My Friday included visits to four brewery/ brewpubs (Bend Brewing, Deschutes Brewery & Public House, Silver Moon Brewing, McMenamins Pub & Brewery) and two watering holes (Summit and Blacksmith). My first stop of the evening was Bend Brewing Company. I had them pour samples of Elk Lake IPA, Outback Old Ale, Axe Head Red, Pinnacle […]
Between Portland and Crescent we had winds, rain, snow, hail, sleet and fog. We were lucky we didn’t hit any ice coming over the 58. After 4-hours of crazy weather and car snacks, the pizza and beer tasted awesome. The beer is a light bodied ale from Cascade Lakes Brewing Company called Rooster Tail Ale. […]
The last bottle from my case of Sculpin IPA. Stored in the fridge is has kept very well. I believe it is from last falls batch when the McNair’s picked it up for me (thanks again McNair’s). The nose lost a bit of the floral-citrus, but still smells yummy…tastes yummy too. I hope I don’t […]
At about 2pm yesterday we were told that the 5-gal keg of Ballast Point’s Victory at Sea, which was tapped Friday, was still pouring. 5-hours later it was still on tap…lucky us. Victory at Sea is a coffee vanilla imperial porter. I enjoy the bottle but prefer it on draft. Get it when you can. […]
Session one of the Belgian Beer Party, at Carlsbad Pizza Port, has already started and I hope to finish this post before the live posts start trickling in. Beer gathering #2 had some real treats.. First was Surly Brewing Co Oktoberfest beer called Surly Fest Lager. Followed shortly by Weyerbacher Riserva 2008. Ale with Raspberry […]
Here it is Friday, and I haven’t even posted pix from last weekend. It was one hell of a work week and I am looking forward to a great beer weekend. I have emptied my camera so I am ready…for whatever. Last Saturday I had two small beer gatherings. The first one was a friends […]
New After my appointment in El Cajon I ventured just a few more minutes east. I was hoping they still had some Nelson IPA, but no…this batch only lasted a week. I feel fortunate to have had a few pints of Nelson at Churchill’s 2009 Hopocolyps a week and a half ago. Alpine posted new […]
More work at home, a Midnight Sessions next to me and movie called Wassup Rockers on TV in the back ground.
Not quite a full 22oz pour, but still better than a 4oz taster. I expect to be up late, so I doubt this is my only post for the evening.