Happy Friday again everyone! Come have a beer!
Beer Week is bigger and better than ever and I'm enjoying it very much.
Here's something I'd never heard anyone say until last night:
"Give me the sourest beer you have".Original Gravity had 13 sour ales, from Germany, Belgium, Italy and Norway as well as California. They actually update that web page every time they change a keg; it shows what's on tap NOW!
FNBBers who will be attending NN13 in San Jose should bookmark Original Gravity; it's about 4 blocks from the Convention Center and seems to be downtown SJ's best beer site.
Wednesday Harry's Hofbrau was taken over by Stone Brewing, with over 25 taps and a visit by the head brewer Mitch Steele. I now have an autographed copy of his book about IPA. They had 5 people behind the bar where there are usually 2 and still there were hour-long lines.
My favorite beer week find is the very sour "Funky Bunch" from Palo Alto Brewing, barrel aged 2 years. They're nearby and I'm hoping that will be available again.
Tonight I've got some Murphy's Stout, and some Firestone Union Jack IPA. What are you drinking?