Monthly Archives: July 2011

Faultline Brewing Company “Battle of the Breweries” Chili Cookoff Recap

A little over a week ago, Faultline Brewing Company hosted the Battle of the Breweries Chili Cookoff, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This was an event that featured chilis and beers from 6 different breweries and a coffee … Continue reading

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Hopinions: 12 oz Curls

On this edition of Hopinions, I take a very casual look at the craft beer industry and ask if the industry I love so much is actually bad for my health. From: Peter at BetterBeerBlog This week I’ve been pretty … Continue reading

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Anderson Valley Brewing Company Pint Night at Harry’s Hofbrau Recap

About a week ago, Mrs. BetterBeerBlog and I headed over to Harry’s Hofbrau in San Jose for a pint night featuring the beers from Anderson Valley Brewing Company (AVBC). AVBC has been brewing beers in Boonville since 1987. Up until … Continue reading

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South Bay Summer Beers – Gordon Biersch

The South Bay Summer Beer Tour continues with a visit to my local, Gordon  Biersch. Even though they’re known primarily as a lager house, 2 of the 3 beers I tried last night were ales. Can you guess which two? … Continue reading

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Bear Republic Pint Night at Harry’s Hofbrau Recap

Last Thursday marked the beginning of the “Pint Night” series of special events featuring local and national craft breweries over at the San Jose location of Harry’s Hofbrau. Hailing from the town of Healdsburg, located in picturesque Somoma County, Bear … Continue reading

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South Bay Summer Beers – Rock Bottom, Campbell

No sooner do I rant about the apparent lack of summer seasonal beers when I am confronted with 4 summery beers, 2 of which are summer seasonals. All I needed to do was take a quick drive up Campbell Avenue … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Pyramid Brewing Company “Hefe’d Up”. Their Words

Note: This guest post was written by my good friend Jason who went up to Pyramid on my behalf. Due to the timing of the announcement, I was unable to take the time off of work but he was happy … Continue reading

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South Bay Summer Beers – Campbell Brewing Company

The next leg of the South Bay Summer Beer tour takes Mrs. BetterBeerBlog and I to the mean streets of downtown Campbell. Located right off of Campbell Avenue sits the imaginatively named Campbell Brewing Company. If you’re hard-pressed to find them, they’re … Continue reading

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Brewmasters Dinner at California Café featuring Drakes Brewing Company

The boys “on the farm” are back at it again. California Café in Palo Alto is hosting another one of their superb Brewmasters Dinners, this time featuring the beers from Drakes Brewing Company. I know I am ridiculously late in … Continue reading

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South Bay Summer Beers – Tied House Café and Brewery

The next stop on the BetterBeerBlog South Bay Summer Beers Tour is Tied House Café and Brewery. Tied House and I have some history together. We’ve worked together to put on the Meet the Brewers beer fest for SF Beer … Continue reading

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