Monthly Archive: December 2013

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Visiting Solvang Brewing Co.

Ah, Solvang.  I had a few options for day-3 of my Brewery tour, but I knew I wasn’t going to leave Central California without a trip to Solvang, so Solvang Brewing Company was a pretty easy choice.   One might wonder how a 10bbl brewery could thrive in a town...

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Santa Barbara Brewing Company

It’s day two in central California, and we’re spending it in Santa Barbara.  There are actually quite a few great breweries here; Island Brewing Company, The Brew House, Union Ale, Telegraph, and Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company to name a few – but the parameters set by this particular trip necessitated...

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Firestone Walker Brewery, Paso Robles, CA

I was taking a few days off between Christmas and New Years, and Central California seemed to be a good (and relatively close, aeronautically speaking) place to recharge the ol’ solar cells and checkout some breweries that I might not otherwise be able to get to on the typical weekender....

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Kulshan Brewing

I love that Bellingham is less than an hour away, and that on a week night I can pop down after work to for a few pints and some great food truck grub at one of my favorite nano-breweries.   Kulshan Brewing has an amazing vibe, a great community of...

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Private Tour at Old Yale Brewing

Tonight, one of the partners in Old Yale Brewing invited me down  for chat, tour, and tasting.  As many times as I’ve stood in the front half of the brewery talking to Larry or one of the employees, I’ve never actually been walked through the whole system – so I...

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Judging the 2013 Chilliwack Hombrewer’s Club Brewing Competition

It’s Sunday morning, and I’m carefully laying out score sheets, grouping beer bottles into categories,  and printing out BJCP Style Guidelines.  Last night was the Fraser Valley Beer Fest.  The night before was the Central City launch party, and the night before was the Chilliwack Homebrewer’s Club monthly meeting and...