@buckleybrau dropped by with a sixer of Stone’s #ruination 2.0 today. it’s lighter in color and has a different hop profile than the original. A lot more citrus. Honestly the original was one of those beers that got me into the bigger IPAs, but in a world of so many great IPAs, it had fallen […]
Found this Portland OR. brew in a small liquor store a block from Disneyland in Anaheim. I love how much better craft beer is being distributed these days.
Limited selection here pool side in Anaheim. Aluminum bottles and 3 taps to choose from.
That was the word that popped into my head when I was handed a glass, smelled and tasted the 2015 Blushing Monk. A sweet and full bodied Belgian-style ale fermented with raspberries from some of the fine folks of Grand Rapids, MI. And the 9.4%ABV doesn’t hurt either…well…right now anyway.
Tasted Passion of the Weiss, a honey wheat with orange and passion fruit, Berry Tart, with raspberries and blackberries, Rabid Beaver, their rye IPA, and All The Way, a 10.8%, 100 IBU triple IPA. The Beaver is a good thing.
Though I’ve enjoyed this beer many times on draft, this is my first taste of the bottled version. Very happy with it.
In pool-safe glassware.
At Amplified Ale Works with a big boy Electro-Lite session IPA and a sidecar 4oz of Rare Form, their 13.?% barrel-aged quad…really good.
Equinox, citra, rakau and motueka hops in another well balanced IPA from Back Street Brewing in Vista. The brewer here really nails IPAs.
Still very happy with this seasonal IPA from LA’s Golden Road Brewing. In 16oz big-boy cans no less..which is appreciated. Heal the Bay. Golden Road. I.P.A… with all those 3 syllable lines I feel a Haiku in the making. Golden Road Piney and resinous ale Heal the Bay
Tasted the Rough Draft Southern Triangle IPA as well as the Alesmith IPA, but ended up going with the Hunter.
We stopped to taste some of the Moonlight Meads they were pouring today (still pouring); Paramore, Wet n Wild, How Do You Like Them Apples and Them Little Apples…sooooo good. Think I’m liking Paramore best. Thought I would cut the sweetness with a couple IPAs. I chose Tap-It S.N.A.F.U., at 11.1% and 127 IBU, and […]
Chose….beer….and drank. None spared.
Just what I needed. After the 9.4% IPA and sun by the pool, this reminds me of a lightly sweetened peach tea, with a squeeze of lemon…but better. If I had one of those fancy sit-on-and-drive lawnmowers, I would hope this is what I would have in my cup holder on a hot day.
Picked up this morning. Took a few hours to chill. Poured into a pool-safe drinking vessle. Very pleased sitting by the pool, with book and Enjoy By 07-04-15 IPA right now.
It was a tough choice between Blind Pig, Fall Brewing’s Green Hat and this…but I made my choice.
Duck Foot beers Blondes, Reds, Porters and IPAs One of each
Steam punk vib Outstanding braggots and beers Arcana
Mmm..tasty…IPA. I’m thinking last year’s High Tide has held up very well.
Very refreshing offering from Carlsbad’s Arcana Brewing. Slightly tart with distinct apricot. 4.6%ABV and 20IBU. Easy drinking.
After a couple months out of circulation I finally stopped off at Back Street Brewing to see what was new. This one Vista Village IPA, a 6.5% IPA with Simcoe and Cascade.
Yep…just like it says so on da bottle.
Fifty miles Three Coronado beer stops Nice bike ride
Shrunken Head Red, a session red IPA, and Quarthouse Pale Ale.
First visit to this location. Had no idea it also had food option…awesome, cuz I’m hungry. Chose the Stingray IPA to go with ceviche and wahoo tacos.
Planning on hitting the 3 Coronado Brewing locations on today’s bike ride around the bay.
Replenishing precious body fluids the old fashion way, via the mouth.
I can’t remember the last time I’ve had Maharaja from a bottle. I’ve mostly enjoyed on draft. Very tasty.
San Diego’s newest brewery opened today with 8 beer offerings.
The crowler of their double IPA traveled well from our recent trip to St. Pete. Yumm.
I would have guessed the beer included the newly discovered cluster type hop neo-mexic-anus based on the smell alone, but was wrong if you believe what they wrote on the bottle. One big (ass) mother of a beer…10.something percent…If I could only get up…I could tell for sure.
Chose this to go with my salad in an attempt at eating healthy…but going down too fast to expect any to still be in by glass by the time the food gets here.
Three good beers. Steak tartar is a good snack. Ballast Point.
Six tasty offerings. Nice set up. They need a bike rack. Close, but not quite a haiku.
