Beltane Brewing

I have been waiting for when was the appropriate time (now seemed like better than never!) to talk about one of my latest and newest favourite California craft brewers,Beltane Brewing. They are from Marin County (Novato, precisely), California. My beer savvy boyfriend found out about them from Beer Revolution’s Facebook page as they were advertising…

Who’s Counting Down Till February 1st?

It’s every craft brew nerd and drinker’s favourite time of the year! If you’re not familiar with Santa Rosa’s Russian River Brewing, you may not know what I’m referring to. Russian River brews the much sought after beer, Pliny the Elder, a double IPA, that has a huge following with debatable hype. However, in February,…

Ovila Golden Ale

¬†While working on some last minute French homework this evening, we decided to open up this gem that I purchased a few weeks prior. If you aren’t familiar with Ovila, they are from the Abbey of New Clairvaux here in Northern California, and collaborate with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company to create Belgian style ales, with…

Mikkeller’s Santa’s Little Helper

Had this very tasty, also very thick with sediment as it was the last of the keg at my all-time favourite bar, Beer Revolution, in Oakland, California. I love a good holiday dark ale that’s spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon with a little chocolate as well. Can’t wait till next Christmas for another one of…

SF Beer Week Now Has an iPhone App!

SF Beer Week Now Has an iPhone App! So I know I’m not the only one who is counting down the days till SF Beer Week (Although deceiving, as it covers most of the greater Bay Area as well), and to help prepare, the crew down at SFBW have developed an app to help you…

Lagunitas Visit

My boyfriend and I took a trip out to Lagunitas Brewing in Petaluma last fall, and what an amazing time! I highly recommend a pilgrimage out there. For $5.50, you can choose your own flight of beers that they have on draft. AWESOME deal. I wish I could find their barleywine aka GNARLYWINE here in…

Tching Tching!

Over a year ago, my life changed when I started regularly going to the new neighbourhood Trappist/Craft Brew ale house in my small home town of Stockton, CA. Beer brought my friends together once, or three times a week, and over time, my love for beer grew and grew. My love for Stella Artois and…