Monthly Archives: November 2011

Ho! Ho! Ho! The Holiday Beers are Upon Us!

This is easily my favorite time of the year. The rampant commercialism of the holidays, that seems to start earlier and earlier each year, used to annoy the hell out of me in early November. But by the time Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Brewery Night at Rose & Crown featuring Stone Brewing… and Greg Koch!

Do you like gargoyles? Are you arrogant? Are you a bastard? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the questions then you’ll want to pay Rose and Crown a visit next week! Hot off the digital presses, I’ve just learned Stone … Continue reading

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2011 CANFEST Recap

A few weeks ago I was able to attend the 3rd Annual CANFEST in Reno, Nevada. While not normally known as a mecca for craft beer, Reno has some solid venues for craft beer and more keep popping up with … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Silver Peak Brewing Company

After enjoying a late night on our first night in Reno, Mrs. BetterBeerBlog and I got a late start to the day. We were on a tight timeline and I wanted to make sure I visited at least one brewery … Continue reading

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1st Annual CANFEST Awards Dinner Recap

As CANFEST continues to grow, the events and activities around it begin to grow as well. The most significant sign of growth was the development and addition of the 1st CANFEST Awards Ceremony dinner. As the name implies, this was … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Fifty Fifty Brewing Company

The Reno/Tahoe area is not someplace I frequent with any regularity. I’m not a gambler nor am I into any snow sports. Craft beer, on the other hand, has long been a siren’s song that I’ve been known to answer. … Continue reading

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Homebrew Session: Christmas Milk Stout

Ah… the holidays! Most people stress out this time of the year. There are family gatherings to plan for, meals to be cooked and, of course, presents to shop for. As my siblings and cousins start to have children of … Continue reading

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California Café Brewmasters Dinner featuring Stone Brewing Recap

I continue to be impressed with California Café and their Brewmasters Dinner series of beer and food pairings. If you’ve been a reader of this blog for a given amount of time, you’ll already know this. California Café Executive Chef … Continue reading

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1st Annual Monterey Beer Garden Recap

About a month ago, I had the good fortune of attending the 1st Annual Monterey Beer Garden, a beer festival sponsored in part by host brewery Peter B’s. Held in the picturesque Memory Garden, just a stone’s throw away from … Continue reading

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6th Annual West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Festival at the Bistro

I didn’t always have the adventurous palate I do today. I’ve always liked beer, well, I’ve always been fond of getting drunk off of beer, but I’ve since learned to love the wide variety of flavors craft beer has to … Continue reading

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