Category Archives: Craft Beer

The State of Beer

We have all heard about the craft beer boom and the possibility of a craft beer bubble, but I think it’s important to understand the context around our bubbling industry. First, let’s understand that craft breweries only made up 5.7% … Continue reading

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What Google Search Trends Can Tell Us About Craft Beer

As a search marketing professional and general enthusiast of consumer trends, I’ve found Google Search Insights an amazing resource.  Some of you may have already assumed some of these trends, but I want to call attention to some interesting search … Continue reading

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16th Annual Boonville Beer Festival

One of the best events for beer lovers in California is the Boonville Beer Festival, hosted by the Anderson Valley Brewing Company in Boonville, California. While the tasting event itself is merely 4 hours in a Saturday afternoon, many folks … Continue reading

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Brewing with Golden Gate BrewTours

On a rainy Saturday, the Brewtour’s guys (Nate, Steve, Casey, and Eric) headed over to Nate’s place for a brew day.   As promoters of good craft beer, we take pride in our ability to brew good beer as well.  Steve … Continue reading

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How I Became a Craft Beer Drinker: Hefeweizens, Porters, and Stouts

Author: Eric I’ll admit it. I used to be a typical beer chugging college kid.  I had no clue that there was even a different type of beer besides that cold crisp watery yellow liquid.  I used to judge beers … Continue reading

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Our Inaugural BrewTour!

January 15th, 2011 was a stunning San Francisco day and a particularly memorable one for us because it marks the day of our first brewery tour to Marin Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company and Moylans Brewing Company. We appreciate all … Continue reading

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8th Beer of Christmas – De Ranke’s Noir De Dottignies

Brewery: Brouwerij De Ranke City: Wevelgem, Belgium Beer: Noir De Dottignies Style: Belgian Strong Ale ABV: 9% Notes: dark fruits, earthy yeast, caramel and chocolate Notes on Brewery De Ranke This past summer I was lucky enough to travel from … Continue reading

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