Jun 27
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Taste the diversity

What’re you doing this weekend? We’re quite busy, ourselves. Sure, you could come to the Bidwell farmer’s market on Saturday and pick up a growler, as always. We’ll have Frank, The Whale, The IPA and Rutherford B. Haze (with De Maas still appearing Thursdays and Fridays at the brewery; never fear!) pouring from 8 until…

Jun 25
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Risk Legacy, Part Six: The night of triple ones

This post explicitly talks about some late-game aspects of Risk Legacy that some people may wish to keep unspoiled. They are: “after all nine minor cities have been founded”, “a player signs the board twice”, “a player has been eliminated”, “three missiles are fired on the same turn”. Yet again fate conspired against us,…

Jun 20
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Our heads are quite big enough already, thank you

It’s the Global Warming Open! Last week I announced that we had entered our man Rutherford B. Haze into the Brewing News‘ Global Warming Open, a bracket-style tournament pitting breweries’ summer beers against each other in a brutal Hunger Games style battle to the death. Actually, judges just drink the beer and then decide which…

Jun 18
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A beer for Father’s Day

In 2008 I was not yet a father or the owner of a brewery. This meant that I had plenty of time to listen to podcasts and homebrew, converging with episodes of Basic Brewing Radio. The 2008 keynote address at the National Homebrew Conference was given by Boston Brewing Company’s (Sam Adams)…

Jun 13
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The good kind of global warming

It’s getting hot in here Well, technically it’s getting wet in here (come on, mother nature: some of us want to bike to work), but I hope you’ll grant me some artistic license. You remember Rutherford B. Haze, don’t you? Our summer beer, a “wheaty Belgian pale” (it’s a new style because we say it is), has…

Jun 11
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This was supposed to be a Risk Legacy post, it’s true. Regrettably, Justin is cursed with the sort of luck one only finds in a man who has mortally offended a shaman of some sort, and so last Wednesday his afternoon was spent in an immediate care facility. So, not having played a…

Jun 06
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A summer beer for a not-quite-summer day

How’s Rutherford treating you? Response to our summer seasonal, Rutherford B. Haze, has been very positive thus far! This was perhaps aided by it being an excellent warm weather beer: last week was downright toasty, unlike the dreary downpour I’m staring at right now. If you’ve skipped a few updates: ol’ Rutherford is a wheaty…

Jun 04
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Confessions and compulsions (Or: This broken jaw of our lost kingdoms)

The Session is a monthly topic that beer bloggers all write about. This month beer is your friend chose the topic “compulsion.” As I talked about it with friend-of-the-blog Alex he encouraged me to follow my instincts and not be afraid to get personal. My apologies in advance. I have a confession to make:…