Monthly Archives: April 2008

Brewery Spotlight: Thirsty Bear Brewing Company

I’ve been making it a point to search out breweries or brew pubs that I’ve never been too. It’s always interesting to see how each one is run, how they’re put together and, most importantly, how good their beers are. … Continue reading

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Dogfish Head Beer Debut at Toronado Recap

Dogfish Head at Toronado Click to View Gallery Admittedly, my curiosity is what brought me to Toronado last night. I have head a lot of positive things about Dogfish Head beers and I wanted to know if there was any … Continue reading

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Hop Rhizome Festival 2008 Recap

For once, Sammy and I were able to make it to a festival at its early stages. The goal every time is to get to a beer festival early enough to get a seat and to sample some (hopefully!) good … Continue reading

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Hoping for Hops, Part One

Having gone to the Hop Rhizome Festival last weekend and a Double IPA Festival some months ago, I would never have guessed that the brewing industry is in the midst of coping through a hop shortage. At the Double IPA … Continue reading

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Dogfish Head beers finally available in the Bay Area

Got a pleasant surprise this morning when I opened my inbox and found a note from the Toronado. Normally it’s a pleasant surprise when I don’t get an email that isn’t spam but it’s always more fun when it’s beer-related. … Continue reading

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Food prices rise, riots follow

I don’t remember when I saw the writing on the wall but I did. The articles on the internet forewarned of the upcoming food shortage, how it was to happen sooner than later. According to this article on CNN, the … Continue reading

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Russian River (RRBC) Barrel-Aged Beers Sold Out

Got an email this morning from Natalie over at RRBC saying they are sold out of their barrel-aged beers. So if you weren’t able to put in an order via their gift shop, then you’ll have to hunt them down … Continue reading

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Firkin Gravity Festival 2008 Recap

Firkin Gravity Festival 2008 Click to view gallery The Firkin Gravity Festival was held at Triple Rock Brewery in Berkeley. Featuring 28 participating breweries, this was one of the more unique festivals I’ve ever heard of for a number of … Continue reading

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World Cup 2008 Recap

2008 World Cup Afterparty Click to view gallery The Bay Area Mashers held their 2008 World Cup Homebrew finals March 29, 2008 at Trumer Brauerei in Berkeley, California. Even though I didn’t have any entries, the wife and I decided … Continue reading

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Upcoming Beer Festivals, Part 2

It’s spring and the beer festival season is in full swing. There are a lot of good festivals coming up, but unfortunately, they’re nowhere near San Jose. Hopefully that’ll change soon. Until then, here’s what’s coming up. 5th Annual Firkin … Continue reading

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