Rosé Sauvage makes its return at Dionysus, Long Swim from KRBC is back on tap and in bottles later this week, Coronado Brewing does some pairing at Moo, and more On Tap This Week.
Tuesday 2/21 – The monthly home brewer’s meeting is this Tuesday at Temblor Brewing Company. Local homebrewers are encouraged to come discuss home brewing and bring a bottle of their own creation to share. The meeting is from 6 – 8 PM. Word on the street is that this week’s meeting will feature a lecture by renowned local home brewer John Agee.
Wednesday 2/22 – The weekly Steal the Glass event over at Eureka Burger starts at 6 pm. This week features Frootwood Fruit Beer by Founders Brewing Company. This light bodied cherry ale that weighs in at 8% ABV is part of their barrel aged series, aged in oak barrels that were previously filled with bourbon and maple syrup.
Saturday 2/25 – The first bottle release for Dionysus Brewing Company’s Olympus Barrel Society is this Saturday and features Rosé Sauvage a golden sour ale aged in French oak wine barrels for 7 months with fresh raspberries. Bottles are only for members of the society but the beer will be on tap all day for the public. The event runs from noon to 9 PM.
For Your Ears
Mash Time – A Brewing Podcast – A local station for discussing home brewing and craft beer, hosted by Stuart Hoetker and John Agee out of Bakersfield CA. Episode 14 with guest home brewer Tracy Burns-Lusich and some “super special guests” is their most recent release.
IPA Today Podcast – A local podcast critiquing beers and wasting time. Hosted by Kenny and Richie with frequent appearances by Uncle Frank and Joey. Episode 29 is Temblor Brewing Part Deux Part One. Be sure to refresh the page to get the audio bar.
Bakersfield Craft Beer Blogging
The Local Mash – A blog about the Author’s adventures in fermentation, beer brewing, and commercial beer reviews.
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The Full Pint brings us the results of The Bistro DIPA Festival and Kern River Brewing got an honorable mention for their Oh-so Mainey DIPA: SF Beer Week ’17 – The Bistro in Hayward Double IPA Festival Recap
Get your tickets for the 3rd Annual Country and Craft Beer Festival at all three Lengthwise locations (cash only) and online. The event will be held April 1st at Central Park at Mill Creek. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to win tickets. This year’s list of participating breweries should be up on their website sometime this week.
The 5th Annual Bakersfield Craft Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, May 13th this year at the CSUB Amphitheater. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to win tickets to this year’s event.
Craft Tap House is a verified venue on Untappd where you can see their current tap list. A couple notables are: Oceanside Ale Works Pirate's Cove IPA, Knee Deep Brewing Stoutella Milk Stout, Alpine Beer Company Singled Out w/Mosaic IPA, Pizza Port Swami’s IPA, KRBC Fishin’ in the Dark Stout, and Bootleggers Brewery Mint Chocolate Porter. On deck, we can expect: High Water Brewing Aphotic Imperial Porter and Knee Deep Aviator Series Galaxy on Fire IPA.
Speaking of Untappd, they recently released a new version of their app. It’s very busy with lots of options. It certainly takes some getting used to but should prove a better experience once you get used to it. If you don’t have the app, check it out here. It’s a great way to keep track of what you’ve had.
Bottles of Local Craft Beer Snobs IPA will be available soon. They should start showing up on shelves around March 3rd starting with a day one bottle release party at Imbibe Wine and Spirits. Check out the event on Facebook. Hop Drizzle 2.0 is currently in the fermenters up in Tehachapi. This version is less cloudy, designed for the BJCP look required for the LA IPA Festival. Keep an eye out for Cali Cloud a hazy IPA ready to compete with all those East Coast can beers everybody is talking about.
Temblor Brewing should have Rhapsody in Red Hoppy Red Ale back on tap early this week. On Monday they will release One Hit Wonder Ramble On DIPA which was brewed with Dave and Lizzy the traveling brewers of Dave and Lizzy Brew American. On deck on the One Hit Wonder system are a British IPA and a white IPA. Those should go on tap mid-March.
Five-gallon kegs are now available to the public over at the Lengthwise Brewery. They’ve also recently purchased a 12 oz. bottling line to do all the bottling in house. In a couple of months expect to see the Rye IPA, White IPA, and the Coffee Stout all available in six packs. Rye and White IPA will also be available in 22 oz. bottles by the end of the month. In non-beer news, they are working on a Nitro cold brewed coffee using their fresh roasted beans.
Kern River Brewing Long Swim DIPA will be on tap later this week and will be bottled soon for the first time! Eddy Flower Triple IPA at 11.6% ABV includes Eureka and Citra hops is expected to go on tap soon. Also, soon to arrive on tap is Igor Unchained Russian Imperial Stout which is the first of their new Wild & Scenic Series that will eventually feature limited bottled sours and barrel aged beers. Sours from this line will start showing up late spring.
It’s great to see Johnny Garlic's at the Market Place get into the craft beer event scene. This last Thursday they featured KRBC in a tap takeover and steal the glass. The management looks to be focusing on the craft aspect of beer and seems to be primed to rotate the taps and bring more local weekly beer events.
Imbibe Wine and Spirits has cans of Tioga Sequoia Rush Hour Breakfast Stout, Tioga Sequoia Tecumseh Imperial IPA, Ale Smith IPA and Ale Smith Speedway Stout.
Cans are showing up at G.M. Liquor too. Pizza Port Swami’s IPA, KRBC Just Outstanding IPA, Rogue 6 Hop IPA, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, and the above mentioned Tioga Sequoia cans.
Save Mart has all kinds of new Stone Brewing bottles available including a new IPA variety pack. Alpine Beer Company Windows Up, a west coast IPA is available in six packs.
There are still a few tickets left for the Meet Your Brewer event on March 4th at the Lengthwise Brewery. This event will feature a dinner and the beers of our local brewers: Lengthwise, Kern River, Temblor, Dionysus, and Local Craft Beer. Get your tickets here before it’s too late. They will sell out.