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New Year…New Brew!

SLO Brew luncheon

Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope yours started well.  Mine started with a lovely luncheon in the old SLO Brew building to introduce us to the new plans and a tour of the new SLO Brew space in the historic Carissa Building. The SLO Brew has been a staple on the Central Coast since 1988, and was one of the very first micro breweries in the U.S., it’s been a restaurant, brewery and concert venue ever since. At its peak it produced 30,000 barrels of various beers and was distributed to 39 states. As with all things in life the Brew has to grow and evolve, so now it has new owners and is in the middle of a re-brand and expansion. Read more…

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The Rooster hangs 24!

We’ve all heard of winemaker dinners and wine and food pairings but with all the great Craft breweries popping up, so are the beerbrewer dinners and beer and food pairings. As you know I’ve really started getting into the Craft beer experience as a result of SLO Craft Beer week, and the other night attended our first beerbrewer’s dinner put on by Hangar 24 Brewery in conjunction with Central Coast Distributing (CCD) at Rooster Creek a local restaurant. Located in Redlands, California, Hangar 24 is named for the hangar that owner and master brewer Ben Cook, used to visit with friends to share his home-brewed beer, and banter about aviation after an afternoon of flying. Since then, he’s opened his own brewery and created some unusual beers and delicious ales. Read more…

Hog Heaven at Bacon & Barrels

These are probably two of my favorite words in the whole English Language, besides words like Love and Peace.  As I told the organizer, this was one of the most brilliantly named events I’ve ever heard, everything explained in two simple words…Bacon & Barrels. And really after that what else needs to be said? I was eagerly anticipating this event, and apparently I wasn’t the only one, when tickets went on sale for the July 19-21 2013 event on April 1st, it sold out within 2 weeks. Read more…

Halter’s, Forks and Corks!!!

Happening July 6th 4-8 at Halter Ranch!

Produced by American General Media Radio Group, and hosted by Halter Ranch in Paso Robles, the Forks and Corks Festival this up coming weekend on July 6th, is shaping up to be quite an event! On the docket? Well lets start with all things “cork’d” (in a good way) being served and by that I mean we are talking whiskey, gin, wine, port, beer, hard ciders, champagne and more! Then the participating local chefs and restaurants will be challenged to come up with wonderful food and dishes to pair. But there is a catch, they can only use a BBQ pit to cook it all in, and they can only use fruits and veggies, such as avocados, peaches, cherries, olives etc. as garnishes.

This will be the first annual and the event is put on to support the MUST! Charities Organization, a community oriented non profit sector that brings help and hope to those in need. In addition to all the great food and booze, there will be live art being produced and exhibited and some terrific bands rotating on the stage to keep everyone in the groove mood.

So come on out with us and enjoy this “Pit to Plate” and all things “cork’d” event on July 6th from 4-8pm at Halter Ranch winery. Tickets are still available for purchase and are priced as follows:  Halter Club Members Discount $60pp, general Public $70pp, and Industry Discount $50 pp.

“Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

Cheers!

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Next great event coming up is Seven Sisters Fest July 12-13 2013

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Arts and Draughts, and a Kegger…

BEERFEST

The 27th annual California Festival of Beers is one of the largest and oldest beer festivals in California. Dozens of breweries from around the country and the world converge on San Luis Obispo to introduce and pay tribute to beers, ales, lagers and stouts. This event had humble beginnings starting in the back parking lot of a local pub and growing into an institution well-known to the locals as Beerfest, and which garners 3000+ attendees. The California Festival of Beers is put on annually to benefit Hospice SLO, a local, volunteer grief counseling and non-profit association that has been providing compassionate care and helping those dealing with grief since 1977. Read more…

99 taps of beer on the wall

1 week, many beers!

As a blogger and very fortunate member of the ShareSLO2013 “street team” I was lucky enough to garner an invite to attend San Luis Obispo’s American Craft Beer Week.  Normally it is a week-long national celebration of craft beer, the definition of which is small, independently-owned commercial breweries, some you may have heard of like Sierra Nevada or Lagunitas, others you may have not like Lost Abbey and The Bruery. The San Luis Obispo event however kicked off on May 11th for 9 glorious beer-filled days and I was going to do my very best to go to as many events as possible! After all how could I report back if I didn’t dive head first into the brew? For you my friends I have made this sacrifice. I will say there was a lot of beer and a lot of tasting/drinking so to discuss every beer I ingested would put the encyclopedia Brittanica to shame. Though it’s still going to be a long post (the event was a week long after all), I’m focusing mainly on the beers I really liked. So grab a brewski and sit down for a good long read! Read more…

It’s a Pass-tee not paste-y! :)

There is this little spot on Chorro St. in San Luis Obispo that brings a wee bit o’ the Emerald Isle and England to the Central Coast. Slo Pasty Co. serves up little meat pies of goodness. Pasties are a pastry filled with meats and vegetables (almost like a stew with less liquid) that became popular in the 1700s and again with the tin Miners of the 19th century, because they were nutritious, portable and most importantly- filling. Nowadays, Read more…

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