30 Second Beer Review – Starr Hill Festie

September 1, 2017 0

Over the past year, I had lost hope in Fest Beers, Oktoberfest beers, and the like. They were getting hoppy where hoppiness doesn’t belong. They were getting too sweet when overt sweetness doesn’t belong. In some cases, they were just poorly made and downright vegetal, and that flavor NEVER belongs. I’ve found the beer to save us all – Starr Read More

Sierra Nevada Partners with Mahrs Brau for 2016 Oktoberfest

April 29, 2016 0

SIERRA NEVADA PARTNERS WITH BAMBERG, GERMANY’S MAHRS BRÄU ON NEW OKTOBERFEST BEER Oktoberfest fall seasonal will feature a different German partner each yearChico, CA— April 26, 2016—Sierra Nevada is pleased to announce Bamberg, Germany’s Mahrs Bräu as their brewing partner for this year’s Oktoberfest seasonal beer. Released each fall, Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest collaborative seasonal will feature a different German brewery every Read More

17th Annual Charlotte Oktoberfest – One Girl’s Review

October 7, 2015 0

Every year for the past 17 years the Carolina Brewmasters home brew club hosts the Charlotte Oktoberfest. This is the perfect beer fest to end the season.  This year it was held at the NC Music Factory, a perfect place with plenty of free and ample parking. The Brewmasters are so well-organized that this festival has a sense of ease and Read More

Hold the Bacon: Beer and Vegetarianism

September 25, 2015 5

Beer and bacon! Beer and barbecue! Announcing our special beer dinner with four courses of pork! Sounds great, except … I don’t eat pork. Or any meat. Craft beer culture is in full swing, and with it is a heavy focus on meat. Beer festivals serve not only tasty brews, but an abundance of red meats and sausages. Beer pairing Read More

Sierra Nevada brews Oktoberfest with 600-year-old German brewery

July 2, 2015 0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On a trip to Germany this spring, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. finalized its inaugural partner, Augsburg’s Brauhaus Riegele, for a brand new Oktoberfest beer. Released each fall starting in 2015, the collaborative seasonal will feature a different German brewery every year. The partnership blends centuries of brewing tradition with modern spirit, giving craft drinkers the ultimate Oktoberfest, Read More

Local Beer Fests to Check Out

July 28, 2014 1

There’s nothing like a good craft beer festival to have a blast with friends as you sample some of the country’s finest brews! It’s a great way to discover and explore types of beer you may not be bold enough to try in a bar. Especially if you have to commit to a full pint. My favorite fests include music, Read More

Craft Beer 101: History of Oktoberfest

October 25, 2013 0

It’s freezing outside and fall is here! I’ve been sipping and sampling some of the fall beers available in our area for the sake of research — I swear. The nostalgia of the season combined with promises of pumpkin everything and Oktoberfest celebrations may just get you in the mood for our weather changes.

Fall Beers – Too Soon?

August 23, 2012 2

So, I’ve been seeing pumpkin beer pop up around my town, and I’ve also seen some backlash on my social media outlets. It’s August and pumpkin beers are now available. Is it too soon? The weather in my area is getting chilly in a hurry and I’m finding myself quite comfortable slumping into fall early, but others no so much. Read More

What to do When All Your Friends Wine

July 11, 2012 3

Let’s face it, it’s not that girls don’t drink beer, they do, but wine is by far the more popular beverage choice among the fairer sex. Often my gang of girls opt to bond over bottles of vino at happy hours, wine tasting, tours, and impromptu gatherings, so what’s a dedicated beer babe to do?