A very good saison from Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co., brewed with green tea, Asian pear juice, rosehips, Szechuan peppercorns, toasted brown rice ‘n shit. I expect their “signature yeast blend” with Brett played a good part in making this what it is. Funky and a bit tart, and it has that 6%ABV going for it […]
Had it not said braggot on the bottle I would have said strong ale. Not sweet and I don’t notice blueberries, but it does have that 15%ABV thing going for it. I know…I tastes like Klokke Roland…but higher octane. From New Jersey’s Flying Fish Brewing Co.
It tastes familiar…though can’t quite place it. We kept tasting it and trying to recall what and where, and…well. ..it’s gone.
Beer in da glass.
A’nudder won straat from da can.
Drink’n right out of da can.
Smuggled west from our recent Tampa trip. Resin and pine nose, but very mild bitterness. Malt more pronounced as it warms. Not bad, but I would not classify it as an IPA, more like a pale ale. No ABV listed on bottle but would guess between 5% and 6%.
InBev bringing Elysian beers to the masses.
Just checked out the latest release from Port / Lost Abbeys Hop Project. Great hop profile but a little danker than I would have guessed. Still a delicious beer.
Killing time at Stone Brewing Galactic HQ in Escondido
At Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room, Berkeley.
Much better than your standard airport beer.
The malty sweetness hides the 10.5% ABV. Pleasant bitterness does not linger.
Very refreshing after a day of yard work. 5% ABV and only 20 IBU in this Belgian-Style golden pale ale.
Cask version dry hopped with Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe. Very yummy.
From Sarasota, Florida’s Jdub’s Brewing Company. Smooth and malty, without lingering bitterness. I enjoyed it. It’s got that 6.5% ABV thing going for it as well.
Very nice IPA. Still on draft at the brewery and only a couple of bottles left. Get it while you can.
We didn’t get a chance to try any of the Coppertail Brewing beers while in the area, but grabbed a few bottles to go before flying back home.
Of the 7 beers tasted at Tampa Bay Brewing Company, I liked this pale ale best.
7 house beers on draft and a few guest beers. Her favorite being Dancing in the Street, a Brett berliner Weiss with watermelon, my first to finish being the Intergalactic Pale.
Yummy IPA from Athens.
“Wait, don’t drink yet. I gotta take a picture.” Tried Monk in the Trunk Belgian amber ale from Florida’s Inlet Brewing, and Florida Avenue India Pale Ale from Cold Storage Craft Brewery.
Headache can only walk 40 steps very tiered all the time. Nashua drizzly passed out
By 4.20 I mean Stone Enjoy By 4.20.15 IPA. By little I mean 12oz in lieu of the more often seen 22oz bomber. I would hope no explanation needed on the word airport..
Enjoying well before the Enjoy By date…which usually doesn’t happen unless on draft..though not sure why.
Intense fruity and citrusy hop flavors over a light-bodied dry malt base…makes it quite enjoyable. Can’t recall where I picked up, but more would be a good idea.
Fresh off the plane from Chicago is this gose with hibiscus from Marz Community Brewing Co. Less tart and more salty then most gose I’ve tried. Perfect for replenishing lost precious bodily fluids.
Totally not expecting what I tasted. Saw the “mosaic” and “IPA” and thought I should give it a try. Very tasty, but didn’t realize it was a 9% ABV double IPA until I had it in my mouth, then read the bottle. Piney n citrus n yummyness…grabbin more next time.
Picked up my bottles previously purchased via BPT, and had a little sample on tap! This French style Biere de Mars was aged in Oak barrels for 4 or so months on persimmons and peaches along with the addition of a house Lacto/Brett blend. The kegged version tasted very nice and smooth on tap today, […]
Picking up the first release from Toolbox Brewing Co. Missed the Peter on draft by 30 minutes of so, but still plenty to enjoy. Tart X with apricots, Purple Drink, Grass Fed Lettuce and My Cousin Strawberry. Next going for The Virgin Cherry.
Hoppy stop…R to L…Red Flag IIPA (9.2%ABV), In The Curl IIPA (10.3%ABV), Double Impact Zone IIPA (10.6%ABV) and Lupulin Lust IPA (8.3%ABV).
Typed the long way…South Park Brewing Company India Pale Ale. Very tasty with the South Park Tacos.
A lot of ginger at first. The nose diminishes a bit over time, but it retains the ginger flavor. At 5.3% ABV, it paired well with a warmer than average March day.
L to R…tart X with apricots, Purple Drink and Grass Fed Lettuce. 3 of the 10 on tap today. Darn good beer.
One of the many beers still on draft 2 days post Renaissance…yay. See today’s draft list below..
While trying out a new restaurant near my office my waiter suggested I sample the Sculpin IPA with grapefruit. Personally, I think Scuplin is already juicy and citrusy enough, so this one was a little over the top. But at least a had plenty to sample before I made up my mind.
