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Beer of the Week: Anchor IPA

The style that took over the world is supposedly the pilsner. It is, after all, the style that the largest breweries in the world brew, or at least claim they brew or are inspired by. Lately though, it seems that IPA is challenging the pilsner for the lofty title. While Bud IPA isn’t coming to a tap near you, the craft world is watching as the hop driven style becomes not just a popular style, but almost a requirement in the rapidly growing craft segment. More and more breweries who have survived for years without an IPA are turning to the hotly popular style. The Beer of the Week is Anchor Brewing’s IPA.  Continue reading Beer of the Week: Anchor IPA

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: 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

Beer of the Week: Eel River Brewing Onyx Black IPA

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