Category Archives: Reviews

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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Road Trip: Berryessa Brewing

For a beer blogger, I’ve been kind of a shut-in for the past few weeks um months er two years. When I do get out into beers bars I don’t work at, one of the breweries I’ve been consistently enjoying is Berryessa Brewing. … Continue reading

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Free beer review: Ninkasi at Corners

I’m rocking the suburbs, just like Ninkasi Brewing did… For today’s edition of the Free Beer Review, let’s talk beer dinners. If you’re the type of drinker who goes to beer dinners in the Bay Area, you’d probably say that … Continue reading

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Free beer review: Lazy Dog in Concord

I like a free meal as much as anyone, but when I got an email inviting me to a media dinner for the newly opened Lazy Dog in Concord, I almost pressed that trash can button with haste. Fairly or … Continue reading

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Free beer review: Hangar 24 Alt-Bier

Most beer reviews are of freebies. At least I admit it. The nice people at Hangar 24 sent me some beer a few months ago, but you know what John Lennon said…neglecting your blog is what happens when you’re busy … Continue reading

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Free Beer Review: Drake’s Alpha Session

Most beer reviews are of freebies, but most beer writers never say so. Thus I introduce a new blog feature, the Free Beer Review. At least I admit it For my first beer review on this site, how about a … Continue reading

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