OK, this is seriously cool! This is a "wordle" that is made up of PBN's most frequently used words on Twitter. Also of note - the top five words I use on twitter are:
Our Domestic Winter Warmer event in Brea is an annual tradition that beer lovers can't afford to miss. This is the time of year when American craft brewers have a little fun and give us their best by brewing something special. Some of these beers will be spiced, and many of will be on the extreme side in terms of gravity and hopping rate. So in the spirit of the holidays, you can expect quite a party on the palate!
Here is the festive lineup:
Where and when:
- Alaskan Winter Ale
- Anchor Our Special Ale
- Anderson Valley Winter Solstice
- Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi
- Marin Hoppy Holidaze
- Moylan’s White Christmas
- New Belgium 2 Below
- Pyramid Snowcap
- Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve
- Rogue Yellow Snow
- Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
- Stone Double Bastard
- Stone Imperial Stout
- The Bruery Autumn Leaf
- Widmer BRRRR
BJ's in Brea on Tuesday, December 2, 7:30pm
$18 per person (pay at the door). Includes all beer samples, handouts and a souvenir glass. Must be 21 years of age. Designated drivers welcome at no charge.
For more info:
Brewmaster Dinner Series:
Moylan’s Brewery & Restaurant
Dinner with Denise
When: Thursday, November 13th at 7:00pm
Where: Bar and Grill, 2233 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA
What: Join Moylan’s Brewery Brewmaster Denise Jones for the 2nd Annual Brewmaster’s Dinner. Pair a custom menu with house-brewed ales. See full menu below.
A Trio of Passed Hors D ‘Oeuvres
poached white prawns with spicy tomato & pepper relish
Dungeness crab crostinis with tarragon aioli
smoked Point Reyes oysters
Moylans Brewery Extra Special Bitter
Marinated Niman Ranch Tenderloin of Beef
on a bed of arugula, fennel & orange with cilantro viniagrette
Moylan’s Brewery Oktoberfest Marzen
Banana Leaf Wrapped Pacific Rockfish
in Adobo sauce with vegetable filled pasilla pepper & queso fresco
Moylan’s Brewery White Christmas Winter Lager
Wheat Ale & Lemon Granita
Pan Roasted Quail
filled with a dried cranberries, wild mushrooms& spinach, sauce Bernaise
Moylan’s Brewery IPA
Walnut Bread Pudding
malted barley caramel reduction
A trio of Moylan’s Brewery Ryan Sullivan Imperial Stout Variations:
Espresso & Chocolate Infused
Reservations can be made by calling Noonan's.
$10= Shirt, glass and a pint of Hop Trip;
$5= glass and a pint of Hop Trip;
$4= pint of Hop Trip, no glass or shirt; and,
$3 Hop Trip refills for all of those who purchased a glass special.
In Elk Grove, one of the hardest-hit communities in the region, a longtime business folded over the weekend: Elk Grove Brewery & Restaurant in the Old Town business district.
While the brewpub was hurt initially by extensive construction in the neighborhood, which curbed access to the site, ultimately the economy put the business under.
The Correa family, which bought Elk Grove Brewery & Restaurant in 2003, had to "turn it over to the bank and walk away, unfortunately," said the brewpub's attorney Matthew Eason.
The brewpub was hurting long before the credit crunch became front-page news. But the lack of financing is crippling those businesses that are trying to get off the ground.
BJ's BreaBJ's BEER APPRECIATION NIGHT:
THE BEERS OF UNIBROUE
Our topic for next Tuesday’s Beer Appreciation Night in Brea was originally “Great Craft Beers of Canada”. My plan was to feature the beers of Unibroue, which I consider to be the best brewer of Belgian-style ales outside of Belgium. This craft brewery located in Chambly, Quebec, is dedicated to traditional Belgian brewing methods and brews a range of unique and creative beers. I had some concerns about what else from Canada to pour because I figured they would pale in comparison to the wonderful beers of Unibroue. But my concerns went away when Unibroue’s sales rep Michael Smith told me how many beers he could secure for our event. More than enough to make it an All-Unibroue Beer Appreciation Night! Thanks to Michael, we’ll even be lucky enough to taste several vintage Unibroue Anniversary Beers from his personal stash and the brand new commemorative beer Quatre-Centienne!
Here's the delectable Unibroue lineup:
- Blanche de Chambly
- Don de Dieu
- Ephemere Apple
- La Fin du Monde
- Chambly Noire
- Trois Pistoles
…and FOUR Anniversary Beers (we’ll keep the vintages a surprise)!
