March Meeting March 21 2015 @ Villa Wine Bar

Come Join us this Saturday 3/21 Our March meeting will be held at Villa Wine Bar and Kitchen 618 Anacapa Street,downtown Santa Barbara. Judging will be at 1pm and general gathering & meeting at 3. The Villa has several choice micro’s on 8 taps and a variety of fine foods. They also have Wine. The beer of the month: Barbeerian Common (Steam IPA). See you all Saturday. Everyone is invited.

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22oz Bottles of White Chocolate Ale

We have extra bottles of The Sonoran White Chocolate from our 12 beers of Xmas. (not available in Ca). If you want us to set you aside a 22oz bottle or two give a shout out for $5 each.sonoran This is a very popular beer. If you can wait, we can hold until the Feb meeting. Let us know if you want yours.

Comment your needs on facebook- Santabarbeerians, or email Paul@explodingpig.com for a pick up time.

a brief history of barBEERians

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

Neomexicanus

Neomexicanus. I received a shoebox full of hops and a scrawny looking hop rhizome in the mail in November of 2009. My sister lives in Questa, New Mexico. She told me about her friend that had found wild hops growing in the mountains there. He was cultivating them in his backyard and they were also growing a few plants in my sister’s backyard too. They are not brewers so they sent me a couple pounds worth of their fall harvest. Continue reading

10 Best Vacation Cities for Beer Lovers | Personal Finance News | Print Financial & Investing Articles | TheStreet

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