Monthly Archives: March 2008

BJCP class week 8

If there was ever a week not to miss, this was it. We covered Belgian and French Ales (style 16) and Sour Ales (style 17). Belgian ales are always exciting in the sense that they are the antithesis of mass … Continue reading

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Russian River Brewing Company Limited Release Barrel-Aged Beer

Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa is offering the first of their three barrel-aged beers for sale, Temptation. It is my understanding that you can get on a mailing list to have these beer delivered to you but only … Continue reading

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2008 World Cup Finals and After Party

I mentioned it some weeks ago but the Bay Area Mashers is in the midst of their World Cup Homebrew Competition. Preliminary judging started last week and the final judging will be held at Trumer Brauerei. Here are the specifics: … Continue reading

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Big Belly can make you crazy

An interesting article I found on www.cnn.com today reports on a study that suggests having a big belly in your 40s can lead to Alzhimers Disease and other forms of dementia decades later. What I find particularly interesting is that … Continue reading

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Brewery Spotlight – Faultline Brewery

I thought I’d try something new. I often go to breweries/brew pubs/brewery restaurants but I never get a chance to do any write ups about them. For starters, I’m usually busy drinking and that leaves me very little time to … Continue reading

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BJCP class week 7

This past week the class covered the Amber Hybrid and Belgian ale styles. I forget now but at the time, I remember contemplating whether or not I should go to class. I am very glad that I decided to go … Continue reading

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Faultline Brewing Company Beer Tapping – Dunkelweizen

Faultline Brewing Company in Sunnyvale, just down the street from where I work, will be tapping their new beer tonight, a dunkelweizen. I’ll be there tonight throwing down a few so feel free to stop by and say, “hello” if … Continue reading

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Fairfax Brewfest 2008 Recap

13th Annual Fairfax Brewfest 2008 click for photo gallery With the weather threatening to put a damper on the day, Sammy and I make the drive up to Fairfax to attend their 13th Annual Brewfest. It was well worth the … Continue reading

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8 Healthy Reasons to Drink Beer

The great thing about St. Patrick’s day is the whole slew of beer-related articles that come out. Forbes has come in on the act with this article written by Allison Van Dusen about the 8 Healthy Reasons to Drink Beer. … Continue reading

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Wine is Worse for the Brain… if you’re a woman

In my continuing efforts to help elevate the status of beer in the public consciousness, I am always on the look out for articles that show beer in a more favorable light than wine. I am not necessarily looking for … Continue reading

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