Archive for October, 2009

Posted on October 26th, 2009 by by Jesse

Ballast Point Brewing

While staying in San Diego, we frequented a small fish shack right on the harbor for breakfast. They dealt in heavy, cheap plates of food ideal before heading out onto the water to fish.  Not surprisingly, they carried a full time of taps for Ballast Point Brewery.  It’s natural fit – fishing and fish themed […]

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Posted on October 22nd, 2009 by by Jesse


Every once in a while, it’s important to mix things up, and try a glass of wine.  Or a box of wine, as the case may be.  Last night Foodbuzz and Blackbox Wines treated a group of camera-bloggers to a meal at Spruce, in San Francisco.  Who am I to snub my nose at box […]

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Posted on October 21st, 2009 by by Jesse

AleSmith Brewing Company

“I’m sorry, it’s too messy back there for a tour and pictures,” we were told when first arriving at the AleSmith Brewery, “They were brewing Speedway Stout.  There is coffee everywhere.” We consoled ourselves with a run down the tap list while we waited for it the floors to be mopped. But “messy” might be a […]

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Posted on October 20th, 2009 by by Jesse

NOToberfest Posters for Sale

Due to popular demand, I have a limited number of NOToberfest posters available for purchase. Each poster is 11×17, printed full bleed on to heavy paper with a matte finish, and makes an excellent decorating option for your home, brewery, restaurant or ironic vegan supply store.  Each poster is $25 including tax and shipping. Click […]

Posted on October 20th, 2009 by by Jesse

Stone Brewing Co.

After visiting four San Diego breweries last weekend, I’ve developed a new theory about breweries. It goes something like this: the physical appearance of the inside of the brewery is a good indicator of the brewer’s approach to beer making. It feels somewhat obvious when you say it out loud, but it’s amazing to me […]

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Posted on October 12th, 2009 by by Jesse

NOToberfest Wrap Up

Well that was fun. Valley Brewing‘s beers were great pairings for the offerings from Ryan Farr, and made even better base flavors for Jake’s ice creams.  It seemed like the event came together even better than I had imagined it, with everyone game to try everything – from new beers with flavors they never expected, […]

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Posted on October 2nd, 2009 by by Jesse

GABF Farm to Table

One of the highlights of GABF this year was the Farm to Table pavilion.  Powered by the promise of class credit for students at the Culinary School of the Rockies, each table presented a series of beer and food pairings highlighting local producers. Setup in a separate area with great windows looking of a Colorado sunset, it […]