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Brews on the Bay 2014

Once again the San Francisco Brewers Guild have outdone themselves with their annual Brews on the Bay event held on the World Ware II ship, the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien. This year marked the 11th anniversary of the event and has risen as one of the top go to beer festivals in the Bay Area.  Continue reading Brews on the Bay 2014

Bear Republic Brewing Company 6th Annual GABF Cellar Party

Every fall, shortly before the annual Great American Beer Festival, Bear Republic welcomes guests to the courtyard behind their Healdsburg brewpub and showcases the brewing of the last 12 months. This is a chance for fans of the brewery to meet the staff and taste the beers the brewery will be submitting for the GABF as well as a selection of other brewery favorites. This year, the 6th time Bear Republic has held this party, the brewery rolled out 20 beers and, as always, asked guests to pick their favorite.  Continue reading Bear Republic Brewing Company 6th Annual GABF Cellar Party

The Bistro Celebrates 20 Years of Craft Beer in Hayward

In 1994, the craft beer industry was very different than the scene we know today. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale was still considered to be a fairly intense beer and the concept of a craft beer bar, while not unheard of, was definitely not common. Still, that was the decision made by Vic and Cynthia Kralj and the Bay Area was rewarded with a bar that has helped shape the craft beer scene for 20 years.  Continue reading The Bistro Celebrates 20 Years of Craft Beer in Hayward

Generation Alive Brings Ballplayers to the 21st Amendment Brewery For Charity

The 21st Amendment brewpub is a popular spot for baseball fans before and after San Francisco Giants games, but last Thursday, baseball fans had another reason to visit. After a big victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Jeremy Affeldt and a collection of teammates headed to the South of Market pub and took turns as guest bartenders. Why would baseball players tend bar? It was all part of a charity event benefiting Generation Alive.  Continue reading Generation Alive Brings Ballplayers to the 21st Amendment Brewery For Charity

Canfest 2014

Every year I make the trek up the Sierras for a unique festival unique no other. Held in the shadow of the famous mountain range, this festival challenges conventional thinking and attracts like-minded types who walk to the beat of their own drum, not following the path prescribed by their parents. No, I’m not Burning Man, I’m talking about Canfest, where the celebration of craft beer in a can is on center stage.  Continue reading Canfest 2014

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

Face 2 Face Beerfest 2014

For years, the Santa Rosa beer festival scene has been defined by two event. In March, the Battle of the Brews marks the beginning of festival season. In June, the Wells Fargo Center hosts Face 2 Face’s Beerfest, typically coinciding with the beginning of summer. This year, the kick-off of summer was appropriate as rising temperatures made for a beautiful day on the lawn for drinking beer. Continue reading Face 2 Face Beerfest 2014

Lagunitas Beer Circus 2014

It seems every town is throwing beer festivals these days. With so many festivals to choose from, there are still ones that stand out. The Lagunitas Beer Circus doesn’t just stand out, it raises the bar for beer festivals. Here’s a brief taste of the wild day at the Petaluma brewery. Continue reading Lagunitas Beer Circus 2014

18th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival

The Boonville Beer Festival earned the “legendary” status long ago. Established as one of the premier beer festivals on the West Coast, Boonville attracts brewers from San Diego to Portland to the Anderson Valley to show off their best beers for an audience of enthusiastic beer lovers. With the remote nature of the location, camping is essential and adds to the total Boonville experience. Here’s a taste of what went down in 2014. Continue reading 18th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival

Battle of the Brews 2014

In Sonoma County, spring is dragging its feet, but the 20-30 club aimed high in an attempt to bring us a bit of reprieve, warming our collective hearts (and filling our stomachs) with great food and great beer for a great cause.  Continue reading Battle of the Brews 2014