Darn near 35 miles and 4 beer stops (Legacy Tap Room , Saint Archer, Alesmith and Green Flash). Though a bit different than originally planned…with 2 stops added just before we passed them, and one removed so we could avoid some hills, all in all a great day. A can of Swami’s can only make […]
At Waypoint. Fruity IPA
Yummy American IPA from…you guessed it….Fall Brewing Co.
Had a lunch meeting at Slater’s 50-50 up in Lake Forest last week. After the meeting was over I decided to hang around and see what they had on tap. At the recommendation of my lovely bartender I ended up having this really nice IPA. A collaboration between Artifex Brewing (where Chris, the former headbrewer […]
At Churchills in San Marcos. Very tasty and found it worked well washing down my fish n chips. Their tap list is limited in preparation for 2015 Renaissance this Saturday. Had my phone battery not died while there I could have snapped some preview tap list pics. I wish I could remember more than a […]
Very nice. Kinda a small glass for 7 bucks…but maybe at 8.5% ABV they feel the need to help the average consumer regulate… or maybe it’s just me.
Beer and fresh shucked oysters… sounds like a balanced meal… and at $1 an oyster and $5 a beer, we may be here for a while.
Tapped minutes ago at Amplified Ale Works. Yumm
Acoustic Ale Works 10% ABV triple IPAs bookends the Kopi Luwak Coffee Stout.
Picked up a couple cans to take for a spin, but didn’t read the box that may have provided some background. I’m guessing it is named after the bitter, dank and resinous TV news duo of Barbara Walters and Hugh Downs, or maybe the keen eyesight of some young hipster. Though I would usually choose […]
The lady got The Blondie from Acoustic Ale Works. Should go well with our grilled chopped salad with salmon and grilled vegetables here at Promiscuous Fork..
…for me while the lady enjoyed the Saint Archer White.
From Sierra Nevada, this last of their 2014 five batch Harvest series features the wild hop Neomexicanus. First time I tried was on draft and it had the unmistakable scent of marijuana. And not just a little like it…a lot like it. With the bottle I didn’t get that at all… just the great wet […]
13.5% ABV of boozy, malty and even coffee yummy-ness. Perfect after a day on the slopes.
Decided not to try the flight and went straight to big boy glasses. Automatic 6th Anniversary IPA for me and Automatic 6th Anniversary Belgian Blonde with Apricots for the lady.
Very much enjoying this newer released IPA from Modern Times Beer. Found at Morena Costco for about five and a half bucks. Grabbed more than one bottle this time.
Favorite IPA from Council Brewing.
…I said 365 Day Golden Sour…. a 5% ABV barrel aged sour beer from Colorado Springs Trinity Brewing…jeez. Smuggled back from our pre Christmas snowboard/ski trip a few months ago. Very tasty.
The first release or Port Brewing’s new Hop Freshener series of beers. The nose is…well…dank…resinous..no floral or citrus. The flavor is nice balance of malt and hops that is…. well… sticky. It kind of lingers on the tongue, but just long enough to want another sip. All that and only 8.5% ABV.
Over to the side of the fridge and behind a growler, this little guy was passed up quite a few times since it’s enjoy by date. Stored cold and 3+ months old, tastes mighty nice right now.
Smuggled back by a friend from their recent visit to Chicago, and Spiteful Brewing. A single hop American pale ale using Simcoe. Enjoyed straight from the can…well, until I poured into a coffee cup so I could go for a walk. Nice strong floral and citrus hop aroma when first opened, but dissipates quickly. Lighter […]
A 9.5% ABV Belgian-Style tripel from the fine folks at The Bruery enjoyed at Brabant.
A nice afternoon beer on the back deck at home.
We were fortunate to pick up a few of these on our recent visit to 3 Floyds Brewing, just an hour drive from Chicago. Very good sour ale aged in wine barrels with blueberries.
This is a slightly re-vamped version of the collaboration between Sierra Nevada and Ballast Point. They lower the ABV and changed up the hops to make it more drinkable (or, more likely, more acceptable to the consumer market) and be able to produce larger batches. I think it turned out really well. Hoppy, but light […]
From right to left… City of the Sun IPA, Funky Lomaland (a brett version of the regular hoppy IPA), and Sleepless City, a coffee brown ale. All good, but of the three, we like the Funky best.
This one is Atticus from Strand Brewing in Torrance, Calif. Not as hoppy as some IPAs, it has a nice malty character with a clean, hop finish. Judging by the yeasties in the bottom, its obviously true to the small batch claims on the label. I liked it a lot. I think I’ll look for […]
Still good, but doesn’t quite stand out as much as it did when I first tasted it way back when. Malty amber with a nice hop balance. Something I didn’t know ’til just now…Humboldt Brewing is now owned by Firestone Walker.