OK…maybe that is a bit harsh. But this light bodied gooseberry & wheat beer has an odd odor and unpleasant lingering bitterness. I have not tasted a gooseberry before and am uncertain how it could be affecting the flavor. The off flavor could be the result of the added bogmyrtle, a well known natural insect […]
If’n y’all hadn’t heard… the rumor was that a batch of Sculpin IPA was accidentally double dry hopped and put into regular distribution. It was supposed to be batch 174. I had made no special effort to find it, but while in places that sells the beer I would check the batch number. After a […]
Sipping an Enjoy By 12.21.12 double IPA from Stone, whilst washing dishes. Yep, it’s like a party…. Palmolive and beer.
After hang’n with the mayor, we made our way to Downtown Johnny Browns for Barrel Night and found a very nice selection of potent and tasty beers! Our 3rd stop, and 2nd brew pub, was Monkey Paw. After a tasty flight of 6 of their own brews, I chose a big boy glass of their […]
…with a big boy glass of Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide. Yeah, this will do nicely. I’m definitely getting more of a grassy nose and flavor compared to the draft version on tap at the brewery the week of GABF.
A great day for a ride on the coast, from Solana Beach to Oceanside and back. I chose the Table Tops Belgian pale ale and the lady enjoyed the Pave Paradise an old English brown porter.
The White Labs hosted event was packed, even after a long day of….tasting. I chose to taste Lucky U IPA and Avalanche, both from Breckenridge Brewing, from the draft list. Mmmm In need of some rest before we start again tomorrow…… cheers.
One of those days where it needed to be mo betta. So she took her Mo Betta (Bretta) right out of the bottle. ahh….all betta.
…it’s just not Christmas yet, and neither of us are Catholic. Walking the dark and desolate streets of Pasadena late on a Sunday night, the warm and welcoming lights of the Congregation Ale House guide us as we stumble toward our hotel. Only a few blocks south of Lucky Baldwin’s Pub, it was hard to […]
A couple blocks from Haven, and in the same direction we must walk to get to our hotel, was our 6th stop for the day. Lucky Baldwin’s Pub had an great selection of draft beers and an extensive bottle list. We chose three sour beers from Pasadena craft brewery, Craftsman Brewing Co. The beers, Sourdough, […]