Mammoth Festival of Beers – 2012 – Day 1

Posted by Darryl | Craft Beer, Festivals | Posted on August 4th, 2012

I love US Highway 395. Not only is it one of the most diverse highways in California, cutting through the Mojave Desert, Owens Valley, and Eastern Sierras, but once a year one of its many destinations is the Bluesapalooza festival in the town of Mammoth; also known as the Mammoth Festival of Beers. A 4 day event, with the Grand Tasting on Saturday, the festival brings together great musicians in a beautiful mountain setting, along with some of the best craft brewers in the business; 64 of them signed-up prior to the start of the event. CONTINUE READING THE FULL POST

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IPA Day – 2011

Posted by Darryl | Bars, Breweries & Alehouses, Educate Me, Holidays, IPA, Tastings | Posted on August 5th, 2011

IPA day handoutYesterday, August 4, 2011 was the first international IPA Day. I’m fairly certain that the United Nations weren’t involved in passing any kind of resolution to enact a holiday, and I suspect it’s not going to show up on the puppy/kitten calendar that you’re gonna buy at the mall in October. This “holiday” was inspired by similar events in the wine world and brought into our world of beer by The Beer Wench (@TheBeerWench) & Ryan Ross (@RyanARoss). After you’re done reading about how I celebrated observed the holiday, you can pop over to The Wench’s blog and read about how the idea came about at bit.ly/ipaday_info. CONTINUE READING THE FULL POST

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