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It’s Your Chance: Party in RateBeer’s Craft Beer Suite at Oakland A’s Game

It only happens once a year. Don’t miss your chance inside the RateBeer Luxury Suite »

Saturday, July 30th, 4:05 PM Atheltics vs Twins

With your ticket you have access to the following treats and luxuries:

  • Commemorative A’s Beerfest glass and 3 tokens.
  • Ticket for entry to the RateBeer.com Luxury Suite
  • Fully catered suite: hot dogs, nacho bar, popcorn, peanuts, artichoke dip and sodas
  • Select beer from some of the leading and most sought after breweries in the country.
  • Enjoy the game with beer and baseball lover like yourself.

Breweries that will be represented in the suite include:

  • Allagash Brewing
  • Almanac Beer Co.
  • Anchor Brewing
  • Block 15
  • Cigar City Brewing
  • Drake’s Brewing
  • Epic Brewing*
  • Firehouse Grill & Brewery
  • Grand Teton Brewing
  • Hill Farmstead*
  • Lagunitas
  • Marin Brewing Co.
  • Shipyard Brewing Co.
  • Speakeasy Ales and Lagers
  • Stillwater Artisan Ales*
  • Stone Brewing
  • Telegraph Brewing
  • And more
    *Named to RateBeer’s “Top New Brewers In The World 2011” list
More info and get tickets »

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OAK: The Blue Zone is for Typos

This wouldn’t be such a big deal if the two signs weren’t right next to each other. Or if I wasn’t walking under them six times this month. Now they’re just screaming at me. At least they’re not telling me to call a sex line.

The universal symbol for, “Yes, you approved this and here’s your signature, jerkface.”

Web Search: Daaaamn!
Random: Help Stamp Out Sex Association
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InfoGraphic: The Topography of San Francisco Crime
Eat: The Top 10 Funniest Food Names


Go: Bacon Beer ‘n More at Oakland’s Winter Brew Fest Saturday

I’ve been thinking about Bacon Beer ever since Mario from Brewed For Thought tipped me off last week. Finally, the day is upon us. Here’s four reasons to join us tomorrow!

  1. Bacon Beer from Uncommon Brewers!
  2. Lagunitas Brown Shugga-injected Hudson Ranch Heritage Pig Sandwiches from the The Homebrew Chef Sean Paxton!
  3. Rare brews from 40 local breweries and beyond (many 10% ABV and above!)
  4. Bacon Beer from Uncommon Brewers!

Saturday, January 30 ~ 1pm to 8 pm

The Linden St. Brewery
95 Linden Street (@ West Embarcadero)
Oakland, CA


Beer: Lagunitas Now Offering Virtual Tastings
Yum: Maple Glazed Bacon Apple Dynamo Donuts
HowTo: Turbaconducken (Yes, Turducken Wrapped In Bacon)
Celebrate International Bacon Day
HowTo: Make A Flaming Bacon Lance of Death
Eat: Bacon-Infused Ice Cream & Pig Nipples