I am excited about the barrel tasting party tonight and the Lost Abbey. Itâ€™s the 1st one the brewery has put on and itâ€™s sold out. Only 100 lucky people get to go and Iâ€™m one of them. Iâ€™ve trying to pick out my outfit for many days and itâ€™s so hard but I think […]
I know, our postings have been a little slow the past couple of weeks. I’ve been really busy with the summer rush here at the Mercantile, and Sage has a new contract with a security software company that’s kept him from doing much of anything other than… well, actually, I don’t know what it is […]
One year old Port Brewing / Lost Abbey managed to walk away with a record five medals at the First Annual San Diego Craft Brewer’s Festival this weekend, beating out big name breweries such as Boston Beer, Stone Brewing, and New Belgium for the honor. Paso Robles’ Firestone Walker did tie Port Brewing for the […]
Ok enough live blogging. I am going to go do some serious tasting now. This is the Porter with Chocolate from San Diego Brewing. Good! Full wrap-up and more pix from Sage tomorrow!
Tomme Arthur and Port Brewing/Lost Abbey won five medals — more than everyone else! 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze! Firestone-Walker won five too. Pizza Port and Boston Beer each got four. Lots of other winners too. Shipyard’s Export Ale Bitter won the ‘best of show’. Beer Sage will have all the details on […]
It is award time. The big guy on the left is Tom Nickel of O’Brien’s Pub. The silver tank is the grand prize. It is a real working fermenter. If you win you are supposed to brew beer in it and pass it to the winner next year — better than the Stanley Cup, don’t […]
Here is a pic of the festival from the upper beer garden area.
Still live at the SD festival. My first is a Coconut Porter from Maui Brewing Company. Never had it before and it is really good! Beer Sage is enjoying Maui’s IPA too! Wish we could find their beer here more easily
Last weekend was the 10th Annual San Diego Real Ale Festival held at Pizza Port in Carlsbad. In all there were more 60 beers from eight (mostly western) states, and seven countries â€“ all casked and served through a beer engine, with a handful of bottle conditioned real ales as well. As usual, organizers Tomme […]
A quick heads-up for those of you who will be in the San Diego / Southern California region this weekend. June 1 and 2 (that’s this Friday and Saturday) is the 10th Annual Real Ale Festival hosted by Pizza Port in Carlsbad. The festivities start at 4pm on Friday and pretty much run until closing […]