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

Who is drinking?

After the first day of a world brewing convention in the states, the CEO’s of various brewing organisations retire to the bar.

Bruce, the CEO of Fosters, shouts to the barman: “In ‘Straiyla, we make the best beer in the world, so pour me a Fosters mate.

Bob, CEO of Budweiser calls out next: “In the States we brew the finest beer known to mankind and i make the king of them all. Gimme a Bud”.

Hans steps up next: “In Germany we invented das beer. Give me ein Becks, der real King of beers.”

Paddy, CEO of Guinness steps forward: “Barman give me a diet coke with ice and lemon please.”

The others stare at him in stunned silence, amazement written over their faces. Eventually Bruce asks: “Are you not going to have a Guinness Pat?”

To which Paddy replies “Well, if you pussies aren’t drinking, then neither am I”.

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

Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout Q&A with Wynkoop’s Marty Jones | Beer & Whiskey Brothers

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

November Meeting

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

October Meeting

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.

August 2014 Mtg

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.

JULY NEWSLETTER IS IN

Beer Camp was a Blast. Anyone that took awesome photos or have a story  they would like to tell for the next newsletter send it my way.

Click the link below or right click and save to your computer. Use a PDF reader to open.        Santa Barbeerianjune2014

Reminder………….The July meeting has been changed from Saturday July 12 to Sunday July 13 @ 1:00, because of the  Barrelworks Liberation. The Newsletter says Sat 12.