Month: June 2015

Pour Yourself a Pint…

It just looks good doesn’t it?   This first wort-hopped IPA in a favorite of my husband.  It has an explosion of hop flavor and aroma. Rich in citrus and earthy flavors with a smooth and rich finish. The complex floral and citrusy tones from the Citra and Simcoe hops is why he loves it […]

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What’s Hot This Month

Summer is here!  In fact, here in Sacramento we hit 104 yesterday.  I was sitting poolside watching my daughter’s swim class and a nice cold beer was on my mind!  Now that we are eating lighter foods, grilling outdoors more, planning vacations, and enjoying outdoor activities, it’s time for light, refreshing brews…but in our book…they […]

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Brewing Beer for a Great Cause

  What’s more fun than brewing beer on Father’s Day?  Brewing beer for a great cause!   Sunday, June 21st Team Brew Crew for Alzheimer’s brewed beer with Yolo Brewing Company for The Longest Day. . The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually on […]

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Head Out For Fun – Daycation Part 2

Have you tried “Daycation” part one?  Well we’re off to Amador County for “Daycation” Part II. Pack a few wine country snacks…we like a fresh baguette, a wheel of Mt. Tam from Cowgirl Creamery, some seasonal fruit, and of course water… and head out to HWY 49 to Plymouth California.  We picked 3 wineries that […]

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What’s a Celebration Without Champagne

A milestone celebration deserves a great bottle of bubbly!  In fact, just the act of opening a champagne bottle is enough!  It says “You did it!” “A toast to life!” “Congratulations!”   This June we have celebrated quite a few milestones…my cousin’s daughter’s graduation from High School, his son’s graduation from Cal Poly, and my […]

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What Firk is a Firkin?

Have you ever been to your favorite brewery and find they are having a “Firkin” day?  This may leave you scratching your head and asking yourself, “What the firk is a firkin?” Well, for those who don’t know what a firkin is…I’ll help you out.  A firkin, which is derived from the Middle Dutch word vierdekijn (meaning […]

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