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Imperial Jack wins Gold Medal at World Beer Cup 2010

All, Well, I’m still feeling numb from the whole experience in Chicago last week but the capper to it all was that the Imperial ESB called “Imperial Jack” named after my late Grandfather, that I brewed with the good folks at 21st Amendment Brewery, won Gold in the Other Strong Beer category at the World […]


Filed: Beer Industry, Events, Marketing

The Gourdians & Rick Nielsen Play a Cheap Trick on the Folks at Craft Brewers Conference 2010

OK gang, I realize I’m a bit delayed on getting updates out to folks from the 2010 Craft Brewer’s Conference in Chicago. Hoping you can all cut me some slack because it’s learning by day, drinking by night. However, as I continue to edit and upload videos from the events here, I felt it necessary […]


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Elizabeth Street Brewery Named “Best Secret Spot” in the Bay Area

All, As most of you know by now, yesterday the ESB was featured on NBC Bay Area as “Best Secret Spot” in the Bay Area. It was pretty funny to have TV cameras in the pub for a second time in the past 5 years… as I’ve been telling my wife since the spot aired […]


Filed: ESB Background, Events, Marketing

ESB open on 12/5/09 – Serving our newest brew

All, Just a quick update to let you know that we’ll be opening up the doors for 4 hours on Saturday from Noon – 4pm. We’ll be serving 3 beers for your enjoyment: Daddy’s Chocolate Milk, Quincy’s Winter Warmer and we’ll be pouring – for the first time ever – Grandpa Jack Ale in honor […]


Filed: Brewing, Events, Marketing, Operations

The Elizabeth Street Brewery at the GABF

Well, gang. I’m typing this from our “pub garden”, with the Sunday evening NFL game about to start. Our kids are playing here in the backyard and I’m wondering if the last three days in Denver really happened. Thankfully, I have the video footage to prove that it did. You already saw what happened on […]


Filed: Beer Industry, Brewing, ESB Background, Events, Marketing

Elizabeth Street Brewery arrives at the GABF

Well gang, We made it. Our first day of our first ever Great American Beer Festival was indeed a memorable one. As we approached the Convention Center (a short 2-block walk from our hotel) the energy was building and more and more beer bellies were coming into view. A wonderful site. The line for the […]


Filed: Beer Industry, Events, Marketing

INPUT NEEDED: What should we brew next?

As you know, we pride ourselves on being a pub “for the people, by the people.” With that in mind, we’re going to start taking brew polls to determine what gets brewed at the pub from time to time. This week’s poll gives you three decidedly different brews to choose from. Polls close later this […]


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Pro-Am Beer Night at the Trappist

A Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Pro-Am tasting was recently held at the Trappist in Oakland. Of the 73 Pro-Am entries for this year’s GABF, 8 of them were made in California, 6 of which were available last Thursday – including ours. It was a great event and it was especially cool to meet the […]


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ESB on Cask at 21st Amendment Brewpub

All, We are very excited to let you know that the ESB we brewed with Jesse Houck and Shaun O’Sullivan at the 21st Amendment Brewpub and Restaurant is now on tap at their brewery. The beer has been on tap since Monday, August 31. It should be there for another 2 weeks so get down […]


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Good Beer & Great Music – All Served up for you!!

All, For those of you that have been following the ESB since the beginning, you’ll know that our unofficial house band is The Famous (we even emptied our front room one New Years Eve and they performed live to welcome the New Year). Unfortunately, we don’t have a license that allows us to book live […]


Filed: Brewing, ESB Background, Events, Marketing

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