Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Opening Day! Going?

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Tied House Microbrewery: Don’t forget Beer Train leaves San Jose at 9:10. Car #3! Come find Alison Hopkins, Rosemary Colón, Trinidad Pena, Anali Palacios, and Carolyn. Go Giants! That’s the 9:49 train at the RWC stop.

Public House (at the park): good craft beer, can bring your drink into the park through their entrance. Good light food, patio, no reservations. Gets crowded quick and they close door until people leave.

O’Neills: good Irish pub across from the ball park. Get’s crowded but people come and go so you can always get in plus it’s an Irish pub. What more can you ask for?

21st. Amendment (up 2nd a few blocks): SF made craft beer and outdoor patio! Ok food, upstairs is self seating. Pass you beer through the window if you buy at the bar, no alcohol allowed on the sidewalk. Tip, buy a six pack to go for $9.95 versus a $7 pint.

Momo’s: crowded patio, mixed drinks and cheap beer, good vibe on game day. Good food inside.

Plenty of other joints around the area, explore away! And don’t forget the SF staple Red’s Java House, a bit of a walk towards the Bay bridge but definitely the best burger and a beer on game day you will find anywhere near the park.

Tonight we ride!

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Beer has been procured, chilling now in the fridge. This is what is on deck for tonight RWCBC February 2011 tasting notes – Strong Beers

See you all at 6:30pm.

SF Beer Week is a go!

Friday, February 11th, 2011

The gala kicks off at 4 in SF at the YBAC. It’s sold out, but anyone at the door around 7 with $50 might have a chance to get in. Our meeting will be the Wednesday following SF Beer Week. Don’t forget it is strong beer month too. An embarrassment of beer riches.

RWC BEER CLUB January 2011 meeting notes

Local events of note:

Today: DCB Growler refill Friday
Tomorrow: DCB Beer to Beef, R&C Sour Roses
Tuesday: Pliny the Younger
Thursday: DCB Girls only Tasting, Haus Staudt – 50/50 Brewery
Saturday: Meet the Brewers: Food Truck the Brewers Edition

and more, check our pdf for details or go direct to

January Beer Club meeting

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

January 26, 2011 6:30pm Haus Staudt

Still working on the line up but have lots of info on the upcoming SF Beer week so that alone is worth coming. Plus who can turn down beer? Pass the word. Follow us on Facebook too if you use. 😉



November Meeting 411

Friday, November 12th, 2010

I am in Mexico but wanted to remind everyone of the next meeting.

What will it bring? Autumn beers, heavy with malt and grain, warming you and your palate up for the coming winter? Or seasonal variations, beers brewed with ingredients such as spruce tips, pumpkin and maple?

Come on down next Wednesday night, the 17th of November to Haus Staudt and find out. As usual we meet at 6:30pm at the long table in the front. Bring a friend if you like, all are welcome. Guest tasting fee is just $5. Or bring a beer to share and skip the fee. We don’t stand much for formality so don’t be shy if we haven’t seen you for a while. Plus Volker always has something new on tap that you should try and who doesn’t love a freshly baked giant pretzel?



History of Oktoberfest

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Need a break? Read up on Oktoberfest so you too can be witty and slick when talking beer at one of the many upcoming local Oktoberfest celebrations! iIf you know of others, fill me in and I’ll update the post.

  • Oktoberfest by the bay (SF)
  • The Peninsula Oktoberfest (RWC)
  • Linden Street Brats & Beer Festival(Oaktown)
  • Oktoberfest

    It began with the Royal Wedding on 12 October 1810.

    Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on 12 October 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. The fields were renamed Theresienwiese (“Theres’a Fields”) to honor the Crown Princess, although the locals have since abbreviated the name simply to “Wiesn”. Horse races in the presence of the royal family marked the close of the event that was celebrated as a festival for the whole of Bavaria. The decision to repeat the horse races in subsequest years gave rise to the tradition of Oktoberfest.

    The Oktoberfest continues in 1811

    In 1811, an added feature to the horse races was the first Agricultural Show, designed to boost Bavarian agriculture. The horse races, which were the oldest – and at one time – the most popular event of the festival are no longer held today. But the Agricultural Show is still held every three years during the Oktoberfest on the southern part of the festival grounds.

    Beer club tonight

    Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

    Hello all, just back from my morning run and just as well I snuck it in today because word has come in that Kash has indeed procured us some fancy gravity fed beer from Gordon Biersch for tonight, we will also be trying some of the fest beers the Haus has on tap for anyone that missed the Oktoberfest last weekend.

    Come one come all, like most nights but especially tonight there will be too much beer for us to try. If you haven’t paid your dues please remember to tonight (50/year), for our casual friends, there is a paltry $5 tasting fee or you can bring a beer to share. We play it easy.

