My Beer Milestones (Work in Progress)

2010 – Sixteen Tons is born

2009 – Attended my first Great American Beer Festival

2009 – Home brew (Winter Ale, Pumpkin Porter, Belgian Abbey Style Ale)

2008 -Beer travels to Seattle brouwersand San Francisco toronado

2007 – Moved to Eugene, aspiring to open a beer store

2006 – Impossible Christmas Beer Fest

2006 fest

2004 – Visited Dogfish Head in Rehoboth Beach

2002 – NYC Trip, tasted my first World Wide Stout at the Beeryard in PA


2000 – Honeymoon in Europe, a glorious week at Kulminator

De Dolle Special sm

1999 – Boston beer insanity (Bukowski’s, Sunsets, Cambridge Brewing) followed by Belgian beer insanity (‘t Brugs Beertje, Kulminator (OG Oerbier Yes!), Poechenellekelder, Orval, Westvleteren, 3 Fonteinen, Watou, Botteltje)

Mike and Jeff in Watou

1996 – Christmas Beer Fest

1996 fest maybe

1994 – Christmas Beer Fest

1994 fest maybe

1993 – I moved to Austin, Texas and drank Celis and whatever decent stuff I could find. But after a while several brewpubs opened and eventually we got the Gingerman ginger and Lovejoys lovejoys!

1992 – I moved to Novato, California, and managing a pizza place I offered Marin Brewing on draft and in bottles–Mt Tam Pale, Breakout Stout, Albion Amber, Pt Reyes Porter, Hoppy Holidaze.

1992 – We experiment with homebrewing (beer in a bag, then beer in a bucket–mix and stir).  My friend Otto make’s a delicious spiced Mead. He and Jeff  get more serious between ’92 and ’95–buying huge brew pots, wort chillers, and the like.

1992 – Father’s Office in Santa Monica becomes our bar offers more than 20 taps, including: Marin marin, Grants grants, Anchor, Rogue, Mendocino, Lost Coast

1990 – The King’s Head in Santa Monica delivers the gateway beers: McEwan’s Export, Bass, Harp, Newcastle, Guinness

1990 – First Beer Fest

1990 fest maybe

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