Thoughts On Stone Caving In On ‘Odd Beers’ Experiment

Last month, Stone Brewing announced they would play around with their 2011 Special Release Schedule by replacing Old Guardian and Imperial Russian Stout with BELGO versions, dubbing them Odd Beers for Odd years. After the squeaky wheel squeaked enough, Stone responded with a funny video proclaiming BELGO styles will coincide with original recipe counterparts. Read […]

Tomme Arthur’s Response to What Went Wrong With The Sinners and Saints Club

Tomme Arthur - Saints & Sinners

Earlier today, we talked about the Lost Abbey’s Patron Sinners and Saint’s club, and what we thought went wrong with the program, which might have led to customer frustration.

The Lost Abbey – What Went Wrong With The Sinners and Saints Club?

Lost Abbey Patron Sinners Cross

Over the past four years, The Lost Abbey/Port Brewing of San Marcos has been the smallest brewery to make the biggest noise in the craft beer community. Frankly speaking, they make some of the most creative, tasty strong ales, saisons and sours out there. They also have had their troubles as it relates to their […]

Guide to Halloween Beers

Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin

This weekend, Halloween falls on a Sunday, so the one day holiday can be spread out over today and tomorrow. There is still plenty of time to go to your favorite beer store and pick up some of these Halloweenish beers. Here are a few that we think are worth trying, and most likely enjoying.

LA Beer Week – The Emerging Craft Beer Scene

Verdugo Bar

Dan of blogs about the emerging craft beer scene, in celebration of LA Beer Week 2010. Los Angeles, as you know, is bigger than some US States.  5 years ago or more, the craft beer scene was vastly different than it is now. I am proud to hang my hat at many new establishments […]

Cellar Report – Stone 10th, Firestone 11, Weyerbacher 13

Stone 10th Anniversary Logo

Four the past four years, I have been on a beer aging journey here in Southern California. With all the noise on trading boards, and marketing speak on the sides of many bottles, I was intrigued to see what magic would come of putting some strong ales away for a later day, or in this […]

BrewDog The End of History – Calm Down Everyone

BrewDog The End of History

It has taken me the weekend to digest not the news of BrewDog’s latest high alcohol beer stunt, but the hoopla it has created online in the beer purists/ geek circles. For those who haven’t heard, BrewDog has upped the ante in the Strong Beer wars with ‘The End of History” another highly concentrated beer, […]

So What Was Stone Sourfest 2010 Like?

A year ago, I was invited to Stone Sourfest, and was unable to attend due to a previously planned family engagement.  It’s the life I lead as a decent husband and now a decent dad.  Family first, then beer, unless I can combine the two.  This year, I called up Dr. Bill Sysak and told […]

A Business Plan Based on Arrogance – Update on Stone’s RFP

Stone Greg and Chris

Dan’s thoughts on Stone’s Update on Mustardgate and Stone’s RFP for a European Brewery. Stone Brewing has updated us in another well communicated video as to their recent mustard SCANDAL, as well as how their RFP (Request for Proposal) is going for a Stone Brewery in a European Country. Here are my random thoughts followed […]