With Pronouns for All

Floggin’ Brews is an inclusive place, or at least as much as possible for a place frequented by actual human beings. But we make an effort to make sure all our guests feel welcomed and safe. That included the trans community, of course, which is a group I particularly respect for their unique expressions of […]

A Brush with Authority

You can tell a lot about a person by how they wipe off a table. Floggin’ Brews has a policy that you can reclaim a dollar if you return your glass to the bar and wipe off your own table. It doesn’t matter if you’ve had one beer or five, you got a dollar credit […]

Got Your Back

I never knew quite what to think of Boss. She was an elegant orange tabby and friendly enough, but She seemed to know things that cats do not ordinarily know. Like how to supervise a crowded room. I’d seen Her brush up against a leg, or jump onto a table, or meow, at exactly the […]

Scene Work

Tori and Kohm were both handy with rope. And floggers. And canes, and whips, and other impact implements. But mostly, Tori and Kohm liked things that go “zap” – specifically, violet wands and E-stim units. I first saw them do a scene at the EARLY party. They were creative, I’ll give them that. The scene […]

Falling Into Place

It was around 5:30 on a Wednesday, and Floggin’ Brews was already moderately busy. I was taking care of the far end of the bar, with Mikhel closer to the door. A guy in his mid-thirties came in with five or six contemporaries, and they huddled over the beer list near Mikhel. I didn’t pay […]


I took a deep breath, let it out, and tried to stand a little bit taller as I opened the door to Floggin’ Brews for my first official day on the job. I wore the FB “uniform” – a blue shirt, sleeves rolled up to the elbows, and a pair of khaki pants. I had […]

Signs of things to come

The rest of the afternoon was quiet. One fella came in for a short beer (he asked for something light, and the Spotted Cow surprised him), but then the sign delivery folks showed up. The sign over the door was a temporary one, and now I had the real one. The hardware to hang it […]