• 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

Alpine Brewing Nelson IPA Beer pic

"From reading the description, this looks interesting AND good! Rye and Grapefruit, huh? I’m intrigued"

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 Read the rest of this beer review »

Alpine Pure Hoppiness Imperial IPA pic

"This is nectar of the gods. A perfect sticky satisfying hop bomb"

It was Friday and I was looking to stock up for the weekend.  My local beer store just received a palate of Alpine beers that had come in the day before. Nelson and Pure Hoppiness quickly Read the rest of this beer review »

Port Brewing Mongo Double Ipa

This brewery puts out some great beer and hey, who can go wrong with a beer that has a name like “Mongo”?

Ahh, Halloween weekend. There is a chill in the air, leaves are falling and some holiday parties to prepare for.  I need to get creative this year regarding the costume and I need some Read the rest of this beer review »


"brewed with crystalyzed ginger huh? I do like ginger, so this sounds nice and refreshing..."

I was in the mood for something different. (No, not Zima), but something that broke away from “standard”. Read the rest of this beer review »


"What DID catch my eye was a nicely labeled 4-pack of a Belgian beer I’ve never had nor heard of...."

It’s been awhile since I had a great Belgian beer and I’ve been craving one for the last couple of weeks.  While picking up some groceries at Whole Food, I made a quick pit stop at the beer Read the rest of this beer review »