Every Day Pairings #1- Shower Beers

I recently signed up for a website called Influenster, and have started to receive products in hopes of reviews. Truthfully, I’m still waiting for these sites to send me beer. Until then, I will gladly accept things such as Gillette’s Venus Razor to use as I’m getting ready with my shower beer. I don’t know…

Why Dump Water on Yourself, When You Can Drink It?

Over the last couple of weeks, our social media feeds have been graced with long-lost high school friends who have dumping buckets, cups, or hoses of ice water on themselves to raise “awareness” to ALS, or Lou Gherig’s disease. Unfortunately, many people do not discuss what this disease is, or what we can do to…

Firestone Walker Brewery Tour

Kiel and I had the privilege of visiting Firestone Walker this past weekend for their annual invitational beer festival. I also greatly anticipated visiting the brewery for the very first time! Tours are free, and are available frequently throughout the day on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The tour was incredibly informative, and inspiring to see…

Central Valley Brewfest

Well, after a week of trying to beat my digital camera in to working, I lost the battle. I lost all my photos from the local Central Valley Brew Fest in Turlock, CA on May 10th. I was incredibly impressed with the turn out, as well as the selection provided by the craft brewers. There…

Dust Bowl Brewing Company & Private Tour

Well, I’ve certainly been MIA from my blog these days. After dealing with a series of health problems, computer issues, and overall writers block…I’m back! I recently had the fortune of hosting two of my favorite Bay Area beer geeks and friends, Kim, and Brian, for a fun weekend here in the Central Valley. We…

Sf Beer Week ’14

Unfortunately this year, I was not able to go to nearly as many of events as I did in years past. This was a record-high year for them, with over 600 events, and it always seemed to be expanding. This year, I was not able to enjoy Pliny the Younger, go to any new brewery…

Heretic’s Evil3 Release

Wow, the month of February is just flying by! I recently injured my knee, and then came down with a cold, so I’ve been a little out of commission. I recently had the opportunity to finally visit Heretic Brewing in Fairfield, California, and go on the day of their triple IPA release party. This beer,…

Baja Brewing

K and I were incredibly fortunate to visit Baja California in this new year. While visiting Cabo, we found a little local craft brewery. Baja Brewing is located in Cabo Del San José, with two additional tap rooms in Cabo San Lucas. It was a quite day when we arrived at the taproom/restaurant. No one…

What’s On Your Shelf?

Here’s a photo of K’s and my cabinet of glasses. We recently had to get rid of all of our basic glassware because our beer glasses were just taking over! It’s great having so many, and so many styles, that we can actually serve our beers at home in the appropriate styles as well! K’s…

My October Favorites

October was a month of good fortune when it comes to beer for K and I. We were lucky to visit Sierra Nevada for their Single, Fresh, Wet and Wild festival, and sample what felt like hundreds of beers. We also visited Southern California again, and visited The Bruery, and Bootlegger’s Brewing. I feel a little biased in…

Bootleggers!

After our trip to The Bruery, we made it over to Fullerton, California, to Bootleggers. I only had a couple beers of theirs, before this visit. Their brewery and tap room was in a warehouse, and reminded me of my Sacramento friends, Track7. My beertender was incredibly helpful, as I told him which beers I…

Help out House of Pendragon!

House of Pendragon is an up and coming craft brewery out of the Fresno area. I learned about them from my guys over at The Perfect Pour Podcast, as Tommy was a recent guest on their podcast. Tommy has started distributing kegs to the Fresno area, and as someone who also lives in the Central…