Beer, Cider, & Sake

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What's with all these craft beers?

by gutreactions 2 years 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...

Pliny the Younger in bottles for 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Russian River Brewing Company announced that the brewpub release of Pliny the Younger is cancelled in February 2021. However, PTY will be bottled for the first time and available for sale online.

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Newer beers that disappoint, old beers you miss

by BigG 3 months ago

So, there is a mind numbing selection of beers out there. Holy cow, the variety. Sours, IPAs, etc. galore. Now, I know what I like and what I don't. I don't do IPAs, generally, because even the ses...

Triple IPA

by ElsieB 4 months ago

Got introduced to the triple ipas with 10% abv, and love them. But, they are not always easy to find. If there is a market for high abv beer and there are many beer companies, why the scarcity?

Yonkers Brewing bustles on a Sunday...

by gutreactions 5 months ago

After picking some wines at Stew Leonard's, we drove down to Yonkers Brewery in the Main St. area of downtown Yonkers. It was about 3 p.m. on a beautiful day and the surrounding restaurants looked ...

Soul Brewing reopens in Pleasantville...

by gutreactions 5 months ago

As part of our local brewery bounce, we wanted to visit Soul Brewery on Wheeler Ave. in Pleasantville. They had closed down for a time. I hear that they originally opened in mid-March, the very day...

Substitute for Goose Island Honkers Ale

by scificionado 6 months ago

Honkers Ale, my favorite beer, is now only sold on tap at the Goose Island bar in Chicago. Can anyone recommend a nationally available beer that's similar in taste? Or at least one available in T...

Sing Sing Kill Brewery, Ossining, offers refreshing brews...

by gutreactions 6 months ago

Visited downtown Ossining for the first time in a while. Our destination was Sing Sing Kill Brewery on Spring St. It was mid-afternoon, and the tasting room was quiet. Seating was distanced nicely,...

Lamplighter Deja Vu

by Taralli 7 months ago

Heard about this beer on the menu at Oleana in Cambridge MA. Tasting comments?

Sake @ LCBO

by Apprentice 4 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 ...

ISO: Sake Experts/Enthusiasts

by Sadistick 8 months 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 8 months 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...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months 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 9 months 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?

by sweet100s 7 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

by seefoo 11 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!

by seefoo 12 months ago

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

Beverage-grade CO2 refill for a 12oz container?

by hannahmae 12 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 1 year 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 1 year 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...