Monthly Archives: October 2008

Harvest Ale

This beer has been 18 months in the making, maybe more. No, I didn’t age this beer. It just took about a year and a half for my Cascade hop plant to bear fruit. Well, to be really technical, they … Continue reading

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Paying it forward

Whenever I tell people that I homebrew, I often get a look of surprise. Apparently brewing beer at home still carries a lot of mystique. Inevitabliy, I will always get asked if homebrewing is difficult. This is a very loaded … Continue reading

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30th Annual California State Homebrew Competition Pre-Lim

The Annual California State Homebrew Competition is one of the oldest homebrew competitions in California, if not the country. Simply referred to as Stern Grove because the final round of judging takes place in the Stern Grove clubhouse in San … Continue reading

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GABF Day 2

By the time we get up to start our day, it’s already close to noon. The Gold Medal Dinner was an absolute blast. In addition to eating some great food and drinking equally great beers, Sammy and I got to … Continue reading

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GABF Gold Medal Dinner at the Kitchen

As soon as I heard about this dinner, I had to sign up for it. This dinner was a pretty special occasion. Not only was it the very first day of our GABF experience but the breweries in attendance included … Continue reading

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2nd Annual National Organic Brewing Challenge Recap

It’s been quite some time since my last post. Having no one to answer to but myself, I felt no real pressure to try and update this site the past few days. In my own defense, I got sick. Sick … Continue reading

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GABF Day 1

As expected, a lot happened in our time here in Colorado. I will do my best to retell the tale in as much detail as necessary but there’s a lot to go through. I only hope my notes were adequate … Continue reading

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GABF Quick Notes

Still here in Denver. It’s cold and rainy. We hope that the weather gets better when we fly back on Tuesday or else we’re stuck here. As much fun as we’ve had in Denver, it’s always good to go home. … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: O’Brien’s American Pub

In every city that is worth it’s weight in beer, there is one pub or bar that is the place for beer. In San Francisco, there’s the legendary Toronado. In the Hayward, we have the infamous Bistro. San Diego has … Continue reading

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GABF Pre-flight Post

GABF. The Great American Beer Festival. This is the big boy of American Beer Festivals. Held annually in Denver, Colorado, this is the one time where breweries and brewers whip out their big guns and show off a bit. With … Continue reading

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