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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Ruhstaller’s “The Sauce”

I don’t know how many times I’ve said it, and I’ll say it again: I frikkin LOVE collaborations. More so, I love collaborations with non-breweries. The new Ruhstaller release is a collaboration with Sacramento roasters and coffee company Old Soul, and tastes like a cold brew coffee porter. It has fantastic roasty notes, but also…

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…

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…

Sierra Nevada’s SFWW Festival

K and I went up to Chico this past weekend to go to Sierra Nevada’s Single Fresh Wet and Wild Festival. There were over 50 breweries with close to 150 beers. It was completely sold out, with plenty of food to eat, and a great energy throughout the whole building. Some highlights for me were…