Monthly Archives: June 2009

Beer Connoisseur? Moi?

Now that Beer Connoisseur Magazine (BC) is officially online, I just wanted to take a moment to officially announce that I am their West Coast blogger. I am both proud and excited to be a part of the inaugural efforts … Continue reading

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2009 NHC Social Events Recap

I decided to wrap up all the social events in one post. Mainly because I will be linking to photogalleries of the shots we’ve taken to the specific events. The other reason is that I don’t really need to recap … Continue reading

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BJs Belgian Beer Dinner

One of the pitfalls of being a beer blogger is that I often blog when intoxicated. This poses a few challenges in that by the time I am ready to blog, I am tired and all I really want to … Continue reading

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Fermentation Friday: Beating the Summer Heat

This month’s Fermentation Friday is hosted by the Brew Dudes. They ask a very simple, yet confounding question: How do you beat the heat of summertime brewing? Brewing in the warmer, often hot, temperatures of the summer months has been … Continue reading

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2009 National Homebrewers Conference Recap, Day 3

If you didn’t see me at any of the Saturday morning sessions, there’s a good reason: I wasn’t there. Yep, I slept in. Didn’t mean to, wanted to get my money’s worth but the body said, “Oh hell naw, back … Continue reading

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Gordon Bierch, BJs and Mayfield Brewing Company local events

It’s a little late but I’ve been swamped on all fronts. Here are a handful of events coming up this week, tonight actually, that you may be interested in: Gordon Biersch SommerBrau Tapping Gordon Biersch has tapping events, quarterly it … Continue reading

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2009 National Homebrewers Conference Recap, Day 2

I suppose I owe my readers a bit of an explaination regarding my last post. After all, when I lead in with, “With the exception of some bullshit that happened during Pro-Brewers night…”, I’m bound to pique the interests of … Continue reading

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Hopinions: Homebrewing, where it all began

I apologize for the delay of the Hopinions post. This was supposed to go last week but I was at the National Homebrewers Conference in Oakland. There was very limited interweb access at the Convention Center and I didn’t feel … Continue reading

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2009 National Homebrewers Conference Recap, Day 1

With the exception of some bullshit that happened during Pro-Brewers night, this conference and this weekend went spectacularly well. I learned a lot about homebrewing and just as much about the industry itself. I got to meet a lot of … Continue reading

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3rd Street Aleworks and a couple of pints at Toad in the Hole

During my latest trip to Santa Rosa, I finally got a chance to visit 3rd Street Aleworks (3AW) in downtown Santa Rosa. I have often forgone visiting 3AW in the past because of all your other choices for beer in … Continue reading

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