Sierra Nevada Beer

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    November 16, 2010

    In Chico, a Craft Beer Pioneer Turns 30

    Brian YaegerSierra Nevada is the nation's largest independent brewery.​Nov. 15, 1980: Twenty-six-year-old Ken Grossman brews his first commercial beer. Last night, Grossman briefly took the stage at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s 30th anniversary party in Chico where it all began. Thirty di ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Hot Spud's Steak Spud

    Wilhelm Y./YelpThe Steak Spud ($8.95).​Simone Powers, Edip Kurtcu, and Cemil Erzincanli opened their Fisherman's Wharf baked-potato quick-serve two weeks ago. Powers, who's cooked at Cafe Gratitude, spearheaded Hot Spud's largely gluten-free menu. The concept: mega, 12-ounce Russet potatoes co ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Tasting Blind: Our Panel Rates Summer Beers

    Brian YaegerRigorous steps were taken to assure impartiality.​For this month's blind beer-tasting, rather than focus on a specific style, and since we just celebrated the solstice with on-again, off-again warm weather, we lined up a mixed six-pack of seasonal summer beers. Here's how the Brewe ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Our Blind Tasting of Pale Ales Reveals Wide Disparity

    Brian YaegerThe lineup.​For this month's blind beer-tasting, we're not going beyond the pale ― we're going right to it. Made with lightly roasted malts, pale ales originated in England as a mellow alternative to dark mild and porter ales. They might have been invented in Burton-on-Trent, Eng ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009

    For Christmas Dinner, Go Thick, Dark, and Spicy with Seasonal Ales

    www.twinbeer.comYulesmith Holiday Ale from San Diego's AleSmith Brewing.​While worthy of its time-honored place at the head of the Thanksgiving groaning board, turkey deserves a day off at Christmastime, just as our taste buds deserve a little wintertime variety. What, then, to serve in its pl ... More >>

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    July 14, 2009

    French Independence, Drinking With the Fish, and Stretching the Happy Hour: A Foodie Day Planner

    Tuesday, July 14, 2009 Let's do lunch: Today is La Fête Nationale in France, better known as Bastille Day. SF Weekly eater-in-chief Meredith Brody suggests toasting French independence with mussels mariniere or boudin noir (blood sausage) at Cafe Bastille (22 Belden at Bush, 986-5673) Drink th ... More >>

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