Sierra Nevada Tap Takeovers

April was a very busy month for the bar I work at, and in my own personal life and beer adventures. Two weeks back to back, I attended two Sierra Nevada tap takeovers. One was at my place of work, The Abbey Trappist Pub, and the other was at burger in Santa Cruz, California. Sadly,…

Santa Cruz Beer Haul

A few days ago, K & I went out to Santa Cruz for a Sierra Nevada event, but after, we made a pit stop at the local Whole Foods. I found some really good stuff at really affordable prices; such as Mikkeller, Anchor, Almanac, Bridgeport, and Boulevard. I’m really looking forward to trying these. I…

The Inner-Ninkasi Project

The Inner-Ninkasi Project This is a neat site dedicated to celebrate women who love, and appreciate craft beer. Six-word memoirs are submitted, and are then posted on their site. I just need to come up with mine  soon! 

Mmm! Taste of Beer Triggers Good Feelings in the Brain

Mmm! Taste of Beer Triggers Good Feelings in the Brain The link above is a repost from FoxNews who reported on a study of 40+ male volunteers that after sips of beer, dopamine levels were triggered, and released. This caused feelings of happiness and relaxation. Ultimately, what I want to know why women also were…

BeerUpYourLife on Twitter!

BeerUpYourLife on Twitter! If you aren’t already following me on Twitter, click the link and follow away! Cheers! 

AB-InBev Shock Top Releases Campfire Wheat

Over the interwebs, bloggers have been sent samples of AB-InBev‘s new summer beer, Campfire Wheat, a s’mores flavoured ShockTop wheat ale. It currently is not for distribution, or sale. Only samples have been sent out, and will be sampled at four major beer festivals over the next few months. The deceivingly, “crafty” company, has made…

The Bruery’s “Mrs.Stoutfire”

I’m just so excited about my Bruery delivery, that I couldn’t help, but write about them twice. Tonight, K and I opened up the bottle impatiently. It was definitely worth it. It’s a complex flavour profile with lots of smoke, and hints of sweetness. It’s a sipping beer, and as it becomes warmer the malty…

Look at what just arrived!

I’m so excited these arrived! I ordered them directly from The Bruery. If you live in California, you’re in luck. They ship only here, and it’s overnighted. Honestly, it’s perfect if you need a last minute bottle for a bottle share, or birthday present. Shipping is also really affordable, it was only $11.50 for these…

Collage

Last night, I was able to try “Collage,” a collaborative beer from Oregon’s own Hair of the Dog and Deschutes. For some reason, I wasn’t super crazy about it. It was incredibly boozy, which I rarely mind, unless it is reminiscent of cough syrup. This was like a warm, heavy, caramel and fruit cough syrup….

Baseball and Craft Brewing

Can I just say how jealous I get when I read articles of baseball stadiums boasting their vast selection of local craft brews. From the Mariners to the Reds, they have WONDERFUL beers available on tap. There’s nothing more American in my book, than a cold brew at a baseball game. Now, as a huge…

New York Beers on a Sunday evening

Tonight some friends invited me over to watch Game of Thrones, and try the beer from Brewery Ommegang . It was a flavouful Belgian-style golden ale with a full-bodied, yeasty, and farmhouse flair. Then came dinner, there was a spicy beef curry, rice, pineapple salad, and garlic naan. It was a great pairing with Brooklyn…

Brewer’s Association Top 50 Craft Beers

Brewer’s Association Top 50 Craft Beers This list (link posted above) is of the Top 50 Craft Brewers, based on sales volume, here’s a sneak peek with the top ten…  Rank Brewing Company City State 1 Boston Beer Co. Boston MA 2 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Chico CA 3 New Belgium Brewing Co. Fort Collins…