Monthly Archives: August 2011

2011 Belgian Beer Dinner at BJs Brewhouse and Restaurant Recap

A little over a week ago, Mrs. BetterBeerBlog and I attended a Belgian Beer and Food pairing dinner at BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse in Cupertino. Typically, the BJs Belgian beer pairing dinners will take items off their standard menu and … Continue reading

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Beer in Review: Almanac Beer Company Summer 2010 Vintage

Almanac Beer Company is the new kid on the block, a partnership between Jesse Friedman and Damian Fagan. “Farm to Barrel” is more than just a motto for Almanac Beer Company, it’s a mission statement setting the tone for all … Continue reading

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Homebrew Equipment – Steam Infused Mash

I’ve been getting some questions lately on my steam powered mash setup. So, I thought I’d break my long hiatus from the BetterBeerBlog with a post on the subject. For those of you not familiar with the brewing process, first … Continue reading

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Steve Donohue’s “Vesuvius” Debuts at Beer Revolution

Yesterday Mrs. BetterBeerBlog, our friends and I made the trek up to Oakland to visit Beer Revolution. Over the past few years, Oakland has set themselves up to be a quality location for craft beer. Places like The Trappist, Pacific … Continue reading

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Drake’s Brewing Summer Soiree Recap

A few weeks ago, I was invited to Drake’s Brewing for a Summer Soiree they were having in the Barrel House. If you haven’t been to Drake’s Brewing in a while, they made a significant addition to their business with … Continue reading

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2011 Beer vs. Wine Dinner at the Duck Club Restaurant featuring Stone Brewing Company

The Duck Club Restaurant, located in the Lafayette Park Hotel, is hosting what promises to be an epic night of culinary battle! If you’ve been a reader of this blog for any amount of time, you should know I’m a … Continue reading

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Brewmasters Dinner at California Café featuring 21st Amendment Brewery

California Café is hosting the next Brewmasters Dinner in their on-going series of beer and food pairing dinners. This time, they will be featuring the brews from 21st Amendment Brewery and Restaurant out of San Francisco. The last time I … Continue reading

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Hopinions: Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Children!

Mario at Brewed for Thought is hosting Hopinions this time. The topic? Children at craft beer establishments, more specifically, should they be allowed? I’ve always found the craft beer community to be child-friendly but many of our current liquor laws are … Continue reading

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Belgian Beer Tasting Dinner at BJs Brewhouse featuring Brouwerij Bavik

The next dinner up on the menu is brought to us by BJs Brewhouse and Restaurant in their Cupertino location. I’ve been to only one other of the BJs beer and food dinners coincidentally one of their first Belgian Beer … Continue reading

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“Explore Your Craft” with Widmer Brothers and DRAFT Magazine

Widmer Brothers, in conjunction with DRAFT Magazine, are holding an “Explore Your Craft” event. Billed as an “evening of culinary and artistic excellence”, the event will be centered around the portfolio of Widmer Brothers beers. Explore Your Craft Event Details: … Continue reading

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