ReviewsTuesday Tastings: Petit Desay, 1982 Amber Ale, Xocoveza

Here is the latest weekly installment of my Tuesday Tastings series. Like last week, I’ve got notes from a beer from each Pacific Coast state. De Garde Brewing Petit Desay This beer, like De Garde’s Bu Weisse that I reviewed previously, is one of the (new-ish) bottle mainstays of the … Continue reading

BreweriesStone Brewing tragedy

Awful news to come from Stone Brewing last night: It is with a very heavy heart that we communicate a tragedy involving one of our valued friends and Team Stone colleagues. We are deeply saddened that one of our own passed away from complications resulting from a forklift accident at … Continue reading

BreweriesSF Beer Week…by way of San Diego

San Francisco Beer Week is an amazing extravaganza of beer and community that resonates throughout the Bay Area and this year’s ran from February 8-17. For the launch of this incredible event… I thought it would be fun to instead pay visit my old home of San Diego for the … Continue reading

ReviewsBook Review: The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.

A little while back I received a review copy of The Craft of Stone Brewing Co., the new book (just released) celebrating the history and culture of everyone’s favorite Arrogant brewer, Stone Brewing. It’s part history, part informational reference, and part how-to, and overall presents an entertaining read on one … Continue reading

BreweriesStone, Elysian, Bruery pumpkin beer collaboration

Stone Brewing is heading up another collaboration beer, this time with Elysian Brewing and The Bruery, and what caught my eye about this particular brew is that it’s a pumpkin beer (of course!). Dick Cantwell of Elysian spills the details about it on the Elysian blog: The boys from the … Continue reading

Food & BeerThe Session #51.5: Beer and cheese redux

This month has seen the most interactive and detailed Session to date, as host Jay Brooks chose the subject of cheese (more specifically beer and cheese together) to write about, selecting three types of cheeses to pair with beer and write about the pairings. And then he went the extra … Continue reading

ReviewsStone Lukcy Basartd Ale

No, that is not a typo in the title—it’s much harder to misspell correctly! Stone Brewing offered up Lukcy Basartd Ale this past November as a one-time release, celebrating 13 years of Arrogant Bastard (a blend of Arrogant and Double Bastard, apparently). They decided to get clever on the packaging, … Continue reading

ReviewsBarleywine Week: Stone Old Guardian (2010)

You can’t really talk about Barleywines without talking about another San Diego standard: Stone Old Guardian. I first reviewed this back in 2007, and it’s interesting to note that each year’s vintage has a slightly different alcohol content: the 2007 was 11.26%, while this 2010 bottle indicates 11.1%. And the … Continue reading