• 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

Stone Escondidian Imperial Black Ipa

"I was never drawn to “black ipa’s”. Just wasn’t curious enough I guess. I took Ed’s advice and pulled up my pant legs and waded in"

Somedays you just crave something that you wouldn’t normally want. You just feel like shaking things up a bit.  Step out of the norm, right? Read the rest of this article »

"Anything by Drakes, especially when it comes to hoppy beers, is an automatic favorite in my book"

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. Read the rest of this article »

Tripel Karmeliet Beer Pic from Barleypop.com

"Tripel Karmeliet is brewed from an authentic beer recipe from 1679 and uses three kinds of grains.."

Drinking a Belgian beer always makes me remember WHY I love beer.   It’s with Belgian beer that I started to really pay attention to how great a beer can be.  From “drinking for effect” Read the rest of this article »

High water Brewing Hop Riot IPA beer pic

"The taste is very hop forward. Big bitter bite right off..."

I just love discovering NEW and LOCAL.  These two things are what brings a deep smile to my face and makes me happy.  The “new” is a brewery called High Water Brewing Company. The “local” is Read the rest of this article »

Drakes Jolly Rodger Beer Review pic

This brewery is a local favorite. A twenty minute drive from my house, so you KNOW this beer is going to be fresh

The long weekend has come to a close. Had a nice little BBQ, got a little sun and had some great beer.  Do I feel guilty being “buzzed” 4 out of 4 days that I had off? Of course not. Long extended Read the rest of this article »