Listen, we like high-concept beer as much as anybody. If a brewer makes a beer that resurrects an ancient Mesopotamian yeast, then ages it at the bottom of the Caspian Sea for three years in a barrel with curry spices and snozzberries ... well, our ears would perk up. But sometimes it's nice to ackn ... More >>
When someone says "I don't like beer" my reaction is almost always the same: "Challenge accepted!" It's not that the so-called beer-hater doesn't like beer -- it's that they don't like any of the beers they've had up until now. Chances are, it's been a pretty narrow selection of what's out there.
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All right class, it's time for a history lesson. Can anybody tell me which brewery is acknowledged as the first modern microbrewery in the United States? If you answered New Albion Brewing Company, you get an A. Does somebody know where the brewery was located? Yes, right in our backyard in Sonoma! ... More >>
B. YaegerFirestone-Walker Brewing's Brandon Borgel, part of the California brewski cointingent.For three days (Jan. 17-19), Moscone Center is so full of munchies, it's like a stoner's wet dream. The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) is in the midst of producing the 35t ... More >>