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East Brothers Beer Co. | Bo PilsSeptember 8, 2021 | Danielle Engel
Labor Day weekend has come and gone, and although our crispy boi summer has given way to the fresh wet hop beers, Oktoberfests, and spiced gourd goodness of pumpkin beers, you can always count on Bo Pils from East Brothers Beer Co. to be a year-round crushable. Named for the historic East Brother Light Station that sits in the San Francisco Bay, Co-Founders Chris Coomber and Rob Lightner opened their taproom in 2016 to bring their joy of traditional style brewing to their community.
Imperiale Beer Project | Masa Brentwood IPAMay 26, 2021 | Danielle Engel
What started with a large genus of the American IPA further whittles down to your West Coast IPA and New England IPA, and even giving states their own with the Colorado IPA giving rise in the mid-2010s. But getting as niche as a city? Brentwood, California is a small city that sits on the fringes of the East Bay but can feel worlds away with its vast array of farmland that surrounds the adorable downtown. Mostly known for their cherry, peach, and corn production and a smattering of u-pick-it farms, this small community just got its first brewery. The newly minted Imperiale Beer Project wanted to pay homage to the agricultural background of the city they call home with their Masa Brentwood IPA.
Cleophus Quealy Beer Company | FrambozenbierJanuary 27, 2020 | Constance Del Rio
Barrel-aged, sour and fruited beers seem to intimidate people. And Cleophus Quealy Beer Company conjured up a magical elixir of all three: Frambozenbier.
JuicyBrews West Fest Brought Out the Rarities Over 420 WeekendApril 24, 2019 | Danielle Engel
April 20th started out overcast and gloomy in Oakland, CA. With a chilly wind blowing off the Bay, it didn’t seem like the sun was going to come out to … Read More
Event Preview | Juicy Brews WestFestApril 16, 2019 | Danielle Engel
On April 20, 2019, Hop Culture Magazine will return to Oakland for the second year in a row to host Juicy Brews WestFest Craft Beer Festival. Hosted in partnership with Drake’s Brewing Company at Drake’s Dealership ( 2325 Broadway, Oakland, CA), the crew has put together an impressive lineup.
The Rare Barrel & Side Project Brewing | Avec des AmisMarch 28, 2019 | Constance Del Rio
With spring fast approaching I find myself looking for stone fruit, both the actual fruit and in beer! The Rare Barrel collaborated with Side Project Brewing to bring about a beacon that spring is finally here. I was able to speak with Alex Wallash, founder of The Rare Barrel, about this collaboration brew and he provided some insight to the making of Avec des Amis.