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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Watch: The Top 10 Freaks from Lagunitas Beer Circus 2011

Take it from JoJo the Dog Faced Boy (painted/assembled by Jack Haye), you missed one hairy hot mess of a party at this year’s Beer Circus.

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Beer x Tattoo: Lagunitas Gets Hanna Aitchison for “Zephyr” Chicago Collaboration Ale Art

Unfortunately, this artwork by Hannah Aitchison didn’t make it in time for the official  release of this new limited Lagunitas brew, Zephyr Ale. But it’ll no doubt show up somewhere.

Full story in my column at Bay Area Craft Beer »

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Beer Maiden Mural: Hanna Aitchison Wall Piece for Lagunitas Chicago Beer “Zephyr”
SF Beer Week: Lagunitas Collaboration Brew “San Francisco Fusion”
Heads Up: REBEL8 x PBR SF Event Collab
Beer: El Camino (Un)Real Black Ale Collaboration
Sharpie: Mike Giant “San Francisco” Prints and “Skate” Tattoo Flash
Tiny Tattoo: LEGO Minifigs x Pilot Pensadf
Beer: Anchor Brewing adds “Humming” with Nelson Sauvin


Brewery Adventures: Get a Ride to the Beer Circus This Sunday!

Good news. Whether you’ve already got tickets to the Lagunitas Beer Circus or not, you can now grab a plush but cheap ride from San Francisco & Mill Valley to and from the event in Petaluma. Score!

Check out the deal at Brewery Adventures »

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Beer: Pics from Lagunitas Beer Circus 2010
Beer: Lagunitas Beer Circus 2009 pics


Infographic: The United States of GOOD Beer

Recently GOOD Magazine asked readers for “the most awesome, best-tasting, sustainably brewed, independently owned, community-oriented craft beer brewed in your state“. This (updated) map is the result. Let the list-bitching begin …

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SF Beer Week: Lagunitas Collaboration Brew “San Francisco Fusion”

I was lucky enough to be there for this magical collaboration. Here’s the scoop.

For the first San Francisco Beer Week Lagunitas held a Beer Circus (which they now hold as a standalone event). This year, they wanted to do something different. So they invited a ton of Bay Area publicans out to help create a limited-release brew, just for SF Beer Week. How limited? About 80 kegs worth. “And maybe just one bottle” just to make it stoopidly limited. (Yes, they were joking. Probably.)

Here’s the official word:

Pics from the collaborative brew day … See the rest »


Gallery: Petaluma Whiskerino 2010 Pics

1st Place Moustache Justin Shurtz could easily hold a bottle of IPA in each curl.


Yup, that’s a moustache-shaped goatee. He won 1st place in the goatee category. (Pic via Wardinger)


The Kind Beard

This is Matt “Beards In A Box” Wilson. Yes, he’s holding up a bag of beard. Though absent from Petaluma Whiskerino for the last couple years, he’s been a contestant the previous dozen plus. After every year he shaves his beard and saves it in that Jack Daniel‘s box. This is the real deal, folks.


Tons more pics below …

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Drink: How the New Lagunitas Mason Jar Measures Beer

After Brewed For Thought shared the story of someone receiving the new Lagunitas Mason Jar and its colorful press release, I was surprised there was no comments around the handy measurements on the side.

Recognize ‘em?

Those aren’t fluid ounces. If you’re like me you probably got two outta three:

3.14… –  Yup, Pi π

420 – See the story on Kronik Censored Ale

10/6 –  Did you get this one? See the rest »


Gallery: Petaluma Rivertown Revival

For the 1st annual Petaluma Rivertown Revival festival at Steamer Landing Park there was a loose river monster (which was later caught … see below), viking ships, SRL robots, Lagunitas, deep-fried pickles, and killer handmade crafts. If you missed it, you really missed out. One more reason to love this crazy-ass town.

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Beer: Pics from Lagunitas Beer Circus 2010

Molotov shows how to clear your palate before tasting beers at the one-of-a-kind Lagunitas Beer Circus in Petaluma.

Mel shows there’s a fine line between a furry panda and a panda furry.

These clowns will kick your ass if you don’t look at more pics …  See the rest »


Beer: It’s Official, Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Wild for September

“Another Big Sister of the Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale…. Loads of Malted Wheat for a Curious Malt Foundation and a Light Color, But Our Belgian Yeast Leaves a Huge Flavor and Complexishness.”

Compared to the “wheatly-esque-ishness” of the original, this sounds even tastier-y. Sumpin’ Wild arrives from Lagunitas around September with an ABV of 7.8%.

Mario was lucky enough to try it on tap. Catch the writeup at Santa Rosa Craft Beer Examiner »

Maybe you can sample it at the Beer Circus. Get your tickets yet?

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