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Review: IPAs May Get All the Buzz, but These Stouts Stand Out

Review: IPAs May Get All the Buzz, but These Stouts Stand Out

When evenings dim and the weather takes an autumnal turn, thoughts turn to darker, heartier beers. But a recent shopping trip for Bay Area stouts turned into a bit of a treasure hunt. Stout’s suffering, I’m told, because beer drinkers just want “hops, hops, hops.” Fortunately, the four stout ales I did find exemplify the variety and quality of this plucky category.

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Review: Top Gluten-free Beers in a Blind Taste Test

Review: Top Gluten-free Beers in a Blind Taste Test

Gluten-free is more than a buzzword for people who suffer from celiac disease or who are gluten-intolerant. Having to negotiate the minefield of the standard American diet on a daily basis—pass on the cake, no pizza—is enough of an inconvenience for them. But the prospect of life without beer is truly tragic.

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Review: Paper Plane Stands as Cocktail Connoisseur’s Paradise

Review: Paper Plane Stands as Cocktail Connoisseur’s Paradise

A library of hard-to-find and small-batch spirits, knowledgeable bartenders and delightfully tasty bar bites make Paper Plane a cocktail connoisseur’s paradise.

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Review: Ramen in Nordstrom? New Ramen Spot Raam Delivers

Review: Ramen in Nordstrom? New Ramen Spot Raam Delivers

A little ramen while you shop? Bowls of noodles may not be the first thing you think of while browsing through clothes at Nordstrom in Valley Fair mall, but the department store’s newest eatery, Raam, occupies a spot smack in the middle of the second floor.

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Ramen Festival Organizer Shares Details for San Jose Event

Ramen Festival Organizer Shares Details for San Jose Event

The first-ever Ramen Yokocho Festival in San Jose arrives at McEnry Convention Center in San Jose for two weekends starting Friday (Oct. 3-5 and Oct. 10-12) with 16 ramen chefs from across the globe. Thousands of ramen fans are expected as 16 chefs from Tokyo,…

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Review: Delightful New Twists on Classic Cocktails at Jack Rose Libation House

Review: Delightful New Twists on Classic Cocktails at Jack Rose Libation House

Jack Rose Libation House takes cocktails seriously. This house of mixology, tucked away off Highway 9 on the grounds of the former La Hacienda Inn, specializes in creating homemade syrups, shrubs and bitters for their creative classic cocktail menu—and their extra effort shines through.

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Hermitage Brewing Co. Releases Seasonal Pumpkin Ale

Hermitage Brewing Co. Releases Seasonal Pumpkin Ale

It’s that time of the year when pumpkin beers start arriving in tap rooms and store shelves, and San Jose’s Hermitage Brewing Co.’s seasonal pumpkin ale is among the only South Bay brewers to offer a unique pumpkin flavor for the season.

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Testarossa Winery Pairs Up with Gourmet Chefs for Food and Wine Event

Testarossa Winery Pairs Up with Gourmet Chefs for Food and Wine Event

Testarossa Winery hosts a grand culinary affair on Sunday, September 28 at the historic Novitiate grounds in Los Gatos.

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Three Degrees Restaurant Presents Firestone Walker Beer Dinner

Three Degrees Restaurant Presents Firestone Walker Beer Dinner

Three Degrees Restaurant in Los Gatos, located at the Toll House Hotel, is the latest Silicon Valley restaurant scheduled to host its first-ever beer dinner with offerings from Paso Robles’ Firestone Walker Brewing Company. This beer-and-food pairing event on Oct. 3 continues the popular trend…

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Review: Bierhaus Brings a Cornucopia of Brats and Brews

Review: Bierhaus Brings a Cornucopia of Brats and Brews

At Bierhaus in downtown Mountain View, guests enjoy can enjoy steins of German and European beers, poured year-round and served alongside a menu of hearty sausage plates, burgers and sandwiches.

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