Monthly Archives: November 2008

Meet with Pete, a Beer Affair?

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and I suppose I should write a post regarding the holiday. I got a comment on one of my posts the other day that linked to a great post regarding choosing the appropriate beer to … Continue reading

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Beers in Review: Gordon Biersch Rauchbier and Witches Brew

Tapped my Raspberry Wheat Ale yesterday at my sister-in-law’s baby shower. It ended up being a decent beer but different from the last time I made it. Sammy enjoys this version as much as the last version but for different … Continue reading

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Beers in Review: Deschutes Jubelale 2008 and Scaldis Noel

I really enjoy this time of year. I like this time of the year because of the impending holiday season. Some people find being around family to be really stressful but I, generally, like my families (immediate and in-laws). It’s … Continue reading

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Belgian Beer School at The Trappist: Dark Strong Ales

The good folks over at The Trappist are at it again with their Belgian Beer classes. This time around, they will be featuring Belgian Dark Strong Ales, one of my favorite styles of beer. Here are the specifics: Who: The … Continue reading

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Beer in Review: Allagash Curieux

You would think that after tasting 12 different wood aged beers at the Bistro this weekend I would be tired of them. I thought I would be as well but I’m not. In fact, I have quite a few beers … Continue reading

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Bistro 5th Annual Wood-Aged Beer Festival Recap

The Bistro is one of the great beer bars. In addition to having an outstanding tap selection that is constantly revolving, they have a decent Belgian beer selection on bottle. The Bistro is also responsible for the Double IPA and … Continue reading

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Firestone Walker 12 at Toronado Recap

It wasn’t until this afternoon that I took a look at this post again and I completely omitted any mention of me having tried Firestone Walker’s XII. Thanks to Nicole, I was able to sample a little bit of “12″ … Continue reading

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Firestone Walker at Toronado, Barrel-Aged Beer Festival at The Bistro

On the heels of my last post, two of the bay area’s own beer bars are holding a few events this week. First up, Toronado will be hosting a Firestone Walker “XII” or “12″ release party. “12″ is an anniversary … Continue reading

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America’s Best Beer Bars?

Came across and article on Digg.com today from Men’s Fitness titled “Pub Crawl: America’s five best bars for beer lovers”. You can peek at the article here but I’ll have you the time and publish their list: Freakin’ Frog, Las … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Wilbur’s Total Beverage

Almost the entire time Sammy and I were in Fort Collins, Mike and Bonnie kept saying how we could just pick this up and that up at Wilbur’s. By the way they spoke of the place, you’d think that Wilbur’s … Continue reading

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