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Topic: OT: Sweet Maria's of beer (20 msgs / 490 lines)
1) From: Kevin
As much as I enjoy Tom's coffee in the morning, I've started to enjoy beer
in the evening as well.  I was wondering if anyone could point me to a
website where one can purchase specialty/top notch beer?
that would be a perfect day, start off with the Misty Valley from SM in my
TV and finish with a carfully poured craft micro brew...
Thanks!
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2) From: Gary Foster
Beverages and more (bevmo). http://www.bevmo.com-- Gary F.
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3) From: John Mac
Well you need to start home brewing!
Been there, done that, and what a blast it is.
Buying already brewed beer is the same thing as buying a cup of Peet's
brewed coffee, sacrilege. :)
Just google home brewing.
Cheers,
John in Nor Cal
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4) From: Bonnie Polkinghorn
Kevin,
Since you roast your own coffee, you may enjoy brewing your own beer.  I'm
sure there are wine and beer making shops in your area.
I have The Beverage People down the street from me, and they offer catalog
and internet info:http://www.lagunitas.com/,their website appears to be down at the moment.">http://www.thebeveragepeople.com/My new favorite beers come from Lagunitas, also a local (to me) place,http://www.lagunitas.com/,their website appears to be down at the moment.
Good luck,
Bonnie P.
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5) From: Lindsay Murphy
There are very few websites where one can purchase beer, or any other
alcoholic beverage for that matter.  Moreover, BevMo and the like may
not be able to ship to your state at all, or they may be able to ship
wine but not beer, or they may only be able to ship you beers you can
already get locally.  (Off the top of my head, I don't think most states
allow you to ship beer at all, either in-state or out - I know Michigan
doesn't.)
However, there is a site that provides reviews of craft beers and of
places to get them: http://www.beeradvocate.com. The trick here is to
use BA's BeerFly to find a well-rated store in your area and branch out
from there.
Lately I've been on a "regional beer" kick, trying to drink only beers
made in this state, or failing that, the Great Lakes region.  (Hey,
someone has to support the local economy.)  Thus, my top list includes
Bell's (K-Zoo), Dragonmead (11 Mile and Groesbeck), Arbor Brewing
(Ypsi), and Great Lakes (Cleveland).  Your list, of course, will
probably vary!
Hope this helps!
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Lindsay Murphy
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6) From: Ken Schillinger
I second Bonnie's recommendation.
Homebrewing is a great pastime.
If you are in a metropolitan area there is bound to be a brew shop close by.
Best regards, Ken

7) From: Kevin
bonnie,
Thank you for the suggestion.  I was actually toying with that idea. Though,
I have to get approval from the Mrs.
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8) From: RZettle
Go to Northernbrewer.com......they have everything you need to get started  
making beer.
Good prices and great service....also check out their forum...lots of  
homebrewers that will help you out every step of the way.
 
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9) From: Gary Foster
Actually I preferhttp://www.morebeer.com(morebeer, or B3 to old  
hands).  And I prefer their forum too (I'm kinda biased, I admin the  
forum their, lol).
-- Gary F.
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10) From: Jason Riedy
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And they're similar to Sweet Maria's in another sense: They're in
an East Bay warehouse.  Ok, other side of the hills, so some
people might object to calling them East Bay.  And they have
other locations.  But the folks in Concord were really nice...
Jason
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11) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
In the Bay Area, the Oak Barrel on San Pablo in Berkeley is a 
fantastic place. They have a web site too, but I am not so sure about 
that. I really, really likehttp://northernbrewer.com. I actually 
visited them before the SCAA show in Minneapolis, because I like how 
they discuss things, and their focus. They started doing winemaking 
too ... I wish they would focus on one thing. I respect that in a 
business. Nonetheless, they are good. I try to support local 
buinesses as well - always buy my liquid yeast locally at least. I 
also want to second the motion to readhttp://beeradvocate.com.
Oh, and I like the fact that Sweet Maria's is becoming almost like an 
adjective! It's a compliment.
Tom
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            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com
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12) From: Brian Kamnetz
Lindsay,
At my sister's house in Kazoo for Christmas a couple years ago I got
some Bell's beer for the boys and, thinking I needed beer for the
girls, picked up a 6 of Arcadia (Battle Creek) Nut Brown Ale. It
turned out to be my favorite of the lot.
Brian
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13) From: Kevin
I was really hesistant to post this b/c it's so far off topic.  Thank you to
everyone for the responses.  I just might try homebrewing.
kevin
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14) From: Jared
Barbara Greenspon's husband is by far the best home brewer of beer I have
ever had the pleasure of tasting.  Jared
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15) From: Elliott H. O'Reilly
Tom,
Sweet Maria's has earned the right to it's adjective standing.  It IS a
compliment and we are petitioning Webster's to add it as such!
Thanks for what you do!
Elliott

16) From: public
Bell's rocks!  I did my masters at WMU and I do miss Bells as I'm stuck out here in New England!
Mike

17) From: public
At the risk of being flamed I am brewing my first batch in my new Mr. Beer.  I have visited a lot of the sites all ready listed and they are a great source of info and products!  I went the Mr. Beer route due to lack of space in our Condo (now with a second child on the way) but fully intend on expanding my new hobby much as I have grown with Sweet Marias these past...gulp...10 years!  I will be patient with the fermenting and lagering but hope that Mr. Beer isn't the "Gevalia" of the home roasting world!  :-)
Mike

18) From: public
Meant to say "Gevalia" of the Home Brewing world.  :-)
Mike

19) From: Brian Kamnetz
Mike,
I'm with you, I hope the Mr. Beer isn't the Gevalia of homebrew, but
if it is, so what? As miKe often says, with coffee it's not the
destination, it's the journey. Probably a good way to look at life in
general, including homebrew. That's my outlook, anyway.
Brian
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20) From: Ed Needham
Mr. Beer will give you a great experience and let you see how beer ferments 
and taste develops.  It's just as easy to buy extract and hops and a five 
gallon glass carboy and brew that way too for more taste and variety than 
Mr. Beer will give you.  Once you get bitten really hard, you'll want to 
move into all grain brewing.  Then you move into the deep water a bit, but 
attention to detail and cleanliness will give you incredible results.
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