Monthly Archives: December 2012

Changes coming at Linden Street

Bad news: Linden Street’s Oakland taproom is about to close for construction. Good news: today (12/22) from noon to 5pm, Linden Street will send its taproom into hibernation in style with 10 house-made beers flowing. Lead brewer Andrew Ritter confirmed … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Something for Christmas

It’s the holidays, so it’s off to the Midwest with me (and not the parts where fun beer photos will be taken, alas). So here’s a little photographic holiday memory from 2010 I unearthed in my archive: My wife and … Continue reading

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Project: Drink 500 beers (offline)

The spiral-bound, locally-produced 500 Beers is essentially a beer scrapbook. It does what apps like Untappd and Beer Citizen do without forcing you to look at your phone or a computer during a social encounter. (Before the nastygrams start coming … Continue reading

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Follow Friday: Maureen @maureenogle

Twitter is actually a pretty lousy venue for telling someone who to follow on Twitter. In this series, I’ll use way more than 140 characters to point out people making social media not a less of a waste of time. … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Tuns of Fun in San Francisco

Monday marked the annual UCSF Brewers’ Guild meetup at Anchor Brewing. Yes, it may seem initially surprising that this somewhat dull-ish UC branch across the bay from the more spry Berkeley campus might contain such awesomeness. But then again, UCSF … Continue reading

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Heretic to expand and move to Fairfield

It’s hard to believe Heretic has only been around since last summer. Its beers have the kind of solid reputation it usually takes years to build, and its rye beer Gramarye won a gold medal at this year’s Great American … Continue reading

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2014 teaser: Triple Rock to expand

Ever notice the empty lot next to Triple Rock? It’s not going to be empty forever. Stolen from Google Street View. That’s Triple Rock to the left and the lot to the right. Triple Rock and its engineering firm neighbors … Continue reading

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Beer menorah

I was raised Jewish, but I’m a dirty heathen and I haven’t had a menorah in my home since I moved out of my parents’ house in 1993. I do, however, drink a lot of beer. I’ve been tempted in … Continue reading

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Follow Friday: Jared @fatontheinside

Twitter is actually a pretty lousy venue for telling someone who to follow on Twitter. In this series, I’ll use way more than 140 characters to point out people making social media not a less of a waste of time. … Continue reading

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I’m guessing Brian from Stillwater is a Cure fan

I was perusing the taplist for tonight’s event at The Trappist (more here) when I came across the best beer name ever courtesy of Stillwater Ales: Why Can’t IBU? If I explain it it’s not funny, but I’ll do it … Continue reading

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