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!
A few years back I reviewed this beer and provided a vertical component to the review. This year, I’m returning to the beer to see how the recipe has stood up (or my own tasting abilities) as well as see how some of the previous versions have stood up to cellar aging. The Beer of the Week is Deschutes’ Jubelale. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Deschutes Brewing Jubelale (Revisited)
Ever since I began homebrewing, conceptual beers have always fascinated me. Some may be wild ideas, requires unique additions to the recipe or flavors not typically found in beer. Others can take qualities of one style and apply them to another. For this week, I was intrigued by a beer that married two ideas about beer separated by an ocean. The Beer of the Week is Brooklyn Brewery’s Brooklyn Blast! Continue reading Beer of the Week: Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Blast!
Craft beer is everywhere. Well, at least if you live in Sonoma County it is. With restaurants featuring beer paired menus becoming more and more popular, it’s refreshing to get back to a classic beer garden and some traditionally beer-paired food. What goes better with outdoor dining and a cold beer than BBQ? Let’s take a look at what’s going on at the Jaded Toad Grill & BBQ in Windsor. Continue reading Jaded Toad Serves Up Craft Beer and BBQ to the Town Green
Not sure if you noticed America, but it is COLD! The United States is one giant ice box, from sea to shining sea. While there’s no snow falling here in Sonoma County, we’re loaded down with plenty of ice. Only makes sense then to reach for a beer to help fight away the cold. The Beer of the Week is Lost Coast Brewery’s Winterbraun. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Lost Coast Brewery Winterbraun