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Thursday, 09 September 2010 16:00

Beer and Football - yes!

Beer and football.  It goes together like peanut butter and jelly…like rosemary and thyme… like flies on shit or like rama lama lama ke ding a de dinga a dong.  Ya’ know, like the Superbowl and the Detroit Lions – just kidding on that last one.

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Monday, 31 May 2010 16:00

Bar Of The Month - Thirsty Monk

Located in the heart of Asheville, North Carolina, this beer pub has two floors of beer.  Two FLOORS. This is one of the reasons The Thirsty Monk is this months Beer Goddess Bar of the Month!

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It doesn't get much better than when you get to hang out around the lake on a sunny Southern California day, listening to live music, and tasting your way through over 75 different beers. 

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Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:38

Green Beer - a must on Earth Day


Green beer has a completely different context today than it did ten years ago.  The following breweries don’t make green-colored beer, but in terms of environmental impact, its beers are as green as they come.  Sierra Nevada beers

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Wednesday, 20 January 2010 07:02

Stouts & Porters for Women by Stone

Avery New World Porter & Alaskan Smoked PorterSomeone once said, "If beer and women aren't the answer, then you're asking the wrong questions."

Stone Brewery is proving, yet again, that they are in the forefront of the craft beer industry.  The third installment of their ‘Women Only’ beer classes - held at the brewery – featured eight stouts and porters and about 40 beer loving women of all ages.  

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Monday, 21 December 2009 09:26

Stout – yeah, they have that too.

Stout bar in Los Angeles

Stout’s owners have positioned their burger bar right in the middle of the newly revived Cahuenga corridor with bars like Burgundy Room, Beauty Bar and Velvet Margarita. Located in the same strip mall as Soi 56 and Big Wangs, the parking lot charges $7.00. Also, beware that the street meters aren’t free after 6pm like most of Los Angeles.  Stout is open until 4am, perhaps calculated to cash in on ravenous bar-goers simply not soused enough to drive home. 

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Monday, 16 November 2009 14:42

The Art of the Craft Beer

The Beer Goddess spoke with four influential people in the California craft brewing industry.  These three breweries - like many others - take the art of their labels very, very seriously. 

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Monday, 16 November 2009 14:42

The Art of the Craft Beer

The Beer Goddess spoke with four influential people in the California craft brewing industry.  These three breweries - like many others - take the art of their labels very, very seriously. 

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For these eleven days, beer had the starring role.  L.A. Beer Week consisted of an array of local breweries, beer, tastings and cuisine in brewpubs, retaurants and taverns across Los Angeles and Orange County. 

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Monday, 12 October 2009 16:50

Island Brews

Kaua’i is famed for its diverse and scenic wonders, such as the 3,567-foot deep Waimea Canyon, stretching 14 miles across the western end of the island and often called the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, water-sports galore like scuba diving, surfing, kayaking, snorkeling and of course, the 43 gorgeous white sand beaches.

We arrived to our hotel, the Aston of Maka’iwa in Kapaa.  Or, as Nicholas Cage would say in Honeymoon in Vegas, “Kap-a-A-A!” The balmy, beautiful evening led us to the hotel bar by the pool - Cooks Landing - where I ordered a 14 oz. Kauai Gold.  The local beer is brewed by Hawai‘i Nui Brewing.  It’s a light-bodied, all-malt golden ale that has a sophisticated bitterness balanced by a delicate citrus finish.   Kauai Gold is one of the go-to quaffs of the island, and is available on Kaua’i, Maui, Oahu and the big island of Hawai’i. The next day, we wondered around Kapaa.  And yeah, we were sucked into the timeshare lecture meeting for a couple hours.  But hey, we saved $200 on our car rental.  Having a proclivity towards pub-style nightlife - even on Kauai - we inquired into local pubs, as night fell.  As luck would have it, there were a couple within walking distance. Also in Kapaa, tucked in the Coconut Marketplace was the two room, wooden shack of a pub called Tradewinds.  We tried to order a Guiness, as it was September 24th (they turned 250 years old), but alas they were out of the popular stout.  We ordered a Longboard Ale, when suddenly it started pouring rain....lovely warm rain.  Apparently, Thursdays are DJ night, and he was impressing us with some older hip hop like Run DMC, a little bit of disco and altered Blondie with a rap background. Meanwhile, the Longboard Ales were going down easy.  This became obvious when my photographer began buying beers for the DJ and demanding EPMD.

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