Monthly Archives: August 2010

NCHF Advance Sale Ends Today

Author: The Rabid Brewer I’ve mentioned the Northern California Homebrewers Festival (NCHF) in a previous post. Just a quick note to let you know that if you’re thinking about attending, now is the time to buy your tickets. Advance sale … Continue reading

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Homebrew Session: Saison Part 2a – Recipe Formulation: Overview

Author: The Rabid Brewer This is Part 2a in my series covering homebrewing a saison. Use the following links to read other parts in the series. An inactive link means that part has yet to be published. Part 1 – … Continue reading

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Bear Republic Beer Dinner at the British Bankers Club

The British Bankers Club in Menlo Park is holding another Beer Dinner, this time featuring the brews from Bear Republic Brewing Company. The first dinner was a lot of fun, the second dinner was an improvement so I’m expecting the … Continue reading

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El Toro Brewing Company Augtoberfest Recap

With a ton of craft beer activities this weekend, it was hard to choose just one. Unfortunately, we had constraints. We were babysitting our little niece and I still had to prepare for a few things. So, Mrs. BetterBeerBlog and … Continue reading

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Hopinions: Men Who Stare at Glowing Rectangles

From: Peter at BetterBeerBlog I’ve been racking my brain for the past couple of weeks trying to find something worthy to discuss. I have several Beer & Food Dinners on my plate but we’ve already spoken about those. I have … Continue reading

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Eenie, meenie, miney, mo! So many craft beer events to go (to)!

After experiencing back-to-back triple digit temperatures, the Bay Area is in for a weekend of fantastic weather. We’re talking about this is why I pay through the ass to live in the Bay Area kind of weather. The timing couldn’t … Continue reading

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Brewery Night at the Rose & Crown featuring Stone Brewing Company

The Rose & Crown English Pub in Palo Alto has seen a slow and steady transition from traditional English pub to traditional English pub that serves good beer. In their continuing quest to bring good beer to the populace, Rose … Continue reading

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Biketoberfest Marin 2010

Biketoberfest Marin is rolling into Fairfax October 16th. From the sounds of it, the event looks to be a great combination of all good things bike and many good things beer. This is especially great for folks like me who … Continue reading

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Homebrew Session: Saison Part 1 – Introduction

Author: The Rabid Brewer This is Part 1 in my series covering homebrewing a saison. Use the following links to read other parts in the series. An inactive link means that part has yet to be published. Part 1 – … Continue reading

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Firehouse Brewery & Grill Cask Ale Night Recap

By the time I showed up to Firehouse Brewery & Grill, the party was pretty much in full swing. There were a surprising amount of people I knew at the bar—a combination of Firehouse regulars, craft beer fans, homebrewers and … Continue reading

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