Monthly Archives: March 2010

Beers in Review: Lost Abbey Red Barn

Plumbing issue resolved! I was originally supposed to judge a preliminary round of the World Beer Cup homebrew competition but home maintenance calls. I’ll just say when you only have 1 toilet in the house, anything that goes wrong with … Continue reading

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End of March Beerfest at Wine Affairs

My favorite wine bar is at it again. Wine Affairs is having an end of the month beerfest, with select bottles up to 50% off list price. If you’ve never been to Wine Affairs yet, now’s as good a time … Continue reading

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Hopinions: Quest for the Holy Ale

Despite the fact that the San Francisco Bay Area has an awesome beer scene, craft beer drinkers remain a promiscuous lot. Our eyes, and tongues, often wander in search of the next thing. Oh craft beer, you soneofawhore bitch, I … Continue reading

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St. Paddy’s Day Shenanigans

I really wanted to go to the Flemish Sour Blending Seminar at the Trappist. I really did. As a big fan of sour ales, it’s always cool to hear how the “magic happens” directly from the expert. As a homebrewer, … Continue reading

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Flemish Sour Blending Seminar at the Trappist

I have developed a dislike for St. Patrick’s Day. The “holiday”, as it’s celebrated today, is an excuse to wear green, get drunk on green beer and boast of your Guinness given Irish culture. Whatever. In the case that you … Continue reading

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15th Annual Fairfax Beerfest Recap

With all the rain we’ve been getting here in Northern California, it was a pleasant change to have a sun-filled weekend. The timing couldn’t have been any better at the 15th Annual Fairfax Beerfest was on Saturday and I just … Continue reading

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15th Annual Fairfax Beerfest tomorrow!

YES! I know this post is going up late, probably too late to be of any good to folks. But, if you’re experiencing a dearth of things to do, then the 15th Annual Fairfax Brewfest is tomorrow. This’ll be the … Continue reading

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The making of Sierra Nevada Juniper Black Ale

Just finished up a blog post for Beer Connoisseur magazine. I interviewed Ramon Gutierrez, beer specialist/buyer for the Los Altos Whole Foods Market. We spoke about his beginnings in craft beer, his experience at the infamous Sierra Nevada “Beer Camp” … Continue reading

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SF Beer Week 2010 Beer & Cheese Event Recap

I am getting around to catching up with all my SF Beer Week posts. Bear with me. I am unexpected going through some family issues and finding time to write is… a challenge. That being said, let’s finish recapping this … Continue reading

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The Session #37: The Display Shelf – When to Drink the Good Stuff?

In the weeks leading up to SF Beer Week, I was helping to plan several events for the South Bay. One of the events was a beer dinner. Several of us converged upon the home of Michael and Diane, one … Continue reading

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