Hops

Anchor Brewing BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red

Eye On The Beer: Anchor Brewing BigLeaf Maple– Big Flavors, No Syrupy Cloying Sweetness To Ruin A Great Flavor Pairing

Fall and beer are perfect pairs, and while I love pumpkin beers, and coffee beers, and spiced beers, Anchor Steam’s BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red was my first time sampling a maple beer. It’s a brilliantly crafted pairing of opposite flavors — an oxymoronic concoction of alcoholic excellence.

11/18/2014

beers

EYE ON THE BEER: Coffee Beers More Common, Lagunitas, Ruhstaller, and Speakeasy Breweries All High On The List

Coffee and beer are my two favorite beverages, and these three beers combine the two incredibly complex and rich flavors in such skillful and tasty ways that it’s impossible to choose a winner from these three stouts and porters brewed with coffee.

07/18/2014

(credit: 21st Amendment Back In Black)

BEER REVIEW: Back In Black, Black IPA, 21st Amendment Brewing Company, San Francisco

CBS Local’s Bradford Hornsby reviews “Back In Black” one of the latest year round craft beer offerings from…

07/14/2014

Heal The Bay IPA, Golden Road Brewing

BEER REVIEW: Heal The Bay IPA, Golden Road Brewing, Los Angeles

I’m a sucker for a good label as much as a good craft beer, and Heal the Bay IPA from Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles delivers on both with a beautiful label, and a powerful citrus explosion from Citra, Centennial and New Zealand hops.

07/07/2014

Mike Sugerman relaxes in an ale bath. (Heather Waldschmidt)

About The Bay: Take A Relaxing Beer Bath At Calistoga Ranch

Mike Sugerman soaks in a relaxing beer bath at Calistoga Ranch and was surprised to say it could be the cure for what “ales” you.

06/16/2014

Pub Bar

Record Hops Prices Mean More Expensive Beer For Drinkers

A main ingredient in beer-making has reached record prices, and that means the price of your favorite brew will likely head higher.

05/13/2014

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