Beer Geek Tour at Sierra Nevada

My little sister recently turned 21, and lives up in Chico- the home to Sierra Nevada. I’m not sure if you heard of that brewery, though. For her birthday, I was able to reserve a very special tour there that includes touring almost their entire facility. I highly recommend to anyone who can schedule the…

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…

Hurray for beer hauls!

I’ve been a little quiet lately, mainly because I’ve been too busy drinking all these amazing east coast & Midwest beers from K. He went home to visit family, and shipped back all these goodies for us to share. So far some major highlights have been Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, and I also…

Happy Oktoberfest!!!!

As September is closely ending, and harvest is approaching, it is the start of everyone’s favorite beer festival- Oktoberfest. Also the time to appropriately drink one of my favorite styles, the Märzen, or Oktoberfest. Although simple by some standards, this amber lager is so easy to drink without compromising too much flavor or body. A…

The Beer Blogger’s Guide to Stockton Beer Week

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the time of year that makes me proud of the progress my infamous town has made. STOCKTON BEER WEEK! In its third year, this is slated to be the best beer week yet. The participation from restaurants has increased tremendously, and the days of events have as…

Speakeasy 17th Anniversary Party

On June 28th, I had the privilege of attending the Speakeasy 17th Birthday Party in San Francisco. There was an array of beers that I had never seen outside of the brewery, or specialty festivals. Set in the outside parking lot of the brewery, with several food trucks, and/or carts- it was perfectly paired with…

Central Coast Brewing’s Original Chai Ale

I recently visited one of my all-time favorite bottle shops in California, BEERCRAFT, a little slice of heaven, in Rohnert Park. BC is a great spot right off the 101 to check out, in between stops at Russian River, or Lagunitas. While I was there, I was happy to this AHHHHMAZING Original Chai Ale from…

Beer Up Your Life Goes to Print!

This month was very exciting for me! I had my first beer article go to print! It was for a small local magazine about Stockton, and while it does not have a website-I wanted to be able to share my article on my favorite spring styles in The Life on the Mile magazine. They just…

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,…

Looking Back on 2013

This past year was filled with wonderful beers, brewery tours, and adventures. I have been incredibly fortunate to have a partner, who encourages my blogging, and also takes me to breweries, festivals, or brings home a surprise. I really enjoyed writing out my top 5 beers each month this past year, and wanted to change…

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…

My November Favorites

Another month flew by, and the beers were always plentiful. Like many others, I was introspective on what I was thankful for. I just recently celebrated an anniversary with a wonderful man who encourages my love for beer blogging, with surprises of hard to find bottles, takes photos for me (I have shaky hands!), and…