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More Beer is Brewing in Berkeley: Westbrae Biergarten and Hoi Polloi Brewpub and Beat Lounge are Now Open

More Beer is Brewing in Berkeley: Westbrae Biergarten and Hoi Polloi Brewpub and Beat Lounge are Now Open

| June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

More options for beer lovers in Berkeley have recently popped up as Westbrae Biergarten and Hoi Polloi Brewpub and Beat Lounge are now open for business.

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First Impressions: The Dock at Linden Street

First Impressions: The Dock at Linden Street

| June 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The eagerly anticipated The Dock at Linden Street, the joint venture from acclaimed chef/owner James Syhabout and Linden Street Brewery’s Adam Lamoreaux, opened yesterday in West Oakland.

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Beer Gardens Abound in Oakland: Lost and Found Has Opened Its Doors in Uptown

Beer Gardens Abound in Oakland: Lost and Found Has Opened Its Doors in Uptown

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summer is upon us, and there’s no shortage of outdoor venues to enjoy the warm weather — especially with the surging influx of beer gardens cropping up in the East Bay. Uptown’s Lost and Found is the latest addition to the Oakland scene.

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5 Bites: Suds and Savory Sausage in Oakland and Berkeley

5 Bites: Suds and Savory Sausage in Oakland and Berkeley

| May 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

There’s now a whole range of establishments where you can indulge in the sizzling sausage and burgeoning craft beer scene in the East Bay.

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As Craft Beer Starts Gushing, Its Essence Gets Watered Down

As Craft Beer Starts Gushing, Its Essence Gets Watered Down

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Think you know what craft beer is? Since the last time you checked, the meaning has probably changed. Increasingly, the industry is making exceptions to the definition to accommodate big breweries.

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A Cold One For Everyone: Craft Beer Sales Surge In 2013

A Cold One For Everyone: Craft Beer Sales Surge In 2013

| March 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

If craft beers seem to be everywhere these days, there’s good reason: Sales jumped 20 percent in 2013. To stand out in an increasingly crowded field, many brewers are pushing the flavor frontiers.

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Hot Eats Round-Up: Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, Brews & BBQ from Dave McLean

Hot Eats Round-Up: Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, Brews & BBQ from Dave McLean

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd reports the juiciest updates on hot new spots from cult ice cream maker Humphry Slocombe–yes, there will be Secret Breakfast! Then there’s the Dogpatch project from Dave McLean, the beer maker behind Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery and Alembic–look for tasty BBQ (including smoked pork belly, beef brisket and house-made sausages) from Chef Dennis Lee of Namu.

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Beer as a Post-Workout Recovery Drink? Not as Crazy as It Sounds

Beer as a Post-Workout Recovery Drink? Not as Crazy as It Sounds

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

A company claims to have created a “fit beer” that can help replenish the body after a workout. We turned to science to see if beer and exercise can really go hand-in-hand. The answer? Yes – and no.

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Alcoholics Learn to Make Their Own Beer in Canadian Program

Alcoholics Learn to Make Their Own Beer in Canadian Program

| February 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a twist on the old “teach a man to fish” adage, a Vancouver group teaches inveterate alcoholics to brew their own booze. The goal? Keeping them from drinking unsafe liquids that contain alcohol.

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California Brewers Fear Drought Could Leave Bad Taste in Your Beer

California Brewers Fear Drought Could Leave Bad Taste in Your Beer

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Several brewers near Petaluma make beer with Russian River water, which officials say could run out by summer. That could force some to use well water heavy in minerals that might affect beer flavor.

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A Nod To British Beer Traditions: Freewheel Brewing Company

A Nod To British Beer Traditions: Freewheel Brewing Company

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tucked away in a small shopping complex on the outskirts of Redwood City, Freewheel Brewing Company serves up a local version of a English-style “real ale” made with traditional methods.

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Electronic Tongues Are The Beer Snobs Of The Future

Electronic Tongues Are The Beer Snobs Of The Future

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Researchers in Barcelona have developed an electronic tongue that really knows the difference between a pilsner, a lager and a bock. It’s still a prototype, but its creators say it could someday replace human taste-testers.

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Budweiser’s ‘Puppy Love’ Ad Wins Super Bowl Viewers’ Hearts

Budweiser’s ‘Puppy Love’ Ad Wins Super Bowl Viewers’ Hearts

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The game didn’t go as predicted, but the ad war did. For the second year in a row, Bud won over viewers by using a cute puppy and photogenic Clydesdales to sell beer.

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American Beer Fans, Praise The Heavens: A Trappist Brewery In U.S.

American Beer Fans, Praise The Heavens: A Trappist Brewery In U.S.

| January 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Trappist monks are known for producing some of the world’s finest beers. But until recently, all of them were brewed in Europe. Next week, Spencer Trappist Ale, made by the monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Massachusetts, hits retail shelves.

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