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Jay Brooks

Jay Brooks

Contributing Beer Columnist at The Mercury News

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Jay Brooks

Brooks on Beer: The eight best beers to celebrate Oktoberfest at home - The Mercury News

California and German versions of the medium-bodied amber lager, Marzen, the festival’s traditional brew.

California’s latest beer news — plus Oktoberfest fun - The Mercury ...

Drake’s Brewing’s newest Brut IPA is just one of the new brews on tap

Bend: 13 of the best Central Oregon breweries - The Mercury News

Central Oregon’s beer scene continues to explode and evolve. Here are 13 breweries — a mix of mainstays and new up-and-comers — worth visiting.

5 top beer trends to watch for in 2019 - The Mercury News

Look for drinkability, craft lagers and more novelty – remember glitter beer? – in the new year.

Brooks on Beer: A Speakeasy saison, an Anchor Brewing class and mor...

From Speakeasy’s new saison to an Anchor Brewing tasting class and LA Beer Week, here’s what’s new in California’s beer world.

Brooks on Beer: Cutting through the IPA haze - The Mercury News

It’s not your imagination. Your IPA has gone hazy. Here’s the scoop on that juicy style — plus four California breweries that make stellar ones.

21st Amendment, Stone and Firestone’s new UnReal beer - The Mercury...

What happens when three brewmasters — from 21st Amendment, Stone and Firestone — take a road trip? A new beer, of course.

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Kauai, the Beer Garden Isle - The Mercury News

Kauai’s beer scene is an ever-changing affair. Now two new breweries have opened – Kauai Beer Company and Kauai Island Brewing – and they’re both worth a visit. Here’s the s…

Schooner's to open production brewery - Eat, Drink, Play - The Merc...

Antioch’s brewpub Schooner’s Grille & Brewery is currently looking for a space to build a production brewery and begin offering their award-winning beers in bottles. The restaurant and brewery was purchased by new owners last May, and they planned from… Continue Reading →