Good Eatin’ in Napa

When the opportunity to host a Beer Dinner with acclaimed chef Todd Humphries arose, it probably took us all of 10 seconds to jump onboard. At his restaurant The Kitchen Door in Napa’s Oxbow Public Market, Humphries has started a monthly series of beer dinners with Mutineer Magazine pairing local, seasonal comfort foods with local […]

Restaurant Thir13en Sacramento Beer Dinner with Chef Adam Pechal

When it comes to a day that appears only once every four years that just so happens to land smack in the middle of Sacramento Beer Week, we figured it was the perfect excuse chance to have a tremendous, Epicurean night of food and craft beer. Chef Adam Pechal has been making a name for […]

2012 So Far at Drake’s- Hitting the Ground Running

If the rest of the year is like the first week of 2012, we’re going to have one helluva year. Here’s the Recap. Tuesday and Wednesday: Hopocalypse Brewing. First Brew of year- we made it count. See previous post for some pictures Thursday: One Fermented Evening- Drake’s Beer Dinner Several of the Drake’s crew headed […]

Drake’s and Triple Rock take Stumptown: Russian River Beer Revival and BBQ 2011

Last weekend, we with some of our Triple Rock comrades rolled up north to Guerneville, Calif. to chill by the river at Stumptown’s annual Russian River Beer Revival and BBQ Cookoff. We brought along some Denog to get the party started and some Batch 3000 Dark Pale Ale, and Triple Rock brought kegs of Pinnacle […]

Brewmaster’s Dinner with Brian Thorson and Bruce Paton (the Beer Chef)= Culinary nirvana

This past Friday Bruce Paton, aka the Beer Chef as he’s come to be known in the Bay Area, put together an incredible four-course menu to highlight some of our beers— including some of our barrel-aged beers. Back in February during San Francisco Beer Week, Paton caught the ear of our head brewer Brian Thorson […]

Hopocalypse Shake n’ Bake Hop Fried Chicken

Recipe compliments of Sean Z. Paxton- The Homebrew Chef Hopocalypse Marinade Ingredients: 4 Cornish game hens, washed and dried 2 cups buttermilk 22 ounces Drake’s Hopocalypse IIPA 1 bunch fresh thyme, washed, dried and chopped 1 bunch fresh Italian parsley, washed, dried & chopped 1 bunch fresh chives, washed, dried & chopped 6 cloves garlic, […]

Thanksgiving is coming!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner!   Which means it’s time to eat and eat and drink and eat and drink and drink and then eat some more (at least that’s how my Thanksgivings are…) Beer is a great drink to pair with Thanksgiving dishes. And, not only pair, but cook with. However, you don’t […]