Another Halloween scare

“Candles aren’t just for gals, you know. Guys will love the fresh brewery fragrance that smells just like a cold one. Full scent concentration used throughout, so the candle smells just as good each time you burn it.”

Community + Beer =

…even better beer! One of my favorite beer websites is Thank Heaven for Beer. They have great reviews every Saturday that personally help me evaluate beers better. But they also go the extra mile to create a community of like minded beer lovers, click HERE to read part 1 of their shout outs to great beer websites.

Julius Echter

If you are still in need of Oktoberfest style beers, this new entrant has what you are looking for…
Julius Echter

They have a pretty good German Hefe as well as pils and a dark beer. Plus they have been around forever while most of the other breweries in Franconia have gone under.

Full Throttle Bottles

I love highlighting people who get us the great beer. Seattle has great places including today’s entry…
“Full Throttle Bottles is a specialty beer and wine shop located in the historic and industrial Georgetown Neighborhood. We specialize in unique and unusual alcoholic beverages from across the country and around the world. With over 600 types of local and international beer in stock (with more coming every week), we provide a selection from pale lagers to extreme IPAs.”

News from The Bruery

If you like joining clubs and getting special benefits…
“Memberships on Sale Soon!
The Bruery Reserve Society is a revered group of beer enthusiasts who wish to gain access to the most esoteric beers The Bruery has to offer. In this inaugural year, we’ll be offering 400 memberships to the Reserve Society. Reserve Society members will have first pick at special releases. There will be releases that will only be available to Reserve Society members. As an inaugural member, you’ll also have the first right of refusal to join in 2011.
Reserve Society registration will begin in person on Tuesday, October 27th at 6 PM. In person registration will continue during tasting room hours (Friday & Saturday, 4 PM – 10 PM, Sunday, 12 PM – 6 PM). Registration through our website ( will begin Friday, October 30th. The registration period will close on December 31st, 2009, or when all memberships have been sold.
Cost: $195
– At the time of signing up, the first 250 to join the Reserve Society will receive Barrel Aged Partridge in a Pear Tree (only 290 bottles produced), White Oak, and Saison Rue. The last 150 to join will receive Barrel Aged Autumn Maple, White Oak, and Saison Rue.

– Reserve Society Zip Hoodie (available in early January)
– Reserve Society Zip Hoodie (available in early January)

– Entrance for two to the Reserve Society Initiation Celebration (scheduled for early January)

– Access to Reserve Society-only events (barrel tastings, release parties; additional charges may apply)

– Access to purchase special bottle release allocations (in person or through our website; allocations only for Reserve Society members. Bottle limits will vary from release to release.)

– Shipping of allocated beers (shipping cost not included, will ship only within CA)

– 15% off all tasting room and Bruery Provisions purchases (Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts)

– Access to special growler fills

– First right of refusal for 2011 membership
– A nifty Bruery Reserve Society ID card
Anticipated 2010 Special Bottle Releases:
– Oude Tart – Flemish Red
– Melange #1 – Flemish Red / Imperial Stout Blend
– Melange #3 – Barrel Aged Strong Ale Blend
– White Zin – Sour ale with Zinfandel Grapes
– White Oak – Blended Barrel Aged Wheatwine / Golden Strong Ale
– 100% barrel-aged Coton – Barrel Aged Old Ale
– Black Tuesday Imperial Stout – Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
– 100% barrel-aged 2 Turtle Doves – Barrel Aged Holiday Beer
– Perhaps a few other releases up our sleeves”