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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

Beer of the Week: Speakeasy Ales and Lagers Untouchable IPA

This Thursday is #IPADay, where the beer community comes together to drink an IPA. The big flavor of hops and potent kick have made IPA the most popular style in the craft beer world and spurred much of the growth we have seen in the past few years. Grab your favorite IPA and raise a pint this Thursday. In the meantime, I’ve got a great IPA to share with you. The Beer of the Week is Speakeasy’s Untouchable IPA
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Beer of the Week: Speakeasy Ales and Lagers Untouchable IPA

This Thursday is #IPADay, where the beer community comes together to drink an IPA. The big flavor of hops and potent kick have made IPA the most popular style in the craft beer world and spurred much of the growth we have seen in the past few years. Grab your favorite IPA and raise a pint this Thursday. In the meantime, I’ve got a great IPA to share with you. The Beer of the Week is Speakeasy’s Untouchable IPA
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Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

Growing up on the Central Coast, Half Moon Bay was known for one thing: giant pumpkins. The annual pumpkin festival was marked by the year’s largest pumpkin being paraded through the streets on a flatbed truck. Today, the festival is still a big part of the town, but my main interest lies along the coast at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. Recently, new brewers James Costa and Shane Aldrich have brought new life to beer at the old English-style pub and I wanted to get a first hand taste of what was going on.  Continue reading Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

Beer of the Week: Bitburger Pils

While I was away from the site, there wasa small sporting competition called the World Cup. The eventual winner of that World Cup was Germany. While I have no rotting interest for the Germans, I did like that they had an official beer for the men’s team. Knowing Germans and their taste for beer, it was no surprise that they went with a solid German-brewed pilsner. The Beer of the Week is Bitburger Pils. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Bitburger Pils

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

Beer of the Week: 101 North Brewing Golden Naked Ale

I have to start by apologizing. I’ve neglected the site and all my readers and I am sorry. That said, you may be wondering what I’ve been up to? Well, the short answer is drinking plenty of this week’s featured beer. The Beer of the Week is 101 North Brewing’s Golden Naked Ale. Continue reading Beer of the Week: 101 North Brewing Golden Naked Ale

Speakeasy 17th Anniversary Party

Local breweries are growing up. More than one-man operations in industrial parks, they’re employing entire teams and have the ability to throw some pretty amazing parties. This weekend in San Francisco, Speakeasy did just that for their 17th Anniversary. Keep reading and take a look at what went down. Continue reading Speakeasy 17th Anniversary Party

Beer of the Week: Mavericks Brewing Back in the Saddle Rye Pale Ale

The 4th of July is right around the corner. It’s a long day of beer drinking and a session beer would be best for this occasion. With so many session IPA hitting the market, how about something different? How about something that is undoubtedly a session beer? The Beer of the Week is Mavericks Brewing’s Back in the Saddle Rye Pale Ale. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Mavericks Brewing Back in the Saddle Rye Pale Ale