The Beer Fire Spreads Across the Whole Bay Area

Cheesy title, I know. So I’m a little late to this, the writing part and not the reading part, but I came across this list of top breweries in San Francisco. Well, it actually puts itself in a place of best places for craft beer. And it’s not truly just places in San Francisco proper. Also, it doesn’t really say top breweries, it says it’s … Continue reading The Beer Fire Spreads Across the Whole Bay Area

AB Inbev and SABMiller Host the Party in the Wave Pool

On September 8th, 2015, the purchase of 50% of Lagunitas by Heineken valued Lagunitas as $1 billion. A company buying a large stake in another company to share profits and operating expenses happens all the time. It’s sound business and economics. On September 11th, 2015, Greg Koch stepped down as CEO of Stone Brewing to be Executive Chairman. Consolidation and role focusing is standard operating procedure … Continue reading AB Inbev and SABMiller Host the Party in the Wave Pool

The Breaking Bad Beer Mystery Now Leads to Colombia

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

Beer Drinking in the 1840’s

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

Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Children?

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?

Premier League and Beer – Revisited

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

San Diego Beer Trip, Days 2 and 3

Amid a day of meetings, I was able to squeeze in visits to two breweries in San Diego. I had an afternoon meeting in the downtown area, so I wanted to stay downtown and not have to catch another cab or Uber from a restaurant/brewery to the meeting location. Luckily, there was a restaurant/brewery right near where my meeting was – The Beer Company. Seems … Continue reading San Diego Beer Trip, Days 2 and 3

San Diego Beer Trip, Day 1

Alright, so technically I’m down in San Diego for work, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t explore the awesome beer scene in San Diego. Getting off of the plane, you recognize that this town doesn’t mess around, and are greeted with a Stone Brewing outpost. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to have an overpriced beer at the airport. In the evening, after my meetings … Continue reading San Diego Beer Trip, Day 1