Sayonara Stone Brewing

By BeachRock Bill “Stone Brewing to be Sold to Sapporo Holdings in Deal Expected to Close in August” While trying to decide on a date night with some blog potential, a friend of mine suggested a “good-bye” visit to the non-corporate Stone before it becomes a Japanese-owned brewery. I loved this idea, and knowing Stone’s … Continue reading Sayonara Stone Brewing

Not So Fired Up By Firestone

Part of SCCBB's "Summer of Beer" series by Guest Blogger Eleanor Stolo Vineyards Tasting Room Last weekend on the eve of our anniversary, Chauncey and I left Stolo Vineyards in Cambria, where we’d had a magical experience wine tasting, and traveled over to Paso Robles for an early dinner and a beer at Firestone Brewery. … Continue reading Not So Fired Up By Firestone

RADIANT BREWING: An SCCBB Collaboration

Text and Images by BeachRock Bill, C.C. Hansen, Eleanor, BrewHead Ted, and LSD Luke Credit: BeachRock Bill BeachRock Bill Growing up in Glendale California, my best friend Chauncey and I were just a short drive away from fine food, good music, and hip-to-the-jive scenes in Hollywood, West LA, Echo Park, and Laurel Canyon in the … Continue reading RADIANT BREWING: An SCCBB Collaboration

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

San Diego West Coast IPA Six-Packs (at a store near you)

By BeachRock Bill San Diego County is blessed to have dozens of some of Craft Beer's most acclaimed breweries. While many San Diegans can and do purchase beer directly from these breweries, the majority of beer consumed here in San Diego, and by beer drinkers everywhere, is purchased at neighborhood groceries, liquor stores, and box … Continue reading San Diego West Coast IPA Six-Packs (at a store near you)

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

Vermont, America, Craft Beer, The World

by C. C. Hansen, the SCCB Blogger Think globally, drink locally. A BeachRock Brew outside the SCCBB's comfort zone in the comfort of his backyard. Apparently, it's American Craft Beer Week. The Brewers Association invites us to "drink outside our comfort zone" and "try special beers." Craftbeer.com exhorts us to "flip our brew-tine," reminding us … Continue reading Vermont, America, Craft Beer, The World

Deluxe 1717’s New Liquor License

by C. C. Hansen Leek and asparagus terrine: goat & cream cheese, tarragon & dill, coriander & fennel seeds, and local mixed greens. Sublime! Because my daughter Isabella has worked on occasion with culinary artists, I've had the privilege not only to occasionally enjoy divine gastronomic creations and make the acquaintance of rockstar restaurateurs but … Continue reading Deluxe 1717’s New Liquor License