Strong Beer

April 27, 2011

Tap This: Stag Dining’s Brewmasters Dinner with Magnolia (SF)

by CJ Mattiola

If you are not convinced that beer pairings work with upscale dining, this post may change your mind. Recently I attended an amazing event put on by Stag Dining Group who partnered with Magnolia Brewery to create The Brewmasters Dinner. Stag Dining Group puts on communal dinners while partnering with vineyards, hunters, musicians–this time they […]

February 19, 2011

Umamimart Happy Hour: Strong Beers at Magnolia Pub (SF)

by Kayoko Akabori

Let’s end February with a heavily hungover BANG! and guzzle down as much as we can, while we can, of San Francisco’s Strong Beer Month. Please join the Bay Area Umamimart crew (Yoko, CJ + myself) on Sunday 2/27 at 3pm, as we will be posted at Magnolia Pub for some epic beers. I am […]

February 11, 2011

Tap This: Strong Beer Month 2011 – The Best of Beers (SF)

by CJ Mattiola

As you might expect after seeing my last post on Strong Beer Month, I went on quite a bender last week and tried out all six strong beers at Magnolia and five out of six at 21st Amendment. Last night, I had the final hole punched (the Lord and Master, from 21st Amendment) in my Strong Beer […]

December 17, 2010

Tap This: Holiday Brews

by CJ Mattiola

Ahhh the holidays! For me the time between Thanksgiving and New Years is always a huge rush. There’s always year end stuff to wrap up for work, on top of all the shopping and traveling. It can really burn you out. But every year I do look forward to taking a break and bellying up […]

July 22, 2010

Umamiventure #27: The Trappist (OAK)

by Kayoko Akabori

Met up with fellow Umamimartians last week at The Trappist, a Belgian beer bar in “Old” Oakland, downtown. I made SF folks come out to the East Bay– and they actually did! On a school night! Such trickery. The thing is, The Trappist is so much more than just a specialty beer bar. Oh, so […]

July 7, 2010

Heads-Up! – Umamiventure #27: The Trappist (OAK)

by Kayoko Akabori

Can we just be lazy this month and have a low-key Umamiventure? YES! Let’s meet at The Trappist Belgian beer bar in downtown Oakland for their Taco Tuesday, next 7/13 at 7pm. Yes, SFers, I’m asking you to trek over the bridge. Deal with it. The Trappist is awesome. They have nearly 30 different beers […]

May 7, 2010

Tap This: Fuck Idaho (A Strong Brown Ale)

by CJ Mattiola

First of all, I have no issues with Idaho. Matter of fact, I have never even been to the state. However, if it were not for the hatred my friend Stanton developed for the state as he was stuck there for almost 2 years on a project, my first strong beer may not have been […]