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
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
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
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
The chill of winter is in the air. The comforting flavors of roasted malt help ward off the cold and keep you warm from the inside out. This week’s selection brings the roasted malt flavors of a stout and pairs them with the bright citrus hop flavors of an IPA. The Beer of the Week if Eel River’s Onyx Black IPA. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Eel River Brewing Onyx Black IPA
Along the Central Coast of California, you may not have noticed that the winter months have arrived. Sunny days and warm weather have been spoiling with conditions that makes us want to have a nice cold beer outside. This week’s selection is precisely the kind of beer for soaking in the California winter sun. The Beer of the Week is Firestone Walker’s 805.
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Last week, it was announced that Brewed For Thought was starting a new annual contest to name the Brewed For Thought Beer of the year. See the announcement here in case you missed it: Continue reading Brewed For Thought Beer of the Year Finalists Announced
Healthy (sort of) again and anxious to get back at it, I decided to reach for another beer I brought back from the southern half of the state while on vacation. While the beer is slowly moving north I am anxious to see more of this brewery which features a lot of former Bay Area people. The Beer of the Week is Golden Road Brewing Wolf Among Weeds IPA. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Golden Road Brewing Wolf Among Weeds IPA
It seems that 2014 has gotten off to a rather slow start for me. Family holiday kept me from the site for some time and it followed by an extended case of “The Plague” that seems to be washing over Sonoma County. That said, I’m back on my feet and the first beer I was able to enjoy in over a week was one that made it back from vacation. I see no better way to kick off 2014. The Beer of the Week is Noble Ale Works Breakaway Pale. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Noble Ale Works Breakaway Pale
Every week, Brewed For Thought brings you the Beer of the Week. These beers range in style from lighter pilsners to heavy imperial stouts. Not necessarily a hunt for the rarest or most highly sought after beers, these beers are chosen to fit the occasion and keep Brewed For Thought readers with a great beer in their hand every day of the year. Continue reading Introducing Brewed For Thought Beer of the Year!