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Rick Hocker: ‘Are you good enough for God?’

By RICK HOCKER Special to the Tribune Are you good enough for God? How good must one be to please God? How do you know if God is pleased with you? Does going to church earn us points with God? By the way, going to church isn’t one of the ...

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Morgan reviews, gives history on Pilsner style beer

By ELI MORGAN Special to the Tribune Scrimshaw Pilsner Style Beer, 4.7 percent ABV, North Coast Brewing Company, Fort Bragg, California. Since 1988 (Carpe Diem, Vita Brevis) Modus Operandi. This California treasure has been voted one of the 10 best breweries in the world by the Beverage Testing Institute of ...

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Hop Talk: Morgan reviews Maui Waui & Cocoa Nut Stout

By ELI MORGAN Special to the Tribune Maui Waui IPA, 6.5 percent ABV, Altamont Brewing Company, Livermore, California The pour isn’t very impressive, but that is OK because my interest quickly gets intercepted by the nose scent of tropical and rare Citrus flavors. The body is thin so it goes ...

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Broadway’s “Hamilton” coming to the Bay Area

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The blockbuster Broadway production of “Hamilton” is coming to San Francisco. The critically acclaimed musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers and the first Secretary of the Treasury, by Grammy and Tony Award winning playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, has been a ...

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Hop Talk: Morgan reviews Blue Heron Pale Ale

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

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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