The monstrous production that is San Francisco Beer Week has concluded, with more than 900 events staged throughout the far reaches of the greater Bay Area. My week this year wound up resembling a three-act play — a massive opening, an entertaining and educational middle, and a gratifying end. Every big production needs an opening to match. And so, the curtain … [Read more...] about SFBW ’19 — A Week in 3 Acts
As much as I love Beer Week, I only wind up attending maybe a few of the 900 or so events each year. Cuz, you know, I have a job. Believe it or not, this blog doesn’t pay any bills. Or provide benefits. But let’s just assume for the sake of argument (and this post) I have all 10 days free, and room on my credit card for all the Lyft rides. Which events would I … [Read more...] about SF Beer Week ’19 — My Dream Itinerary
Once upon a time, not very long ago, West Contra Costa County was a vast beer desert. Aside from BevMo and maybe a restaurant here and there with a couple of interesting taps, it seemed the craft-beer boom was destined to pass us by. Thankfully, those dark days are gone and many great beer destinations are now a reasonable Lyft ride away from Beerverse HQ. I’ll detail … [Read more...] about Richmond — City of Pride & Purpose. And Beer.
You get asked that all the time, right? “If you’re ever stranded on an island, what (fill in the blank) would you want with you?” But no one ever asks WHAT island you’d like to be stranded on. Probably someplace tropical, right? Like Maui or Guam or Jamaica? Nah. Alameda. Why? Because, quite simply, Alameda has everything the drink connoisseur would ever need to … [Read more...] about Alameda — The Island I’d Love to be Stranded On
It’s easy for those of us who live in the beer Mecca that is the Bay Area to take for granted the bounty that surrounds us every day, at most a short train or Lyft ride away. But what happens when your travels take you to visit relatives somewhere in, say, the Midwest? Not so long ago, your choices would have been quite limited. But on a recent trip to Missouri, I must … [Read more...] about Beer, There, Everywhere: K.C. & Lake of The Ozarks, MO