Apr 29
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The Phoenix Brewery

This Friday is the first of a new month, and that means it’s time for The Session, the monthly gathering of beer bloggers around a common topic. This month’s comes to us courtesy of Tale of the Ale, and is “Local Brewery History”:

Apr 24
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A clandestine meeting; a brewfest approaches

The snow is gone, The Snow remains …for now. One by one our anniversary beers have gone the way of the dodo. Mister Superfantastisch, our berlinerweisse, put up a good fight, but by the end of the day Saturday it too had kicked its last keg. The only beer that remains is The Snow, our imperial…

Apr 22
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Profiles in CBW: Chris Groves

No brewery is an island. Now that we’ve been open for two years we’ve needed some help, and a few stalwart friends have stepped up to the challenge. These are their stories. This week: Chris Groves. Hi. Hi back. Tell us a little about yourself. It’s…

Apr 17
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Beer, Books and Bidwell

Summer approaches Bees will buzz, kids will blow dandelion fuzz, and we’ll be doing what CBW does in summer: pouring beer at the Bidwell farmer’s market. We’re currently at the Horsefeathers indoor market on Saturdays, but soon it will stop…

Apr 15
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Music Box 5/4: Hopbloem x Transgender Dysphoria Blues

I picked up the Ithaca Box of Belgians: 12 bottles of four different Belgian-style beers. The first Music Box series went well, so I decided let’s do it again! Beer tasting is subjective and influenced by everything from your mood to who you’re with. So, why not lean in to that and listen…

Apr 10
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Looking ahead to the here and now

Our anniversary: come and gone Last Saturday was a hell of a time, and I’d like to thank you all for coming to Cole’s and Mister Goodbar and celebrating with us. It’s always fun, bar hopping between…

Apr 08
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Profiles in CBW: Alex Placito

No brewery is an island. Now that we’ve been open for two years we’ve needed some help, and a few stalwart friends have stepped up to the challenge. These are their stories. This week: Alex Placito. Hi. What’s shakin’. Tell us a little about yourself. Almost…

Apr 03
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Our second anniversary: the beers

It’s here! Or, well, it will be Saturday at least. Our second anniversary party! We’ve been teasing the special beers that will be available at Cole’s and Mister Goodbar, but it’s no time to be coy. You want to know what will be where? Let’s do this.

Apr 01
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Writing about writing about writing abo

Happy April 1st! Unlike last year I’m not going to be engaging in any shenanigans: the start of a new month means it’s the Session, the monthly beer bloggery extravaganza. Also because the people at Consumer’s still make fun of me when I go in for having bought Miller High Life.