Archive for February, 2010

Posted on February 22nd, 2010 by by Jesse

Baja Brewing

While traveling around Mexico, we found most of the beer to be exactly what you’d expect – typical export lagers.  Thin watery, mass produced versions of classic lagers, dumbed down till they taste of almost nothing, and cry out for a slice of lime to add some, any flavor. One bright spot in this sea […]

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Posted on February 13th, 2010 by by Jesse

Mostly Barrel Aged Beer Dinner

After weeks of planning, hours of tasting, and an unknowable number of phone calls to brewers confirming their beer would be there, the “Mostly Barrel Aged Beer Dinner” went off without a hitch.  As usual, Scala’s Bistro and The Sir Francis Drake pulled of this huge feat without breaking a sweat. “Enough preamble, get to […]

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Posted on February 12th, 2010 by by Jesse

Toronado Russian River Night Pictures

  More pictures from Toronado Russian River Night…

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Posted on February 12th, 2010 by by Jesse

Magnolia Cask Night Pictures

  More pictures from Magnolia Cask Night…

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Posted on February 7th, 2010 by by Jesse

Beer Ice Cream and Photo Show @ Humphry Slocombe

  The people have spoken, and they are saying: more beer ice cream. Jake, Sean and the rest of the team at Humphry Slocombe have made some great ice cream, but they didn’t do it alone.  The local brewing community really got behind this experiment in frozen goodness, and provided the base beers for all […]

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Posted on February 7th, 2010 by by Jesse

MateVeza Beerunch

  Notes & Observations from MeteVeza’s Beerunch (Part of SF Beerweek 2010): I’m a fan of their Yerba Mate IPA.  Nice IPA with a delicate hand for a clean herbal finish.  Combined with the new attractive packaging, it’s a nice local spiced beer for the hop lover. The perfect weather continues to hold out. As […]

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Posted on February 7th, 2010 by by Jesse

Bistro Double IPA Festival 2010

  Notes & Observations from the Bistro IPA Fest: Pliny the Younger is the Apple iPad of beers – with all the hype, it can’t possibly live up to your expectations. Yes, it’s a very, very good “triple IPA” (if there is such a thing, but that’s a sacred cow for another time.)  Could I […]

Posted on February 7th, 2010 by by Jesse

SF Beer Week Opening Gala

  Aaaaaaand we’re finally here. Welcome to 2010 SF Beer Week. The opening gala got of to a great start.  Given the number of events this week, I’ll be giving thoughts and observations in bullet point, line cook format.  Be sure to keep an eye on Humphry Slocombe and my twitter feeds all week to see […]

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Posted on February 1st, 2010 by by Jesse

Richie’s Ramen

Ramen seems to be the dish of the moment, and is getting a lot of ink spilled over its joys. And why not?  It’s the perfect “this economy sucks” dish, featuring a blend of the unfamiliar and comforting, handmade ingredients. It just begs for every chef to put his or her personal spin on it, […]

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