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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. Historic Beer Birthday: Johann Georg Sohn - Today is the birthday of Johann Georg Sohn (October 20, 1817-October 24, 1876). He was born in Bavaria, but settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1845, he co-founded the Hamilton Brewery, which was later known as the J.G. Sohn & Company Brewery. It was also known as the Clyffside Brewing Co., and...

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  2. Beer Birthday: Sean Paxton - Today is the 47th birthday of Sean Paxton, a.k.a. The Homebrew Chef. Sean is a mad alchemist in the kitchen and puts on some wonderful food and beer spectacles. Plus he’s a terrific homebrewer, an even better human being and a great friend. He’s spent the last year redoing his website...

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  3. Beer In Ads #3151: Oktoberfest 1980 - Saturday’s ad is for the Munich Oktoberfest, from 1980. From the late 1800s until the 1970s, poster art really came into its own, and in Europe a lot of really cool posters, many of them for breweries, were produced. This poster is for the Munich Oktoberfest, which began September 21 and runs...

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  4. Beer Birthday: John Tucci - Today is also the 52nd 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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Beer by BART

  1. Sierra Nevada’s OG System: on the Road from GABF to SF Beer Week - Ken Grossman put together his brewery in Chico, California, almost 40 years ago. Brewing equipment manufacturers did not make “microbrewery” brewing systems yet, so Grossman took welding classes and bought used dairy tanks to cobble together his brew deck. That’s not the Gemini II space capsule in the video. It’s the strangely similar-looking Sierra Nevada’sContinue reading "Sierra Nevada’s OG System: on the Road from GABF to SF Beer Week"
  2. Bay Brewers Claim Awards at Inaugural California Craft Brewers Cup - SF’s nearby brewers made out well in the first annual California Craft Brewers Cup event, organized by the regional brewers guilds around the state.  Thursday evening at the California Craft Brewers Association’s fifth California Craft Beer Summit, an industry gathering and trade show for independent brewers in the state, winners took the stage to collectContinue reading "Bay Brewers Claim Awards at Inaugural California Craft Brewers Cup"
  3. Amburana Wood: Flavors from Brazil Reach the San Francisco Bay - We just published two articles about an amazing spicy wood from South America. One is the main introduction to this curious spicy wood traditionally used to age artisan cachaça in Brazil — at CraftBeer.com, here: https://www.craftbeer.com/craft-beer-muses/american-brewers-fall-for-brazils-spicy-amburana-wood The second story is a Beer Currents special, where we talk about some of the stories behind the storyContinue reading "Amburana Wood: Flavors from Brazil Reach the San Francisco Bay"
  4. Anchor Brewing Employees Vote To Unionize - On March 13th, 2019, employees at the historic Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco voted themselves into a union. When the secret ballot vote was tallied, the union had been adopted by a 31 to 16 margin. “We won two to one; a clear majority,” said Brian Witte, who has worked at Anchor Brewing Co.Continue reading "Anchor Brewing Employees Vote To Unionize"

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