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: Outside 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.
Helen and I were we were off with a group of friends to Spain to stay in the countryside around Barcelona. Was the region riding the burgeoning Craft Beer wave?
Paul, Joan, and the once and future SCCBB in Munich, many Harvest moons ago... Memory Lane When I attended the University of Southern California's year-abroad program in Madrid, I found myself over winter break pounding steins at the world-famous Hofbrau Haus in Munich. The winter trip was a master-stroke of genius by friend and classmate … Continue reading Octoberfest, Ahh…
GABF 2022 Medal Winners
Southern California Breweries dominate at this year's Great American Beer Festival by BeachRock Bill and the SCCB Blogger Around the same time Munich's Oktoberfest is being held, here in the States there is a pretty impressive celebration of beer as well--the annual Great American Beer Festival weekend in Denver, Colorado--this year was the 40th Annual GABF. … Continue reading GABF 2022 Medal Winners
Out of my Gourd for Fall Beers!
How DO you drink in this thing, anyway??? by BrewHead Ted Ah, October... One of my favorite months of the year, when the evenings start cooling, those ghosties and goblins start peeking out from the shadows, and my taste buds start craving something to welcome in the season. What do you prefer, dear reader? An … Continue reading Out of my Gourd for Fall Beers!
By BeachRock Bill Ahhh...Oktoberfest. Thoughts of cooler evenings, turning leaves, and full flavored German beer come to mind, but beyond that, most Americans don’t have a clue what it is (a festival in Munich) and how it began (a wedding celebration for a future King). So the SCCBB thought it would be fun to give a little … Continue reading Oho! Oktoberfest!
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
The Bard and the Beer
Part of SCCBB's "Summer of Beer" series by BrewHead Ted Seeing live productions of Shakespeare is one of my favorite things to do, when in Ashland OR. Read on to hear about another favorite... Last month, I returned with my family to a favorite vacationing spot, Ashland, Oregon. It was our first time back since … Continue reading The Bard and the Beer
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