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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

Beer of the Week: Founder Brewing Company Dark Penance Imperial Black India Pale Ale

As craft beer lovers, we discover breweries who, in our biased opinions, can do no wrong. I have a couple of breweries on this list, and today we’re featuring one. The beer of the Week is Founders Brewing’s Dark Penance Imperial Black India Pale Ale.  Continue reading Beer of the Week: Founder Brewing Company Dark Penance Imperial Black India Pale Ale

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

Beer of the Week: Moa Brewing St. Joseph’s Tripel

The seasons are changing. Oktoberfest is around the corner and our easy-drinking summer beers aren’t always the best choice for the cool evenings of Fall. Grab something with a bit more kick, something that will stand up to the spiced dishes just around the corner. The Beer of the Week is Moa Brewing’s St Joseph’s Tripel. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Moa Brewing St. Joseph’s Tripel

Beer of the Week: Dust Bowl Brewing Hops of Wrath

Here in Sonoma County, the harvest season is upon us. Be it bines of hops or grapes on the vine, the bounty of our county is on full display. At the same time, we’re in the midst of a scary drought. I’m really feeling the Steinbeck references, so here we go. The Beer of the week is Hops of Wrath from Dust Bowl Brewing. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Dust Bowl Brewing Hops of Wrath

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

Beer of the Week: Uinta Brewing Hop Nosh IPA

This weekend I found myself in Reno for CanFest again. With so many breweries on display, many from far away markets, I like to take the opportunity to feature a brewery I may not typically get a lot of exposure to. This year, I looked to Utah and found a tasty brew to share with all of you. The Beer of the Week is Uinta’s Hop Nosh IPA. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Uinta Brewing Hop Nosh IPA

Beer of the Week: Bison Brewing Kermit the Hop

Last Thursday, #IPADay happened and it awoke a taste for hops in me. Not that I typically dislike hops, but this summer has been about bright pilsners, sessionable brews and refreshing beers with subtle notes. Since dosing myself with copious amounts of hops, I’ve been craving that resinous bitterness and piney aroma. The Beer of the Week is Bison Brewing’s Kermit the Hop.  Continue reading Beer of the Week: Bison Brewing Kermit the Hop