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Celebrate the anniversary of legal homebrewing at Triple Rock, Berkeley

By William Brand
Saturday, January 31st, 2009 at 10:19 am in what's on tap.

Here’s an interesting factoid about beer in America. Did you know — brewing your own beer was illegal until 1979, when President Jimmy Carter signed into law a bill — sponsored by Sen. Alan Cranston, D- California, making it legal.

That one signature put the craft beer revolution into hyperdrive.  People who loved beer started homebrewing, jumped into professional brewing, started craft breweries and brewpubs and…on and on…

To mark the occasion,  Triple Rock, 1920 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley  is tapping a special keg of beer Sunday,  Feb. 1, 2009. Here’s Triple Rock head brewer Rodger Davis:

  • Homebrewer Chad Mosher (from the Brewingnetwork.com) came in and brewed a Southern English Brown ale which we will be serving four ways on Sunday.  It is a nice dark malty beer, weighing in at 4.2%ABV. We’ll serve it on our nitro tap our regular tap and two different cask conditioned ones via our handpumps. One has been dry hopped with Styrian Goldings and the other with Ahtanum hops. Hope to see you there.

Ahh, a session beer for the Super Bowl. See you about noon Rodger.

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  • http://www.yfgf.us Thomas Cizauskas

    I could be wrong, but I have the date as October 1978, 31 years ago. http://tinyurl.com/3nkbhb