A new year, with some new beer - that's something worth raising a glass to! The holiday season has ended, the new year's been rung in, and Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow. So, as we ride out this chilly wait for spring to arrive, I thought this would be the perfect time to review … Continue reading Hip, Hops, Hooray! 3 Cheers for My Top 3 Beers of 2023 (So Far)
Category: Northern California
Happy Holiday Ale!
I look forward to the ales available at this time of year -- dark, roasty, full of earthy flavors that the hazys of summer wouldn't give a second thought. In this post we feature just a few of the most worthy ales you can find this holiday season.
Sour Beer Genies
The Education of the SCCBB Atrial Rubicite from Jester King Brewery in Austin, Texas I suppose it was inevitable that I would fall for sour beer. From a very early age, my palate craved sweet and sour things, whether they were Fanning's Bread and Butter pickles, or honest-to-god kosher dills from Carnegie Deli in New … Continue reading Sour Beer Genies
NEWSFLASH/ Flashback: Stone, Lagunitas, and Multinational Deals
by SCCBB Blogger Entrance to the Lagunitas TapRoom and Beer Sanctuary, September 2010 This week we were planning to run a Flashback post from our days as the Ventura Craft Beer Blogger. Our subject was going to be Lagunitas Brewing in Petaluma, California. Then, BeachRock Bill, our SCCBB San Diego Blogger, texted us a newsflash … Continue reading NEWSFLASH/ Flashback: Stone, Lagunitas, and Multinational Deals
We’re Tasting at We’re Pouring
by Guest Blogger Eleanor “It’s either We’re Pouring and they’re cooking or I’m pouring and you’re cooking,” Chauncey, SCCBB’s blogger-in-chief, said to me on a recent Tuesday night. “Easy choice,” I said, putting on a navy fleece over my Hill Farmstead t-shirt and heading out the door before Chauncey could change his mind. We’re … Continue reading We’re Tasting at We’re Pouring
SCCBB ARCHIVES – Napa Smith
Learning About Craft Beer Brewing with Master Brewer Don Barkley by C. C. Hansen Don Barkley in 2010 at Napa Smith Brewery. Though this article was originally published in the now-defunct Examiner.com in 2010, the SoCal Craft Beer Blogger (SCCBB) was inspired to re-post it to the old SCCBB site after hearing a piece that … Continue reading SCCBB ARCHIVES – Napa Smith
SCCBB Archives – Sierra Nevada
by C. C. Hansen (formerly the Ventura Craft Beer Examiner) Part of a series on Northern California brewers and breweries.Originally posted as "docking with the California craft beer mothership" on the now-defunct Examiner.com in May 2010. According to CraftBeer.com, "An American craft brewer is small, independent, and traditional." The limit on "small" is less than two … Continue reading SCCBB Archives – Sierra Nevada