Monthly Archives: June 2008

Spotlight on: Opaque

  This post is actually overdue. I started writing this post last weekend with the event still fresh in my mind. In my typically unnecessarily lengthy style of writing, I had written a novella chronicling what can easily be described … Continue reading

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Bay Area Brew Off Homebrew Competition Results

For as many times as I’ve written about my homebrews, I have never review any of my beers on this site. Part of me thinks that I can’t be objective. I don’t necessarily think that I’ll rate myself undeservedly high, … Continue reading

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Gordon Biersch Sommerfest Recap

This time, I finally got my dates right. Last night was the tapping of Gordon Biersch’s new seasonal brew, Sommerfest. Gordon Biersch describes Sommerfest as a “Kölsch style pale ale”. It is a brilliantly clear, straw/pale gold colored beer with … Continue reading

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New Belgium Brewing Company Night

Just got an email yesterday from the good folks at Toronado. They’re holding a New Belgium Brewing Company beer night. The information below is taken verbatim: New Belgium Brewing Co Night Description: New Belgium Brewing Co Night Wednesday June 24th … Continue reading

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Gordon Biersch 20th Year Anniversary

It’s said that the first year of any business is the hardest and if you can make it past year 3, then you have a good chance of making it in the long run. Gordon Biersch is celebrating their 20th … Continue reading

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Alameda County Fair

Tomorrow is the start of the Alameda County Fair. The fair runs from June 20th through July 6th making the duration of the event a little over two weeks. I’m almost ashamed to say that this will be my very … Continue reading

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Beer, Baseball and Kilts

If you’re into baseball, the Oakland A’s are having their Oakland A’s Beer Fest this Saturday. Unfortunately for me, I already have plans. Besides, I don’t like baseball (for a number of reasons) but if you do, you can get … Continue reading

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Gordon Biersch Sommergold tapping and others

Hot off the digital press! Just got an email from Gordon Biersch (GB) that they’ll be tapping their Sommersgold Kolsh tonight next Tuesday at their San Jose location. Here’s the marketing speak copied from their email: Come join us for … Continue reading

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There’s always a bigger fish

To many, Anheuser-Busch (A-B) is the epitome of the “evil empire”. They are the largest brewery in America, responsible for 48.8% of all beer sales. If a brewery starts to catch on, there’s a good chance A-B will buy them … Continue reading

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Spring Fling menu available for download

I was finally able to put the Spring Fling menu online. If you are interested, you can view the event page here. If you try one of our pairings, we’d like to hear about it and what you think. We’re … Continue reading

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