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Third Street AleWorks Ales for ALS BBQ and Tasting Event 2014

For the second year in a row, Third Street AleWorks has hosted a tasting event featuring Sonoma County brewed beers raising money for Ales for ALS. Participating breweries across the nation were given a special blend of hops developed by Russian River’s Vinnie Cilurzo, Sierra Nevada’s Ken Grossman and Bell’s Brewing’s John Mallet. Russian River and Bear Republic contributed their special beer to the party as beer lovers sampled the trio of beers over a dinner of BBQ. Continue reading Third Street AleWorks Ales for ALS BBQ and Tasting Event 2014

Speakeasy 17th Anniversary Party

Local breweries are growing up. More than one-man operations in industrial parks, they’re employing entire teams and have the ability to throw some pretty amazing parties. This weekend in San Francisco, Speakeasy did just that for their 17th Anniversary. Keep reading and take a look at what went down. Continue reading Speakeasy 17th Anniversary Party

Pyramid Brewing Celebrates 30 Years with Two New Beers

There are many symbolic breweries in Washington state, both current and ones that have closed their doors over the years. Redhook, Olympia, Pike, Rainier, Pacific Brewing & Malting, and Pyramid all bring fond memories to numerous craft beer lovers. Pyramid Brewing is celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2014 and invited us to learn about their history, their brewing process, and what new beers they are releasing. Continue reading Pyramid Brewing Celebrates 30 Years with Two New Beers

Death of A Contract Brewer: Shmaltz Brewery Opening Event

As the Sun rose over Brooklyn, we searched for the bus that would take us a great many hours and miles away from the friendly confines of New York City. It was a search based on the pursuit of great beer and celebration of one Brewery that now had even more power to create it then ever. We found our vessel, filled with conversation about the history of Shmaltz, how long this trip might actually take and, of course, bagels.  Continue reading Death of A Contract Brewer: Shmaltz Brewery Opening Event

Sante Adairius Brings a New Twist to Monterey Bay Craft Brewing

If you call yourself a craft beer drinker, you’re likely into drinking good beer. That’s what I thought for the first decade of my beer drinking life. Then I met some of the more hardcore members of RateBeer. Finding the best beer in your town or state was not their goal, they wanted the best in the world, and were willing to go places to find it. It was through these beer lovers that I discovered at the time unknown breweries to me such as Hill Farmstead, Tired Hands Brewing and many others who have become more familiar around the brewing industry. Sante Adairius brings this level of small batch craftsmanship to the Monterey Bay and will soon be bringing the beer lovers on a quest to try the best.  Continue reading Sante Adairius Brings a New Twist to Monterey Bay Craft Brewing

101 Brewing North Opens Shop in Petaluma

Sonoma County is usually referred to as Wine Country. Truth is, Sonoma County is Beer Country. The number of great breweries in the county is well known, but lately, Petaluma has been doing it’s part to claim itself as capital of Beer Country. Just down the street from the famous Lagunitas Brewery, 101 North Brewing has jumped into the fray with an IPA that’s found local support and more to come.  Continue reading 101 Brewing North Opens Shop in Petaluma

Merry Christmas from the Anchor Brewing Christmas Party

Every year, Anchor Brewing throws an invitation only Christmas Party at the brewery. Having been around the industry for a couple years, I’ve heard of these parties and always wanted a chance to attend. Luckily, my name was called for this year and I made it to the famous Potrero Hill brewery. With a view overlooking San Francisco, we toasted to Anchor Brewing and the Holiday season.  Continue reading Merry Christmas from the Anchor Brewing Christmas Party

Winter Is Coming

It was fitting that the locale for the “Winter Is Coming” tasting was held in the open air garage of Brooklyn Brewery where all guests were in coats gathered in close quarters.  This premier from Tom Price was the 5th in the “Worshipful Company of Brewers” series.  The series dictates that each member of the team will design and create his/her own batch of draft only beer.  The beer will only be served at Brooklyn Brewery (in their tasting room) until it runs out, each having the possibility to graduate up to being distributed via Brooklyn’s Brewmaster’s Reserve series of limited edition beers.  Continue reading Winter Is Coming

Hop Press: West: Social Kitchen and Brewery Brings in New Brewmaster

When Social Kitchen and Brewery opened in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset, there was a lot of excitement. Rich Higgins, the president of the San Francisco Brewer’s Guild was brewmaster and a menu of session strength beers and food pairings was precisely on the pulse of the trends in the Bay Area. The location, formerly Wunder […] . . . → Read More: Hop Press: West: Social Kitchen and Brewery Brings in New Brewmaster

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Touring the Widmer Brothers Brewery

During our recent trip to Oregon, we scheduled a day to visit Portland. With such a vibrant brewing scene in the Rose City it can be difficult to pick the right breweries to visit without feeling like you missed out on something. With that in mind, I knew I was missing out on a major part of the Portland brewing scene and that was the history. Despite living in Oregon for some time and visiting frequently, I had never been to the Gasthaus of Widmer Brothers Brewing. With an open invite from the brewery, I figured it was time to pay a visit.  Continue reading Touring the Widmer Brothers Brewery