• Toronado Pub, San Francisco

    Once you arrive and push the salon-style swing doors, you walk into a Mecca, a drinkers haven.

  • Beer Paradise in the East Bay

    I was fairly caught off guard by the appearance of the place. Once inside, I made my way to the beer section. Wow!

  • Ben & Nick’s

    I love the locale of it, right down the street from BART


Interview: Brewer Series #2, Stone Brewing & Mitch Steele (Repost from 2010)

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

For “Brewer Series: Interview #2″, I feature Mitch Steele, the head brewer at Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, California.
Stone Brewing was a natural choice as a selection for the “Brewer Series”, not because it’s one of my favorite breweries, but because they put out such great varieties of beer and do it extremely well! Each beer is solidly made and very consistent . It takes true craftsmanship to achieve this and “Mitch Steele” has done a fantastic job. (would you expect any less from a man with that name??)
On with the Interview…

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Best Beer Bottle Opener (period….)

Monday, March 12th, 2012

I have a huge collection of bottle openers. Some I’ve collected at beer fests, some at antique stores. Let’s just say I’m more attached to my beer glass collection than my bottle openers.
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Beer Review: Evil Twin’s “Disco Beer”

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

I enjoyed Evil Twins Molotive Cocktail so I was looking forward to trying their
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Beer Review: Lagunitas SUCKS Ipa

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

My friend texted me last week just two words.  “Lagunitas Sucks”  I naturally responded, “why?” bad bottle? Had a bad experience at the brewery?  10 minutes went by and no response. 
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Beer Review: Drake’s “Aroma Coma” IPA

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Do you know what I really LOVE?  I love discovering beers that just after the first sip your taste-buds explode.

Now, this doesn’t happen too often, but when it does I become a “mad” fiend about it and tell everyone I know.
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