Sonoma Beerocrats Sensory Tasting

Last month the Sonoma Beerocrats meeting was all about the funk. 24 unique flavors of it. Byron Burch, Sonoma Beerocrat founder and 1986 Homebrewer of the year, led the club through the Siebel Institute Sensory Training kit. The kits are comprised of small vials that you add to a neutral beer then taste. Over the […]

Sonoma Beerocrats Picnic

Last night Lagunitas Brewing Company opened up their employee lounge and beer garden for the Sonoma Beerocrats annual picnic. Eryn and I headed down with a couple of homebrews and hoping to have a good time. We had a great time! The folks at Lagunitas were happy to share the amazing beers they are crafting and hanging up in the lounge was a blast. After tasting through a few of the beers on tap we headed down to the beer garden for the BBQ and to taste a few things other people brought. We ended up befriending a group of folks who were out from New Zealand and tasting through a few beers they brought with them. Afternoon quickly turned to night and the picnic came to a close way to quickly. When you combine great beers, new friends and a whole lot of fun you really can’t go wrong. Do we have a date set for next year yet?

Sonoma Beerocrats – Iron Brewer

The Sonoma Beerocrats Iron Brewer competition took place at Cahill Winery in Sebastopol on January 16th, 2011. This is a short montage of the event. Music: Loud Pipes by Ratatat