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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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First Impression: Healdsburg SHED

First Impression: Healdsburg SHED

What would a wine country locavore’s paradise look like? Stephanie Rosenbaum talks to Cindy Daniel, owner of Healdsburg’s new SHED, a 21st-century grange, store, and sustainable-living center.

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Home Brewing: Soon To Be Legal In All 50 States

Home Brewing: Soon To Be Legal In All 50 States

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Alabama legislature has approved a bill making it legal to brew beer at home, a practice that had occupied a legal gray area. If Gov. Robert Bentley signs the bill, as he is expected to do, homebrewing will be legal in all 50 states.

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Bay Area Home Brewers Opt for Homegrown Hops

Bay Area Home Brewers Opt for Homegrown Hops

| April 18, 2013 | 2 Comments

Home brewers take their craft to another level by growing their own hops, which ensures a steady supply and allows them to experiment with making wet hops beers.

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Arsenic In Beer May Come From Widely Used Filtering Process

Arsenic In Beer May Come From Widely Used Filtering Process

| April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Arsenic in beer doesn’t sound like a good idea, even if it’s due to a centuries-old filtering process. A new study says filtering beer with diatomaceous earth could boost levels of arsenic. But it’s not clear whether this poses a health risk.

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Craft Brews Slowly Chipping Away At Big Beer’s Dominance

Craft Brews Slowly Chipping Away At Big Beer’s Dominance

| March 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Beer is a $200 billion a year business in the U.S., but most of that money goes to the two companies, Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors. But smaller “craft” breweries are challenging that dominance, and it’s a battle that’s being waged on grocery store shelves and the taps at your local pub.

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Who Grew Your Pint? How Craft Brews Boost Local Farmers

Who Grew Your Pint? How Craft Brews Boost Local Farmers

| March 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Malt is an essential component of beer, but most comes from a handful of industrial processors that pool grains from across the U.S. and Canada. Now, a small but growing number of craft malt houses are malting grains from small regional farmers, enabling microbreweries to offer truly local beers.

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The 3rd Annual Tour de Biere: An East Bay Bicycle Brewery Tour

The 3rd Annual Tour de Biere: An East Bay Bicycle Brewery Tour

| February 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The 3rd Annual Tour de Biere celebrated San Francisco Beer Week by visiting breweries in the East Bay by bicycle.

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Celebrating Beer Week With A Bike Ride To Marin Brewing Company!

Celebrating Beer Week With A Bike Ride To Marin Brewing Company!

| February 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over 30 of us gathered on a lovely Saturday afternoon to ride to the Marin Brewing Company in Larkspur to kick off SF Beer Week.

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When The Microbes Are Happy, The Brewer Is Happy

When The Microbes Are Happy, The Brewer Is Happy

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Yeast are demanding little critters. To make good-tasting beer, brewers have to pamper them like pedigreed pets. A new report says it’s all about the microbiology. Brewers say they use science to keep their charges happy.

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SF Beer Week: 6 New Craft Brewers On Our Radar

SF Beer Week: 6 New Craft Brewers On Our Radar

| February 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

In honor of SF Beer Week, which kicks off Friday, we take a look at some of the newest craft beer makers who have made the leap to professional brewing in the past year.

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A Quest For Real Beer, Without The Gluten

A Quest For Real Beer, Without The Gluten

| February 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

Malted wheat and barley add flavor and heft to most beers, but they also contain gluten, making beer off limits for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. For those looking for gluten-free options for Super Bowl Sunday and beyond, good news: There are more choices than ever before for flavorful, full-bodied gluten-free beer.

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Beer and Gouda Fried Risotto Balls (Arancini)

Beer and Gouda Fried Risotto Balls (Arancini)

| January 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Super Bowl will be here in just over a week and you are probably looking for some fun appetizer to wow the crowd with. Well, look no further! The great thing about these risotto balls (called arancini) is that they not only make a great starter but you can put them on a salad or have them as a side. Super versatile! And the fact that they are made with beer and cheese doesn’t hurt either.

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Eat Real Festival Day 1 + Meatopia

Eat Real Festival Day 1 + Meatopia

| September 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

The 4th annual Eat Real Festival kicks off with an evening of food trucks, music, meat and more. But was the much-hyped Meatopia just meatiocre?

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