Dionysus heads to Eureka to pair beer and food and releases a pair of bottles at the brewery, Centro 18 pairs beer and tacos, get your tickets for the Tehachapi Mountain Beer and Wine Fest, and more On Tap This Week.
On Tap This Week
A look at the future, one week at a time.
Tuesday 6/27 – Dionysus Brewing Company is the featured brewery at this week’s Beer Dinner at Eureka Burger! This five-course meal pairs some of Eureka’s delicious food with five beers from Dionysus starting at 7 pm. Get your tickets now at Eventbrite. $45
Here’s the lineup:
Shishito Peppers tobiko/lemon - paired with Guava Berlinersfield
Mahi Mahi Taco Blackened sautéed Mahi Mahi / avocado tomatillo/cabbage/mango salsa - paired with Perpetual Haze NE IPA
Rice Noodle Shrimp Salad arugula/carrot/ bell pepper/cucumber/peanuts/ginger-sesame dressing - paired with Super Funkadelic Gose
Pan Seared Salmon sauvignon blanc sautéed salmon/vegetable medley/avocado/arugula/lemon vinaigrette - paired with Saisonic with Lemon Peel
Bourbon Barrel Cake candied pecans/caramel/vanilla bean ice cream - paired with Cocoa Milk Stout
Tuesday 6/27 – Centro 18 Cuisine and Lounge brings us their monthly Gourmet Tacos and Craft Beer Tasting. Held on the last Tuesday of every month, the event features all you can eat tacos and limitless beer samples from 6 – 8 pm. This Tuesday they are recapping the last three months featured breweries: Temblor Brewing Company, Lengthwise Brewing Company, and Santa Maria Brewing Company. Get your tickets online, by phone (661) 493-0177, or at the door. $25
Tuesday 6/27 – The Brews and Bites beer dinner featuring Anderson Valley Brewing at The Padre Hotel was canceled. No word on why it was canceled but this has happened before due to lack of interest.
Wednesday 6/21 – Wednesday is Flights and Bites night at Moo Creamery. The pairing starts at 4 pm and goes until 9 pm. $32
Saturday 7/1 – Double bottle release! Dionysus Brewing Company is releasing Perpetual Haze NE IPA and Berlinersfield with Pink Guava to the public on Saturday at 12 pm. The limit for Perpetual Haze, released in 750 ml bottles, will be announced the day of the event. Berlinersfield, in 750 ml bottles, will be limited to 4 bottles per person. Perpetual Haze - $9BOTTLE Berlinersfield - $12BOTTLE
Drink like a Local
Catching up with our local breweries.
Congratulations to Temblor Brewing recently announced as 2017 small business of the year for California’s 34th district. Bourbon Barrel Aged Pierce Road Oatmeal Stout is available on tap at the brewery and in bottles. Streets of Bakersfield IPA is available in six packs of cans around town and the brewery and new One Hit Wonder, Zero IBU IPA is available on tap at the brewery.
Fresh Just Outstanding IPA cans from Kern River Brewing were packaged on 6/20. Keep an eye out for those around town. Chuuurch! IPA, the collaboration with Churchill's Pub in San Marcos, is back on tap at the brewery. Hops in this 7.6% beer are Mosaic, Amarillo, and Citra.
10 Haze Commandments from Local Craft Beer Tehachapi is currently available around town and at the brewery in bottles. It’s Hyuge Ne TIPA is in the fermenter, expected to come out July 11th. A Draft batch of The Hype is Real is in the fermenter and The Passion of the Juice comes out next weekend.
For Your Ears
Podcasts are the future of entertainment (said someone in 2004).
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 20 see’s the triumphant return of co-host John and special guest, Sean Vansickel a local brewer, adept in the art of bottle conditioning for his second appearance on the show. Stuart juggles mic work and brewing duties as they attempt a stout with bananas in the mash.
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 47 features Joey and his haul from Manrock Brewing in Grover Beach.
The Perfect Pour Podcast – Check out this Fresno-based craft beer podcast that recently hit 200 episodes. Hosted by Nick, Matt, and Mikey with bumper music by Sunburns, their content certainly has a Fresno focus but there’s lots of relevant beer talk, beer tasting, beer news, listener voicemails, and the occasional beer celebrity guest. It’s a well-executed, organized podcast that is entertaining and informative. Episode 205 looks out for beer, wonders where the Stone is in Fresno, updates us on Zack’s Brewing progress, talks loop holes and rules, tastes some Walter Craft Beer Salt, and lots more. Keep up the good work guys.
Bakersfield Beer Blogging
An elite society, currently consisting of three.
The Local Mash – A blog about the Author’s adventures in fermentation, beer brewing and commercial beer reviews. Follow him on Facebook for updates. Check out The Local Mash on Instagram and the new Suggested Links section. He recently reviewed Temblor Brewing’s new One Hit Wonder: Zero IBU IPA.
L.A. Ramos – Follow this local beer reviewer on Instagram. The vids are short, entertaining, and informative. His enthusiasm for the beer he’s drinking is infectious and makes you want to run out and grab one. A good portion of the beers he’s reviewed are available locally so it’s certainly a good resource. Check out L.A. Ramos and his nice wood fence. A Recent recommendation from L.A Ramos: Mikkeller Brewing San Diego Beer Geek Breakfast Oatmeal Stout. Thanks for “getting us faded”!
Drink all the beers, four ounces at a time.
This year’s Tehachapi Mountain Beer and Wine Fest is scheduled for July 15th from 4 pm – 8 pm at Benz Visco Sports Park. Craft beer, wine, live music (Mento Buru), good food, and a cool breeze are featured at this event. Get your tickets for this event online. $55GENERAL $100VIP $75 - $150RVPARKING
Bottles and Cans (Just Clap Your Hands)
Pictures of packaged beers in their natural habitat from the last week.
Check out these progress photos from Bakersfield Beer Company's Facebook page.
I’m sure there is plenty more to talk about that I missed. Send me a message if you have something that needs to be included next week or have a beer related event you want to promote.