Monthly Archives: April 2009

Press Release: Beach to Brewery Beer + Music Fest

The 6th annual Surfrider Foundation Beach to Brewery Beer + Music Fest is being held Saturday, May 9 at the Karl Strauss Brewing Company main brewery in Pacific Beach. The event will feature 20 beers on tap and ground-breaking indie acts. All proceeds from the event will benefit the San Diego Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our oceans and beaches. This year’s Beach to Brewery … Continue reading →

The next Session is in two days…

…and I more-or-less let it sneak up on me. The topic is “Beer Cocktails” and it’s hosted by Beer at Joe’s. And of course, I really know next-to-nothing about beer cocktails beyond the rudimentary basics of the Black and Tan. So I guess I’ll look up some recipes online and see if anything grabs me…

Vanilla Java Porter

From February’s Beer of the Month Club (yes, I get behind on reviews. And?) came Atwater Block‘s Vanilla Java Porter. Atwater Block Brewery is located in Detroit, in their historic Rivertown district, and was established 12 years ago, in 1997. They say: We are able to brew our brands in the true heritage style of German lagers. With our imported Kasper Schultz brew house, only the finest malt and hops from Germany are used to … Continue reading →

Received: Red Chair IPA, Mirror Mirror

A package came today from Deschutes Brewery, containing their two newest beers in their Bond Street and Reserve Series, respectively: Their Red Chair IPA, and Mirror Mirror Barleywine. Both of these are beers I’m excited about; the Red Chair because I’ve sampled it already and it’s quite good (brewed to commemorate Mt. Bachelor’s 50th anniversary), and Mirror Mirror because it’s the first time they’ve brewed this since it first appeared in 2006 (kicking off the … Continue reading →

Spring Beer Week: Homebrew!

Tonight I opened up a bottle of the Belgian-ish homebrew I made back in March (which I bottled almost two weeks ago). I’ve taken to calling this a “Belgian-style amber ale” though if you recall, I didn’t follow any particular guidelines beyond what ingredients struck my fancy as I browsed the Brew Shop. Why would this post qualify for Spring Beer Week, you may ask? Well, my original intent for this beer was to end … Continue reading →