Homebrewers Association Rally at Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada hosted an American Homebrewers Association Rally last Sunday. Besides GABF this was the first AHA event I’ve attended. Sierra Nevada provided the location, beer, and brewery tours. Matt Bolling from AHA handled the rest. The rally was attended by 150+ members from all over California. It included a live “Coast to Coast Toast” with attendees…

Best Beers of February

I’ve previously done weekly roundups of everything I tried, but really you can just follow my Untappd for that. I’m changing things up and going with the top beers of the previous month this time because I’m lazy and you probably don’t want to hear about the crappy beers anyways. February included visits to a…

Council Beatitude Tart Saisons

We scored three versions of Council Brewing’s Tart Saison via Tavour, so of course we had to try them all the same night and write some tasting notes… Council Beatitude Mango Tart Saison – Cloudy, straw colored. Strong Mango aroma and flavor. A bit of vinegar on the finish. Tart. Minimal head. Council Beatitude Passion…

Last Week’s Beers: Lord Hobo, Track 7, Almanac, and more

This is really two weeks, and it’s packed with great beers. It includes the first few beers from our recent rather large Tavour order. Almanac Brewer’s Reserve Blueberry Sour – It’s December and this is one of the best beers I’ve had all year. Like top five, no problem. This beer makes me want to…

Waganupa Brewing in Chico

I recently mentioned that Chico only has one brewery despite being larger than Bend, Oregon which has approximately 460 (don’t Google that, just trust me). As of last week, we have more than one brewery! Waganupa Brewing has been making beers in nearby Chester, California for a couple years. Now they’ve shut down their Chester…