Category Archives: Good Old Days

Blast From the Past: June 2007

Prowling through the archives just now looking for a post I vaguely remember which, if it exists, has some information that would brighten up a column I am trying to write, I ran across this instead. Enjoy. Or ignore. Whatever … Continue reading

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That time I went to Germany with a bunch of beer people and had dinner 300 meters underground.

Here’s a another blast from the past out of the Liquid Diet archives. This is what happened one day in 2003 while I was traveling with a group of beer wholesalers and other media on a tour provided by importer … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to that beer I liked last time I was here?

Harry Schuhmacher got me thinking with these remarks in this morning’s edition of Beer Business Daily: After attending the Craft Brewers Conference and talking with many big and small and tiny brewers this week in Philly, a few things occurred to me: … Continue reading

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One long ago day at Monk’s.

I just posted a quite good story about Russian River’s Vinnie & Natalie Cilurzo on the Facebook page of The Beer Yard. You can go read it there or go to it directly here. In so doing, I was reminded … Continue reading

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The Nostalgia Series: Every Day Is April Fool’s Day (Beer Yard 2010 – 2011)

Long ago and far away, when we were young and excited and could all laugh at one another, April 1 was always a special day at the Beer Yard website (as it was and still is for many others), and … Continue reading

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The Nostalgia Series: (Liquid Diet “Best of…” 2009)

(Over the years, I have written my account of the beginning of the good beer revolution in this part of the world in many articles and venues. Here’s what I was thinking six years ago. One of a set, collect … Continue reading

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The Nostalgia Series: Every Day Is April Fool’s Day (Beer Yard 2007)

Long ago and far away, when we were young and excited and could all laugh at one another, April 1 was always a special day at the Beer Yard website (as it was and still is for many others), and … Continue reading

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The Nostalgia Series: Every Day Is April Fool’s Day (Beer Yard 2007)

Long ago and far away, when we were young and excited and could all laugh at one another, April 1 was always a special day at the Beer Yard website (as it was and still is for many others), and … Continue reading

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The Nostalgia Series: (Ale Street News 2003)

A Visit to Anderson Valley By Jack Curtin Crazy Bob was behind the counter at Horn of Zeese (cup of coffee), a small dining establishment in Boonville, Cal., where we were having breakfast after a long night’s drinking with Fal … Continue reading

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The Nostalgia Series: Every Day Is April Fool’s Day (Beer Yard 2006)

Long ago and far away, when we were young and excited and could all laugh at one another, April 1 was always a special day at the Beer Yard website (as it was and still is for many others), and … Continue reading

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