Twenty Years of Zymerlogical Thrill Seeking
A History of the Santa Barbeerians
Chapter 1: The Beginning
Hearken back with me to the dark days before Barbeerians roamed the earth. The early 90’s, a less enlightened period when there was no Beer Camp, no Twelve Beers of Christmas, and damn few places where you could even buy a drinkable beer. Yet all was not darkness on the Santa Barbara homebrew scene. Continue reading
After the first day of a world brewing convention in the states, the CEO’s of various brewing organisations retire to the bar. Continue reading
NEW YORK ( MainStreet) — Beer drinkers shouldn’t limit craft beer to part of their vacation. With enough planning, those IPAs, Hefeweizens and Russian Imperial Stouts can be their vacation.
There are 2,000 craft breweries in the United States, according to the Brewers Association craft beer interest group. That means there’s a great craft brewery waiting in just about every corner of the country. Think Montana’s a desolate, dry place? You haven’t tried a Big Sky IPA. Concerned about finding quality beer in Alaska? Taste an Alaskan Amber, Glacier BrewHouse Blonde or a Midnight Sun Sockeye Red IPA and fear no more. Continue reading
I did an interview for the Today Show’s website with Wynkoop Brewing Company “Idea Man” Marty Jones about Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout, a beer brewed with bull testicles. The beer started as nothing more a video hoax (the best one of this year’s April Fools crop, IMO) but then Wynkoop actually went and brewed the thing. Below you’ll find the full unedited text of Marty’s responses, which include some interesting insights to the decision making behind pulling the trigger on brewing a really weird, attention-grabbing beer and what happens after you do. Continue reading
Silly judging and the November meeting is upon us!
Bring your Experimental Beer (TEN, 12 oz. bottles) if you will be at the meeting by 2:00. We will be sending the beers home with El Presidente (to keep safe) who can only attend the meeting for a short time on Saturday. Print out your description that is the same as your original that was turned in last month. We will distribute them the following weekend, location TBD. This is being done so those who can not make it to the meeting can drop off their beer anytime between now and next Thursday (11/13) to El Presidente’s house. The address will be provided if you need it. Continue reading
Get your Helles on this Sunday Oct 12th at the Barn. The honey is nice, the milk is
better, but the Housh Helles is best! 1105 MORE RANCH ROAD. Off S. Patterson.
(Patterson off ramp towards the ocean and right turn on More Ranch Rd)
The meeting will be held behind the barn and the start time is 1:00. Rumor is
there will be a keg of Spaten on tap! Bring beer and food to share.
Meeting will be Saturday Aug 9th at Jimbo and Nance’s at 126 Cooper rd. (One street over from Mesa lane). We’re the 5th house from the end on the left. Come through the front gate and through the front door or up the driveway and turn right and go through the red door under the driftwood arch. Don’t go through the big Asian Torrey gate at the end of the driveway, we have renters back there in our vacation rentals. 1 PM for Saison judging, 3 PM regular mtg, possible raffle and bring some food and beer to share.