We are happy to add Scott Cramlet to our list of Brewmasters that we will be recording interviews with this weekend. So far we have:
Nick Campbell – Blue Frog Grog and Grill
Todd Ashman – Fifty Fifty Brewing Co.
Scott Cramlet – Rubicon Brewing Co.
Brian Ford of Auburn Alehouse wrote us back and said he is recovering from surgery and that he may not be able to make it. Hopefully we catch up with him but more importantly, we wish Brian a speedy recovery.
I am waiting on confirmation on one or more interviews.
While reporting in some earlier entries that Oskar Blues has been showing up here and there in the East Bay, I am now convinced that they have taken the area by storm. Check the low quality phone pic I took yesterday in Andronico’s…..a full aisle end display of Oskar Blues cans! Not only Gordon, Dale’s, and Old Chub, but Mama’s Little Yella Pils as well. What about the Ten Fidy?!?
I’m happy about this, trust me. I just couldn’t help to think how much I would love to see more local breweries with beer in cans. I know there are a lot of logistics and cost involved with this and I know many are thinking about it. Along with 21st Ammendment’s Hell or High Water Wheat and Brew Free or Die IPA (both excellent beers) and Ukiah Brewing’s small scale canning of their pilsner (available in Ukiah only as far as I know) we need more cans!
Oh and hey David Jenson (beer47.com), I did get back to Gordon after my cold. Boy was I stuffed up. I reported that I smelled nothing but admitted to having a cold. I’d have to say that Gordon is now my favorite out of the Oskar lineup. Great hop aroma that carries through in to the taste. Big malt and mouthfeel to back it up. Well balanced. Hop aroma has some interesting qualities to it but the site says it is all amarillo dry hopped. They do mention a resiny aroma…hmmmm. All good as far as I go. I’ll be drinking more soon!