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Beer, Cider, & Sake

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First time in the history of my Refrigerator

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by seefoo 18 hours 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. :)

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...

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Big Chicken!

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by seefoo 14 days 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 27 days 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...

Which USA-domestic beers contain propylene glycol?

sweet100s
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...

Blackout-themed beers calling out PG&E power outages

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 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 2 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?

Hershey Bomar
by Hershey Bomar 11 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 6 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 8 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...

Why does beer make me sleepy?

AnneInMpls
by AnneInMpls 13 years ago

Whenever I drink a beer, I get so sleepy that I can barely keep my eyes open. Is it the hops? It can't be the just alcohol - wine and vodka don't make me sleepy like beer. Has anyone else no...

Focal Banger

MOREKASHA
by MOREKASHA 9 months ago

I finally had this beer the other night. Marta here in NYC has it in cans. Ok, another IPA. That's it. If folks want to wait in line, that's ok by me. I don't and won't. For my IPA fix, I go local ...

Covering your beer with a napkin: Caribbean-style...

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by gutreactions 10 months ago

Visited a favorite Caribbean restaurant recently and ordered a Red Stripe, of course. I chose to go without a glass, so automatically our friendly bartender twisted a paper napkin over the top of t...

Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams) Buys Dogfish Head

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by patsully 10 months ago

"Boston Beer Co, maker of Sam Adams, has acquired Dogfish Head Brewing for $300 million, the companies announced Thursday. With the transaction, Dogfish Head founders Sam and Mariah Calagione wi...

Chowdown Report: 4/20 @ Lagunitas Brewing Petaluma Taproom

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Last weekend, four 'hounds gathered at the Lagunitas Brewing Company's Petaluma Taproom for the infamous 4/20 party. Maybe not so infamous nor radical these days now that cannabis is legalized. Und...