Monthly Archives: October 2009

Hopinions: To blend or not to blend

From: Peter at BetterBeerBlog At the Reunion 09 fundraiser/tapping party at Firehouse Brewery & Grill last night, I ran into some friends who had just gotten back from Firestone Walker Brewing Company. In addition to sampling the great beers they … Continue reading

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California State Homebrew Competition Pre-Lim

I had the opportunity to judge a preliminary round for the California State Homebrew Competition, better known in homebrew circles as Stern Grove, at Firehouse Brewery & Grill last night. Stern Grove holds a special place in many a homebrewer’s … Continue reading

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Back to your regularly scheduled program

As you may or may not have noticed, I haven’t been publishing on the blog very much as of late. Part of it was because it started to feel like work. Whenever something I’m doing for fun starts to seem … Continue reading

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Reunion ’09: A Beer for Hope Launch Party

Pete Slosberg, founder of Pete’s Wicked Ale, will be hosting the launch party for Reunion ’09: A Beer for Hope at Firehouse Grill and Brewery on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 from 6pm to 9pm. For $10, receive a commemorative pint … Continue reading

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Hopinions: Will Work for Beer

This week is Mario’s turn to host Hopinions. The topic of the moment is the new guidelines the FTC recently published that is forcing bloggers to disclose whenever they receive something from a manufacturer. As it pertains to Mario and … Continue reading

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Organicfest at San Jose Gordon Biersch

This Sunday at the San Jose Gordon Biersch brew pub is the Organicfest Tapping Party. This special tapping party will be right on the heels of the 2009 National Organic Brewing Challenge (NOBC) homebrew competition that will be held earlier … Continue reading

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CANFEST- Reno International Canned Beer Festival Tickets and Room Packages Now on Sale

Reno, NV (September 2009)—As Reno gears up to host the first ever international canned beer competition, appropriately named CANFEST, the competition is unfolding into an event complete with enticing festivities for attendees, more than 25 breweries from all around the … Continue reading

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Session 32: Eastern Beers

Way back in the 15th century, a crazy Italian had the idea that if he sailed far enough west, he would eventually end up east. The crazy Italian, of course, was Christopher Columbus and the whole reason he wanted to … Continue reading

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