December 5th, 2012 by CCBA
A few highlights...
• For women, “drinking moderately lowers the risk of mental decline by 20 percent”
• For men, “there is some evidence that consuming one to two beers per day can help decrease the chances of blood clots by increasing HDL cholesterol”
• “Beer provides a quick way to get electrolytes back into the body”
• Flavonoid content makes craft beer a heart-healthy beverage
• Silicon content helps increase bone marrow density to fight osteoporosis
• Yeast contributes vitamins and essential nutrients
*These benefits may not apply to everyone and practicing moderation is key.
Beer and bread are close food relatives. When looking at the comparative benefits of craft beer vs mass-produced beer, think of whole grain bread vs white bread.
Read full article here
The CCBA sponsored an in-depth report on the health benefits of beer.
Read Beer Benefits Report HERE
October 17th, 2012 by CCBA
The 2012 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) presented by the Brewers Association is the largest commercial beer competition in the world.
California was the top medal winner with 49 medals out of 254 medals awarded, followed by Colorado with 35 medals.
This year’s GABF competition attracted 185 beer judges from eleven countries, 666 breweries in the competition from 48 states, Washington, D.C. and Guam.
Award-winning brewers received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in 84 beer categories covering 134 beer styles, establishing the best examples of each style in the U.S. A record 4,338 beers were judged.
Congratulations to the following CCBA members who received a 2012 GABF medal.
Category: 2 American-Style Wheat Beer with Yeast, 29 Entries
Bronze: Wrangler Wheat, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Buellton, CA
Category: 8 Coffee Beer, 63 Entries
Gold: Smog City Groundwork Coffee, Tustin Brewing Co., Tustin, CA
Category: 10 Rye Beer, 62 Entries
Gold: Gramarye, Heretic Brewing Co., Pittsburg, CA
Category: 12 Session Beer, 67 Entries
Gold: Twerp, Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA
Bronze: Bitter American, 21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, CA
Category: 14 Experimental Beer, 62 Entries
Silver: Petit Obscura, Telegraph Brewing Co., Santa Barbara, CA
Bronze: Track #8, The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, CA
Category: 15 Fresh Hop Ale, 34 Entries
Gold: Estate Homegrown Ale, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA
Silver: HopTime Harvest Ale, Russian River Brewing Co., Santa Rosa, CA
Category: 16 Indigenous Beer, 27 Entries
Bronze: Hot Rocks Lager, Port Brewing Co., San Marcos, CA
Category: 18 American-Belgo-Style Ale, 71 Entries
Gold: Le Freak, Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego, CA
Category: 19 American-Style Sour Ale, 34 Entries
Silver: Red Poppy, The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, CA
Category: 21 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer, 51 Entries
Silver: Bourbon Barrel Aged Night Sail, Island Brewing Co., Carpentaria, CA
Category: 23 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout, 65 Entries
Silver: Silva Stout, Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego, CA
Category: 25 Aged Beer, 24 Entries
Silver: 2004 Triple Exultation, Eel River Brewing Co., Fortuna, CA
Category: 28 American-Style or International-Style Pilsener, 26 Entries
Gold: Gold Country Pilsner, Auburn Alehouse, Auburn, CA
Category: 35 Vienna-Style Lager, 36 Entries
Bronze: Danish Red Lager, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Buellton, CA
Category: 44 Golden or Blonde Ale, 67 Entries
Gold: Steelhead Extra Pale Ale, Mad River Brewing Co., Blue Lake, CA
Category: 52 American-Style India Pale Ale, 203 Entries
Gold: IPA, Tap It Brewing Co., San Luis Obispo, CA
Bronze: Duet, Alpine Beer Co., Alpine, CA
Category: 53 Imperial India Pale Ale, 128 Entries
Silver: Café Racer 15, Bear Republic Brewing Co. – Healdsburg, Healdsburg, CA
Bronze: Double Jack, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA
Category: 55 Imperial Red Ale, 60 Entries
Bronze: 547 Haight – The Toronado San Francisco’s 20th Anniversary Imperial Red Ale,
Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA
Category: 57 Ordinary or Special Bitter, 37 Entries
Gold: DBA, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA
Category: 63 American-Style Black Ale, 61 Entries
Gold: Wookey Jack, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA
Category: 69 French- and Belgian-Style Saison, 68 Entries
Bronze: El Verano, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Long Beach, CA
Category: 70 Belgian- and French-Style Ale, 68 Entries
Gold: Saint’s Devotion, The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, CA
Category: 71 Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale, 42 Entries
Bronze: Sans Pagaie, The Bruery, Anaheim, CA
Category: 72 Belgian-Style Abbey Ale, 86 Entries
Gold: Green Flash Trippel, Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego, CA
Category: 73 Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale, 51 Entries
Silver: Rhinoceros, Telegraph Brewing Co., Santa Barbara, CA
Bronze: AleSmith Grand Cru, AleSmith Brewing Co., San Diego, CA
Category: 74 Brown Porter, 44 Entries
Bronze: Peter Brown Tribute Ale, Bear Republic Brewing Co. Factory Five, Cloverdale, CA
Category: 76 Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout, 16 Entries
Gold: Seaside Stout, Pizza Port Solana Beach, Solana Beach, CA
Category: 77 Foreign-Style Stout, 25 Entries
Gold: Starry Night Stout, Island Brewing Co., Carpinteria, CA
Category: 78 American-Style Stout, 43 Entries
Gold: Order in the Port, Pizza Port San Clemente, San Clemente, CA
Category: 79 Sweet Stout, 32 Entries
Gold: Udder Love, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Long Beach, CA
Category: 80 Oatmeal Stout, 45 Entries
Gold: Oats, Pizza Port Solana Beach, Solana Beach, CA
Bronze: Stagecoach Stout, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Buellton, CA
Category: 81 Imperial Stout, 58 Entries
Silver: Imperial Stout, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA
Category: 82 Scotch Ale, 44 Entries
Gold: Way Heavy, Pizza Port San Clemente, San Clemente, CA
Category: 83 Old Ale or Strong Ale, 31 Entries
Silver: Papier, The Bruery, Anaheim, CA
Bronze: AleSmith Decadence ‘10 Old Ale, AleSmith Brewing Co., San Diego, CA
July 21st, 2012 by CCBA
17th Annual Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza
August 3-5, 2012
Mammoth Lakes, California
Tickets, Event schedule, Breweries and more here
This is a major CCBA fundraiser!
July 3rd, 2012 by CCBA
June 1st, 2012 by CCBA
Have you checked out our spiffy updated website?
We’ve got a list of members and brewery location maps.
Visit today… and often.
May 29th, 2012 by CCBA