Archive for September, 2009

Posted on September 29th, 2009 by by Jesse

GABF 2009

Whew.  457 breweries and 2,100 beer later, the Great American Beer Festival really does live up to its name.  I’ll be breaking up my posts into a few different events, but here’s a catch all photo album of photos from the convention floor, Falling Rock, and Great Divide Brewing.   Congrats again to all the […]

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Posted on September 22nd, 2009 by by Jesse


Dinner at NOPA is awesome.  We enjoyed a late summer/fall menu, which was an embarrassment of riches. It just pushed all my buttons – house cured bacon, wood fired oven, and a deep and abiding love of freshly shelled beans cooked to perfection. The staff was welcoming, and the open kitchen quickly pushed out dish […]


Posted on September 21st, 2009 by by Jesse

NCHF 2009

NCHF was a blast. It’s just your regular beer festival, without the massive crowds, drunken idiots, or lines.  Instead you have a community of homebrewers that come together to share stories and beers, and celebrate the craft together. The weekend if perfectly kicked on Friday night off with a massive Homebrew Chef German inspired dinner. […]

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Posted on September 17th, 2009 by by Jesse

Epic Roasthouse

Dinner and a view at Epic Roasthouse.  Thanks Foodbuzz!

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Posted on September 15th, 2009 by by Jesse

Firestone Walker Brewery Tour

Read on for more, or jump into the full photo set slideshow.

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Posted on September 9th, 2009 by by Jesse

Fish & Farm

Fish & Farm seems to be everywhere these days.  Best burger in the city.  Industry nights. A glowing 2.5 star Bauer review. It seems you can’t look at a food blog without a mention of Chef Chad “Don’t call me Burger King” Newton, and the fine local fare he’s producing at Fish & Farm.  I […]


Posted on September 8th, 2009 by by Jesse

NOToberfest Poster

Designed by award winning beer-label designer Damian Fagan of Snake and Robot. Did I mention that your NOToberfest ticket gets you a print of the poster? I can also confirm the rumor that Mr Farr will be roasting whole center cut Magruder Ranch grass-fed beef over an open fire.  It should pair nicely with our […]


Posted on September 2nd, 2009 by by Jesse

Cooks & Kegs – Jen Biesty

Welcome back to Cooks & Kegs – where local chefs present a beer pairing that represents their unique beer and food perspective.  In this edition, we’re visiting Jen Biesty, executive chef of Scala’s Bistro in Union Square.  Chef Jen is no stranger to beer and food pairings, having helped put on a not too shabby […]

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