Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mill Valley Beer Works Brewery

This is a great idea. A small brewery for a small space. A brewery and great bottle list, need I say more? I cant wait to check out this new place. I love it when people make dreams a reality given limited space and resources. I also like miniature versions of really big things.

Check it out:



Tuesday, August 25, 2009


At the Independent in San Francisco

Friday, July 31, 2009

Lone Wolf and his Cub

I am finally getting the hang of my new wheels. It is a 1981 Honda Passport AKA "Cub".


Monday, May 18, 2009

Brew day!

Check out my brew day. We made a batch of Epiphany.

Marris Otter
C. 120
C. 90




Monday, April 13, 2009

YMSB are some shredders

It is that time of year again. Another visit from Colorado's own Yonder Mountain String Band. Check out the highlights.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Dead Plays "The View"

I am posting this with selfish reasons. Last week I heard that the Dead was going to play "The View" and, because I knew I would be out, I DVR'd it. When I got home Monday night I turned on the TV and started to watch The View. Bill O'Rilley was on the show being his usual douche-bag self so I listened to his bullshit and quickly fast forwarded to the end of the show where the music spots usually are. When I finally weeded through the advertisements and got to the highlight the network kicked off the View and went to coverage of a 4.9 earthquake in the south bay. It ran through out the duration of the program. Bogus!! Here is the link for all of you that missed it too.


So After they played the View they played the Roseland Ballroom NYC




Tuesday, March 3, 2009


One of my favorite things in the whole world are sunsets. This time of year is great because of the cool winter colors. Check out my pics from the other day.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

This weekend's ShredMenu

This weekend marks the first non-late night set STS9 has played in the bay area since last summer. They are playing Thursday through Sunday of this weekend. It should be balls out. Friday and Saturday are sold out. There are still some tickets available I hear for the Thursday and Sunday shows. My boy DJ Morale is opening on Friday show love SF!
The official late night after party is at 103 Harriet (1015 Folsom) after every show.
See more here:

STS9 played a PA set at a Veni Vidi Vici event at Club 6 in December. The show started at 2:15 AM boy and the scene was messy. I think I counted 3 people in full costume crumbled on the basement couches. The art was sick and the music rocked. I good time had by all for sure.

Also this weekend is the 2009 Burning Man Burnal Equinox Party. This event sounds like a whole lot of fun. This party is going down at Mission Rock Cafe's Flambe Lounge. It should go until at least 3 am.
Check out the official link.



Monday, February 23, 2009

Bill Kreutzmann Trio



OG Kolsch

This is a label a friend made me for one of the beers that I make. You like it? I think it rules. Any ideas?


Bill Brand Brown Ale

Last Friday the craft beer world lost a huge contributor to its cause. William Brand a long time and recently retired staff writer for the Oakland Tribune's beer section, passed away from complications sustained from being hit by the N-Judah last Tuesday. This was taken from his Blogspot. You can see his stuff here:

SAN FRANCISCO — William Brand, a longtime reporter for the Oakland Tribune, died early Friday as a result of injuries suffered in a Muni train incident in San Francisco Feb. 8. He was 70.
Brand died at San Francisco General Hospital, surrounded by family and friends, according to a friend of the family.
A recently retired reporter, Brand was walking near Second and King streets around 9:10 p.m. Feb. 8 when he was hit by oncoming N-Judah train, SF police said.
Brand was knocked into a nearby pole by the impact, police Inspector Dean Taylor said.
The investigation is continuing, but it appears to have been an accident, Taylor said.
Brand retired from regular news gathering at the Tribune in November after 27 years at the paper. He continued to write a well-read beer blog titled “What’s On Tap.”
The night he was struck by the train, Brand was returning from the 21st Amendment Brewery on Second Street where he had attended a food and beer pairing event he was writing about for his blog.
A memorial service is planned and details will be announced later today, a friend said.

Super sad

It just so happened I was making beer at home at the time it happened. I decided to dedicate the beer to him and share the recipe with ch'all.

Bill Brand Brown Ale

9 lbs Gamb Pale Malt
1.5 lbs Brown (crisp)
3/4 lb white wheat (briess)
2 lb Munich (crisp) Mash @ 151* for 4o min
1/2 lb cara-wheat (wvy)
1/2 lb Caravienne 20L (briess)
1/2 lb c.80
1 Cup Quaker Oats

Cascade 1 oz. 65 min

Cascade 3/4 oz. 30 min

Fuggle 1 oz. 0 min

Iron Springs Ale Yeast
OG: 1.065
TG: 1.010

Notes: 5 gal batch
70 min boil
Ferment @ 68 8 days

Shred on,

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Welcome Shredders

I'm going to be starting a blog about... well, I'm not quite sure yet.  Music and beer to start for sure, but we will see what happens in the up and coming future.

Shred on,