Russian River Brewery- My Neighborhood Hangout Spot

Over the last several years I have traveled to over 370 breweries across the U.S. and written about the various beers, taprooms, people, and food. I have been asked why I have yet to write about Russian River, the best brewery in the U.S. and […]

Yanni’s Sausage Grill

An Italian and a Greek married nearly 40 years came to Penngrove about five years ago to bring the world delicious, freshly made sausages. Yanni’s is an amazing little gem in the tiny little town of Penngrove in Sonoma County. I have been hearing about […]

Best Damn Dirty 30 Ever

My husband and I went to my favorite place on earth for my 30th birthday: New York City. We went to see some friends, hang out, eat great food, see the city, and drink beer. My husband had something more up his sleeve…he arranged with […]

The Power of Social Media & Love for Craft Beer

As you know from a previous article about my love for social media and the craft beer scene: I think breweries have it down. All of it. I love being able to engage with the breweries I visit. Not only is it cool to be […]

Maui Brewing Company

This is a true “neighborhood bar/pub”. It’s friendly, the people clearly love to work there, the food is excellent, the beers fresh and delicious, and the patrons love being there too. It’s been a brewery on our list for a while now and I am […]

Giants bus ride adventure

At my job I get to put together so many amazing events and incorporate some really fun things. Usually it’s the typical food and wine paired meals or something cool in the vineyards but this time we did a bus ride for 40 people to […]

I love that I LOVE what I do!

In a recent discussion about “what the heck is it all for anymore? Work, work, work… And for what?” With an old friend, I was inclined to reminisce about my last few years at my job. I am truly blessed with the opportunities that I […]

Miller-Coors Brewing

Now I could not go to Colorado and not take the Coors tour! Or as my family liked to call it, ” the Cerrs terr” The have everything very well organized. You walk up to the bus stop area and the wait was a little […]

See San Francisco like a local

A Perfect Day in the City From sunrise to sunset there are so many options in lovely San Francisco but where to go when you only have a day or so and you don’t even know where to start? I have compiled a list of […]

The Bear Republic Brewing Company

The Bear has been my neighborhood brewery for some time now {until a couple of months ago it was just four blocks from my house}. Their beer is always consistent, they hardly ever run out of anything {unless it’s the Cafe Racer 15, then it’s […]