Saturday, April 9, 2011

Fundraiser for Bryan Stow

I found out about this event from fellow Bay Area Beer Blogger Better Beer Blog.  Peter does a fantastic job of organizing craft beer events as well as some fundraisers in the South Bay Area.  Not only am I a craft beer fan, I have been a die hard Giants fan since I could remember.  

This event is a fundraiser for Bryan Stow, a paramedic in Santa Clara county.  Bryan is currently in a medically induced coma after he was attacked by two Dodgers fans at Dodgers Stadium on opening day.  The two men that attacked him are currently at large.

The Tied House Brewery & Cafe will be hosting the event with the help of other bay area breweries.  All proceeds go to the Stow family.  Click on this link for event info on facebook.


954 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA 94041-1236
(650) 965-2739


Monday April, 11 from 6-10 PM


510 Brewing
Firehouse Brewery & Grill
Jack’s Brewing Company
Los Gatos Brewing Company
Rabbit’s Foot Meadery
Rock Bottom Brewery
Faultline Brewing
Tied House Brewery & Cafe


Just bring $15 and you get 3 tickets for 3 beers and appetizers.

Tell your friends, even if you not a Giants fan or your friends aren't craft beer fans.  This is a great chance to support a great cause. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Stone Old Guardian Belgo Barleywine

Oh Stone.  Why do you do what you do?  I really was excited about trying this Belgo Barleywine, under the assumption that it was special much like its Belgo IPA and yet I was very disappointed with this beer.  Over the years I have become accustomed to Stone pushing the style boundaries, and this was a total let down.  This was a good beer and yet a total let down.  It should be called Stone Old Guardian Dubble and I would love it, but it is not.

My other gripe would be why in the hell is there a paragraph on the back of the bottle describing it's inception.  I find myself attempting to read this long winded monstrosity and finding myself completely overwhelmed and frustrated.  You make good beer, we get it.  Save some ink and lose your pretentiousness. 

I think this was an ok beer, I could think of over a dozen Belgian Dubbles that I would rather drink.  Next time stick to what you are good at, strong beers and IPA's.  


malt 3
hops 3
heat 2
flavor 3
drink-ability 3
overall taste 3