Tag Archives: Barleywine

Beer in Review: Hardly Thomas Barleywine from Firehouse Brewery & Grill

Had the opportunity to visit Firehouse Brewery & Grill recently to try their latest seasonal. The newest brew is called Hardly Thomas and it’s an example of an English-style barleywine. The name Hardly Thomas is a clever nod to an infamous English-style … Continue reading

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Session 32: Eastern Beers

Way back in the 15th century, a crazy Italian had the idea that if he sailed far enough west, he would eventually end up east. The crazy Italian, of course, was Christopher Columbus and the whole reason he wanted to … Continue reading

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Beer in Review: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2009, mini-vertical Bigfoot tasting and news about Kellerweis

I’ve rediscovered Sierra Nevada Brewing. As I’ve lamented in the past, I’ve long overlooked Sierra Nevada because of their ubiquitous pale ale. But since my last trip to BevMo, I’ve come to enjoy their ESB and, amidst some slight controversy … Continue reading

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2009 Barleywine Festival Recap

Truthfully, I’ve started and stopped this post about a dozen times now. I keep looking for a way to ease into recapping the Toronado Barleywine Festival but there’s just no way. As with the festival, you kind of have to … Continue reading

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SF Beer Week Kick Off Event at Anchor Steam plus Beers in Review: Firehouse OTIS and Petrus Oud Bruin

SF Beer Week officially started yesterday with a kick-off event at Anchor Steam. I actually started my SF Beer Week celebration a little earlier by heading over to Firehouse Brewery & Grill in Sunnyvale. I went over there for lunch … Continue reading

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Beers in Review: Steelhead Bourbon Extra Stout, Bear Republic Old Scouter and Black Diamond Winter Ale

I managed to make it to the Bistro on Saturday night to meet up with friends Mike and his wife Diane. I met Mike at Beer and Winemakers of America homebrew shop one afternoon. It was a fun time and … Continue reading

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Speakeasy Old Godfather Draft Release

I know it’s a little late but Speakeasy Ales & Lagers will be debuting Old Godfather tonight at Toronado. Details below: Speakeasy Old Godfather Draft Release Wednesday, January 14th, 2008 6pm+ Come join the Speakeasy crew for Old Godfather Barleywine … Continue reading

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Bistro 5th Annual Wood-Aged Beer Festival Recap

The Bistro is one of the great beer bars. In addition to having an outstanding tap selection that is constantly revolving, they have a decent Belgian beer selection on bottle. The Bistro is also responsible for the Double IPA and … Continue reading

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