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Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown Ale 2010 Video Beer Review

Here in the sun-drenched fields of California’s North Valley, the black soil is rich with promise. In winter, rows of barley seed are laid in the freshly tilled dirt. In spring, trellises are set for hops. From our fields comes a remarkable homegrown ale, made with organic wet hops and barley grown at our brewery here in Chico and one of the few estate-made ales produced anywhere in the world! This Estate Ale is rich with the flavors of the valley—featuring hops with earthy, grapefruit-like flavors and layered spicy aromas and barley with mild sweetness and smooth, toasted flavors. Together, these crops grow alongside the brewery to make a truly unique brew. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Week’s Beer Garden Festival 2010

San Diego beer week has come and gone but fortunately for us Ryan was able to capture the highlights of this years closing Beer Garden Festival at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. This is the official closing event of San Diego Beer Week. This event brings together the best of San Diego craft beer with food from amazing local chefs. Each admission includes unlimited tasters of beer and food. Each brewery will be paired with a local chef to create a truly unique and delicious beer and food pairing event. San Diego is home to more than 35 brew houses and has gained an international reputation for brewing award-winning beers. The city’s breweries recently brought home more medals at the 2010 World Beer Cup than the traditional beer countries of England, Germany, and Belgium combined and won 15 medals at the Great American Beer ... Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop IPA Video Beer Review

This is the final entry in the BGN “wet hop ale” week. This beer kind of surprised me in both good and bad ways. See what I had to say about Port’s High Tide Fresh Hop IPA.Our version of a seasonal IPA brewed and dry hopped with freshly harvested Centennial and Simcoe flower hops. Read More »

Boulevard Brewing Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale | Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 125

This is easily one of the best if not the best American brewed Saison on the market. Bright, crisp and Belgian in all the right places. Most breweries have at least one piece of equipment that’s just a bit persnickity. Here at Boulevard it’s fermenter number seven, the black sheep of our cellar family. Ironically, when our brewers were developing variations on a traditional Belgian-style farmhouse ale, the perfect combination of elements came together in that very vessel. You could call it fate, but they called it Tank 7, and so it is. Beginning with a flavorful surge of fruity aromatics and hoppy, grapefruit notes (Amarillo hops), this complex, straw-colored ale finishes long, dry and spicy. Read More »

Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf | Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 124

This was the first beer that really just slaughtered my pallet afterwards. Ive had many beers that threatened that but none have lived up to the name until now! A massive IPA that will leave your palate it’s hapless victim. Scorched earth is our brewery policy. 100IBU 9%ABV Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin Video Beer Review

A Rich oatmeal stout to be released October 1st 2010. Velvet Merlin is also partially blended with Merlin that has been aged in bourbon barrels for a year. The aging adds even more complexity to this very rich beer. The use of US grown Fuggles gives the perfect hop flavor to this exceptionally well-balanced beer. Velvet Merlin will be available on draft and in six packs along the West Coast in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Nevada. Read More »