Category Archives: Taprooms and Breweries

An elaborate, glass drinking horn displayed with meads sampled during Episode 28.

28 – We Raid, Pillage and Blunder



This episode we grab our horned cups, fill them with nectar from the udders of a goat and speak with a mead maker who disturbs us with Norse Mythology. Next, we make a square and pit two commercial meaderies in our first ever MEAD DOME. Finally, we taste and judge copious amounts of mead from … Continue reading 28 – We Raid, Pillage and Blunder


Two cans of beer from Barebottle Brewing Company flank a tall, golden glass of beer in Paul's "Pubvilion."

26 – We Expose Best Home Brews and Bare It All



This episode we exposé (no, we expose) award-winning home brews from a hop head on the verge of a foothold in the craft beer industry. Next, we speak with a Bay Area company who partners with innovative beer makers to supersize their recipes and bare it all to the drinking masses. Finally, we taste test … Continue reading 26 – We Expose Best Home Brews and Bare It All


a full pint and bottle of Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter and a can and pint of Firestone's Chocolate Cherry Stout.

21-We Reboot Our Minds and Stop Soldier Suicide



This episode we speak with a former Navy SEAL who offers us a chance to reboot our minds and UN-f@&k ourselves. Next, we say “STOP” to veterans committing suicide, by talking to a brewer who has made a red, white and blue beer that helps combat these tragic losses. Finally, in a Beer Dome first, … Continue reading 21-We Reboot Our Minds and Stop Soldier Suicide


The six beers tasted in this month's Beer Dome: La Boheme, Veedels Brau: Kolsch, 1500, Chronic Ale, Guardians, and Juicy.

19 – We Drop Anchor and Learn Beer History



This episode, after graduating from the University of Beer History with an overachieving 2.0 GPA, we pontificate about our knowledge of the original cerevisaphiles. Next, we visit a taproom and eatery owned by two southpaws who offer 30-plus, meticulously-vetted beer selections, six of which are featured in this month’s Battle Royale Beer Dome competition. Finally, … Continue reading 19 – We Drop Anchor and Learn Beer History


Pictured on the left, Auburn Alehouse's Independence Day American Pale Ale. On the right is Topa Topa Brewing Company's Independence Day American Pale Ale.

17 – We Slip On Flip Flops and Get Some R&R



This episode is all about America and the things that make it great, like veteran-owned businesses. HOOAH! OORAH! Aim High! Anchor’s Away! First, we drain our canteens just to refill them with beer at a brewery owned by a retired Army colonel. Next, we trade our combat boots for something more comfortable and speak with … Continue reading 17 – We Slip On Flip Flops and Get Some R&R