Monthly Archives: January 2010

A Chat with a Cicerone

Somewhat of a short post this time around. Sammy and I are going to a Belgian Beer Dinner Friday night at the Lafayette Park Hotel. The dinner is at the Duck Club Restaurant and was developed in tandem by Chef … Continue reading

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Meat the Brewers Beerfest

I’ve been diligently working on several SF Beer Week 2010 events for the south bay, the biggest of which is the Meat the Brewers beerfest. This event is a collaboration between myself, the Tied House and Firehouse Brewery. Just about … Continue reading

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BJCP Prep Class starting soon in Los Altos

The BJCP stands for Beer Judge Certification Program. The purpose of the BJCP is to: promote beer literacy promote the appreciation of real beer, and recognize beer tasting and evaluation skills BJCP Grandmaster-level judge John Watson has organized another BJCP … Continue reading

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CANCELLED: Beer & Chocolate Dinner at Firehouse for SF Beer Week

UPDATE: The Beer & Chocolate Dinner at Firehouse has been CANCELLED. We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may have caused. There are many tough lessons taken away from this experience but at the end of the day, if we … Continue reading

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Beer & Cheese Event at Firehouse Brewery for SF Beer Week

Update: It looks like we’ve fulfilled our need for volunteers for this event. Thank you all for your interest in volunteering and I look forward to seeing you at the event. Hopefully this is just late news for you all … Continue reading

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Beer Appreciation 101 has been approved for SF Beer Week!

Beer Appreciation 101 Update: There have been a lot of phone calls to Wine Affairs asking about the event but when they find out it’s on Superbowl Sunday, they can’t commit. I totally understand. Superbowl Sunday is an American Institution. … Continue reading

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SF Beer Week 2010 Updates

With SF Beer Week 2010 just 18 days away, time is certainly starting to fly by very quickly. I am in the middle of planning many of the south bay SF Beer Week events and, let me tell you, it’s … Continue reading

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Hopinions: Why Beer Matters

Mario is hosting Hopinions this week and the topic of discussion is “Why Beer Matters”. On one level, the answer should be simple but upon further examination, is it really? Take a look at what we have to say on … Continue reading

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Heineken purchases Big Mexican Brewer

Several sources have reported yesterday that Heineken is purchasing/has purchased Mexican brewery FEMSA (Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V.) for approximately $7.34B (as in Billion). This deal closely mimics similar deals such as Miller Brewing’s sale to South African Breweries … Continue reading

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Russian River releasing Pliny the Younger soon!

February 5th is an important day. Not only is it the start of SF Beer Week 2010, it is also the day Russian River Brewing Company will be releasing their infamous Pliny the Younger, a triple IPA. I look forward … Continue reading

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