Enjoyed this article on Extreme Beers from the New Yorker. The guy who started Dogfish Brewery is a real cowboy. I loved the fact that Anchor Brewing (AnchorSteam), was the only "micro brewer" alive 20 years ago. They're based in SF, make incredible beer and have a really fun tour in the afternoons. We indulged in the tour quite a bit when we were at CAL.