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Posted on August 31st, 2011 by by Jesse

On Hiatus

Beer & Nosh is on Hiatus. It’s sad, but also it’s in many ways served it’s purpose since I’ve gone full time with projects rooted in all the things the Beer & Nosh advocated.  You can keep up with me at these homepages, both of which have active blogs and are choc a block full […]

Posted on June 3rd, 2011 by by Jesse

Off a Cliff

Today is my last day at my “real job”.  As of tomorrow, no more regular paychecks, no more desk, no more safety and security. Starting today, I’m turning to food and beverage related pursuits full time. How did I get here? This blog was originally started as a creative outlet, an escape from the drudgery […]

Posted on April 20th, 2011 by by Jesse

Introducing SodaCraft

Photo by Jordan Ching For the past few months, I’ve been regularly brewing sodas for the New Taste Marketplace, each month combining sugar, fresh hand-squeezed juice and yeast to create fermented sodas.  These sodas had a light sweetness character, loads of fresh fruit flavor, and were a great compliment for the creative and unusual wares […]

Posted on April 14th, 2011 by by Jesse

SF Chefs Unite Dinner

  Every once in a while, I end up working on a project where I look around at the people I’m working with, and think “how did I sneak in here, and when are they going to find out I’m an impostor?”  This is one of those projects. This collaborative six course dinner is a […]


Posted on April 11th, 2011 by by Jesse

Eat Retreat

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to attend Eat Retreat, a new food-themed retreat weekend at a ranch in the hills north of San Francisco.  Modeled on Phoot Camp, the goals of the weekend are at once nebulous and incredibly simple: gather a bunch of creative people together for a weekend around a central […]

Posted on March 9th, 2011 by by Jesse

Handmade Sodas + BBQ

This coming Saturday, I’ll be back at the New Taste Marketplace again, slinging homemade sodas along with a slew of other local vendors.  We’ll be at the usual spot on the corner of Mariposa and De Haro, across the street from the Anchor Brewery from noon till 5pm (or until I run out of soda.) […]


Posted on February 4th, 2011 by by Jesse

New Taste Market This Saturday

This month’s installment of the New Taste Marketplace with be a night market, running from this Saturday, the 5th from 4 to 9pm at the usual location at 500 DeHaro at Mariposa, SF 94107.  I’ll be hawking my yeast-brewed sodas, and this month I’ve got some exciting new flavors. Photo by Jordan Ching On tap […]


Posted on January 27th, 2011 by by Jesse

SF Beer Week Dinner

Beer & Nosh and The Summit are very excited to present “Outside the Lines.”  A collaborative beer dinner dedicated to creativity and breaking rules that were only made to be broken anyway.  We’ll be featuring food from Chef Eddie Lau, and desserts from Maison Mitchell, paired with a very special assortment of style-breaking beers.  We’ll have brewmasters […]


Posted on December 17th, 2010 by by Jesse

New Taste Market Saturday Evening

  This Saturday night will be the second appearance of the New Taste Marketplace at St. Gregory’s.The marketplace is a melange of homemade specialties, both to go and to be eaten hot, on site. Homemade tofu, bacon chocolate, SF’s own BBQ sauce or pickled grapes – this market is overflowing with culinary treats you never […]

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Posted on December 15th, 2010 by by Jesse

Name Change!

So, a funny thing happened on the way to opening our brewery. We found out, very late in the process, that our name — Old Oak Beer Co.— wasn’t quite as available as we thought.  After a lot of hand wringing, beer drinking, and careful consideration over how much legal risk we could bear, we […]