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Marin Brewing releases 3 Flowers in bottles

Marin Brewing is releasing its popular, but previously tap-only, IPA known as 3 Flowers in 22 oz bottles. The rye IPA weighs in at 6.5 percent alcohol by volume and is hopped with the three flowers that give it the name: Citra, Cascade and Chinook hops. The brewery developed the beer in 2011 and it took gold that same year at the Great American Beer Festival and a silver medal at the 2012 World Beer Cup. The brewery says this… Read More »

Marin Brewing Blood Drive on Saturday

  Marin Brewing is teaming up with Blood Centers of the Pacific for their semiannual blood drive on Saturday. The bloodmobile will be at brewpub in Larkspur, 1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, from noon to 5 p.m. Donors will receive a free meal from the brewpub, they say. This is the 10th time Marin has joined with the Blood Centers since 2007 and they have collected about 450 pints of blood. The Blood Centers folks ask that donors sign up in advance,… Read More »

Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival on Saturday

Fourteen local breweries will be on display Saturday at the Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival, from 1-6 p.m. on Water Street in downtown Petaluma. There will be food from a variety of area restaurants, and music by The Fossils, joined by some other local favorites. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door, including a souvenir glass and 10 tasting tickets. But nobody under 21 is allowed at any price. The event is sponsored by the Petaluma Area… Read More »

Breastfest 2013 hits San Francisco

As you have certainly noticed, beer companies have a long and not entirely dignified history of employing (or exploiting) breasts to sell their products in ads. Since 2000, however, some breweries have turned this partnership to a more noble cause, this time exploiting  beer to help breasts, or at least help fund breast cancer treatment. About 80 breweries will join host Marin Brewing Company on Saturday for Breastfest 2013 at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion in San Francisco from… Read More »