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Entries from March 2009

Nun Beer: an interpretive history

March 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’ve always wondered why Monks get to have all the fun in making beer–what about the nuns? They have the same resources, time-frame, and spacious stone religious settings that the men do, so why don’t they make any beer? It turns out, they do. Well, they used to. For my birthday some friends gave me […]

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Tags: Tastings · Women in Beer

A few items from the SF Chronicle

March 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

A few things that caught my eye reading Sunday’s food and drink section: The Washington Square Bar & Grill is back open. The famous Washbag. I never got to go before and now it is back. They even hired back their long time bartender. I might try it for brunch this weekend. Did you know […]

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Tags: Around the Web · Beer & Food

SF Beer Week: Barleywine Festival

March 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off

This year something marvelous happened at the Barleywine Festival: we got a table. We arrived sometime around 9:30am, ate breakfast in line, and when the doors were opened, raced straight back to the last table in the back room. Victory! That combined with the fact that we had 3 other people with us this year […]

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Tags: Beerventures · Tastings