Monthly Archives: June 2010

Lagunitas Beer Dinner at the British Bankers Club

The British Bankers Club in Menlo Park is hosting a Beer Dinner featuring the beers from Lagunitas Brewing Company. The details are below but I am excited to return to this venue and have another beer dinner. I was forwarded … Continue reading

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End of June Beerfest at Wine Affairs

Wine Affairs is having their End of Month Beerfest where they’re selling many of their bottled craft beers for up to 50% off on selected beers. Here’s the information: Who: Wine Affairs What: End of JuneBeerfest Where: 1435 The Alameda, … Continue reading

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Gordon Biersch Sommerbrau Tasting Party Recap

If this near oppressive heat wasn’t obvious enough, then the launch of Gordon Biersch Sommerbrau should be a strong clue that summer has arrived. When translated, Sommerbrau essentially means “summer brew”. The beer is a kölsch; an ale equivalent of … Continue reading

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Port Brewing Tasting at Wine Affairs Recap

It’s great to see some of San Diego’s finest is starting to make its way up to the San Jose area. Last month Wine Affairs, via distributor Wine Warehouse, hosted a small tasting event featuring the beers from The Lost … Continue reading

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Hopinions: What’s in a name?

Once again, Ale Industries has been the inspiration regarding this edition of Hopinions. The issue at hands stems from the TTB ruling that Ale Industries change the name of the flagship beer from Orange Kush to Orange Shush. While a … Continue reading

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Book Review – Microbrewed Adventures

If you’re like me and have only started brewing in recent years, you might know the name Charlie Papazian, but may not know much more about him nor have read any of his books. Although the classic The Complete Joy … Continue reading

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Craft Beer Events this week

Instead of writing a bunch of smaller posts, I’m just going to go and combine them all into a single post. There are a few craft beer-related events happening this week that I’ll be heading to. I hope to see … Continue reading

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Beers in Review: Faultline Brewing Company Revisited

It’s all downhill from here. Today was the Summer solstice; the longest day of the year. If I have any regrets from the year so far, it is that I haven’t been able to hop on my bike and go … Continue reading

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2010 National Homebrew Competition Winners

This year’s National Homebrew Competition Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday 6/19 at the National Homebrew Conference in Minneapolis Minnesota. Thanks to the Brewing Network, I was able to watch live on their video feed. Ninkasi Award In a previous … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the BABO Homebrew Comp

Author: The Rabid Brewer I recently had the opportunity to be somewhat involved in helping run the Bay Area Brew Off (BABO). This is a BJCP sanctioned competition run by the Draught Board Homebrew Club (out of San Leandro, CA) … Continue reading

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