Lanespliter in Emeryville now serving beer!

In celebration I’ll be down there tonight at 6:30 pm with the Giant Iron Snail art car the Golden Mean

Emeryville est. 2010
3645 San Pablo Ave., Emeryville
*** SEE YOU SOON ***

Lagunitas Beer Circus this Sunday

The Boiler Bar Stage and dancing girls will be there in all our glory for you to enjoy the toil of our performance and perfection.

The Giant Iron Snail will be on guard letting you enjoy in the comforts of her insides. Musical performance, dancing carnies, frolicking trollops, and loose wallets just to grease the fun. Come and enjoy our company and we yours!

Lagunitas Beer Circus

Beerlesque Fest Feb 12th 2010

The Boiler Bar Performers Headline for the very first time, in the Historic Petaluma Hotel, in front of a live crowd,  in the tradition of those who work so hard, for the honor of drinking Lagunitas beer. Please join us for entertainment the likes we have never seen before!

See with you own untrained eye the wondrous snake charming Queen Tansy
Squirm with trepidation as Mitara balances live cold beer on her head.
Wince and tap your toes to JD’s Accordion wonders
Glue your eyes to Beauty of Jodi’s Eastern accents
And just try to keep up with dyslexia ramblings of yours truly

Dress the part and make us Eastbainians feel at home!


205 Kentucky Street (beneath the historic Petaluma Hotel)
Petaluma, CA, 94952

Phone: (707) 763-6700

Winter Brews Festival Sat Jan 30th 2010

The Giant Iron Snail Car the Golden Mean will be at the Winter Brews festival Sat.

stop by the snail with a beer and say hi.

BN Winter Brews Festival 2010

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

The Brewing Network hosts first annual Winter Brews Festival, January 30,
at Linden Street Brewery-Oakland

While Bay Area residents commiserate in a collective shiver at current winter temperatures, the East Bay based craft beer radio company, the Brewing Network, is finalizing plans for its first annual Winter Brews Festival to revive listeners, locals, and brewers from their wintery slumber to enjoy seasonal brews from more than 30 world class breweries.

The Brewing Network Winter Brews Festival will be held at the newly opened Linden St. Brewery in Oakland on Saturday, January 30, 2010, and will feature a wide variety of winter warmers and unique innovations from some of the best brewers in the Bay Area and beyond.

Partnering with Linden St. Brewery in Oakland, this festival combines the love of seasonal beers with the enthusiasm of the local craft beer scene. With barrels from breweries such as Russian River, Firestone Walker, the 21st Amendment, Speakeasy, Linden St., Moonlight Brewing, Magnolia, and many more, this Winter Brews Fest promises to provide big, malty beers to ignite the taste buds of beer lovers, new and experienced.

Hot food and live music will round out the festival, which will run from 1pm to 8pm. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Where: Linden St. Brewery, 95 Linden St. Suite 7/8, Oakland CA. 94607

When: Saturday, January 30th, 1 – 8pm

Cost: $25 at the door = 9oz Commemorative glass & 5 pours. Additional tix are 3 for $5

Participating Breweries:

21st Amendment, Speakeasy, Iron Springs, Lagunitas, Moylan’s, Marin, Russian River, Firestone Walker, Linden St, Magnolia, Triple Rock, Drake’s, Odonata, Valley Brewing CO., The Bruery, Gordon Biersch, Ale Industries, Firehouse Grill, Stone, Deschutes, Rogue, EJ Phair, Schooner’s, Elysian, Alaskan, Black Diamond, Pacific Coast, Two Rivers Cider, Uncommon Brewers, Moonlight, Drake’s, Black Diamond, Jack’s, Green Flash, Bear Republic, New Belgium, Ninkasi, Shmaltz,


Celebrating with the Homebrew Chef, Sean Paxton

As well as food provided by our friends and beer bbq masters @ Emergency BBQ!

Click here for driving directions and more

Snail Happy Hour @ Cafe Biere

Zolie and I stopped by Cafe Biere for their BBQ and  beer tasting  happy hour last night. The normal fair there is Belgium with a Latin flavor. Great fries, mussels and spicy dips!  They had BBQ set up at the curb and Zolie and I shared the most wonderful plate of fresh roasted corn on the cob, ribs and a baked patatoe. Yum!

I got to sample a few beers, but my favorite was the “Black Oil”

Harviestoun Ola Dubh (30 Year Old) Ola Dubh (or ‘Black Oil’) is a collaboration between Harviestoun Brewery and Highland Park, Distiller of the Year. It is based on Harviestoun’s award-winning Old Engine Oil. With more than a stylistic nod to the classic Imperial Porters (and Stouts) of the nineteenth century, this deliciously rich, dark, 8% a.b.v. beer is the first ale to be aged in malt whisky casks from a named distillery and, with traceable casks.

I will be back there again especially for the happy hour beer and conversation with the locals.


Lagunitas Brewery

I went by Lagunitas brewery to talk to them about adding some metal art to their walls today and took some great pictures of the equipment around the facility.

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