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From Big Sur's killer cliff-clinging eateries to Salinas' unparalleled produce, this blog aims to sniff out all things Monterey County can stomach, via picture and prose, curiosity and appetite, hand and mouth.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Local Boy Brews Good

Maybe you know Jeff Moses. He's good people, with good beer. The last luxury taste he's turned me onto: Stoney's all natural suds. Good stuff.

He triggers the Monterey Beer Festival every summer, and as of last year, launched a hyper-high-grade cousin event in collaboration with BevMo! in San Francisco.

Learn more about the BevMo! Holiday Beer Fest at the website.

I don't normally highlight out-of-the-county excitement, but this is a great value, and he's a local dude. And last year's event assembled more tiny batch, cleverly unique, high-retail beers than I've seen in one place, which speaks to how serious Salinas' BevMo! gets after their beer selection.

Here are the tastes that'll flow 5:30-9pm Saturday, Nov. 20, 5:30-9pm at Fort Mason by the bay, poured out here like one big beerstream of consciousness.

21st Amendment Back In Black Monks Blood Ace Cider Hard Cider Affligem Noel Al Hambra Negra Alaskan Brewing Alaskan White Ale Alaskan Winter Ale Ale Industries Fuzzy Snow-Beck Allagash White Dubbel Anchor Brewing Christmas Ale Liberty Ale Anderson Valley Winter Solstice Anheuser-Busch Pumpkin Spice Winter Bourbon Arend Tripel Belgian Triple Ale Asahi Super Dry Brewmasters Select Asphal Hard Cider Baltica Dark Porter Barbar Winter Bok Bard's Tale Gluten Free Batemans English Ale Bear Republic Old Baba Yaga Beer Valley Highway to Ale Belhaven Wee Heavy Big Sky Powder Hound Big Sky IPA Moose Drool Trout Slayer Bison Brewing (Organic) Ginger Bread Ale- Chocolate Stout(Organic) Black Diamond Winter Ale(Belgian Abbey Style) Blue Frog Big Dippa 3 IPA McPhrog Scottish Bockor Belgian Ale Bosteels Triple Karmeliet Boston Beer Winter Lager Coastal Wheat Camberry Lambic Bourgogne des Flanders Wild Sour Ale Brasserie Dubuisson Scaldis Noel Brasserie Dupont Bons Voeux X-Mas Ale Saison Foret Bridgeport Hop Czar Ebenezer Brunehaut Belgian Blond Ale Buckbean Black Toddy Cable Car Winter Brew Castelain St Amnd French Country Ale Chang Thailand Lager Chau Tien Holiday Pale Ale Chimay Grand Reserve Clausthaler Classic and Amber Non- Alc. Coastal Fog Holiday Ale IPA Smoked Porter Crispin Hard Cider DAB German Beer De Koninck Belgian Ales De Proef Belgian Ale Delirium Tremens Belgian Ale 2010 Deschutes Jubelale Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA Midas Touch Palo Santo Marron Drake's Jolly Roger Ale Dues Brut Des Flanders Dundee Ales & Lagers Firehouse Hops on Rye Firestone Union Jack IPA - Walker Reserve Porter -Velvet Merkin Oatmeal Stout Fox Barrel Mulling Cider Franziskaner Dunkelweiss Full Sail Wassail Winter Ale Session Black Lager Brewmaster Reserve Vesuvius & Wreck the Halls Gageleer Belgian Sweet Gale Ale - BIO Genesee Cream Ale Goose Island Christmas Ale Gordon Biersch Winterbock Gouden Carolus Noel 2010 Grand Teton Black Cauldron Imperial Stout Cellar Reserve Green Flash Green Flash Imperial IPA Guinness Draft and Foreign Extra Stout Guldenboot Belgian Wild Berries Ale - BIO Hacher-Pshorr Dunkel Weisse He'brew Jewbelation Heineken Lager Hermitage Ales of the Hermit IMP & 2 TUN Hermitage HOTOPIA MALTOPIA WHEATOPIA Menage a Singe Black IPA Heylissem Triple Brown Ale Heylissem Triple Brown Ale Hopf Dunkle Weisse Hornsby Cider Hard Cider Iron Springs Epiphany Amber Irondale Double Chocolate Stout Jessenhofke Belgian Triple Ale with Garlic John Henry 3 Lick Spiker Ale Karl Strauss Amber Lager Red Trolley Tower 10 IPA Klaster Czech Dark Beer Kona Pipeline Porter Konig Pilsener K├Ânig Ludwig Weiss Beer Krusovice Bohemian Lager and Cerne La Trappe Belgian Triple Ale Lagunitas brown sugga' Left Coast Hop Juice Double IPA Lhasa Nepal Lager Lost Coast Winterbraun Lucifer Belgian Ale Mad River John Barleycorn Barleywine Magic Hat Howl Magners Cider Hard Cider Malheur Belgian Ales Marin/Moylans White Christmas Winter lager Hoppy Holidaze Spiced Ale Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale MateVeza Yerba Mate IPA Maui Coconut Porter Meantime Coffee Porter Mendocino Brewing Oatmeal Stout MillerCoors Chill Moretti Italian Lager Napa Smith Bonfire Winter Ale Lost Dog Nectar Hemp Ale Ninkasi Total Domination IPA Sleigh'r Double Alt North Coast Brother Thelonious Old Rasputin Old Speckled Hen English Ale Oud Beersel Kriek Geuze Blond Triple Ale Paulaner Fine German Beers Pyramid Snow Cap Radeberger Pilsner Pilsner Redhook Winter Hook Rogue Ales Santa's Private Reserve Sagres Portuguese Lager San Miguel Dark Santa Cruz Ale works Oatmeal Stout IPA Barrel Aged Porter Schneider Aventinus Weizen Eisbock Aventinus Doppelbock Shiner Cheers Ale Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin & Imperial Porter Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale - Celebration Ale - Pale Ale Six Rivers Brewery Chile Pepper Ale Slavutich Premium Lager Smithwicks Irish Ale So Duh! Craft Sodas Spaten Spaten Optimator Double Bock Munich Dunkel Speakeasy Black IPA - Doube Daddy IPA Satachmo Stout Sprecher Winter Brew St. Feuillien Cuvee du Noel Steinlager Pure Stiegl Austrian Beer Stone Double Bastard Ale & OAKED Arrogant Bastard Straffe Hendrick Bruges Belgian Triple Ale Strongbow cider English Cider Strubbe Flemish Red Ale - Grand Cru Sudwerk Marzen Super Bock Portuguese Stout Telegraph Winter Ale and our Oatmeal Stout Tied House Holiday Ale Cascade Amber Timmermans Lambic Trumer Brauerei Trumer Pils Tucher Heff Hefeweizen Uncommon Brewers Siamese Twin Ale an aged Baltic Porter Golden State Ale and American Special Bitter Unibroue La Fine du Monde- Chambly Noire- Maudite Warsteiner Pilsener Dunkel Weihenstephan Vitus Weizenbock Wells & Young Banana Bread Ale Widmer Brrr Ale Woodchuck Hard Cider Wyder's Canadian Hard Cider Youngs Double Chocolate Stout Zhiguliovskoye Golden Moscow