Black Beer for Black Friday

Black Beer for Black Friday

Ah yes, Black Friday, capitalism’s holiday. The day you’re expected to trample into Walmart to save and extra dollar or two on a new TV that you don’t need. Not sure what your plans were, but I decided to drink some beer instead. Going in on the theme of Black Friday,...

Take Something Great to Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I wish you all the best; go Vikings and let’s eat! Last week we laid out some delicious and affordable wine options for you. This crazy week we want to offer up a few special items for those of you who to share some “wow factor” beverages...

Beers for a Thanksgiving Feast

As the leaves turn colors, and a cold wind finally descends upon us I wanted to suggest a few local beers that will go great with that Thanksgiving feast that we all look forward to. – Kent, Certified Cicerone And Now, the Brews   Lakes & Legends |...

Getting Ready for the Feast!

  My favorite holiday is quickly approaching and if you are as busy as I am, you know you need to plan ahead to make the day as stress-free as possible. Step one is procuring all the necessities for a successful celebration and that includes plenty of wine! This meal...

Wake up and smell the Coffee!!

Hello again. It is becoming stout season with the brews ,but not necessarily the weather. I, for one, am ok with this! To ease us into the season of roasted, malty goodness I have focused on the sweet succulent flavors of coffee. There are so many coffee brews...

The Cline Family Diversifies to Italian Imports

The Cline Family, who have been growing grapes and making wine for decades in Sonoma and Contra Costa Counties of California, have a new pursuit that recalls their Italian immigrant past. Fred Cline’s maternal grandparents are named Jacuzzi (as in hot tub fame) but...

No Pumpkin Beer Reviews from this Guy.

We are now in fall and that means beers are going to get big and rich. Beer you can chew on, beer that doesn’t need to be ice cold. This is a fun time to enjoy the darker side of beer. One thing that I’m not a big fan of is the pumpkin beer with all the nutmeg,...

It’s Cline Time Again

Fall is about to give way to something else around here. It’s a time of year where I’m as likely to use the grill as the oven and comfort food is replacing lighter fare. Short ribs, pot roasts, meatloaf, roasted root vegetables and very soon, turkey and the whole...
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