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[8 Mar 2011 | One Comment | ]
SF Beer Week 2011 is OVER!

it’s all a blur. at least it is now. 10 days of SF Beer Week came and went. keep in mind that SFBW is surrounded by Strong Beer Month. there are a few things that we learned in the 3rd year of this event: it’s impossible to get to everything, it’s easy to get tired, and everyone wants to be part of it. the new thing this year were lines. long ones. every single place and event that we attended was packed. it didn’t matter that it was Monday or Tuesday the world was out wanting to try beer.

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[13 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Almanac (not Old Oak)

barrel aged beers have proven to be popular in market. and while European beers have been made in wood barrels for centuries it hasn’t been until the last decade that barrel aging was done in the American market. and this is especially true for beer distributed outside of the brewing area done intentionally instead of just a brewers experiment made as a novelty for the people that visit the brewery.

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[3 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
surviving SF Beer Week 2011

it’s here again. there’s too much to do and too much to see and too many beers to drink in just one short 10 day week. the only way to make it to the end is to go in with a plan. honestly, if you stick to what you start with everyone will be amazed.

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[16 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
Forties

Forties are beers that either come in 40 ounce bottles or cost around $40.

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[16 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
Winterfest 2011

The East Bay-based craft beer radio company, The Brewing Network, is back for its 2nd Annual Winter Brews Festival to jump-start the local craft beer appreciation season.

With more than 30 world class breweries on tap, visitors will enjoy unlimited tastings from breweries such as the 21st Amendment, Gordon Biersch, Lagunitas, Magnolia, and Triple Rock. This Winter Brews Festival promises to expose beer lovers, new and experienced, to a variety of tasty beers, as well as raise awareness and funding for two local non-pro? ts; the Coral Reef Alliance and BAD RAP (Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pit bulls).

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[22 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
Back to School

it’s fall. that means “back to school”. and don’t think that you are exempt from the task. in fact, as a beer drinker going back to school to learn about beer should not be a chore like it was when we were small. learning about beer is always fun even if the beer that is in front of you isn’t your thing. at least you’ll know not to order it next time.

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[17 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Dundee Stout, Summer Wheat and Kolsch

Dundee Brewing was kind enough to send us a sample of three of their beers allowing us to participate in a “virtual tasting” that was held using an online video chat along with a dial in conference call. the first question of the day was “can you see me on this video call?” which is pretty funny considering nobody had sampled any of the beers yet.