Recently a friend and I ventured a bit north and away from the San Diego beer scene…to visit some brewpubs just north of us. First stop was Newport Beach Brewing Company in..you guessed it…Newport Beach. The Jen Ne Sais Quad, their 12th Anniversary Belgian Quad aged for 2-years in brandy barrels with cherrys, was quite […]
A yummy soured brown ale from our friends at Jolly Pumpkin.
About to jump into the jacuzzi with a some cups of crude…Long Beach Crude that is…from Belmont Brewing Company in Long Beach, CA. Not too bad….I would have guessed it at under 5% ABV…not the 6.5% per their website.
At home with a partial growler of Poorman’s IPA and just over a pints worth of Santa’s Little Helper in another growler, so I am playing mixologist. It is more fun to come up with a beer name first then mix stuff to make the beer. Beer Sage and I had Dirty Old Man..which I […]
I found myself in Coronado at 4pm this afternoon. Hmmm…should I tackle the freeways…or maybe wait it out? I chose to wait it out and found the only seat available at the bar of Coronado Brewing’s restaurant and brewery. After a quick glance at the draft list….I knew what I wanted to try. While chatting […]
If your refrigerator is like mine, there is beer in it. You can’t see all the beer due to there being beers in front of other beers…not a bad thing…but you often don’t fully know your beer inventory at a given moment. While rummaging around in search of something to quench my thirst…I stumbled across […]
Having a Port Brewing High Tide IPA while making split pea soup. A cream base with red onions and bacon…how can it be bad. No…not the beer…the soup.
Went to Toronado San Diego in search of some draft sours…but nothing on draft today would really fill that bill. Tried the Fall Wild Ale from New Belgium Brewing and had an old favorite Captain Stout from Alpine Beer Company.
Last Saturday…yeah, I’m a little behind in my postings…we stopped at Churchill’s for a pint of Ballast Point’s Victory at Sea; their Imperial Coffee Vanilla Porter. I prefer the keg and cask Victory at Sea over the bottled stuff. I find that the bottled beer retains too much coffee flavor for my liking. No…I’m not […]
When I found myself in La Jolla recently I decided to find a pint and wait out the traffic. And to think that after San Diego Beer Week ended on the 15th I was going to take a beer break…noooo…Rock Bottom Brewery La Jolla on November 17th. The chalkboard tap list indicated they had a […]