Beer Worth Earning

A Beer Worth Earning

A Beer Worth Earning

Mendocino Brewing Red Tail Ale By Derrick Peterman When Mendocino Brewing’s Red Tail Ale hit the shelves over 30 years ago, it was a radically different beer during a time when light industrial lagers dominated the beer market. While a lot has changed in California’s...
A Beer Worth Earning

A Beer Worth Earning

New Belgium’s Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale By Derrick Peterman Ice cream and beer is an unlikely combination, but New Belgium Brewing and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream pull it off with their winter release of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale....
A Beer Worth Earning: Bear Republic’s Grand Am Pale Ale

A Beer Worth Earning: Bear Republic’s Grand Am Pale Ale

Bear Republic: Grand Am Pale Ale Bear Republic Brewing in Healdsburg is best known for their iconic Racer 5 IPA. As good as Racer 5 is, it unfortunately overshadows the rest of Bear Republic’s excellent line-up. Case in point is Bear Republic’s Grand Am Pale Ale, a...
A Beer Worth Earning: Deschutes’ Black Butte Porter

A Beer Worth Earning: Deschutes’ Black Butte Porter

Deschutes’ Black Butte Porter Black Butte Porter is one beer that really needs no introduction. One of the original three beers Deschutes Brewery brewed when it started back in 1988, it’s become one of the most popular craft beers in the country. But did you know...
A Beer Worth Earning: People’s Porter

A Beer Worth Earning: People’s Porter

Sana Cruz Mountain Brewing: People’s Porter One of the first organic beers I ever tried remains one of my favorites.  It’s The People’s Porter from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing (SCMB). This beer started as a homebrew between brewer Emily Thomas of SCMB  and Tom...
A Beer Worth Earning: Omission

A Beer Worth Earning: Omission

Omission had a mission … to brew a great craft beer with traditional beer ingredients that everyone could enjoy – even those with gluten intolerance. Mission accomplished. Unlike other gluten-free options, Omission is brewed with barley which contains gluten....
A Beer Worth Earning: Fresh Squeezed IPA

A Beer Worth Earning: Fresh Squeezed IPA

Deschutes’ Fresh Squeezed IPA Fresh Squeezed IPA originally started as an experimental beer available only at its brew pub, but as the word got out, it became a seasonal release as part of Deschutes’ Bond Series. The momentum continued to build and it’s now a...
A Beer Worth Earning: Chain Breaker White IPA

A Beer Worth Earning: Chain Breaker White IPA

Chain Breaker White IPA by Deschutes Our Beer Worth Earning is a unique and tasty offering from Deschutes Brewery, Chain Breaker White IPA. It’s brewed a lot like a standard Wit Beer, the popular Belgian style brewed with wheat, coriander and orange peel. But...
Brewery Tours

Brewery Tours

Touring Four Innovative California Breweries By Derrick Peterman There’s a revolution going on in this country–born largely in California–that has nothing to do with music, politics, or some insanely great gadget. It’s a revolution in beer, a beverage that’s existed...
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