I freely admit, I am a huge Breaking Bad geek. I get picked on for shunning Game of Thrones and will likely never watch an episode of Orange is the New Black, but I stayed true to Breaking Bad even when fans were foaming at the mouth after each episode during its final season and everyone else was laughing at them. From hearing about the concept … Continue reading The Breaking Bad Beer Mystery Now Leads to Colombia
Recently, I ordered a Kölsch. Yes, it was at more of a dive bar than beer connoisseur round table. Yes, the noise level was at the multiple bomb rating level. And yes, nearly everyone around me was ordering the PBR and whisky shot special (which was my selection for my 3rd and 4th rounds). Still, I felt like easing into a long night of probable … Continue reading Kölsch, Enough Said (Maybe)
A meandering path of online curiosity led me to discover this photo. So I decided to share it. Edinburgh Ale, a photo from David Octavius Hill and his collection of photos from 1843-1847. I’ll let the description on the National Galleries page describe the scene, but these men look very happy with their beer. Maybe they’re on their eighth round, but those ale flutes don’t … Continue reading Beer Drinking in the 1840’s
The 21st Amendment opening celebration for their San Leandro location was this past weekend. It’s on the more industrial side of the freeway, where Drake’s and Cleophus Quealy are. It appears to be the largest of them, and every bit of the space around it was crammed in with cars. We were there to enjoy the beer, the brewery and more of the beer. The … Continue reading Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Children?
As the first few matches of the season (first batches of matches?) have been played, the pairing of beer and soccer still lingered with me. I wrote about soccer marketing before, and it stuck with me. Specifically, I wondered about beer sponsorships. Even more specifically, I wondered about the logos on the kits. For all US soccer fans, Tim Howard was the hero of the … Continue reading Premier League and Beer – Revisited
I like a good underdog story. The tortoise always had my emotions. The Zulus against the Brits way back when. I cheered for Daniel-san in The Karate Kid (maybe not Jaden Smith as much). And I always want whomever is fighting Mayweather to win. Of course, as much as it pains the Filipino side of my family, there was still no way I was betting … Continue reading The Queen of Beer Has My Support
Our friend Jose and I recently argued about the value of San Francisco, over a beer of course. As if usually the case with our debates, he vehemently expressed his dislike of San Francisco which made me reciprocate with wholehearted support for The City. However I can honestly say I was greatly disappointed by my recent trip through Chinatown in search of Snow Beer. On … Continue reading Searching for Snow Beer in the USA – Part 2
I am not a coffee person. And I am definitely not a fan of Starbucks as an organization. I am a supporter of Peet’s and Blue Bottle and others and steer people away from Starbucks with my ignorant, outsider perspective. I try to keep things positive about beer, but the announcement that Starbucks will sell beer, wine and tapas type dishes starting tomorrow is something … Continue reading Meet at Starbucks for a Beer?
Beer has its food pairings. I won’t pretend I can relay those pairings with confidence nor expertise for meals or main dishes. Snacks, however, I think we’re all experts at. Salty chips or nuts are good. I like carrot sticks and think they’re good to cleanse the palate a bit for more beer. Of course, breads and other spongy carbs are good to give that … Continue reading Let’s Give Beer Cheese a Try
It’s the world’s best selling beer and it’s sold exclusively in China. Challenge accepted. What challenge you ask? Finding Snow Beer somewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area. It started with the simple idea of finding out what was truly the top selling beer by unit. Jay and I were both surprised and curious that we’d not heard of it before. It made sense that … Continue reading Searching for Snow Beer in the USA