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Food Trends that Fed and Fueled the Bay Area in 2013

Food Trends that Fed and Fueled the Bay Area in 2013

| January 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

Here are some of the Bay Area’s tastiest and trendiest foods and drinks of 2013.

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KQED’s Forum: The Year in Beer

KQED’s Forum: The Year in Beer

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ever since Fritz Maytag bought and transformed San Francisco’s struggling Anchor Steam brewery, Northern California has been one of the centers of the craft beer and microbrew movements. KQED’s Forum talks about the latest trends, from sour beer to the rise of retail tasting rooms, and explores how today’s local brewers are redefining the beloved beverage.

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Bison Brewery Grows Hops in Oakland, Brews Up Local Beer

Bison Brewery Grows Hops in Oakland, Brews Up Local Beer

| November 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

When Bison Brewery decided to grow hops in Oakland they didn’t expect to end up with plants all over the city, 40 kegs of specially-brewer beer and a festival this weekend. But, that’s what they harvested.

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Auto-Brewery Syndrome: Apparently, You Can Make Beer In Your Gut

Auto-Brewery Syndrome: Apparently, You Can Make Beer In Your Gut

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Texas man walked into the emergency room, complaining of dizziness after a meal. A Breathalyzer test indicated that he was definitely drunk. But there was one hitch: He hadn’t touched alcohol all day.

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Why Aren’t There More People Of Color In Craft Brewing?

Why Aren’t There More People Of Color In Craft Brewing?

| September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Few African Americans make beer for a living. Latinos and Asian Americans are also scarce among the nation’s more than 2,600 breweries. How did American craft brewing end up so lacking in diversity?

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Final Sips of Summer: Easy Cocktails for Labor Day Weekend

Final Sips of Summer: Easy Cocktails for Labor Day Weekend

| September 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

Skipping the playa this year? Now that it finally feels like summer, kick back and chill out with our easy Labor Day weekend cocktails.

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Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

| August 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

A new program is working to bring the same level of knowledge that sommeliers have about wine to the world of malt and hops, by turning out batches of certified beer experts known as cicerones.

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Headlands Brewing Co. Brews Beer Without a Home

Headlands Brewing Co. Brews Beer Without a Home

| August 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Phil Cutti, Patrick Horn and Inna Volynskaya — all from other well-known breweries in the Bay Area — launched Headlands Brewing Company in July. They’re making five signature beers right now, attracting fans and gearing up for the Great American Festival. The only problem? They don’t actually have a brewery.

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Bacon and Beer Festival Comes to San Francisco

Bacon and Beer Festival Comes to San Francisco

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Beer and bacon? That’s the idea behind the first-ever San Francisco Beer and Bacon Festival this Sunday, where you can taste things like bacon marmalade with a craft brew.

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Celebrating 35 Years of Garlic at the Gilroy Garlic Festival: Gastronomic Highlights

Celebrating 35 Years of Garlic at the Gilroy Garlic Festival: Gastronomic Highlights

| July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

This year marked the 35th anniversary of the ultimate summer food extravaganza— Gilroy’s Garlic Festival. It was a three-day event packed with…well, food. Lots of food. Specifically, garlic. 82 tons of fresh California garlic to be precise. View BAB’s photo gallery of the festivities!

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Beyond Beer: Emma Christensen on DIY Brewed Beverages

Beyond Beer: Emma Christensen on DIY Brewed Beverages

| July 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

The author of True Brews shares her homebrewing habit with BAB’s Sarah Henry. Watermelon-Mint Soda anyone?

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The Dog Days Of Summer Lead Drinkers To Shandy

The Dog Days Of Summer Lead Drinkers To Shandy

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

A beer-cocktail combo popular in 19th century England is seeing a global revival. Shandies are tasty, fruity and practically scream summertime. They’re also lower in alcohol than a regular beer, which makes them more appealing as governments tighten rules on drinking and driving.

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Not Everyone Cheers Turkey’s Move To Tighten Alcohol Rules

Not Everyone Cheers Turkey’s Move To Tighten Alcohol Rules

| June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Among the many reasons for ongoing riots in Turkey: A recent law restricting the advertising and sale of alcohol. Secular Turks see the new rules as the latest effort by the ruling AK Party to impose religious values on the population.

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Into the Cellar with Dave McLean: Brews & Dogpatch News

Into the Cellar with Dave McLean: Brews & Dogpatch News

| May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Brewmaster Dave McLean dishes about his new Dogpatch brewery, set to open soon. McLean is the owner of the Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery and Alembic hotspots and shares about the state of craft beer (hint: we’re in such a sweet spot for suds lovers).

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