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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: John Tucci - Today is also the 51st birthday of John Tucci, who I first met when he was the brewmaster for the San Francisco Gordon Biersch brewpub. John was one of Gordon Biersch’s best and most senior brewers, and especially with his one-offs that he brewed at that now-defunct location. He’s also...

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  2. Historic Beer Birthday: John Barbey - Today is the birthday of John Barbey (October 19, 1850-December 24, 1939). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Peter Barbey, who founded what would become the Peter Barbey Brewery in 1857. His son John joined him at the brewery in 1880, and they called it Peter Barbey & Son...

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  3. Beer Birthday: Ron Pattinson - Today is the 62nd birthday of Ron Pattinson, a brewing historian who writes online at Shut Up About Barclay Perkins. Ron lives in Amsterdam but is obsessed with the British brewery Barclay Perkins, which is what the title of his blog refers to. I have finally had the pleasure of meeting Ron in...

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  4. Beer In Ads #2797: Taste Invaders II - Thursday’s ad is for Genesee Beer, which was founded in Rochester, New York, originally along the Genesee River, but in 1878 they moved up into Rochester proper. Their Genesee Cream Ale, in the simple green can, was one of our go-to beers when I was in high school. Since 2009, the brewery has...

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Beer by BART

  1. Magnolia Brewing Returns to the Dogpatch - On September 26, an excited crowd gathered to celebrate the rebirth of a brewery in San Francisco’s Dogpatch Neighborhood. The front of house of Magnolia Brewing Company’s 30-barrel brewery has been transformed from the Smokestack BBQ restaurant to a new restaurant with a  more diverse menu, new seating options and table service. Still in placeContinue reading "Magnolia Brewing Returns to the Dogpatch"
  2. Bay Area Brewers Bring Home Gleaming Medals - Today 2,404 breweries competed for hardware and a moment in the spotlight in Denver, Colorado. A total of 8,496 brews from 49 States plus DC were thoughtfully evaluated over several days of blind judging. (Looking at you, Mississippi!) After the ceremonies, brewers from 280 medal winning breweries, including 31 first timers, were able to walkContinue reading "Bay Area Brewers Bring Home Gleaming Medals"
  3. City Beer Moves Up: How one small underground shop changed the SF beer scene - [By Steve Shapiro and Gail Ann Williams] San Francisco’s City Beer Store has reopened in an attractive modern building that’s larger and closer to the Civic Center BART station, at 1148 Mission Street. Emerging from 12 years underground – literally – on a gritty block of Folsom Street in the South of Market neighborhood, virtuallyContinue reading "City Beer Moves Up: How one small underground shop changed the SF beer scene"
  4. Watching Brut IPA sweep the nation - Brut IPA is fast emerging as a new, refreshing style.

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