Whether you are pulling up your lederhosen or tying up your trachtenbluse, don’t miss Oktoberfest in full swing in San Diego. Brewers with love and respect for the old country create a mouthwatering array of local brews modeled after the German classics. Put down that IPA for just a San Diego second and try these…
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Top Thirst-Quenching, Hot-Weather Beers in San Diego
The heat wave rolls on in San Diego, and I want (read: need) my craft beer to be two things: light-bodied and refreshing. Besides a cold lager, no other beer is better for quenching your thirst after exercise, grilling out and hanging with friends on sunny days, or starting out a perfectly balmy evening in…
Interview with a Brewmaster: Green Flash’s Chuck Silva
Chuck Silva, the kind mastermind of Green Flash Brewing, is one of my favorite people in craft beer. Soft-spoken but radiating with creativity and brewing experience, he creates legendary liquids at the San Diego institution. Previously working at Karl Strauss, he met owner Mike Hinkley and started at Green Flash in 2004. “I saw a…
Brews + Eats: Allagash Brewing
I get excited pretty easily, I admit. You may hear me use the words amazing, fantastic and favorite perhaps a bit too much. Guilty. But one word I don’t use alot is complex, because truthfully in both the Craft beer & wine world, most offerings just aren’t. Not that many beers & wines can’t be…
Brews + Eats: New Belgium
New Belgium may be known nationwide as the makers of Fat Tire, but those in love with the Craft beer world know the depth of the New Belgium repertoire, including their collaborations with breweries like Alpine, Allagash & today’s Canadian star, Dieu du Ciel. One of the most creative Craft breweries from our neighbors to…
Listen: Iron Fist Rubus Vigoratus
Join me for my guest spot on Cantore + Woods podcast, and listen as Chris, Dan, & I open a bottle of Iron Fist Rubus Vigoratus, a one-time brew for Holiday Wine Cellar’s 47th anniversary! Loins will discussed. http://cantorewoods.com/?view=audio CHEERS!
Beer Minute Alpine/New Belgium Super IPA
One of my favorite collaborations of all time, the insanely delicious Alpine/New Belgium Super IPA is one happy Beer Minute!
Standouts of the Countdown, Beers #94-99 of 100
The longest post of my countdown, but it’s time to wrap this baby up and move on to the next challenge!! So here they are folks, some of my favorites of the countdown saved for the home stretch of reviews: BEER #94 Nebraska Hop God, 10% ABV: One of the most memorable of Stone’s Oakquinox festival…
A Brewmaster Chat, Beers #87-90 of 100!
Talkin’ about barrels & sours! Join me for this fun & educational tasting with Paul Segura, Head Brewmaster of Karl Strauss as we taste through their 22nd and 23rd Anniversary beers and the wild beers that are now coming from the brewery:
Livin’ on the Sweet Side…Beers #82-86
Okay, so these beers aren’t really “sweet”, per se, but each of these has a richness in aroma and flavor that definitely appeals to the sensibilities of our personified sweet tooth. Read on and you will quickly understand… BEER #82 2009 Founders Nemesis, 12% ABV: Boy they aren’t kidding about the title on this one….
The Wonders of Bourbon County Stout, Beers #77-81
Join me as I talk with Ken Hunnemeder from Goose Island about their famous Bourbon County Stout! We taste 4 from the line, talk about the brewery, the reaction to their buyout from ABInBev and more. It’s a beer geek learning experience you won’t wanna miss!