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Elizabeth Street Brewery update

All,
As we dust ourselves off after another blow-out Super Bowl party at the Elizabeth Street Brewery, I need to give you all a few updates.

Firstly, thanks to the brewers who contributed to such a great event last weekend. Bryan, Patrick and Gabriel made unbelievable homebrews that I’m still getting great feedback from. Thanks too to the Cherry Voodoo team who brought a great collection of their beers for us all to try. Great stuff! We also served a cask of Imperial Jack and the “smaller” ESB it was based on Elizabeth Street Bitter (aka Grandpa Jack). I brewed both with the 21st Amendment crew in their brewery.

You can learn more about what Bryan is doing at Clara Street Brewing by checking out his blog. The Cherry Voodoo guys also are online here and here.

Strong Beer Month
Check out this pretty neat article out of the SF Guardian talking about the Strong Beer Month in general with a great one-line review of Imperial Jack: “Imperial Jack. This extra special bitter practically sings “Hail Britannia” on your tongue while waving the Union Jack.”: ARTICLE.

SF Beer Week
We’ve already established that I have the best wife on the planet – look at the pub she built for me in our home for proof. However, this Valentine’s weekend she is outdoing herself. According to Shaun O’Sullivan at the 21st Amendment, the guys at Fatted Calf are making some exclusive sausages for the “Brewers Sunday Tea” at the 21st Amendment on Valentine’s Day using our collaboration beer Imperial Jack as the beer ingredient. It’s happening from 11:30am – 3:30pm. Brewers from 21st Amendment, Elysian, Stone, Dogfish Head & Ninkasi will all be there and we’ll all be eating beer sausages containing our Imperial Jack. The reason Allie gets wife of the year is that it just so happens that this weekend is our annual retreat to Amador county with friends/family. She has told me to stay behind so I can attend the event and enjoy the beers/sausages. That is how I’m spending my Valentine’s Day. Care to join me?

Tonight however, Allie and I do get to enjoy each others company for a night out on the town. Homebrew Chef, Sean Z. Paxton, will be delivering a collaboration dinner of the highest caliber:

Acclaimed Homebrew Chef Sean Z. Paxton participates in San Francisco Beer Week to create a spectacle for the senses, pairing 8 innovative courses with 9 beers from Paso Robles’ Firestone Walker brewery and Belgium’s De Proef brewery ‘Signature Series”. Each collaborative course will showcase the playful & intricate flavors, textures and balance found in these remarkable beers and foods in a memorable, relaxed setting.

Learn more about it here. Hope to see you tonight!

For a full break down of the schedule of remaining events for SF Beer Week, please click HERE.

Pirate Cat Radio – Sound Bites podcast
Finally, the podcast episode I participated in with Bryan Hermannsson of Clara St. Brewing is now up on iTunes. It’s the Sound Bites podcast and it’s the most recent episode. (Dated 1/28/10).

Hope to see you out and about this weekend for the grand finale of SF Beer Week. Until then…

Cheers!
Richard.

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Hi Richard,
I heard about you guys on the morning news and I juuust moved to Noe Valley (from South Bay) 2 weeks ago. I have started to follow your twitter feed, but i wanted to know more about how to know when you are ‘open’ and how it all works. I am no brewer, but I enjoy good beer and good company!:) ..
Thanks!
Noopur

Posted by: Noopur Bakshi @ 11:26 am // February 17, 2010

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