Monthly Archives: March 2011

Goose Island bought by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Big Whoop.

Beernews.org announced that renowned Chicago craft brewery Goose Island was purchased by Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) for a total of $38 million. I first learned of the news via the Dogfish Head Twitter account. As is the nature of Twitter, once the … Continue reading

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2011 End of March Beerfest at Wine Affairs

Just a short post this time. Wine Affairs is having their End of the Month beerfest where they discount many of their craft beer selections. Event details are below. End of March Beerfest Details: Who: Wine Affairs What: End of … Continue reading

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2011 Craft Brewers Conference

The Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) is finally here! Brewers from all of your favorite breweries will be descending upon San Francisco for the next four days to learn, to share and to have fun. Just what is the Craft Brewers … Continue reading

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Magazine in Review: Japan Beer Times

I was contacted by Ry Belville, writer/editor/publisher of Japan Beer Times through Twitter offering to send me two copies of the most recent issue of Japan Beer Times. Interested in the craft beer scenes of other countries, I immediately replied … Continue reading

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Sierra Nevada Tasting at Wine Affairs

Update: Just received word that Wine Affairs has changed the date of their Sierra Nevada tasting to Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 6pm – 8pm. Change has been reflected below. Oh those silly wine people are at it again. At … Continue reading

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Quite Possibly the Worst Corned Beef You Will Ever Have and Green Beer Tasting

I, like many other people last night, have partied hard and drunk excessive amounts of green beer. At least I used to. Now that I have a healthy respect for craft beer, there’s no way I’d ever want to taint … Continue reading

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“New Edition” Tasting at Wine Affairs Recap

Nearly a week ago, Wine Affairs had a special tasting to showcase the new beers on their menu. While some of their more popular bottled offerings are consistently stocked, they do rotate out their inventory to account for seasonal offering … Continue reading

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Brewmaster’s Dinner at California Café featuring Santa Cruz Ale Works

It just seemed like the afterglow of the South Bay Brewmasters’ Dinner had just dimmed and I find the good people at California Café are at it again. The second Brewmaster’s Dinner of the year is nearly upon us, this … Continue reading

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16th Annual Fairfax Brewfest this Saturday

In a time before SF Beer Week, the Fairfax Brewfest normally heralded the arrival of the craft beer festival season. It preceded many of the highly visible festivals that now make up the staple of craft beer events here in … Continue reading

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Hitachino Nest Tasting at Koji Sake Lounge Recap

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past week, you’ll undoubtedly know that Japan was rocked first by a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake, followed by a devastating tsunami and is currently dealing with the possibility of a nuclear meltdown. … Continue reading

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