Northern Lights Express, a proposed high speed passenger rail service connecting Minneapolis and Duluth. NLX plans to be offering 7 days a week service by 2020.

With a station in Cambridge, the NLX will offer Isanti Co. residents a safe, reliable and fast travel alternative to points between the Twin Cities and Twin Ports. Park at the station in Cambridge and take the train to work in the city – a huge perk for residents of Isanti County that commute to the Twin Cities daily!

The current NLX proposal is for four round trips per day at 90 miles per hour, making the one-way trek from Minneapolis to Duluth in two and a half hours. Commuter stations will be constructed at Target Field, Coon Rapids, Cambridge, Hinckley, Superior and Duluth Union Station.

Isanti County Real Estate

Isanti County’s population has increased by nearly 50% in the last decade. Residents are moving here to take advantage of the buyer’s market and wide open spaces, when compared to the more expensive real estate and no elbow room in the Twin Cities. Home prices have been on the rise lately, but are still less than the Minneapolis-St Paul Metro area.

Isanti is a Unique, Geographic Name

Isanti is a beautiful, descriptive noun of Native American origins – it’s a place as well as a thing. Isanti is the tribal name of a branch of Dakota Sioux and is the Dakota word for knife. In 1857 when Minnesota was still a territory of the United States, the Native American word Isanti was used as a county name and a few years later when Minnesota became a state, Isanti was used as the namesake of a township and city. If you have any questions about Isanti.com, feel free to contact Wurdd.

 

ToGeaux Cannabis Delivery Expands Throughout New Orleans

The fast growing ToGeaux cannabis delivery company has expanded its service area to all of Orleans Parish. French Quarter based ToGeaux picks up local bud and beverages from nearly one hundred area shops and makes deliveries to customers throughout the CBD, Uptown, Midtown and Metairie.

ToGeaux Cannabis DeliveryYou haven’t heard of ToGeaux? Well it’s just the fastest growing business in NOLA – everybody is talking about ToGeaux! All you do is click on a local New Orleans cannabis shop, make selections off the menu, pay the bill, wait a few minutes and enjoy tasty, locally sourced MJ – fast. It’s really that simple.

ToGeaux recently landed seven figures in fresh venture funding, including a large stake from the local land investment trust fund Plaquemines Fruit and Oil, based in Plaquemines Parish. The company has stated it intends to use the investments to fund expansion into new markets and update its existing proprietary technology platform to make it more user friendly.

At a press conference yesterday on Bourbon Street, ToGeaux’s CEO was confident in the company’s future. “The ToGeaux Bud Delivery platform will continue to revolutionize the way New Orleanians chill out. We will not stop until we offer our friends the selection of every strain from every shop in town in 30 minutes or less.” How is that for technology put to its greatest use!

To Geaux Delivery Service in Louisiana

No reason to get alarmed – this company does not exist right now. Believe it or not, it’s probably coming in the near future, though. We think ToGeaux.com is the perfect name for a cannabis or medical marijuana delivery company in New Orleans.

Actually, the generic, brandable domain ToGeaux.com is the perfect name for any type of delivery service in Louisiana. It’s short, catchy, very easy to remember, and most of all, fun. For more information about ToGeaux.com, feel free to contact Wurdd.

 

Where is the Home of the Blues?

Historians have argued for years about where Blues music started out – the so-called Home of the Blues. I doubt we’ll ever know the definitive Holy Grail “X marks the spot” location for the Home of the Blues. There are, however, plenty of places that claim the Home of the Blues title as their own.

Is Chicago the Home of the Blues? Could be. Chicago is definitely not the Birthplace of the Blues, but the city embraced the sound, took it under its wing and made Blues music its own. Maybe Chicago should be known as the city that gave the world the Blues.

What about Memphis? Memphis and Beale Street have both been called the Home of the Blues. Legends WC Handy, Muddy Waters and BB King are synonymous with Memphis Blues. Memphis calls itself the Blues City and is, without a doubt, the Birthplace of Rock and Roll – which we all know came straight from the Blues.

