Monthly Archives: October 2010

Hopinions: Election Special

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve posted up the latest edition of Hopinions. It’s Mario’s turn to host Hopinions and this week, the topic takes an election inspired turn. Visit Brewed for Thought to see what issues are important … Continue reading

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End of October Beerfest at Wine Affairs

Wine Affairs is having their monthly “beerfest”. While not a beerfest in the way many festival attendees are familiar with, it is a great way to try a many different beers at a reasonable cost. Your best bet would be … Continue reading

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2010 National Organic Brewing Competition Recap

This past Sunday was the 2010 Annual National Organic Brewing Competition (NOBC). Organized by 7 Bridges Cooperative and hosted at the San Jose Gordon Biersch brewpub, this year marked the 3rd year of this event. The NOBC expanded this year … Continue reading

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Brewmasters Dinner at California Café featuring Napa Smith Brewery Recap

A few weeks ago, I attended the Brewmasters Dinner featuring Napa Smith Brewery. This was the fourth dinner in a series of ambitious, on-going, monthly dinners hosted by the California Café in Palo Alto. Prior to this dinner, I had … Continue reading

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Third Thursday Firkin Tapping at Firehouse Brewery & Grill

This Thursday Steve Donohue, brewmaster of Firehouse Brewery & Grill, will be hosting his Third Thursday Firkin Tapping Party. Here are the details: Who: Firehouse Brewery & Grill What: Third Thursday Firkin Tapping Where: 111 South Murphy Avenue. Sunnyvale, CA … Continue reading

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Gordon Biersch Organic Tapping Party

This Sunday Gordon Biersch San Jose will be having a tapping party showcasing an organic Imperial PIlsner made with 100% organic malted barley and 100% organic German Opal Hops. This beer was brewed to honor the winners of the 3rd … Continue reading

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Wine Affairs Special Winter Warmer Tasting Recap

By the time I got off of work, the temperature was a very pleasant 75°F. Despite my sore calf muscles, I thought that it would be a great afternoon for a run. But Mrs. BetterBeerBlog, lured by the promise of … Continue reading

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Wine Affairs is having a special Winter Warmer tasting

What is up with this funky SF Bay Area weather? I’ve experienced Indian Summers in the past but this is just ridiculous. The leaves should be changing colors and falling off while birds should be in chevron formation flying south … Continue reading

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Firehouse Brewery & Grill Hops on Rye, Palo Alto Brewing Company Hoppy Ending, now in bottles

There comes a time in every brewery’s life in which a decision must be made: do we bottle our beers or don’t we? In the case of Firehouse Brewery & Grill, as well as Palo Alto Brewing Company (PABC), that … Continue reading

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Beers in Review: Tule Duck Red Ale and Very Noddy Lager from Buckbean Brewing Company

In honor of CANFEST this weekend, I am finally getting around to reviewing a couple of beers Buckbean Brewing Company. They sent me these beers quite a few months ago. You’d think that I’d have gotten off my ass at … Continue reading

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