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Hop Talk: Morgan reviews Blue Heron Pale Ale

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By ELI MORGAN Special to the Tribune Mendocino Brewing Company, Ukiah, California (formerly located in Hopland, California, since 1983) Blue Heron Pale Ale, 6 percent ABV (alcohol by volume). This beer is truly an original West Coast style Pale Ale. Long before the acronym “IPA” was a household name, there ...

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Hop Talk: Dec. 23, 2016

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By ELI MORGAN Special to the Tribune Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles The Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout is exceptionally good this year. It is a seasonal offering that is ultra complex, yet extremely sessionable at 5.5 percent ABV (Alcohol By Volume). It starts with the pour and the toffee-colored ...

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Ian Anderson bringing Jethro Tull to life

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BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson is coming to town. Anderson, the Scottish born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known as the lead vocalist and flutist for the British progressive rock band Jethro Tull, has produced a conceptual show celebrating the life and times of the 18th century English agriculturalist ...

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Rick Hocker: A beautiful ache

By RICK HOCKER Special to the Tribune In continuing my theme on God’s love, I asked myself, “What situation most profoundly impacted me with a deeper understanding of God’s love?” The event that comes to mind was an unusual and memorable experience. It happened during a private time of silent ...

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