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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

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 »

Beer: Wild Hops in Abandoned Miner Cabin

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My friend Shawn Spreng, who’s house had the vintage beer cans lodged in the wall, and  coincidentally had already been growing his own hop vines, spotted these wild vines in Walker, CA. Here’s the story:

“I went motorcycle camping in the eastern Sierras. On my way up the mountain above Walker, CA I found this crazy big hops vine growing out of an old miner’s cabin. The last two photos are on Sunday on my way down the mountain after a snow storm. I managed to dig up a root of this plant and brought it home with me. Soon i’ll have a piece of this old vine growing in Oaktown.”

See the larger pic on Flickr

See the larger pic on Flickr

Found: Vintage Beer Cans In Wall Of Lower Haight Apt.