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New Fermenters for our Mendonesia pilot brewery

Growing bigger by going smaller? We’re adding twelve 10hl fermenters to our new pilot brewery that is being built just outside our current brewhouse. This will allow our brewing team the flexibility to innovate and create new beers for our tasting room that just might become the next release in our Mendonesia series.

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Top 8 Craft Beer and Disc Golf Course pairings

Pairing Craft Beer and Disc Golf Courses   We all know there have been countless books, magazine articles, blogs, and social media posts written about pairing craft beer with cheese, desserts, appetizers and other various epicurean delights.  Hell, some have gone so far as to pair craft beer with music and books!  But as far [...]

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From hangover to half-marathon

Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the last big hoorah for summer, filled with road trips, backyard barbecues, and of course, craft beer!   We kicked off Friday night at the Steinber Kimmie household with a good old-fashioned beer tasting, featuring Anderson Valley Mowkeef Saison, Lost Abbey Red Barn, Firestone Wookey Jack, Drake’s Aroma Coma, and Lagunitas [...]

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Running in the Redwood Curtain

It’s safe to say on 100 degree days, you’re not going to find me running outdoors.  So after a week of blistering temps and smoky skies due to wildfires in the Central Valley, I was looking forward to a road trip and a good outdoor beer run in the cool climate of the Humboldt coast. [...]

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The Steinber Run

Today marks the first of my beer runner blogs.  Although I’ve enjoyed craft beer for most of my adult life, my enthusiasm for an active, running lifestyle was usually trumped by a couple of IPA’s and some guitar pickin’ on the back porch.  However, over the last couple of years, I’ve taken running more seriously.  [...]

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The Chicago Craft Beer Scene, Day 3

Day 3 730am: It’s Friday the 13th.  I step out into the morning sun and encounter Cuffey Dame and Jefferin’ Mink (Roxanne and Tara) on the sidewalk in front of the hotel, coffee in hand. Apparently, after Sheffield’s last night, Tara and Nettied Brightlighter (Ian) teamed up with Sarah to check out Chicago after hours [...]

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The Chicago Craft Beer Scene, Day 2

DAY 2 7am: After a harrowing cab ride through the streets of Chicago (I swear this was the same cab driver from yesterday, though it’s a different cab company), I barely arrive at Union Station in time to run down to the Metra station and catch my train to the western suburbs. From what I [...]

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The Chicago Craft Beer Scene

It’s only been a week, and I’m already missing Chicago.  What a great craft beer town!  Trey White, Owner/President of Anderson Valley Brewing Company, decided that our summer sales meeting should be held in the Windy City so that we could all experience a different craft beer scene than the one we’re used to here [...]

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Attending the Boonville Beer Festival

And once again the festival season is upon us. As one of the people that helps put on the Boonville Beer Festival and a hard core Beer Geek (or as I prefer to be called a socially challenged beer enthusiast), who better to give you a few tips on attending The Boonville Beer Festival. As [...]

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Malt. What does it all mean?

I love beer  All kinds.  Big, small, light, dark, bitter, hoppy, sweet.  You name it, I like it.  But of all the words to describe beer, “malty” took me a while to completely understand. Does it mean sweet?  Does it mean “bready” (huh?)?  Does it mean dark?  Does it taste like a biscuit? Just to [...]

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