Yearly Archives: 2009

Goodbye 2009 and Hello 2010!

Dear Reader, Where did the year go? For many, this question is more than just rhetoric, it is a genuine inquisition as to where time has gone? A better question then is “Where didn’t my time go?”. Our lives are … Continue reading

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SF pub crawl with South Bay Homebrew Clubs

A week ago Sammy and I were invited by the south bay homebrew club Worts of Wisdom to join them on a San Francisco Pub Crawl. The idea was to take the Caltrain up, drink a lot and get home … Continue reading

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Stone to open up a European Brewery?

Stone to open a Brewery in Europe? from stonebrew on Vimeo. Cutting directly to the chase, Stone is considering opening up a brewery in Europe. At this point, a formal decision has not been made as to whether or not … Continue reading

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Hopinions: Collaborations

Mario is hosting this edition of Hopinions where we talk about collaboration beers, which seem to be all the rage nowadays. What makes collaboration beers special? Can’t these same beers have been brewed without the collaborative process? What lies in … Continue reading

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Pyramid Snow Cap Vertical Tasting

Last night, Sammy and I made the long drive up to the Pyramid Alehouse in Berkeley to try their “vertical” tasting of their winter seasonal Snow Cap. It really wasn’t much of a vertical though as they were only pouring … Continue reading

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Sierra Nevada Celebrates Craft Beer Pioneers

Received a press release from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company this morning. Based upon the success of Life&Limb/Limb&Life, they will be doing a series of collaborative beers featuring craft beer pioneers. I’ve copied & pasted the press release below. Of particular … Continue reading

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Beer & Dessert Pairing Event and some house cleaning

A few weeks ago I hosted a Beer & Dessert Pairing Event for a friend of mine. I didn’t post it or do any lead up to the event because it was a private event. I almost didn’t do the … Continue reading

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Beer Connoisseur Magazine now available nationwide

I am having a chill evening at home with my wife. It is unseasonable cold here in San Jose, near freezing actually. Despite this, I am feeling all warm and cozy inside. Today is the day Beer Connoisseur magazine hits … Continue reading

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The Session #34: Stumbling Home

The host for this edition of The Session, is James Davoli of Two Parts Rye. This month, James wants us to write about our favorite watering holes, our drinking buddies and of course, how we stumbled home. Although he does … Continue reading

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Hopinions: Holiday Wishes

On this edition of Hopinions, Mario and I get a little nostalgic about the 2009 Holiday Season. Okay, to be perfectly truthful, I get all nostalgic about the 2009 Holiday Season while Mario has no choice but to come along … Continue reading

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