Prost! River City Brewing – Sacramento, CA Rubicon Brewing, Sacramento, CA Random Acts of Beer Sociables – Turlock, CA Lagunitas Brewing – Petaluma, CA Tasters! Craft Beer Haul
Skál! Dust Bowl beer dinner Three guys on a pub crawl Rubicon IPA Looks like a commercial, huh?  :) Sociables Ale House - Just to be sociable! Waldo - need I say more?  :) Rubicon Brewing Company tasters Yummy bombers at my local market!
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

The annual release of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale signals the start of the holiday season for me! Celebration Ale is quite possible one of the best seasonal beers brewed annually. I can’t wait for this year’s release. info info

Sociables Ale House - Just to be sociable!

Sociables – Turlock, CA

My own personal brewpub is Sociables, in Turlock, CA. Sociables is the home of the Lazy Brewer. Sociables was named after my good friend, John Fitzgerald’s dad’s, favorite phrase. A full-blooded Brit, whenever asked if he’d like a beer, he always replied, “Well, just to be sociable!” Sociables always has at least eight, if not […]

Abita Turbo Dog Brown Ale, at The Merritt House

Beer in Monterey, CA

One of my favorite places in the world to enjoy beer is in Monterey, CA. The weather is wonderful, and we love to stay at The Merritt House. Many pubs are walking distance form the Merritt House, including my favorite British pub, Britannia Arms. Also stumbling distance away are Peter B’s Brewpub, Crown and Anchor […]

Three guys on a pub crawl

River City Brewing – Sacramento, CA

River City Brewing Company, in the Downtown Plaza Mall in Sacrament, CA, is a great place to grab an ale. My favorite activity is sitting in the patio and watching the world go by at the mall. RCB’s meals are some of the best pub food around! eroids domestic pentadex 300

Waldo - need I say more?  :)

Lagunitas Brewing – Petaluma, CA

Lagunitas Brewing Company makes some of the most aggressive beers out there – but with good balance. They tend to be our last stop, on the way home from a beer-infused Mendocino road trip. They have an amazing taphouse, connected to the brewery in Petaluma, CA. Their food also worthy of a visit, by itself. […]

Skál! Dust Bowl beer dinner


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My fav Dust Bowl ale, Red IPA!

Dust Bowl Brewing – Turlock, CA

Dust Bowl Brewing is my local. My watering hole. My home away from home. Several years back Don Oliver was a home brewer, just like me.  Then he hit it big in 2006, as one of the winners of the Samuel Adams Longshot American Homebrewer competition. Now he’s our local beer hero! His Galactic Wrath […]

Rubicon IPA

Rubicon Brewing, Sacramento, CA

Rubicon Brewing Company is always a destination when I’m in Sacramento, CA. They have such incredibly solid beers – not over the top – but carefully balanced and always fresh. Their pub food is second to none, and a Ruby Burger is always at the forefront for me when I pick up a Rubicon menu. […]


Valley Brewing – Stockton, CA

Valley Brewing Company was our main watering hole in Stockton, when we were following the Stockton Thunder, for several years. Sadly, their brewmaster, Steve Altimari departed for greener pastures and the quality of ales has declined, in my opinion. It’s been 2-3 years since we’ve been back, so it’s probably time for a visit. I […]