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Shower beers and millennials 

Millennials are talking a lot about shower beers lately. It’s not like this hasn’t been done before. But really, who wants a beer at 6:30 in the morning? Ok, maybe the 20-somethings don’t get up because they are working alternative hours. But… Continue Reading →

Musings on Duvel and Firestone Walker

I know that all three of you that read this blog are interested on my “hot take” on the Duvel / Firestone Walker merger. Well I’ve given it a lot of thought…. Meh. I don’t expect it to change anything… Continue Reading →

America’s New Favorite Beer Snack

Well in the America I live in, pretzels have been replaced by Cheez-Its. Not any regular Cheeza-Its, but Cheez-Its Extra Toasty. You’d think this was a paid endorsement, but it’s not.  Extra Toasty Cheez-Its match perfectly with high IBU beers…. Continue Reading →

Would you get a bottle opening tooth replacement implant?

In an ad created for an Argentine beer company, Salta, rugby players had missing teeth replaced with a specially designed tooth that functioned as a bottle opener. Not a bad idea for an ad, but would you do it? Notice… Continue Reading →

Cans of Craft Beer Are The Future / Past 12oz at a Time – Official Top 5 Cans of Craft Beer

Seems like more and more craft beer is coming out in cans. And this beergeek approves. The cans are safer, lighter, and you can fit more in a small space (like a small cooler or a large pocket). Not to… Continue Reading →

Don’t Try This At Home — Or Anywhere

Paste Magazine has a post up about crappy things people put in crappy beer to make it taste better? Better? How can putting a Jolly Rancher in beer make it taste better? And how bad is the beer that you… Continue Reading →

San Francisco Beer Week 2015 Rages On – Day 3

While the city awakens to day three of a 10 day hangover, it’s time to plan my day three of Beer Week 2015. Well at least the rain is gone. It seems like half of the people attending Beer Week… Continue Reading →

SF Beer Week – it starts now!

Here we are again, the start of SF Beer Week. I’ve gathered my itinerary on the surprisingly good SF Beer Week site. Well, it’s not pretty. I’m going to somehow need to be in about 4 places at all times… Continue Reading →

It’s Strong Beer Month Again – San Francisco is Saved from the Cold!

It’s hear once again, Magnolia and 21st Amendment’s Strong Beer Month. This month long celebration of all types of Strong Beer is a great way to stay warm in the long cold winter of San Francisco. Who am I kidding?… Continue Reading →

Beergeek in London: Crisps, Nuts, Cracklins, and other Pub Snacks

Snacks are ubiquitous in pubs in the UK. And rarely is a round bought that doesn’t include a pack or two of snacks. Crisps (potato chips) are the most common with great flavors like Cheese and Onion, Ready Salted (just… Continue Reading →

An American Beergeek in London

Beer in the UK in general, and in London in particular has seen big changes in the past few years. CAMRA members may not be too happy about it, but beer lovers are seeing an ever expanding renaissance when it… Continue Reading →

Get to drinking.

After 10 years, it’s time to clean this place up.

Great Reason To Subscribe To Amazon Prime – Skyline Chili For $2/can, Delivered

The best reason yet to subscribe to Amazon Prime, Skyline Chili delivered. And not just delivered in two days, free, but really cheap. I just bought an 8 pack for $2.33 per can. Now when I go back to Amazon… Continue Reading →

Pork Tenderloin Sandwich

We were missing Indiana, so made a homemade pork tenderloin. Yummy.

Perfect Pint


Fritz, you broke my heart.

Old Potrero Rye = Skyy Rye? Anchor Steam by Skyy? Skyy Gin?

2008 Toronado Barleywine Festival Judging

And so starts the judging for the 2008 barleywine festival. Russ Wigglesworth has the honor of herding all of the judges and stewards into a never attainable timeline. Starting with 50+ barleywines for mostly the US in the first round,… Continue Reading →

A Toast to Bill Brand, Tonight at 7PM PST

Bill Brand, great guy and great reporter for the Oakland Tribune’s Bottoms Up column was hit by a MUNI train last night.

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