Monthly Archives: December 2011

Final Post of 2011 – Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

The original plan was to go through my blog and pull out notable events in an end-of-the-year recap, but I thought it would've been too cliché and trite. Instead, I'll just keep this short.  I want to thank everyone who … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Strike Brewing Company

It happens to every homebrewer. There comes a time, usually after the first bottle of homebrew that hasn't induced vomiting, where the thought crosses our minds, "I could do this for a living'. For Jenny and Ben Lewis, and friend Drew … Continue reading

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Homebrew Session: Experimental Sour Dough Ale

BetterBeerBlog friend and supporter Arie, is a breadmaker, among other things. It's not something he does for a living but for fun. Over the years he's fine-tuned his breadmaking skills and nowadays, Arie enjoys incorporating brewing ingredients into his bread, … Continue reading

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SF Beer Week 2012 Opening Celebration Tickets on Sale Now

SF Beer Week 2012 is just a few short weeks away. The twitterverse is buzzing with all the craft beer events that are currently being planned. While I'm working on a few events myself, there's one big event that's going … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Memories and Beers, Scott! Cheers!

I learned late last week that the brewmaster of Rock Bottom Campbell, Scott Guckel, is leaving the brewery. Guckel has accepted a brewmaster position at another brewery and his last day at Rock Bottom is scheduled to be on December … Continue reading

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BevMo! Westgate-San Jose VIP Event Recap

I put up notice a couple of weeks ago that a new BevMo! location would be opening up in San Jose. The new location is referred to as Westgate-San Jose. The night before their Grand Opening, BevMo! officials invited me … Continue reading

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Google Author Talk Series featuring Greg Koch from Stone Brewing Recap

A few weeks ago, I broke the news that Stone Brewing Company co-founder Greg Koch would be at the Rose & Crown in Palo Alto for their brewery night. What I didn't tell you, because I couldn't, was that Koch … Continue reading

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12 Beers of Christmas 2011 – Day 12

This is it, this is the final day of reviews for my 12 Beers of Christmas review series. I really tried to stay the course and get these reviews published one per day but life and health conspired against me. … Continue reading

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2011 Dickens Fair Best of Beer Competition Recap

A couple of weekends ago, I was given the privilege to judge at the Best of Show table at the Worts of Wisdom sponsored Best of Brew homebrew competition. The Best of Brew competition is a little different than other homebrew competitions … Continue reading

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12 Beers of Christmas 2011 – Day 11

You'll have to forgive me for getting this post out so late but I seem to have gotten a cold. Just staying off the computer for most of the day seemed to help. On the plus side, our home is … Continue reading

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