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Hedonist Beer Jive

  1. WE HAVE A NEW HOME
  2. THE HEDONIST BEER JIVE 95
  3. I LOST BELGIAN ROULETTE - DES GEANTS "SAISON VOISIN"
  4. A FEW MINUTES WITH A NEW GLARUS “COFFEE STOUT”

Brookston Beer Bulletin

  1. Beer Birthday: Jen Garris - Originally a sculptor, Jen Garris, has been involved in San Francisco’s beer scene as long as anyone I know. She’s worked for Magnolia and New Belgium, as well as many others in the Bay Area. A few years ago she opened the Pi Bar in San Francisco, along with boyfriend Rich Rosen, who...

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  2. Beer In Ads #2734: Next Shopping Trip - Thursday’s ad is for Michelob, one of the brands created by Anheuser-Busch as a draft-only beer in 1896. It was first packaged in 1961, and its distinctive teardrop bottle won a design award the following year. But that was replaced in 1967 “for efficiency in the production line,”...

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  3. Historic Beer Birthday: Emile A.H. Seipgens - Today is the birthday of Emile Anton Hubert Seipgens (August 16, 1837-June 25, 1896). Seipgens was born in Roermond, the Netherlands. He was the son of a brewer, and after school and some failed jobs, joined his father at the brewery in 1856. By 1859, he was running the brewery along with his...

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  4. Charles Bukowski’s “Beer” - Today is the birthday of American poet, novelist, and short story writer Charles Bukowski (August 16, 1920-March 9, 1994). Bukowski was a hard-living individual, as well as a hard drinker. Wikipedia gives a summary of his life, albeit a very brief one. His writing was influenced by the social,...

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Beer by BART

  1. Wild-Caught Cider Yeast Adventure - Friday, May 25 at 5:00 pm is the debut of a cider at Redwood Coast Ciders in San Carlos made with a wild California yeast I captured in the Trinity Alps, near the Pacific Coast Trail in August of 2015.  I’m delighted that this organism is finally finding its calling in the beverage world by … Continue reading Wild-Caught Cider Yeast Adventure
  2. The Bistro IPA Festival: Beyond Clarity - In the inevitable march of beer evolution, this year has seen several unclear milestones.  Just last year, while respected veterans of the beer community were still saying “hazy over my dead body,” Gail and Steve of Beer By BART judged a hazy category for the California State Fair commercial competition, which inspired some thought about what is … Continue reading The Bistro IPA Festival: Beyond Clarity
  3. Flake News: Celebrator turns -30- - Celebrator Beer News turns 30 this February, marked by a popular annual bash and two very distinctive brews made at cherished and award-winning Bay Area breweries.  Flake News, an audacious Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout from Marin Brewing Co. and -30-, a splashy Triple IPA from Drake’s Brewing Co. will arrive at Bay Area beer destinations … Continue reading Flake News: Celebrator turns -30-
  4. Welcome to the Memorable Ephemeral Dream Fest - (In response to a call for writing about the perfect festival. More about that below.) Welcome to the Memorable Ephemeral Dream Fest! You walk into a pleasant park on a perfect sunny day for the spring beer festival you’ve been waiting for, and it goes something like this. First, you are delighted to see a … Continue reading Welcome to the Memorable Ephemeral Dream Fest

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