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Happy Early Anniversary Third Street

Sometimes you have a secret and just have to tell someone. That’s what happened at Third Street Aleworks in Santa Rosa yesterday. While their 15th Anniversary isn’t until March 8th, Brewer Randy Gremps wanted to celebrate early with the release of a new beer. As this beer was a secret to begin with, I guess you can wait just a little bit more to find out what it is… Continue reading Happy Early Anniversary Third Street

Keeping Busy with Examiner

Maintaining two sites can be a little difficult at times, but I want to make sure nobody is left out of the loop. Over at my Examiner.com page, I’ve written two new articles recently. The first is about Anchor’s new Humming Ale as I had a chance to try it over at the Toad in the Hole Tuesday Night. The second is about an award won recently by Demsey’s Restaurant and Brewery in Petaluma. Continue reading Keeping Busy with Examiner

Facing a Deadline

Normally, I just write whatever comes to mind, quality be damned. Now that I have a paying job to write a column for the Northwest Brewing News, I’ve find myself actually contemplating the words I expect the public to see.  So facing the first deadline of my “career,” I have found little time to actually devote to my loyal readers.  In response, I’m going back to my roots, with a stream of consciousness type post.  Enjoy!  Continue reading Facing a Deadline

I’d Have To Say It Was a Good Day

I’ve been looking forward to this day for some time.  Last year, I suffered a pancreatic attack the week before the Super Bowl.  Don’t worry, I’m fine, just a case of bad genes, but it put a halt to my alcohol drinking for a month, not to mention a diet outside of jello and bread for two weeks.  By the time I was all better, the Pliny the Younger had run out at Russian River.  Ever since then I’ve been watching the calendar, waiting for the return.  Continue reading I’d Have To Say It Was a Good Day

It’s Starting To Look A Lot Like Christmas

One of my biggest pet peeves is the fact that the marketing of Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier every year. There’s ornaments for sale, Christmas lights and I even heard ads for Christmas tree farms during baseball games. While all of these things drive me crazy, there’s one benefit to the early Christmas rush, beer. Continue reading It’s Starting To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Karma and Beer

Carson Daly is a wise man.  Karma is a powerful force.  A few weeks ago, I shared my pizza bites at Russian River’s brewpub with some fellow pub visitors. I wasn’t going to eat them all.  During my next visit, the person next to me at the bar shared their pizza with me.  That’s something small, now for something big.  A week ago I sent off some old electronics I wasn’t using to a friend in Denver.  Today, Karma paid me back.  Continue reading Karma and Beer

Special Delivery: Kona Pipeline Porter

I think everyone likes receiving packages in the mail.  It’s even better when those packages are full of beer.  This time, it was beer and coffee.  Not too bad. Continue reading Special Delivery: Kona Pipeline Porter