Beer Label of the Month: Tröegs Nugget Nectar

I really like the serigraphed simplicity of all of Tröegs‘ labels. They remind me of local Chico artists Jake Early. Tröegs, located across the country in Hershey Pennsylvania, was started by brothers Chris and John Trogner in 1997. Nugget Nectar is an Imperial Amber, which isn’t a BJCP style but sounds delicious. Nugget Nectar is…


Baseball’s Kings of Twitter

Many Major League Baseball players are on Twitter. The MLB Twitter account even maintains what looks to be a fairly exhaustive list: It’s the off-season so I needed something baseball related to occupy myself with until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training, so I went searching for Baseball’s Kings of Twitter. I would…


Who Got Lucky in 2013?

It’s November so we’re left to obsess over the free agent market and stats from last season for a few more months. Let’s take a look at some regression candidates from the 2013 season. We’ll look at some stats that could indicate players that were unlucky or lucky this last season. BABIP Leaders by Position…


A Legend in My Own (and Untappd’s) Mind

I recently “earned” the Legendary badge on Untappd for checking in to my 500th unique beer. I’m now up to 771 check-ins with 544 unique beers. I thought it would be interesting to see how many of those 544 beers I gave the full five star rating. There were only twelve. Two of those were…


Beyond the Pale

Sierra Nevada Brewing founder Ken Grossman recently released a book detailing the humble beginnings and rise of what is today one of the largest breweries in the country. Having grown up in Chico California, and being the same age as the brewery, Sierra Nevada has always been a part of my environment. I recently finished…


Happy Stout Day

Today is International Stout Day and to celebrate I’m sipping on one of the original american imperial stouts that helped kick of the craft beer revolution, North Coast‘s Russain Imperial Stout. Twenty-five years later it is still one of the best. Have a happy Stout Day!


Sacramento Breweries

We’ve made a couple recent trips to the Sacramento area and visited 6 breweries. Here’s a rundown on what to expect at each one. Sudwerk (Folsom & Davis) Sudwerk is somewhat unique among California breweries in that they mostly stick to traditional German styles. You probably won’t find a triple IPA or a sour here. Both…