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… Read more “Central Valley Brewfest”
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,… Read more “My October Favorites”
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… Read more “Sierra Nevada’s SFWW Festival”
Here are some photos from recent bottle shares I’ve either hosted, of attended. There’s far too many beers to talk about, but what has really stood out… Read more “Awesome Bottle Shares”
Oak barrels have won again. This Gentlemen’s Club (aged in oak barrels) really has the tasting aroma notes of an Old Fashion cocktail. It has a rich… Read more “Oak Barrels Win Again”
I’m pretty excited to see more of Gigantic Brewing here in California. I’ve only tried these two (High Fidelity Pale Ale, and an IPA), both were incredibly… Read more “Gigantic Brewing”
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… Read more “Collage”
This is a repost from drinks.seriouseats.com, with a great analysis about what’s in store for craft brewing in 2013. While we’re already in April (can you believe it?), I’ve noticed some of these already, especially CANS. More and more we’re seeing canned craft beers, and I don’t think this is merely a fad. I’ll never forget being handed my first Big Swell IPA from Maui Brewing, or drinking my first Dale’s Pale Ale from Oskar Blues or the sweet Hell or High Watermelon from 21st Amendment. These craft brewers only focus on canning, unlike many other major brewers, who are now also canning their beers. Such as New Belgium, and Flying Dog (who I just recently posted about).
Take note of the trends, and get excited! 2013 is going great for craft brewing, and it’s only going to get better!
Wow, this was a flavourful, fresh, full bodied pale ale. Great floral notes from the hops, but also very smooth at the first sip, with a bit… Read more “Ninkasi Spring Reign Ale”