Craft Beer Blog

CBoTB: Maine Blueberry Ale from UFO

About five years ago, a trend began in craft brewing where brewers were beginning to offer beers that were unfiltered—beers where the yeast is intentionally left in the beer. ...

CBoTB: The White Oak Tavern

It was just ten years ago when sister and brother Clare and Peter Frey started to talk about opening their own restaurant.  With years of experience in the restaurant...

CBoTB: Double Mind Haze from Firestone Walker

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Firestone Walker Brewing Company, an outstanding brewery located in Paso Robles, California.   Adam Firestone and David Walker, two brothers-in-law in Los Olivos,...

CBoTB: Independent Brewing – Part II: The Art of Brewing

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, I am unable to visit breweries.  Subsequently, we are repeating Craft Beer on The Bay blogs and podcasts from the last six years.  This...

CBoTB: Hopkins Farm Brewery-Part II

Last week, Hopkins Farm Brewery Co-Founder and Brewmaster, Aaron Hopkins, told us about the beginning days of his brewing career where a book-signing event with Dogfish Head Brewing’s Sam...

CBoTB: Evolution Craft Brewing

Let’s zoom back 13 years.  It’s late 2008 on the Eastern Shore, near Salisbury, and rumors are circulating that a craft brewery might be opening.  This was especially big...