    Great Brooks on Beer article in today’s San Mateo Times about a Trappist Brewery here in California and their partnership with Sierra Nevada.

    Sam Adam’s announced this year’s Long Shot winners, go home brewers Rodney Kibzey, Richard Roper, and employee winner Caitlin DeClercq!

    Next month I will have a subscription to a home brew magazine to give away so all interested should definitely plan to be at the October meeting. See everyone tonight and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook; email is so yesterday. Plus it isn’t twitter which apparently forgot all about cross site scripts. Oops.



    September meeting and all the news fit to print

    Friday, September 17th, 2010

    Next Meeting!

    Kash might be able to get us some fresh barrel beer to taste from Gordon Biersch and if not (he is going on holiday – go Kash go!) I have a secret backup plan. Regardless, by Wednesday you should be recovered from the weekend and ready to try some new beer. So skip the gym, hire a baby sitter, put your dogs in their crates and come on down.

    9/22 – 6:30 pm, the Haus

    Meeting details on facebook

    Don’t forget to follow us on facebook. =) Really it is soooo easy.


    Haus Staudt Oktoberfest. 9/18/ 4pm till close

    In case you were locked in a basement I thought I would pass the word again that it’s time to Oktoberfest! That’s right, it’s not an October holiday so nevermind the name. Haus Staudt’s Oktoberfest is this Saturday, 4 till close. They will have the parking lot blocked off, the Internationals playing traditional German music and way too much lederhosen.

    Haus Oktoberfest details on facebook

    Randall Returns – California

    Sep 22 – 5:00pm
    San Francisco CA
    Location: Toronado – SF

    After years of tireless R&D, Randall the Enamel Animal is returning – new and improved!
    We’ll simultaneously unveil the Randall 3.0 at ‘Randall Returns’ events on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 8:00pm (EST) at
    eight locations across the fine country of ours.

    Each location will feature a different Dogfish Head beer & filter ingredient, but they’ll all feature Randall 3.0. Visit the official Randall the Enamel Animal webpage to meet Randall 3.0, get the back story and to post your ideal Randall beer/filter ingredient combo!!!!

    Save the date: The Peninsula Oktoberfest happening in our backyard is set for 10/23 in the Courthouse Square. More details to follow as they are confirmed.

    New bar in RWC: Have you been to the Living Room yet in RWC? Sofa’s, big screen tv’s, Sunday ticket and Giant’s games, beer and wine on tap. Really. Give it a try. It is located in what used to be the wine bar on Broadway.



    It’s international beer day! Who knew?

    Thursday, August 5th, 2010

    I am not kidding! International Beer Day!

    Next meeting will be the August 18th to not crowd the Haus Staudt beer tasting, meeting details to follow soon.

    Due to a friends birthday celebrations I cannot make the Haus Staudt beer tasting, please let me know if you want my spot. It’s $39, includes 10 rare beers that you won’t find out here, appetizers and a tasting only outing at the beer garden. Email if interested.


    Next meeting – July 21st 6:30pm @ Haus Staudt – outside!

    Monday, July 19th, 2010

    It’s that time again, our next meeting looms. I was thinking in honor of the world cup a Spanish versus Germany replay via head to head beer tasting. It’s proving harder than I expected due to the fact that Spain seems to lack a lot of Craft breweries but I think I’m on to a few quality beers from Spain. So it’s 6:30pm, July 21st, outside.

    Volker mentioned he has a limited 20 person (10 seats still available) tasting of rare and innovative beers hosted by Chris (well known on the forums of Beer Advocate for his insight into the taste and styles of beer) at the Haus in August. Details and cost can be found at the Haus. If interested, stop on by the Haus to make your reservation. Think I mentioned Haus Staudt enough? Many thanks to Volker for allowing us to meet at his fine German beer garden.

    K&L put a bunch of recently arrived beer on the shelves this weekend, expect an email with details from Bryan this week or just stop by and peruse the new cold locker. Their renovation is nearly complete.

    A brewers among us should check out the South Bay’s brewing club – Worts of Wisdom. They had a great showing at the San Mateo Fair beer judging and are a wealth of information for virgins and veterans alike. They are also sponsored by More Beer, the peninsula’s best place to buy brewing supplies.

    It’s also time to renew the dues, renewal is $50 for the year or you can pay as you go if you only attend a few meetings a year. For the dues you get to see me! Every month! How awesome is that? Oh and monthly tastings, a bbq, camaraderie and the 411 on the local craft beer scene. It’s a bargain!

    Oh and Jerry is a grandfather! So if you want to congratulate him, send emails to Jerry AT =)