Entries Tagged as 'California Beer'

Russian River Brewing Company Withdraws from Washington Market

January 1st, 2013 · 17 Comments · California Beer, General Beer News

Russian River Brewing Company, the Santa Rosa, CA, brewery best known for their popular Pliny the Elder Double IPA, recently announced their decision to withdraw from the Washington market. Ultimately, the demand for Russian River beers in their home market, in particular at their brewpub, led to them making this decision. Russian River does distribute […]

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Double Mountain Brewery at Brouwer’s Cafe and Firestone Walker Brewers Night at Beveridge Place Pub Tonight

May 31st, 2012 · No Comments · California Beer, Events, Washington Breweries

One of the best things about getting Monday off for the Memorial Day holiday is that Thursday is already here and the week continues to fly by. If you’re ready to get the upcoming weekend started a bit early, Brouwer’s Cafe and Beveridge Place Pub both have some events worth considering tonight. Brouwer’s Cafe will […]

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Lagunitas Beer Dinner at DeLuxe Bar & Grill This Thursday

May 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment · Beer & Food, California Beer

If you don’t have too bad of a post-Seattle Beer Week hangover, The DeLuxe Bar & Grill will be hosting a Hawaiian-themed beer dinner featuring offerings from Lagunitas Brewing Company. The dinner will take place Thursday, May 24 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm and the cost is just $35 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can  […]

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San Francisco Quickie

December 12th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Beer & Food, Beer Travels, California Beer

This past week found me in San Francisco for work, and while this most definitely was not a “beer trip” I did have some time to explore some of the city’s best beer spots. I really, really enjoyed what I saw of the city, from the long walk I took on the waterfront to exploring […]

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Grab A Beer: Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown Ale

October 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Beer Reviews, California Beer

Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown Ale Alcohol by Volume: 6.7% Find this beer and more at Full Throttle Bottles in Georgetown. Intro: Sierra Nevada uses organic wet hops and barley grown right on the grounds at their brewery in Chico, Cal to craft this brew. This is taking the idea of “local ingredients” to a whole […]

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Grab A Beer: Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop IPA

October 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Beer Reviews, California Beer

Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop IPA Alcohol by Volume: 6.5% Find this beer and more at Full Throttle Bottles in Georgetown. Intro: I love fresh hop beers. The use of wet, undried hops straight from the vine imparts a unique flavor to beer that you just can’t get from dried hops. The only time […]

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Beer Pic: Russian River Blind Pig IPA

July 20th, 2011 · 3 Comments · California Beer, Random Beer Pics

A friend was kind enough to bring me back some Blind Pig from her road trip to Santa Rosa.  They are tasting great as ever.  It’s a shame they aren’t distributed here….. cheers, +Russ

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Washington Breweries Beat Out Oregon & California to Claim Second Consecutive Beer Brawl Victory

March 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · California Beer, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

Take that, Oregon and California. Twelve beers from Washington, Oregon and California battled it out last week at Beer Brawl IV, which took place at Portland’s Concordia Ale House. For the second year in a row, and third year out of all four competitions, Washington beat the other two states in overall voting. From Concordia: […]

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Bottleworks to Celebrate 12th Anniversary With Special Release From The Bruery This Sunday

February 24th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Beer Releases, California Beer

Bottleworks is set to release Bottleworks XII, which was brewed by California’s The Bruery for the Wallingford bottleshop’s annual celebration. From Bottleworks’ website: Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Come one, come all to the sensational beer celebration. Our 12th anniversary beer release will be happening this Sunday (the 27th). We will have our newest anniversary beer, made […]

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Washington Looks to Defend Crown at Beer Brawl IV at Concordia Ale House

February 21st, 2011 · No Comments · California Beer, Events, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

Portland’s Concordia Ale House will hold their Beer Brawl IV starting today, February 21 and lasting through Sunday, February 27. This battle pits beers from Washington, Oregon, and California against each other and allows customers to sample blindly and vote for their favorites. Washington took the crown for the second time last year, when they […]

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