Jul 062013
Scenes from the Downtown San Jose Bitter Beer Crawl 2013

Last month, Greg Sonick, DBI Beverage’s craft/specialty brand manager for Santa Clara County, put the call out for folks to participate in a downtown San Jose beer crawl. Fortunately for me, I was able to make it, and the evening proved to be definitely fun. Here are some pics from that evening of Fri., June [read more >>]

Mar 302013
Scenes from the 2nd Annual IPA Day Event at Harry's Hofbrau in San Jose

Harry’s Hofbrau San Jose held their IPA Day event this year once again on the last day of SF Beer Week, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. And like last year, I was able to find some time to check it out. Here are some pics: The beer menu and finalized tap list was posted on their [read more >>]

Mar 272013
Scenes from the Soon-to-Open Steins Beer Garden Rehearsal Dinner

Wifey and I both had the chance to attend a rehearsal dinner for Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant in downtown Mountain View yesterday. I think the set of pictures below can help show why we think Steins is a wonderful addition to the Silicon Valley beer scene. We definitely owe my brother a lot for [read more >>]

Mar 082013
Scenes from the Firestone Walker Roots of XVI Event at Harry's Hofbrau San Jose

I was invited to a special pre-event tasting session on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 right before the scheduled Firestone Walker Roots of XVI event at Harry’s Hofbrau in San Jose, which I previously wrote about on Examiner.com. It was very cool to have Firestone Walker’s Jeffers Richardson on hand to guide us participants through many [read more >>]

Mar 072013
Scenes from the One-Year Anniversary Beerwalk in Japantown San Jose

The latest Beerwalk took place Sat., Feb. 9, 2013 in San Jose’s Japantown and marked the one-year anniversary of the first Beerwalk, which was also held in Japantown. The Beerwalk was a successful one, reflecting the experience and the ongoing efforts of its principle organizers – the folks at Jack’s Bar & Lounge. Here are [read more >>]

Mar 062013
Scenes from the 2013 SF Beer Week Opening Celebration

The first San Francisco Beer Week took place in 2009, and was reportedly the first of its kind in the country. Now, there are well over 100 beer weeks taking place in various cities and regions throughout the world. For this year’s Fifth Annual SF Beer Week, there were over 500 craft beer-related events taking [read more >>]

Mar 052013
Scenes from the San Jose Co-op Brewpub Inaugural Public Event

Here are some pics from the first public event hosted by the San Jose Co-op Brewpub on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at The Drying Shed Restaurant in San Jose. The SJ Co-op Brewpub, consisting of a small group of volunteers, held an information session and beer tasting event to help kick off their inaugural membership [read more >>]

Feb 252013
Scenes from the Beer and Food Pairing Event at Scott's Seafood Mountain View Featuring Hermitage Brewing Company

Here are some pics from the beer and food pairing dinner presented by Scott’s Seafood in Mountain View featuring Hermitage Brewing Company. This special dinner event took place during SF Beer Week on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. The four Hermitage Brewing beers featured this evening. Beer ingredients incorporated into the table setting. Actual hop pellets [read more >>]

Feb 212013
Scenes from the 2013 Meet the Brewers Festival at Hermitage Brewing Company

Here are some pics from the 4th annual Meet the Brewers festival that took place this past Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at San Jose’s Hermitage Brewing Company. Sunnyvale’s Faultline Brewing Company Doppel Bock and Brown Ale. Sunnyvale’s Rabbit’s Food Meadery owner Mike Faul and his Red Branch Hard Raspberry Cider and Hard Black Cherry. San [read more >>]