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New Amplified Beers

Triple can release at Miramar and Backstage (downstairs PB) locations R to L = Top to Bottom of the top 3 below. On tap for a limited time…cans may be around a bit longer. A butt-load of coconut and vanilla notes in the Puddin’ but with a hop bitterness. Juice = yummy. The collaboration beer […]


Just Outstanding IPA

The label claims a big malty taste with Cimcoe and Amarillo hops.  I can’t distinguish the hops, but the big malty part is really there and I like it.  It’s light in color, but it’s got the taste complexity of a red or brown, so they weren’t lying.  It’s not heavy though as it finished […]


Watermelon Wild Ale

We enjoyed the taster we received when we picked up Michele’s bottle.


Groundswell Tasters

Last time we were here it was Manzanita. R to L, Right Here Right Now, Got Anything Hazy II, Guava Tart and Cream Ale. Both RHRN double IPA, clocking in at 9.1% ABV, and the unfiltered IPA made with guava and pineapple, clocking in at 6.9% ABV, were decent enough. Can’t say the same for […]


Tales from the Kettle

Scottish ale brewed with black tea gives this a unique taste.  Scottish ales are usually too dry and syrupy for me on the brown side because of the carmelization, but the tea factor makes a good offset. 21st amendment gave a place to its brewing competition participants and chose this as a finalist.  The brewers’ […]


Figueroa Mountain Lizard’s Mouth

Mango, papaya, and pineapple imperial IPA. Named after a mountain in California. If you dumped a tub of Trader Joe’s Mango Papaya Salsa into a vat of Ballast Point and increase the Alc by Volume to 9%. This is what you’d get.  


Isomerizer IPA

Very tasty 7% ABV American IPA made with mosaic hops from the fine folks at Karl Strauss. Karl is my Bud.



…not Bill. One of two new NE hazy-style IPA available at Amplified. Bill and Ted are the same base beer with different hop bills. Bill is made but just not on draft quite yet in PB. Ted is juicy-citrus with mild hop bitterness. Quite nice. Sadly I don’t recall what D said the the two […]