Texas and Louisiana both have a rich Blues history. And, for that matter, so does every state in the Deep South. Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee all have a large ownership stake in the Blues.

Home of the Blues

My Money is on Mississippi for the Home of the Blues

The true Home of the Blues, though? Mississippi. And, to be a little more specific – the Mississippi Delta. Yes, the Mississippi Delta is the Home of the Blues. Clarksdale, Cleveland, Dockery, Indianola, Greenville, Parchman, Ruleville, Itta Bena, Greenwood, Yazoo, Hopson, Tunica, Rosedale. These are the Home of the Blues. Go there, look around, take it all in – you’ll quickly understand. Then again, maybe you won’t.

In reality, there will never be a Mississippi Blues Trail plaque marking the actual spot of the Home of the Blues – no one really knows. The Home of the Blues in real life? Hell, it could be anywhere really. And, that is why so many places lay claim to being the Home of the Blues.

Oh, wait a minute! You really want to know where to find the Home of the Blues? I found it, it’s right here – HomeoftheBlues.com. For more information about HomeoftheBlues.com, feel free to contact Wurdd.

 

Kalmiopsis Wilderness

Kalmiopsis Wilderness AreaThe most beautiful place in the Lower 48 that you’ve never heard of is the Kalmiopsis Wilderness in southwestern Oregon. It’s a wild, roadless and pristine terrain that’s nearly 200,000 acres, full of rugged cliffs and boulder-strewn canyons through which some of the purest waters on the planet flow.

The Kalmiopsis (Kal-mee-op-sis) gets its name from Kalmiopsis leachiana – one of the rarest plants in the US – a type of flowering shrub left over from the last Ice Age. It was discovered in 1930 and is one of hundreds of endemic plant species native only to the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.

Kalmiopsis Wilderness

The Chetco and North Fork Smith rivers originate here. The Illinois flows freely through one of the most remote canyons in the world. Each have been designated as National Wild and Scenic Rivers. Several tributaries of these rivers – Baldface Creek, Rough and Ready Creek, Josephine Creek, Silver Creek and Indigo Creek – flow through land adjacent to the Kalmiopsis and are eligible to become National Wild and Scenic Rivers in their own right.

Wild and Scenic Rivers of the Kalmiopsis

Illinois River Canyon KalmiopsisThere is no place like the wild, botanically rich Kalmiopsis Wilderness and it needs our protection for future generations. The bordering lands – the North and South Kalmiopsis Roadless Areas – are currently unprotected. Including these lands in the federally protected Kalmiopsis Wilderness would more than double its size and most likely ensure the preservation of this unique and ecologically significant landscape.

For more information about the Kalmiopsis Wilderness and how you can get involved, please visit the following websites:

  • Friends of the Kalmiopsis – Protecting the beautiful rivers, wild lands and legendary botanical diversity of Oregon’s Kalmiopsis Country.
  • Kalmiopsis Audubon Society – Named for the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society is the primary local conservation advocacy group in Curry County.
  • Siskiyou Mountain Club – A small group of fiery volunteers determined to raise awareness of the perils facing the Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area.

For more information about Kalmiopsis.com, feel free to contact Wurdd.

 

Pequannock

Pequannock is the name of a township in New Jersey. Pequannock was part of the original group of 104 New Jersey townships incorporated in 1798. Located about one hour west of New York City, Pequannock is a sleepy, bedroom community with a population of 15,500.

Pequannock New JerseyThe name Pequannock is derived from the Delaware Indian (Lenape) word for cleared land and is also used for the Pequannock River, a tributary of the Pompton River in northern New Jersey.

Pequannock.com is a great pure geo domain name perfect for local news and information, chamber of commerce, town government, real estate brokers and agents, and any business in the area wanting a professional and credible domain that conveys trust.

