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Getting ready to pike to the 2013 Great American Beer Festival!

The Great American Beer Festival is only one week away and Barkley Boont is excited for his first trip to Denver.  It’s all he talks about!  Seriously, he has this “joke” he’s told way too many times around the brewery about how he wants to get his picture taken with the Big Bear outside the [...]

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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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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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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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Bahl Hornin’ In The Biggest Little City In The World

If you listen closely, you can hear it.  It’s subtle, but loud enough to be noticed. The craft beer scene in Northern Nevada is becoming more than just a conversation about pale ales and seasonals.  It’s becoming a way of life for those who appreciate the diversity of beers that have been making their way [...]

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