Monthly Archives: May 2010

Hopinions: Making vs. Marketing

From: Peter at BetterBeerBlog Morgan Cox of Ale Industries expressed his frustration on Facebook the other day. His frustration was so great he created a Facebook group called, “Only companies that brew beer should be considered a brewery“. At first … Continue reading

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End of May Beerfest at Wine Affairs Recap

There’s not much I can write about Wine Affairs that I already haven’t written about. Located in downtown San Jose off the Alameda, it’s your typical, neighborhood wine bar. They have this huge “winerator” as the focal point behind the … Continue reading

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Homebrew Session: Milk Stout 2010

I had to label this beer as “Milk Stout 2010″ because I brewed a 2009 version. That being said, this one turned out… different from it’s predecessor. I’ll explain more as I go along. Ingredients Malt 6 lbs – Coopers … Continue reading

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End of May Beerfest at Wine Affairs

Hot off the digital press, Wine Affairs is having another one of their “end of the month” beerfests. Swing by Wine Affairs and see why it’s the best kept secret in San Jose for craft beer. We plan on being … Continue reading

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NHC First Round Stats

The National Homebrew Competition (NHC) is purported to be the “world’s largest international beer competition recognizing the most outstanding homebrewed beer, mead, and cider produced by amateur brewers worldwide.” The competition consists of two rounds, the first of which is … Continue reading

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Sudzers Brew-In

The Silicon Valley Sudzers are a friendly group of South Bay brewers and enthusiasts who hosted a Brew-In this past weekend in the beautiful Naglee Park area of San Jose. It was an absolutely gorgeous day and at least a … Continue reading

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Beers in Review: Tied House American Red Lager and Maibock

So, it’s American Craft Beer Week and I decided to do my part to support the cause by paying my local breweries a visit. A year ago, I decided to support American Craft Beer Week by paying Tied House a … Continue reading

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Buy-a-Round for your friends on Facebook, no really.

I like Facebook. I think it’s a great way to keep in touch with your friends and family. While there is always room for improvement, I think they’ve done a good job keeping things simple, which why I think they’re … Continue reading

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Big Brew Video Contest

May 1st was National Homebrew Day. To celebrate, the AHA sponsors the AHA Big Brew – an event that encourages homebrewers around the world to brew on the same day. The preliminary totals so far are: 290 sites 7522 gallons … Continue reading

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It’s American Craft Beer Week 2010

A lot of people make a lot of fuss from beers all over the world. Belgians beers are some of the most exotic and most flavorful available today. The spectrum of flavors coming out of Belgium almost defy description and … Continue reading

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