Saturday, April 12, 2014

World Beer Cup 2014

4,754 beers.  1,403 breweries.  58 countries.  94 styles.  219 judges.  31 judging countries.  "The most prestigious beer competition in the world", the World Beer Cup, announced the 2014 winners yesterday.  The complete list can be found here.  Huge kudos to Coronado Brewing Co. who took home the World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster Mid-Size Brewing Company award.  Nice job, guys!  Congratulations to all the winners, we'll see you again in 2016!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Who said that?

"North Park is my refrigerator."
- Micah, my Cintas guy

Sunday, February 23, 2014

This is "Twisted"!

I've been sick for the past few days and behind on posting on the latest news from Santee's Manzanita Brewing Co.  They posted the following announcement on their Facebook page last Wednesday.

"Some may have noticed the recent updates and changes going here at the brewery, we wanted to keep all our fans in the know.  As we looked at all the branding aspects of Manzanita, we realized that what we loved the most about our company, and what it stands for is the Manzanita Tree.  This twisted tree that grows wild throughout California, is the centerpiece of our namesake.  With that in mind we made the bold move, while revamping our logos, to also add Twisted to our name.  Check out www.twistedmanzanita.com for more details."

After 4 years of brewing the beer, branding the product, and building the fan base, I'm not sure a name change is a move that I would have made.  However, it's not up to me, and I'm sure they know what they're doing.  "Manzanita Brewing Co." is now "Twisted Manzanita".  I hope the change proves to be a good one, and I look forward to what the future holds for them.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

There is no "craft beer" crisis!

This interesting article about the recent decline in domestic beer sales poses the question, "Is America facing a beer crisis?"  The article points out that there is an exception to this decline.  Craft beer.  Surprising?  Not at all.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

Kids say the darndest things!

I arrived home the other day to find my daughters playing outside with my neighbor's son.  They immediately ran up to the car as I opened my door to get out.  I was holding a Rockstar Energy Drink as I exited the car and the little boy asked me why I was drinking it.  My 6-year-old daughter spoke right up.  "That's a beer!", she exclaimed, "My dad LOVES beer!"  I quickly corrected her as to what I was drinking but could only imagine how many people heard the loud proclamation.  I wonder how many neighbors I've offended this time?