Freewheel Brewing Company

Laurie Knox rounds up local musicians for a typhoon relief benefit at Freewheel Brewing Company

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After Typhoon Haiyan hit the Central Philippines last November, Menlo Park resident Laurie Knox found herself driving around and getting depressed. “Then all of a sudden it was out of the news,” she recalls, noting that it’s been identified as one of the strongest storms ever. So that the ongoing relief efforts are not forgotten, […]

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Spotted: “Riders up” at first Freewheel Brewing Company cycling event

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Freewheel Brewing Company, which is owned by a group of Menlo-Atherton High School dads (and one guy from England!), held its first bike, brew and BBQ event today with proceeds going to local non-profit, Pets In Need. Cyclists chose from a 10K or 25K mile route, although post-ride reports  indicated that some amended the longer route […]

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Live acoustic music comes to Freewheel Brewing Company on Friday, May 31

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Dewey and the Peoples, a rock reggae band from San Carlos, will be appearing at Freewheel Brewing Company in Marsh Manor on Friday, May 31 from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. There is no cover fee. The band, shown with fans, has appeared at Cali Roots Fall Mix-up in Monterey, the DNA Lounge and Brick and […]

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Meet Janet Berkeley: Quiz Master at Freewheel Brewing Company

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Freewheel Brewing Company,, owned by three Menlo Park residents and a UK-based partner, has not only brought English-style, cask-conditioned ale to the Peninsula, it’s also imported another bit of England, Liverpool-transplant Janet Berkeley, now on duty Monday nights as Quiz Master. We checked in with her to find out just what a Quiz Master does and […]

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Freewheel Brewery photo exhibit showcases work of photographer Irene Searles

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Financial executive to pastry chef to community volunteer may not be the usual path to photography but it’s the one that Menlo Park resident Irene Searles has taken. It began with two classes at Stanford and then some one-on-one mentoring with photographer Neal Menschel. It’s paid off in an exhibit at the new Freewheel Brewery, […]

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Chef Matt Hunter turns up the notch on pub food at Freewheel Brewing Company

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Some times the road to becoming a professional musician — and a tuba player at that — takes a strange turn, and you end up being a chef without going to culinary school, thanks to being trained by some of the Peninsula’s most noted culinary talents. That’s Matt Hunter’s story, and he’s sticking to it. “Cooking was […]

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