Best place for a beer
1. Streets of London Pub
various locations, www.streetsoflondon.net
2. Rubicon Brewing Company
2004 Capitol Avenue, (916) 448-7032, www.rubiconbrewing.com
1. Rubicon Brewing Company
2004 Capitol Avenue, (916) 448-7032, www.rubiconbrewing.com
2. Brew It Up! Personal Brewery & Grill
801 14th Street, (916) 441-3000, www.brewitup.com
3. Sacramento Brewing Company
2713 El Paseo Lane, (916) 485-4677; 7811 Madison Avenue, Citrus Heights; (916) 966-6274; www.sacbrew.com
Come try a keg on the day it was born! Anchor Liberty
delivered fresh from the brewery on kegging day.
Special pricing all night.
The following is a partial list of specialized DUI enforcement:There will also be an increased presence in Placer County and I'd expect Yolo as well.
Friday August 29:
- DUI / Drivers License checkpoint to be held in the City of Davis at Richards and Olive Drive.
- Lodi Police Department to conduct Saturation Patrol, from 7 pm – 3 am
- Escalon Police Department to conduct Saturation Patrol, from 7 pm – 3 am
- Sobriety Checkpoint to take place in Ripon, from 7 pm – 3 am
- The CHP will place all available officers on the road to assist AVOID allied agencies in removing intoxicated drivers from County roadways.
Saturday August 30:
- Saturation Patrols to take place in the Cities of Livingston, and Los Banos.
- DUI Checkpoint hosted by the UC Davis Police Department
- Multi-Agency Saturation patrol to be held from 6 pm – 2 am. Participating agencies include Lathrop Police Department, Tracy Police Department, Ripon Police Department, and Stockton Police Department.
- The CHP will place all available officers on the road to assist AVOID allied agencies in removing intoxicated drivers from County roadways
Three Craft Brewers Spread CollaborationFor a number of years, Todd Ashman had the idea to formulate an interesting and unusual beer, share that recipe, and conduct tastings of the various interpretations. This collaboration would serve to demonstrate that just as each brewer has a distinctive brewing style, each brewery also has attributes that make it unique; the local water supply, brewing equipment and ingredient sources all contribute to the distinctive character of a beer. Todd found that special beer in Concentrated Evil: a strong, dark, Belgian-style ale that was originally brewed at Todd's home base, FiftyFifty Brewing Company in Truckee, California. Concentrated Evil is made with a variety of unusual ingredients including raisins, exotic sugars and aromatic spices. The complex array of flavors and moderately high level of alcohol make this an enjoyable beer. Todd chose fellow brewers Zac Triemert and Matt Van Wyk to participate as he has worked with both gentlemen in various capacities.
In the Brewing Community
Zac Triemert, Co-President and Co-Founder of the newly established Lucky Bucket Brewing Company, holds a bachelors degree in microbiology and a masters degree in brewing & distilling from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Zac is the winner of numerous national and international brewing awards. Zac is also a member of various committees for the Brewers Association and a member of their Board of Directors. Zac’s newest venture is opening Nebraska’s first craft distillery. Operations for The Sòlas Distillery begin next spring. When asked about this project, Zac stated: “Concocting this collaboration beer with two brewing friends continues to be a terrific amount of fun. We all plan to put our own unique spin on what is already a great beer. After these beers have sufficient time maturing in wood, the tasting events will be a kick.”
Matt Van Wyk is Head Brewer for Flossmoor Station Brewing Company in Flossmoor, Illinois (Todd Ashman's alma mater). He attended the renowned Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois in 2001. Matt was formerly a science teacher and previously worked at three other Chicago area breweries. Matt is the recipient of several regional, national, and international brewing awards. In 2006 he was awarded the Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year and Flossmoor Station was named Small Brewpub of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, Colorado. “It is an honor to be asked to participate with these two great brewers in this collaboration project. It just shows what a great industry we work in where cooperation is often more valued than competition. Crafting a beer with Todd and Zac has been a great experience,” said Matt.
Todd Ashman began his long brewing career in 1987 as a homebrewer. After completing a craft brewers apprenticeship program, Todd brewed professionally in New Mexico, Illinois and Wisconsin. In 2004 Todd joined the Brewers Supply Group division of Rahr Malting as Staff Brewmaster. In 2007 Todd returned to brewing and his native California as Brewmaster for FiftyFifty Brewing Company. He has received numerous regional, national and international brewing awards. Many of those awards have been for beers that utilized unusual and unique ingredients and/or processes. Todd's thoughts: "I’ve been thinking about working on a Collaboration for sometime now. I really wanted to work with a couple of brewers that knew each other and I’m really glad that Matt and Zac signed on to try this out. These guys have amazing brewing talent and the end result of our Collaboration will not only be fun for our customers at our respective breweries but especially fun for folks at the 2008 GABF. The chance to try our respective beers under one roof will be great!”