Mendocino celebrates 30th

Mendocino Brewing Company celebrates its 30th anniversary this week with a new single hop ale paying tribute to the early days of California brewing. The beer will feature exclusively Cascade hops, the hop that flavored the iconic New Albion Ale, first brewed in Sonoma in 1976, and later the backbone [...]

By | August 21st, 2013|2 Comments

Best IPAs?

Being that this is IPA Day and all, the Twittersphere is alive with discussions of Best IPAs and the like (including some dissenting opinions, such as this one, suggesting that we celebrate IPA Day by drinking some other kind of beer). Writer and beer lover (and former Northern Californian) John [...]

By | August 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Wine and beer do mix after all

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbPD5BLqMRk&feature=youtu.be Wine and beer are pretty close cousins, from a production point of view, but they tend not to mix all that much in real life, either socially or physically. "Beer Bar" and "Wine Bar," for example, tend not to conjure the same mental images. Nor do you find a [...]

By | July 15th, 2013|1 Comment

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 [...]

By | July 10th, 2013|0 Comments

Beer tasting event at Napa County Fair

Happy, Fourth of July. Even on a holiday, we have beer news. The staff of Napa Smith Brewery will be on hand at the Napa County Fair tonight from 8:30-9:30 p.m., pouring their pilsner and amber ale, paired with some sausage. It's part of the fair's Chef Showcase series that [...]

By | July 4th, 2013|0 Comments