Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company to Open New Brewery in North Carolina

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company formally announced today that they will be opening a new brewery in North Carolina. The announcment draws to a close a search for an indeal location that spanned several years and over 200 potential sites. The … Continue reading

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Belgium vs. America Beer Dinner at the Duck Club

Received word not too long ago of an upcoming beer and food pairing dinner at the Duck Club, located in the Lafayette Park Hotel. If the name of the restaurant sounds familiar, it's because I've reviewed several of the beer … Continue reading

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Homebrew Competition Alert: World Cup of Beer

The World Cup of Beer Homebrew Competition is one of the few large local competitions where winning a ribbon earns you bragging rights. In past years, the number of entries have regularly exceeded 600 many of which come from some … Continue reading

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Hopinions: Is it the Clothes?

On this iteration of Hopinions, I confusingly try and draw parallesl between my love of craft beer and select sports. Fans of sports root for their teams regardless of who is actually on their team. Does the same apply to … Continue reading

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An Afternoon with Almanac Brewing Company

The thought of going pro pops into every homebrewer's head at least once. In my case, I wanted to have a brewing company here in San Jose. I wanted the brewing company ethos to pay homage to the fact that … Continue reading

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Strike Brewing Company Launch Party

The South Bay's newest craft brewery, Strike Brewing Company, will be having their launch party this month. Stop by and sample any (or all) 3 of their beers that are currently available and meet the good folks behind the name.  … Continue reading

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Inaugural bottling of OTIS from Firehouse Brewery & Grill

Firehouse Brewery & Grill brewmaster Steve Donohue has been one busy man. Donohue, and assistant brewer Jason Gutierrez, ended 2011 with a collaboration beer for Beer Revolution and have started 2012 by expanding their bottled beers. Donohue's popular One Tun Imperial … Continue reading

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The Making of St. Eve’s Belgesque Goldish Strong Revolutionary Ale

For a while now, Firehouse Brewery & Grill brewmaster Steve Donohue and High Water Brewing brewmaster Steve Altimari, have been wanting to work together on a collaboration beer. As two, award-winning brewmasters who both respect each other's abilities and knowledge, … Continue reading

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Hopinions: Beers of a Feather

On this very first edition of Hopinions to kick of 2012, Mario and I go ethnic! No, we're not talking about minorities in the brewing industry  (although that does sound like it'll be an interesting discussion), we're talking about beers … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Brewing Network Winterbrews Festival 2012

No sooner than I write about San Jose possible playing host to the first craft beer festival of the year do I hear about the 3rd Annual Winterbrews Festival from the Brewing Network. Because of today's economic and political climate, there have … Continue reading

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