Stone Brewing, 2009 version

I first visited—and wrote about—Stone Brewing two years ago, back when their World Bistro & Gardens was still fairly new. New enough, in fact, that the “Gardens” part of that name was still just-planted and a bit under-landscaped (as you can tell from my pictures last year). This time around, … Continue reading

The Session #29: Will Travel for Beer

The first Friday of the month may mean different things to different people, but for beer bloggers it means it’s time for The Session: group blogging on a common theme, as suggested by the host for the month. This month’s host is Beer by BART, and the theme is “Will … Continue reading

San Diego beer notes: Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing

Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing is another mainstay of the San Diego brewing scene, one I’ve reviewed before and visited several times now (each visit to San Diego we go there). In fact, Oggi’s is a chain of brewpubs, with a ton of locations. This time around, we visited two. The … Continue reading

San Diego beer notes: San Diego Brewing

Our first night in San Diego last week we visited San Diego Brewing for dinner and beer. SD Brewing is a favorite of my brother’s, and—like Stone Brewing—they offer an impressive taplist of beers as well as their own house beers. I’ve reviewed them before, back in 2004 (wow, five … Continue reading

Oregon Craft Beer Month

July is Oregon Craft Beer Month, a month-long “Celebration of Oregon Brews and Brewpubs”. It’s a great platform to showcase the good beers of Oregon, and promote the state’s many excellent brewers and establishments. The website has a comprehensive list of associated events, far more than I could keep track … Continue reading

Press Release: Full Sail Releases Session Black Dark Lager

It’s Short, Dark and Drinkable Full Sail Brewing has a lot of things to celebrate this July. Our nation’s independence, Oregon Craft Beer Month, and, most significantly for us, celebrating our own independence. On July 2, we celebrate our tenth anniversary as an employee – owned brewery. To commemorate, we … Continue reading

Press Release: Karl Strauss Still Bringing Home the Gold

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is giving new meaning to the phrase “Golden Years.” The company is celebrating their 20th Anniversary with winning six brewing medals, including two Gold Medals at the Los Angeles County Fair. The company’s flagship beer, Karl Strauss Amber Lager, placed first in the Vienna Style Lager … Continue reading