Monthly Archives: October 2011

Beer in Review: Calabaza Muertos from Rock Bottom… Happy Halloween!

It’s Halloween! That special time of the year known for children getting dressed up in cute little outfits and parading around the neighborhood trick-or-treating. It’s also become a special time of the year for adults to indulge their fantasies and … Continue reading

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2011 Beer vs. Wine Dinner at the Duck Club Recap

Talk about overdue! Mrs. BetterBeerBlog and I attended the Beer vs. Wine Dinner, featuring Stone Brewing Company, at the Duck Club in Lafayette months ago and I’ve just gotten around to doing the write up for it. Yeah, I’m feeling … Continue reading

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2011 Wet Hop Festival Recap

Unlike the more popular IPA and Double IPA Festivals, The Bistro‘s Wet Hop Festival is a more subdued affair. The Wet Hop Festival caters mainly toward hop heads who are all about hop flavor and aroma, as opposed to hop … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: City Beer, v2.0

A little over a week ago marked the unveiling of the “new” City Beer. The original version was a tiny outlet which belied an expansive selection of craft beer within. At the time, the idea and execution were considered leading … Continue reading

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Brewmaster’s Dinner at California Café featuring Stone Brewing Company

The boys (and girls) in the “barn” are back at it again. Chef Mark Pettyjohn, his sous chefs, and the rest of the staff at California Café will be hosting a Brewmaster’s Dinner, this time featuring the beers from those … Continue reading

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Drake’s “Pink Boots” Scholarship Saison Release Event Recap

About a week ago, we visited Drake’s Brewing in San Leandro to sample a new beer that Drake’s brewer Alex Nowell had created. This beer is significant for a few reasons: first, it’s a saison, a style Drake’s has never … Continue reading

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Left Coast Live Event Recap

A couple of Saturday’s ago, downtown San Jose closed down Post Street as it played host to Left Coast Live, a multi-faceted music festival showcasing up-and-coming musical acts from across the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ll be the first to … Continue reading

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The Science of Beer & Biotech Vendor Showcase featuring Dr. Charles Bamforth

Just got word of this event in my inbox this morning. Dr. Charles Bamforth, former Food Science and Technology Chair at UC Davis, will be giving a presentation at the San Jose BioCenter this Wednesday. I’ve seen him speak in … Continue reading

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2011 Lupulin for Lupus Fundraiser Recap

A week ago, my good friends at the Tied House allowed us to hi-jack their monthly “First Friday Firkin” event and turn it into the 2nd Annual Lupulin for Lupus Fundraiser. From what I could see, everyone had a fantastic … Continue reading

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Peninsula Oktoberfest this Saturday

Even though the original German festival is already over, we still have a few happening here in the San Francisco Bay Area. So if you aren’t able to make it to the 2011 Wet Hop Festival in Hayward this Saturday … Continue reading

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