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Beer, Cider, & Sake

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ISO: Sake Experts/Enthusiasts

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by Sadistick 18 days ago

Good Morning - Though we drink very little lately (you would think under circumstances it would be the polar opposite...) and when we do, it is typically wine from the cellar; I have a new foun...

Wolf House Brewing is open in Cloverdale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 23 days ago

Last fall I mentioned that Wolf House Brewing had taken over the location of Ruth McGowan's Brewpub/Cloverdale Ale Company. https://www.chowhound.com/post/fish-chips-ruth-mcgowans-brewpub-cloverdal...

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What's with all these craft beers?

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Caught a commentary by commentator/comedian Jim Gaffigan on CBS Sunday Morning Show this past weekend lambasting the explosion of craft beers/microbreweries around the country. It struck me as true...

Sake @ LCBO

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by Apprentice 3 years ago

Any favourites at the LCBO that I should try out? In the past I've enjoyed Tenzan Junmai Genshu Jizake and Sato No Homare. I haven't taken notes on what I've enjoyed at restaurants, I probably ...

Long Beach Beer Lab for challah and baking supplies (and beer!)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Long Beach Beer Lab has pivoted from gastropub to seller of sundries. In addition to beer and pizza, it's offering eggs, milk, flour, yeast, bread, etc. for pick up or delivery via postmates. http...

Third Street Aleworks Grocery Boxes, Santa Rosa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Third Street Aleworks in downtown Santa Rosa "has partnered with local vendors, Andy's Produce, Franco American Bakery, and Golden Gate Meat Company to offer curbside pick-up and take-out grocery...

Which USA-domestic beers contain propylene glycol?

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by sweet100s 6 years ago

Does anyone happen to have already researched which domestic beers contain propylene glycol? I have developed an allergy to propylene glycol. My reaction that I endured several years ago: the...

First time in the history of my Refrigerator

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by seefoo 4 months ago

look who set up (temporary) residence in my chill box. Pliny the Younger! i'm giving the bottles to a couple of good friends with busy lives that cant stand in line like i can. :)

Big Chicken!

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by seefoo 4 months ago

A great double IPA. Nice to live in Santa Rosa, with respect to beer.

Beverage-grade CO2 refill for a 12oz container?

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by hannahmae 4 months ago

I have a hacked SodaStream and I'm looking to refill some 12oz tanks with beverage-grade CO2. Sporting goods stores and fire extinguisher places will fill them, but they don't have beverage-grade C...

Blackout-themed beers calling out PG&E power outages

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"Cultural commentary in beer names is not a new thing, so it’s no surprise Barrel Brothers Brewing Co. is hopping on the anti-PG&E bandwagon. The Windsor, CA-based spot is the third Sonoma County b...

Tin City Cider Taproom | Paso Robles

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Taking advantage of having a designated driver, this was my chance to indulge in a five-cider tasting flight. Making friends with Chad sitting next to me at the bar, he shared Playin with the Bo...

Beer low in Gluten/Gluten light?

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by Hershey Bomar 12 years ago

I'm not allergic to gluten but I'm pretty intolerant. I also love beer. I've noticed that Heineken doesn't (seem to) make me sick. Ironically Michelob Ultra Light, a low carb beer makes me ver...

Hard Ciders/Hard Seltzers: favorites?

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by gutreactions 6 months ago

Just delving into the world of hard ciders and seltzers. I see signs popping up at local crafters. I read that 'hard seltzers' started showing up in the marketplace less than a decade ago. What are...

Mission Trail Ranches Taproom in Shandon

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by carlhensler 6 months ago

If you like cherry hard cider, you will love Mission-Trail. Their ranch is in Bradley, CA, but their tasting room is about 25 miles east of Paso Robles on 46. I was just there and bought a mixed...

Enchanted Cherry by Santa Fe Cider Works

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Our original plan for the day was to stop at Sazon https://sazonsantafe.com/ for a fancy cocktail post-dinner at Rancho de Chimayo https://www.chowhound.com/post/rancho-de-chimayo-chimayo-mexico-10...

Diner Brew Co. now open for tastings in New Rochelle...

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by gutreactions 7 months ago

Diner Brew Co. out of Mount Vernon has opened a tasting room on Division Street in New Rochelle. They produce a variety of ciders and beers, some with an historic bent. Dropped in last night to a w...

Good seasonal brews at Broken Bow, Tuckahoe...

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by gutreactions 8 months ago

Opened 7 years ago, Broken Bow Brewery on Marbledale Road in Tuckahoe has been making progress across Westchester County. We visited recently to take in some Sunday afternoon sports and current bre...

Beer tour in Prague

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by SueFH 10 months ago

I’m looking for a beer tour in Prague, there’s a ton listed online but would prefer personal recommendation (or warnings on to-avoid). Thanks!

"Why Does Every Beer Look So Cool Now?"

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by patsully 11 months ago

Today I learned that there are design firms solely focused on beer branding. "When craft beer was still a small operation, breweries would often design their label in-house or ask a friend or lo...