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From: ithaca!amber!phoebe@uunet.UU.NET (Phoebe Couch)
Subject: Re: Mendicino Brewing Company
Date: 1992-07-07 22:55:39 GMT

4 of July and I found myself at the door accidentally.(driving by on my
way up North)
They were having a big party in the back with a keg throwing contest.
The back was an outdoor beer garden with grape and hops growing all over.
The bartender told me that the hops outside were Cluster, and they were
full of fragrant cones.
The brewmaster was running the keg throw and it looked pretty bizarre. In
a long sandbox, the contestant picks up this keg (75lbs for women, I
estimate 150 for men) and hurls it forward and it crashs into the sand!
(The high score was 115 inches)
At one point, Someone egged me on to try it. Being on the scrawny side, I could
only lift it up over my legs, and I gave up (dislocated shoulders are no fun!).
The women hi score was 86 when I left the pub.
They had Eye of the Hawk on tap (Red Tale X 2) and it was delicious. All the
other beers were good too, especially on tap.
Since everyone was busy having a good time, I didn't pester them about their
brewing procedure, but I found out that they don't dry hop! and they use
cascade and cluster (1/3, 2/3 or is it the other way)
Went back there on my way down (July 5) and they ran out of beer on tap
except for Red Tail and Black Hawk Stout.
Its a great place!
p.s. At their gift store, they have a poster on the door that was given
to them. It has a map of California and a list of all the brewing company in CA
plotted on the map, on each side of the poster are the name/address/phone
number of each brewing company or brewpub. The name of the printing company
was somewhere in san Jose. I forgot to copy the name. Have anyone seen
this poster? Do you know where I can get one?

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