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SF Beer Week ’09 Open Thread for Tuesday

By Jessica Yadegaran
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 at 11:19 am in what's on tap.


I understand SF Beer Week is in full swing. I’m sure you devoted readers have much to discuss in the way of brews.

One of Bill’s readers, Andrew, had a great suggestion that as we keep Bill in our thoughts and prayers, we also keep the lively discussion that you’ve come to expect from “What’s On Tap” flowing too – for Bill.

Feel free to share your experiences. Tell us which brewers wowed you and what food pairings knocked your socks off.

I’ll post an open thread every day and let you take it from there.

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  • http:/// Mario (Brewed For Thought)

    I skipped the events last night but my wife and I raised a glass of Moylander DIPA for Bill at 7. I will be hosting a Sonoma Springs tasting at Toad in the Hole in Santa Rosa tonight, and we’ll hoist a glass to him tonight as well.

  • Jim Smith

    My wife and I toasted to Bill with a tasty Trumer Pils last PM at 7 (hreat suggestion Jay), while I recalled Bill and my “Salud”s to each other at the bar at the DIPA fest Saturday. Get well soon Bill!

  • Stuart Forman

    Last night I opened up my last bottle of the North Coast 2004 Old Stock Ale. The beer was dark and earthy, and being 4 years old, very mellow. The bitterness was all but gone but despite that still had a very nice balance.

  • Scott

    At the Double IPA Fest I enjoyed the wonderful Lou P Lin very much – even more than the Poorman’s (which seemed too “English” for my West Coast palate :-) Also liked the Bear Republic Mach X a bit more than the APEX (though both were excellent.)

    Looking forward to Toronado this weekend – and hoping to hoist a few to some good news on Bill’s recovery.

  • Tom Shugart

    We stopped by the hospital today to visit with Bill’s family. They’re old and dear friends and they’re holding up amazingly well.

    Bill’s situation is still grim, but he’s showing a few signs of improvement today. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and keep those toasts and prayers coming!

  • The Duke Of Dunkel

    Hoisting a Jolly Pumpkin La Roja for Bill right now, sending out those Positive Vibrations.

  • Berkeley Beer Drinker

    Drank a couple at the T-rock barrel-aged fest for you, Bill. Keeping you in our thoughts.


  • MoragaMike

    We missed you at Triple Rock today. They had 20 wood-aged beers, plus some leftover Sours from the Sunday Fest. Of the five wood brews that I sampled the Firestone-Walker Saucer Full Of Secrets and the Speakeasy Hunters Point Porter were the cream of the crop. We all hope to see you back in action soon.

  • Tina

    I enjoy reading Bill’s column and was so saddened to hear about this accident. I am praying he has a speedy recovering. Lot’s of great beer consumption over the years makes for stong bones and blood! He’s tough and will be back enjoing the hi-life again soon! Cheers to Bill and his quick healing. Best to his family as they provide him strength.