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Heelch O’ Hops Double IPA Press Release

  Anderson Valley Brewing Company to Release New Double IPA “Heelch O’ Hops” to replace Imperial IPA as year-round offering Boonville, CA (October 24, 2012) Anderson Valley Brewing Company announced today that it will be adding a new Double India Pale Ale to its Mendonesia™ series of beers.  “Heelch O’ Hops” (meaning “a whole lot” [...]

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Humboldt Beer Week: A disc golfer’s dream

    10/8/12 Wow, what a weekend!  After 3 days of great craft beer, 60+ holes of disc golf, and hiking around the beautiful coastal redwoods, I’m beat.  If you have never made the trip to Humboldt County to enjoy their many disc golf courses, you are truly missing out.   I would highly suggest [...]

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The 1st Annual Mowkeef Festival

Here in Mendocino county, harvest season is upon us!  Fresh fruits, vegetables, vineyards and hops are ripe for the picking, and we wanted to celebrate this beautiful time of year with our own local festival.  Aptly titled The Mowkeef Festival (Mowkeef means “hay reaper” in our native Boontling), this one-day event will be held on Saturday [...]

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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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