• 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

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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: Alpine Brewing Nelson IPA

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Going through my “Alpine” purchases this weekend, I reach in for the “Nelson” IPA.  From reading the description, this looks interesting AND good!  Rye and Grapefruit, huh? I’m
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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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Beer Review: Hop Riot IPA by High Water Brewing

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

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
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Guest Beer Review: Sculpin IPA – By Bernardo Pena

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Here’s Bernies Review:   It’s a Sunday night.  We just put the kids to bed and my wife offers me a free pass for the night.  Before she has a chance to think twice, I sneak down toward the garage.  In my mind, I’m already sitting at the bar of my favorite tap room.  And why not?  I had a productive week.  Don’t know about the week ahead, but I know one thing –
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