Monthly Archives: May 2011

2011 KraftBrew Fest Recap

Long overdue, I know. Sue me for not sticking to Objective #1, I’ve got a lot on my mind. Life altering stuff, life at the crossroads sort of things. In any event, here’s the recap. A couple of months ago … Continue reading

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Better Beer Tasting Beer Festival at subZERO

If the frequency of my blog posts has waned in the past few weeks, it’s only because I’ve been busy with other projects. I am now able to share this latest project. I have been working in conjunction with the … Continue reading

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Hopinions: American Craft Beer Week 2011

Hopinions is a bi-weekly (at least we try to be) collaborative post between myself and Mario from Brewed for Thought. We take turns hosting Hopinions on our blogs as well as suggesting topics. In this installment, Mario and I discuss … Continue reading

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Brewmasters Dinner featuring Half Moon Bay Brewing Company at California Café

As you all may know, I’m a huge fan of the Brewmasters Dinner series of beer and food pairing dinners at Califnornia Café. Simply put, they are one of the few places that “get it” when it comes to pairing beer … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: NOLA Brewing

As Kirk Coco watched the devastating effects Hurricane Katrina wrought upon his hometown of New Orleans, Coco realized that he needed to return home to help in the rebuilding process. But it wasn’t until he was sipping on a pint … Continue reading

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15th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Fest this Saturday!

The 15th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Fest is just a few days away, and take it from me, this is one festival that has definitely earned the title of “Legendary”. This beer festival is hosted by Anderson Valley Brewing Company … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Beer Chips

People send me stuff through the mail often. Most of the time, they’re circulars, junk mail or coupons for Bed, Bath and Beyond. Every once in a while though, I’ll get something cool, like this! This was quite the unexpected, … Continue reading

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Hopinions: Value of a First Impression

First impressions are important. The very first time I met Mrs. BetterBeerBlog was at my 28th birthday party. We took a shot together and I immediately blanked out for the remainder of the night. I don’t remember making an ass … Continue reading

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Brewers Dinner at Pyramid Ale House Recap

Note: This review was written in several stages spanning weeks, if not months, and I am obviously just completing it now. It’s long overdue and I feel like an ass for having taken so long to finish it up. There’s … Continue reading

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting

As if craft beer hadn’t been keeping me busy enough, I had a pleasant introduction to the world of single malt scotch whisky this past weekend. The single malt shindig was hosted by our friends, and fellow homebrewers, Harry and … Continue reading

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