Monthly Archives: February 2015

East Bay Beer Goes To Belgium: Don’t want to be an American idiot

<long boring frequent-flyer-mile-oriented story deleted> so I was the first of our group to arrive in Belgium. I figured I’d walk around, have some beers, enjoy the silence. I’d planned on declaring “vacation” and “birthday week” and whatever other justification … Continue reading

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East Bay Beer goes to Belgium: Day 1, passport control

Passport guy: Vacation? Me: Yes PG: Just you traveling today? Me: Yes PG: Staying with friends? Me: I’m meeting up with the rest of the group tonight and tomorrow PG: How long, I’m guessing two days? Me: Actually we’ll be … Continue reading

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Piggin’ out at Sau & Brau 2015

SF Beer Week has been over for a week now, but I sense some of you are still recovering, so I don’t feel bad that I’m still recapping. It’s okay if you pour yourself a glass of water while we … Continue reading

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SF Beer Week, Drinking In An Indian Grocery Store Edition

If you want proof that good beer is possible in any setting, look no further than Bottles Beerzaar in El Sobrante. A former project of the folks who brought you the Beer Baron’s Livermore Saloon and Perry’s, Bottles is under … Continue reading

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Good times at the SF Beer Week opening gala

Ah, the SF Beer Week opening gala: the one time every year I turn into the stereotypical beer blogger asking for free shit. I scored a media pass again this year, and here’s what stood out. My plan failed within … Continue reading

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