It’s Fresh Hop Season!

It’s Fresh Hop Season!

It’s my favorite time of the year, Fresh Hop Season! Forget Pumpkin Spiced Everything, just give me some fresh hopped beer and I am a happy woman. – Cassie And Now, the Brews   Founders | Harvest Ale | Wet Hop Ale Fresh whole cone hops grow just a few...

After the Fires, The Road to Recovery

Napa and Sonoma Wine Country is open for business! I have received many emails and phone calls from concerned folks regarding the tragic wildfires in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. This event was far more serious than the Napa earthquake of 2014. According to...

Study Abroad Part 3: The Finally

We’ve come to the end of our journey, and it’s been fun. I got to drink some new beers and pretend that I was traveling the world in search of my next pint. It’s a good thought to have. Not sure if any of you have followed along on this journey or...

A Dispatch from Washington State

As you read this I am on a plane with eight of my colleagues returning from a trip to Washington. I’m very grateful to have spent the week in Washington rather than in Napa and Sonoma. My heart goes out to everyone in Northern California affected by the wildfires....

Study Abroad Part 2

I said I would be back with more beers as I “Study Abroad”, and here I am. A man of my word, or at least most of my words. Grab your passport because we’re about to add a few more stamps and add a little extra knowledge to our brain particles. Today...

Big Red Bargains

It’s time for comfort foods once again. Stews, pot roast, the iconic “hot dishes”, and lots of other oven-baked favorites are back in line. It is thoughts such as these that make me dread the coming Winter a little less. That and hockey. All of the cuisine mentioned...

Study Abroad – Part 1

So this is the start of a three-part series that I am calling “Study Abroad” where I explore some super fun foreign beers, geek out too much, and probably drink too much. These will be back to back posts as Cassie has graciously allowed herself to take a...

Tangled Up in Wine

I love this job, most of the time. There are some stressful times such as the Holidays, or when we are remodeling or adding stores to the group. Even those events are enjoyable when a plan comes to fruition and is a success. I also get to try a lot of wine which is...
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