Sacramento’s Buffalo Chasers

Beer history nuts around the country will no doubt be familiar with Buffalo Beer, Sacramento’s most famous brewery – co-founded by Frank Ruhstaller. Before prohibition (founded 1874) it boasted outrageous production and distribution, but untimely expansion and Prohibition doomed the industrial brewery which ceased operations in 1942. If you live in Sacramento and are paying View >

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It’s About Don

Permit me a brief poetic indulgence. I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel you were famous, your heart was a legend. You told me again you preferred handsome men but for me you would make an exception. And clenching your fist for the ones like us who are oppressed by the figures of beauty, View >

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New Site Issues

Well, it finally caught up with me. I didn’t have a great backup system in place for this site and I’ve done lost all my data. So, we’re starting anew. I’ll go through the archives and re-post some of the most popular stories from the past eight years or so, but that’ll take a little View >

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Navel Gazing at its Best – My Thoughts on Beer Writing

An abundantly talented Celebrator Beer Newscolleague of mine, Brandon Hernández, has a new and thought-provoking (for people with blogs, which I believe is about 70% of people online) piece online discussing “Truth in beer reporting” – which is a call for transparency and honest reporting among beer journalists (go read it! Here’s the link again. View >

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Beer Cocktails

Beer Cocktails – yeah, they’re all the rage. We’ve read about them on various blogs, Facebook, in print and hell, there’s even a website devoted to them: they must be popular. For all the talk, however, I think there’s more confusion for readers and imbibers than there is when brewers talk mash techniques to a View >

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Consistency Matters

I don’t usually respond to other’s blog posts here, this isn’t a good forum for debate and conversation. However, there’s a piece out today that I apparently have very strong feelings about: consistency. One of the truly great guys in the beer-writing world, Brian Yeager, posted a tidbit today about the importance of consistency and even asked View >

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Updated List of New NorCal Brewers 2011

For those keeping track of such things, this is the most current list of new breweries slotted to open shop in 2011. Nice. Getting back to the way things used to be. Knee Deep – Rocklin (Open) Loomis Basin – Loomis (Open) Feather Falls – Oroville (Open) Sutter Buttes – Yuba City (Open) Old Hangtown – Placerville (Open) High View >

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