Author Archives: Calee

About Calee

Promoted to Editor of MendoBlog on 1-27-2014.

Eye of the Hawk Cinnamon Sugar Beer Muffins

Mmm, muffins. I love the idea of fresh things baking in the morning, but I’m not so keen on being the one to stagger into the kitchen and start these aforementioned things baking. However, the excuse to open a beer … Continue reading

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Wheat Beers — Breaking the Law

Winter is already edging toward the door, and the spring seasonals are starting to move the darker beers to the side. To me, wheats and wits epitomize the spring seasonals. Light and refreshing, but still full of flavor, wheat beers … Continue reading

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Support Your Right to Brews

President’s Day is this Monday, and as the primaries roll along, that seemed a good reason to take a more lighthearted look at politics through a glass of beer—and remember some of the presidents and politicians of the past who … Continue reading

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The Art of the Beer Review

Ahh, the beer review. So many of us know what we like in a beer, but find it hard to explain to others. While that may not be important to everyone, brewers in particular appreciate a well-crafted review of their … Continue reading

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California Craft Beer Month – 2016!

In February of 2012, the California Senate declared February to be California Craft Beer Month. This was quite a big deal, and the holiday is sometimes overshadowed by the plethora of self-proclaimed beer holidays that seem to grow in number … Continue reading

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Talon IPA Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

Beer for breakfast? Why not—especially if it’s baked into these great Talon IPA Garlic Cheddar biscuits. Besides being a snap to make, the rolled style looks mighty impressive. Set the whole dish out on the table or counter, and let … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Stout — Good for What Ails You

We’re well in the heart of winter now, and the dark, winter-warming beers have started filling the shelves. Mendocino’s seasonal Oatmeal Stout has joined this welcome migration of dark brews, and is also packaged with a new label celebrating the … Continue reading

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Beer Predictions for 2016

Last week saw us looking back at the year in beer, with all its ups and downs. Now let’s raise a glass to year to come, and see what sources are saying we’ll be seeing in beer news in 2016. … Continue reading

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The Year in Beer – 2015

As the calendar year draws to a close, I like to take a look at the past year’s news and events in the world of craft beer. Not only does a recap help me track the progress and issues of … Continue reading

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Warm Ales for Cold Nights

Happy Holidays! To help bring some spice into your celebration—and mine—I’ve collected my two favorite warm beer cocktails to keep the spirits bright. Warm drinks, including ale drinks, have long been a traditional holiday treat, with folks even walking the streets during … Continue reading

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