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I’m no Grace Slick…

Back in February – you know, a lifetime ago! – I had my first live performance with Vasco Road Band at Shadow Puppet Brewing Company in Livermore. The theme of this SF Beer Week party was Woodstock, and the band really wanted to perform the classic “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane. Problem was, they needed a female singer. Somehow my name was mentioned, and before I’d even finished my beer, I found myself agreeing to give a guest performance. Sounds fun, right? Well, truth be told, I’m really more of a choir singer than a soloist, and I was so terrified of having to sing by myself in front of all those people that my knees were knocking together like I was Shaggy or Scooby and the whole place was haunted. I survived, however, with only minor cardiac damage… How do you think I did?


Find Vasco Road Band on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vascoroadband/

Shadow Puppet Brewing Company – 1st Anniversary Party Today!

I am pleased to announce the first anniversary party of Shadow Puppet Brewing Company, happening TODAY from 11 am to 10 pm at 4771 Arroyo Vista, Suite B in Livermore, California. Hard to believe it’s been a year already! Shadow Puppet is currently one of four craft breweries in the city of Livermore, which is well on its way to becoming a destination for beer drinkers as well as for wine tasters. Shadow Puppet features an amazing variety of beers, and a beautiful, family-friendly tasting room.

The brewery is family-owned and operated by founder Brian Blackburn and by Brewmaster and Master Builder Craig Danielson. Ordinarily I would say you can recognize Craig by his big beard, but since he’s just shaved it off for First Street Alehouse’s Movember Fundraiser, you’ll have to go by this picture instead:

Shadow Puppet Brewing Co. Livermore

Shadow Puppet Brewing Co. brewmaster Craig Danielson, left, and owner Brian Blackburn, right, pose for a photograph at their brewery in Livermore, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group -East Bay Times, February 2, 2017. )

Craig loves to talk beer, so feel free to accost him with your questions and comments.

The anniversary party promises to be a great time and will feature a massive selection of 25 beers on tap, including two barrel-aged beers as well as two newly-tapped firkins! South Smokin’ BBQ will be on site, and “Better Days” will be playing live music beginning at 3 pm. If you can’t make the opening, don’t worry – the taproom is open Wednesday through Sunday; visit the brewery’s website for the current menu and hours: www.shadowpuppetbrewing.com.

Hope to see you there!