Monthly Archives: February 2010

Cheers to Bill! This pint’s for you!

About a year ago, the craft beer world lost one of its own. William “Bill” Brand passed away during the inaugural year of SF Beer Week. I knew of Bill but didn’t know him. I followed his blog on a … Continue reading

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Homebrew Session: Harvest Rye IPA

Note: I participated in the “Grow Your Own” round up. It’s essentially a collection of blogs where the running theme are things made with stuff your grew yourself. In the case of this beer, these were homegrown hops. You can … Continue reading

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Brewery Night at the Rose & Crown: Palo Alto Brewing Company and Firehouse Brewery

Continuing the SF Beer Week goodness, Rose & Crown hosted a brewery night for Palo Alto Brewing Company and Firehouse Brewery. Firehouse Brewery is no stranger to BetterBeerBlog. If you’ve been here long enough, you know that I spend a … Continue reading

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Brewery Night at the Rose & Crown Recap: Mayfield Brewing Company

As part of the SF Beer Week events, Rose & Crown in Palo Alto is having a brewery night featuring  the beers from Mayfield Brewing Company (MBC). This is an especially rare treat in that MBC does not sell their … Continue reading

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SF Beer Week Opening Gala Recap

It was about two weeks ago that the 2010 iteration of San Francisco Beer Week was kicked off by its inaugural Opening Gala. Yes, this may have been year two of the festival but this was the maiden voyage of … Continue reading

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Sierra Nevada Juniper Black Ale Tapping Party

At the Meat the Brewers beerfest last weekend, I had the opportunity to speak with Ramon, the beer buyer at the Los Altos Whole Foods. He was pouring their Juniper Black Ale, a beer he brewed with other Whole Foods … Continue reading

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Hopinions: A beer in any other glass…

This week on Hopinions, Mario and I discuss the merits of glassware and how it pertains to beer. Is it really that important to use a specific glass for a specific beer? How much does the right glass enhance your … Continue reading

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End of SF Beer Week, changes in the air

*EXHALE* As fun as SF Beer Week was, I’m feeling pretty good that it’s over. There were a variety of events held, lots of good beer had and I’m sure SF Beer Week 2011 will be around the corner before … Continue reading

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Beer Appreciation 101 at Wine Affairs is today!

All this week my posts have been pretty much on the promotional side talking about the Beer & Cheese Event this past Wednesday or the Meat the Brewers beerfest we had yesterday. Well, today is my turn to promote my … Continue reading

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Meat the Brewers beerfest is today!

Just a friendly reminder that our Meat the Brewers beerfest is today at 1pm – 5pm. The weather couldn’t be more perfect! You can find all the event details here. This event has the chance to sell out so arrive … Continue reading

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