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Anchor: what does independence mean?

ABV takes a second look at a 2014 visit to Anchor Brewing Company in light of its sale to Sapporo August 1st, 2017. From what you may not know about Anchor, to the introduction of the Brewers’ Association’s Independent Craft Brewer [...]

August 16, 2017 california, history and traditional styles

best beer moments of 2014

This was created in conjunction with the Four Firkins blog Beer is as diverse as those who drink it. From sweet and rich Baltic porters to puckering and funky aged sours, the range of flavor that is achieved within this storied [...]

January 29, 2015 california, colorado, history and traditional styles, illinois

the monterey peninsula, pt 2

I saved some of my California trip to write during the frigid Minnesota months. Nostaligia works wonders. I actually shedded a layer right now just reading my coaster scribble notes. You may recall my charming visit to Peter B’s in [...]

January 19, 2015 california, food and restaurants, tasting and critique, Travel

brewing on the monterey peninsula: Peter B’s

Mentioning a visit to California to fellow beeries will garner responses like, ” you have to visit Firestone Walker!” and “Check out The Bruery.” And sure, Lagunitas and Russian River are on the wish list, but that wasn’t quite the [...]

November 7, 2014 california, food and restaurants, tasting and critique

Anchor Brewing – San Francisco

My tour of Anchor Brewing Company is proof that some of the world’s most high-quality beers are not found being coveted by neighboring states, traded illegally across federal lines, or drooled over in bars across America. They are not imperial barrel-aged [...]

November 5, 2014 california, history and traditional styles

21st Amendment – San Francisco

If you have ever closely examined a 21st Amendment can, you may have noticed that their beer is canned here in Cold Spring, Minnesota. But when you dig a bit deeper, you will quickly learn that the beer and the company [...]

October 28, 2014 california, food and restaurants, Travel