Tahoe Mountain Brewing

We visited Tahoe at the end of last summer and my wife took the opportunity to round up the perfect post pregnancy beers. Our happy, healthy son is now here so we broke into the stash that we picked up from Tahoe Mountain Brewing. Evolution of the Barrel Gueuze is a blend of one, two…

British Bulldog Brewing

In a craft beer world gone mad with constant new releases and morphing styles, perhaps the most innovative thing you can do is stick with the classics. British Bulldog is not aboard the beer hype train, and they don’t have any interest in buying a ticket. Think ESBs, not NEIPAs. British Bulldog primarily distributes kegs…

Motherland Triple IPA

Track 7 California Dreamin’ & Motherland

California Dreamin’ This is a Double Milkshake IPA with oranges, vanilla, and orange blossom honey from Track 7 Brewing. I hadn’t actually had a legit Milkshake IPA yet, so I was very skeptical. California Dreamin’ tasted exactly as I hoped. The vanilla played perfectly with the huge orange flavor. The honey balanced the hop bitterness.…

New Glory’s Listen Up & Galactic Worms

Listen Up! Double IPA After making a big impression over a year ago I was stoked to see New Glory release Listen Up Double IPA again. Once again Listen Up provides a brilliant Citra hops showcase. They changed up the description on the can a bit: American Double IPA brewed with 100% Citra Hops and…

Mraz Pineapple American Sour

This is the only beer I’ve had from Mraz Brewing and I was intrigued. A nearby (El Dorado Hills is about a 2 hour drive) brewery specializing and exceeding at sour beers? Sounded too good to be true. Mraz has been making their Pineapple American Sour for more than a year but I just recently…

New Direction: Going Local

We’re planning a slight course change for Grubulub, both here and on social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook), for 2018. The plan is to refocus on craft beer that is local(ish) to us here in Chico, California. With the proliferation of craft beer, breweries have become increasingly regional. For every new Sierra Nevada there will be…

2017 Top 15 Beers

I managed to write five “best beers of the month/week” posts this year. Now I’m going to select the best of the best including some beers from the months/weeks I didn’t previously mention. There are over 9,000 breweries in the US now, so obviously this isn’t anywhere close to an exhaustive “best of” list. It’s…