PequannockIf no one has guessed yet, I love to find exact match Native American place names in .com for sale – especially pure GEO cities and counties.

There is no better time than right now to buy pure GEO’s and stash them away for a few years – the prices are rock bottom IMHO. For more information about Pequannock.com, please contact Wurdd.

 

The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour is a name used in folklore to describe the time of night when supernatural powers are heightened or at the most sensitive level. The time most associated with The Witching Hour is 3:00 a.m. – this is supposedly the time when the application of black magic is thought to be most effective.

The Witching HourThe term “The Witching Hour” is used in popular culture to describe a multitude of bad luck situations. These include stock market crashes and earnings calls, babies waking up in the middle of the night, computer problems, and of course witches, hauntings and the occult. I believe the domain name TheWitchingHour.com is a great generic, brandable domain and a potential gold mine name for a number of different types of businesses.

First of all, I spend a lot of time in New Orleans and the supernatural is big money in the Big Easy. The perfect name for a witchy store in NOLA or Salem? You got it – The Witching Hour! It would also be a great name for a haunted walking tour company or a dark and eerie French Quarter tavern.

Fact is The Witching Hour is a magical name for a large number of businesses operating in the Halloween, Supernatural and Witchcraft verticals. Remember, the best domain names give you a place at the table whether you belong there or not. TheWitchingHour.com offers instant credibility and is a delightful, easy to build upon brand name.

The Witching Hour would also be a fantastic name for a number of different types of informational web blogs. Some examples include a site that helps with babies having sleepless nights, stock market analysis, and supernatural activity.

If you have any questions about TheWitchingHour.com, feel free to contact Wurdd.

 

Lake Stop Brewing Company

The Lake Stop Brewing Company was founded in Muskegon, Michigan in 1847.

Lake Stop Brewing CompanyHanoverian Master Brewers R. Oosterbaan and J. Van Buskirk were recent arrivals in Michigan, having made the arduous transatlantic journey to New York City the year before in a Clipper ship. The two men taking turns every half hour dipping frigid Atlantic Ocean water to keep cold the original slurry of pure Lager yeast.

Once in the United States, the two brewers set about in earnest researching the best location for their new venture. Abundant fresh water was an absolute requirement, as was a natural underground cave system to be used for lagering cellars.

The decision was made on the Great Lakes region because of the large number of German immigrants heading to Michigan for work in the lumber trade – the two men knowing full well the copious amounts of ale lumberjacks need to survive!

Oosterbaan and Van Buskirk found the perfect location in what is now the Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon and the brewery prospered immediately from the burgeoning lumber and shipping businesses at the terminus of the Muskegon River at Lake Michigan.

The Original Great Lakes Lager Beer

Lake Stop established the Kölsch style and was one of the pioneers of Lager brewing in America. Lake Stop Lager was shipped throughout the Great Lakes region by 1850 and, as you can imagine, had a profound influence on the likes of Bernhard Stroh, Joseph Schlitz and many others.

Lake Stop Brewing Company had its best year in 1859, selling nearly 38,000 barrels of Lager, Kölsch and Altbier to the thirsty citizens of the newly formed Muskegon County.

However, the good times would not last forever. Change was coming to our country and Lake Stop Brewing Company would not be immune.

By 1863 Lake Stop Brewing Company ceased to exist, the bulk of the company’s skilled workforce marching to Gettysburg with Brigadier General Custer and the Michigan Brigade Wolverines. Also lost to history were founders Oosterbaan and Van Buskirk, whose last known whereabouts are unknown.

Lake Stop Lager is Back!

After a nearly 155 year hiatus, the historic beers of Lake Stop Brewing Company are being brought back to life. The recipes of Lake Stop Lager, Lake Stop Kölsch and Lake Stop Altbier were recently discovered in an underground vault at the old Continental Motors site.

For more information on the Lake Stop Brewing Company, visit LakeStop.com.