Well into American Craft Beer Week, and to show my support, I opted for the Hennepin Farmhouse Saison from New York’s Brewery Ommegang to enjoy with my bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado sandwich at Toronado San Diego. It was not an easy choice when they had so many great beers on tap. Cuvee Des Jacobins […]
With a small pile of dishes needing to be washed, I can’t think of something better to sip while performing the task, Duet from Alpine Beer Company. Oh…is that Family Guy on TV..hmmm…looks familiar…I think I have seen it. I need to step a bit closer…oh…might as well sit…right? Oh hell…the dishes can wait. The […]
Met folks from out of town on the roof deck of Pacific Beach Ale House for a few beers and some food….all with a beautiful ocean view while enjoying the warm sun. I love San Diego. With no PB Porter on tap, I tasted the Shipwrecked Stout and Crystal Pier Pale Ale, and chose pints […]
The first stop was not even on the list but was close; a place to gather our thoughts, sip something yummy and plan our return drive south….Rock Bottom Brewery Long Beach. I have enjoyed beer at Rock Bottom La Jolla, San Diego Gaslamp and Colorado Springs. I wish I could say the same for the […]
Always something to please at the Blind Lady Ale House. When work has me out a bit later than usual I find it best to wait out the traffic in an inviting atmosphere. Today I was a little south…well…for me..and found shelter at The Blind Lady Ale House. Belgian Double Stout from Green Flash Enjoyed […]
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 […]