We were relaxing on the second story patio of El Torito, a restaurant by day, disco by night situated on Avenida Revolución in downtown Tijuana. As beats pumped through the aging speakers and drowned … [Read more...] about Taste of Tijuana – TJ Beerfest Pt. 2
I have a soft spot in my heart for anyone who inspires fond memories of my youth. While my grandmother gave me drumsticks and ginger-ale, Tijuana provided me with grain alcohol and fireworks. When I … [Read more...] about Pour Favor – TJ Beer Fest Pt. 1
Beer is a wonderfully varied beverage; from imperial stouts to Danish table beers, you can get almost any flavor from it. Beer has a very long and illustrious history, changing with the technology … [Read more...] about Beer Style Spotlights: Tell Me What You Want!
As a fervent fan of all things hoppy, I have been eyeing the development of the black IPA with keen interest over the last several years. My first beer purchase on my 21st birthday was Stone Brewing … [Read more...] about Black IPA is “officially” dead; meet “American-style India Black Ale”
SF beer week is past the halfway point, so I though it would be good to share my experiences so far, and plans for the final weekend. Friday kicked things off with a boom, with the release of Pliny … [Read more...] about SF Beer Week thus far…
Today I was up at my buddy Mike's house in Menlo Park brewing my first ever porter. I guess I just haven't been into brewing dark beers, (well, faux dark beers were my M.O. from the get go, but … [Read more...] about So I finally got around to brewing a porter…
Part two of my personal history of beer is still in the works, but until then I'm skipping to the present--this very day to be exact. Last week, I mailed in my application to the Siebel Institute … [Read more...] about So you want to be a brewer? Read a book!
I had my first craft beer at about the age of eight. OK, so it was just a sip of my dad's Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, but I already knew that there was more out there than cheap lagers even at a young … [Read more...] about Beer And Me: A History (pt. 1)
Hi, my name's Sam. I'm just a kid from California who wants to be a professional craft brewer. In eight months I will be attending Siebel Institute of Technology and World Brewing Academy to … [Read more...] about So it starts…