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1-800-Tropics IPA 

Very tasty…it’s been a while since my last visit to Vista’s Booze Brothers Brewing.   A light malt body showcases great fruity/citrus hop flavors.  Bitterness seems mild and quickly disappates once out of the mouth.  I chose to swallow,  though some may choose to spit.   With many to choose,  I also tried Crow Jane, […]


Bolt Brewery in La Mesa

Quick stop by new brewery that just opened this past weekend… with an owner from the 1987 Bolt Brewery in Fallbrook. Nice outdoor patio and serving bar. 4 beers now with hopes for 20 soon. I tried the Chocolate Stout on nitro and enjoyed it. Others on tap included a Pilsner, Citra Pale Ale and […]


Bottlecraft LI moved…

Monday night we visited their new spot just a block North and across the street from their old location in Little Italy. Great expanded tap setup, tons of bottles, and nice new digs! I had the Prairie BOMB and Cherry Funk; Adam tried The Commons Urban Farmhouse and a couple IPAs. Niiiice


Hess Beers at Turquoise Cafe

She chose the special version of coffee Grazias and I got the Ficus fig saison. 33 miles into the ride and almost home. 


Catalina Island Brew House

Currently serving coffee and guest craft beers on tap, but hoping to brew a variety of ales on their shiny new 1 barrel system come Winter. Yay, craft beer in Catalina.


La Jolla Brew House is Brewing

House beers once again! Finally! They began serving two beers this week, C- Blonde Ale and O. G. Wheat Gose. Both ~ 5% ABV and under 20 IBU… Light and easy… Pilot batches underway using hibiscus and osha root. Not sure what osha root is, but it will be a good reason to go back.


Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout

Finally getting around to cleaning out the beer fridge. This one is Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout from Howe Sound Brewing up in British Columbia, Canada. At just 5% going through this 1 liter bottle in a sitting will be no problem. But I do like the swing top closure — just in case I can’t.


Pizza Port Ocean Beach Opens Tonight

After a long delay (I heard once that it was opening in October 2009), Pizza Port is opening their fourth, and perhaps most anticipated, location in Ocean Beach tonight, May 14 at 5pm. Here’s the announcement as it went out Pizza Port cousin Port Brewing/Lost Abbey’s Facebook page: Word just came from Gina that our […]


San Diego – America’s best beer town even if Portland complains

I’m getting a good laugh out of the guys up in the Northwest who are all in high dudgeon over Men’s Journal naming San Diego as “the new beer capitol of the U.S.” Seems that our beer drinking brethren up in Oregon (and Washington state) don’t like the fact that Portland – the self-titled “Beertown […]