BreweriesClass of ’88: Pacific Coast Brewing Company

In the mid-19th Century, Oakland sported 40+ breweries to cater to the gold-rush era crowds in the area who were looking for a beer to drown their sorrows in. A century later, the last of the big Oakland breweries closed in the late 1950s… not until 1988 did brewing return … Continue reading

BreweriesA Pyramid Scheme

Pyramid is a brewing stalwart hailing from the Pacific Northwest with its origins dating back to the mid-80s. Having weathered the many ups-and-downs in the market over the past (nearly) three decades, their beers have remained remarkably consistent and they have a steady stream of seasonal offerings. While a fan … Continue reading

BreweriesBike to Brew Chapter One: East Bay

A little background to this post… one of the things I love most about living in the Bay Area, especially compared to Southern California, is how commutable the area can be without a car. While hosting a pretty darned good mass transit system, San Francisco often ranks fairly high on … Continue reading

BreweriesHopocalypse Now!

It’s been a fair amount of time since I got a chance to visit a brewery solely for a beer release party so when I got a postcard announcing the coming of the Hopocalypse at Drake’s Brewing I knew I had to taste the end of days. The Barrel House, … Continue reading

ReviewsTo Jupiter…and beyond!

“O that Jupiter would but bring back to me the years that have passed.” – Virgil On a recent Friday my boss and I took the afternoon to do a serious script breakdown for an upcoming project. It was a gorgeous afternoon and we wanted to sit outside and enjoy … Continue reading

ReviewsVive la (Beer) Revolution!

When I moved to the Bay Area a few months ago, many friends and colleagues, knowing my love of beer, recommended Oakland’s Beer Revolution as a must-visit. It sounded like a place I could disappear into for days but sadly it took me a while to make it over (despite … Continue reading

BloggingGreetings and Salutations!

Greetings loyal followers of the Brew Site! Before a new voice begins contributing to the site from outside the state of Oregon, I felt a little introductory post was needed. I’ve followed my brother’s blog for many, many years and have had the pleasure of drinking many, many beers with … Continue reading