Sean Suggests for January 2014


Welcome to 2014 of the craft beer calendar!  Have you had a mind altering, world bending beer in the first two weeks?  I certainly hope so and if not, I will suggest three that might do the trick.  All were recently seen at the large Arroyo Parkway, Whole Foods which has a wonderful selection to choose from.


San Gabriel/ Hefeweizen 5.0% ABV

An Italian take on the classic German style and at a very affordable price for beer shipped in from the “boot”.


New Belgium/ Rewind IPA 7.0% ABV

“An homage to our roots and craft-brewing heyday of the early ’90s, Maris Otter and Special B malts give a big, sweet background to a palate of Horizon, Willamette and Galena hop varieties.”


The BrueryShegöat 8.7% ABV

“Shegöat is a brand new beer to our lineup, based on one of Patrick’s original, multiple award winning homebrew recipes. Based primarily on the traditional weizenbock style of Germany, brewed with both malted barley and wheat, the beer is rich in the flavors of bananas, cloves and caramel with a notes of cake spice hovering in the background. Just like the banana bread that großmutter used to make.”

Sean suggests for October

Been back from the Great American Beer Festival for a couple days and getting back into the swing of the blog again with the monthly beer shopping list….

October 2012

Click the link (once or twice depending on the type of computer) then print out the list or memorize (depending on the type of brain) and then shop for beer. It’s my favorite pastime.

Sean Suggests for June 2012

The beers to buy for June all came off a recent e-mail list of what is available at one of my local beer buying stops Red Carpet, here in sunny Glendale, CA.

So click the links (may take two clicks depending upon the browser) and either head to Red Carpet if you are in L.A. or go to your store of choice and support craft beer from two gypsy brewers and a beer that has traipsed all over the globe.

Sean suggests for June 2012

Sean suggests for March

For the start of spring here are some suggestions that start with a Dig, go to Wall Street for a share of beer then head to church for something Big and Bad.

Double click this list……March 2012 then print it out (or memorize it) and demand these beers from your local beer shoppe. Or ask nicely, whichever way you prefer.

Sean Suggests for September 2011

September can be too hot for heavy beers and chilly enough to make pilsners too little and nowadays pumpkin beers are hitting the shelves early too.

But I have found three great choices for your next beer shopping excursion….
Sean suggests for September

Click twice and the PDF should appear ready to print out!

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