Monthly Archives: April 2011

Spotlight On: The Bulldog, New Orleans

If you’re a “beer geek” like me, polling locals about great places to grab a craft beer, can have mixed results. The definition of what craft beer is varies from person to person. For example, I don’t necessarily consider Blue … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Avenue Pub, New Orleans

New Orleans is known for many things: Mardi Gras, oysters, crawfish, po-boys, gumbo, jambalaya, Fleur de Lis, Bourbon Street and Tchoupitoulas, to name a few. Unfortunately craft beer isn’t one of them. A quick query to my Twitter followers regarding where … Continue reading

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Nano beer, hoppy, hoppy nano beer

Just wanted to share this short video that’s been making the rounds lately. Mrs. BetterBeerBlog has said she’d shoot me in the head if I ever turn this way. Mabuhay!

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Beers in Review 420 Special – Single Hop Series from Hermitage Brewing Company

Yesterday was April 20th – the birth date of my nephew – but more infamously known in cannabis culture as the appropriate time to “self-medicate”. Pronounced four-twenty, the origins of the term supposedly lie in the time a group of … Continue reading

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Inaugural 2011 KraftBrew Fest in San Jose

Be careful of what you wish for, it just might come true. I have long wished for other people to step up here in San Jose and organize many things craft beer. And outside of my personal efforts, alone and … Continue reading

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Fundraiser for Bryan Stow at the Tied House

Bryan Stow, a paramedic working in Santa Clara County, is in a medically induced coma. An avid supporter of the San Francisco Giants, he was beaten when leaving the season opener at Dodgers Stadium. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, … Continue reading

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Hopinions: The Business of Selling and Pulling Out

From: Peter at BetterBeerBlog The good vibes and buzz generated from the 2011 Craft Brewers Conference gave way to the bomb that was dropped on Monday regarding the sale of Chicago craft brewery, Goose Island (GI), to super brewery Anheuser-Bush … Continue reading

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2011 Meet the Brewers Beerfest – Food Truck the Brewers Recap

The idea for Meet the Brewers started off with me going to Tied House a couple of years ago and asking if they wanted to do a beer & food dinner for SF Beer Week. The beer & food dinner … Continue reading

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Beer in Review: Gavroche French Red Ale

Mrs. BetterBeerBlog picked up this bottle from Whole Foods, I think she was attracted to the label. This is a fairly new beer to me and one that I’ve never heard of. It wasn’t until someone I follow on Twitter … Continue reading

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2011 Firkin Festival at Triple Rock

This weekend is the 2011 Firkin Festival at Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse. Located in Berkeley, this is a festival of beers for those who can appreciate real beer. For those of you who aren’t familiar with what a firkin … Continue reading

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