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Beer of the Week: Bear Republic Grand-Am Pale Ale

Springtime begs for a beer that’s crisp and refreshing but also something you can handle more than a pint or two of. While IPAs may fit the bill for a nice pint, sometimes they pack too much wallop when you’re looking to beat the warming weather. This is where pale ale shines. The Beer of the Week is Bear Republic’s Grand-Am Pale Ale. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Bear Republic Grand-Am Pale Ale

Beer of the Week: Base Camp Brewing Ripstop Rye Pils

The warm weather hit Santa Rosa with a vengeance this weekend. If you were like me, it was a sprint for the shorts, sandals and AC units. Helping to lower the body temperature was a cold beer that could refresh while also stimulating the taste buds. The Beer of the Week is Base Camp Brewing’s Ripstop Rye Pils.  Continue reading Beer of the Week: Base Camp Brewing Ripstop Rye Pils

Beer of the Week: Calicraft Brewing Co. The City IPA

Hops are what people want in beer. Sierra Nevada started us on our lupulin addiction, which has only intensified. Then came IPA, Double IPA, even Triple IPAs. As the modifier increased, so did the alcohol content. This week’s Beer wen in a slightly different direction. This beer was born an IPA and stands firmly on that ground at 6.4%. The Beer of the Week is Calicraft Brewing’s The City IPA.  Continue reading Beer of the Week: Calicraft Brewing Co. The City IPA

Beer of the Week: New Belgium Snapshot

With the arrival of Spring, our beer selections begin to lean towards lighter bodied beers, beers that refresh and go with the warming days. While there are plenty of lawnmower beers out there, and hopped-up session beers are popping up left and right, a solid, well craft wheat beer is still the go to beer for many beer aficionados. This week’s beer of the week is New Belgium’s Snapshot. Continue reading Beer of the Week: New Belgium Snapshot

Beer of the Week: Coronado Brewing and Cigar City Brewing Jurata Baltic Porter

Sometimes the world of craft beer isn’t all friends and smiles and hugs. This past week, Cigar City in Florida witnessed that first hand. I’ve always been a fan of focusing on the positives though. So while Cigar City handles it’s problems back home, we have a chance here to celebrate a positive, and that would be a chance to get some delicious beer that Cigar City helped produce here in California. The Beer of the Week is the Coronado Brewing and Cigar City Collaboration Jurata Baltic Porter. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Coronado Brewing and Cigar City Brewing Jurata Baltic Porter

Beer of the Week: Deschutes Brewery Fresh Squeezed IPA

It can be exciting searching for new beer. Sometimes the search takes you to a temporary find, a one-of beer brewed just for the season or, in some cases, just for that one time. It can be doubly exciting when a brewery decides to take that beer to a wider release. This week’s beer has done exactly that, going from a one-time season to a year-round member of the brewery’s roster. The Beer of the Week is Deschutes Brewery’s Fresh Squeezed IPA. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Deschutes Brewery Fresh Squeezed IPA

Beer of the Week: Bison Brewing Saison De Wench

While the rain continues to fall, there’s no doubt that spring is in the air here in California. The cold breeze and frost in the morning is being replaced by the emergence of flowers on the roadside and muggy showers. During a break in one of these recent storms, I found myself thirsting for something a . . . → Read More: Beer of the Week: Bison Brewing Saison De Wench

Beer of the Week: Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA

Sometimes, beer is more than just a beverage. Sometimes, it is a teaching tool. Today, we’re adding a word to your vocabulary. Stochasticity (sto-kas-TI-city) is the state of being statistically non-deterministic. In short, this means being random. So with random in mind, the Beer of the Week is Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA.  Continue reading Beer of the Week: Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA

Beer of the Week: Third Street Aleworks Double Standard Double IPA

Sonoma County is becoming known for hop heavy beers in this new IPA-loving beer scene. With brewers around the country upping their game and producing increasingly hoppy beers, it’s impressive that Santa Rosa can keep the gaze of the beer world and continue representing at events like the Bistro’s Double IPA Festival. With SF Beer Week behind us, there’s still time to make it to downtown Santa Rosa for the beer that took Silver in this year’s competition. The Beer of the Week is Third Street Aleworks’ Double Standard Double IPA. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Third Street Aleworks Double Standard Double IPA

Beer of the Week: Rhinegeist The Truth

This past week, RateBeer.com honored the opinion of its users by releasing the RateBeer’s Best lists. These lists recognized breweries, retailers and beers in various categories that span the brewing industry. One brewery of personal interest was honored with the #7 New Brewer in the World and I was instantly eager to give some of their beer a try. The Beer of the Week is Rhingeist Brewery’s The Truth IPA.  Continue reading Beer of the Week: Rhinegeist The Truth