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Entries from February 2010

Hops: The Basics

February 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Everyone knows the smell of hops–that telltale whiff of weed as you raise a pint to your lips. I also know that hops act as a preservative, mostly from the story of the creation of IPAs. India Pale Ales supposedly became popular with British shipmen because they not only weathered the journey to India well, […]

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Tags: The Basics

Girls are beer geeks too

February 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

A good friend of mine is attending grad school for journalism at Berkeley. Her latest report is about beer week, women, and Beer Revolution–a new place in Oakland that Joe and I have been hearing about lately. Thanks for giving us girls a shoutout, Mary! See the orginal video here. And now I have a new […]

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Tags: Women in Beer

Moylan’s & Marin

February 16th, 2010 · Comments Off

Last Thursday, Churchkey from Moylan’s and Marin Brewing with Denise Jones and Arnie Johnson, brewmasters of both places, on hand to answer questions and share some beer. My first beer was the Chelsea Moylan’s Porter. It’s a nice smooth porter with some chocolate and fruity tastes, very light on the bitter coffee notes. Denise said […]

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Tags: General

Party at Humphry Slocombe

February 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Jesse Friedman from beer & nosh, knows a thing or two (actually a lot) about beer, ice cream, and photography. And we luckily (thanks to his fiance Eliana) got to celebrate all of those things with him and some of his friends last week at Humphry Slocombe. Jesse worked with Humphry Slocombe to create a bunch of beer […]

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Tags: Beer & Food

Beer with Lunch

February 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Chez Panisse Cafe was pretty much packed last week on Monday when Jasmine and I got there. I had read that they were doing beer pairings all week and we were already going to do a East Bay beer day for SF Beer week, so why not have a fancy lunch?  Unfortunately they didn’t have formal beer […]

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Tags: Beer & Food