Last Sunday we attended the Cook’s Confab on the roof of the Stingaree Restaurant in San Diego’s beautiful Gaslamp district. The theme of these confabs is to pair the region’s best and brightest chefs with local growers, winemakers and brewers. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit the Slow Food Urban San Diego. This […]
Now that they’ve posted the hi-res photos, it’s even funnier. Check out all the people who got their photo at Port / Lost Abbey with Santa last weekend. My favs: The Village People, The Bald Guys, and The Band.
Let’s take a little break from Matt Dolman and his river of photos from Portland and turn our attention back to good old San Diego. Last Saturday was Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey’s first Christmas in July — a combination beer release and fund raiser for Toys for Tots. By all measures, I’d have […]
Last Sunday was Stone Sour Fest day. Though not quite as large as last year, Stone’s Dr. Bill (he’s not really a doctor, but if you’re female he’s willing to take a look) did put together quite a spread nonetheless. As temps in the shade gardens soared well into the high 90’s (upper 30’s Celsius), […]
A couple weeks back was the 50th birthday of Churchill’s bartender and all around great guy (even if he is English), Tony Dowson. To celebrate, friends Kevin Hopkins (who Twitters with the enthusiasm of a 16 year-old girl) and Brian Friel chartered a bus from Brewery Tours of San Diego, assembled 20 or so of […]
A couple of weeks back we decided to take a little roadtrip inland to Hangar 24 Craft Brewery in Redlands, California. We’d heard about Hangar 24 over a year ago while Beer Molly and I were hanging out in Las Vegas. At the time they were shutting down the brew pub in the Monte Carlo […]
Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey today announced that it’s 3rd anniversary party will be held Saturday May 9th from noon to 7pm (or whenever they finally kick everyone out). Along with excellent beer from the barrel archive and great food by Chef Vince, the brewery will also be hosting a live performance by local […]
The Wall Street Journal’s Charles Forelle has a rather good article in yesterday’s online pub covering his recent visit to Cantillon in Belgium. Written for the non-beer geek, it’s good coverage of the Lambic style and its connection to the origin of beer (and the discovery of all alcohol for that matter). Interestingly, there’s a […]
We’re sitting on the patio at Backstreet enjoying a warm, sunny spring day and having a couple of Adam C’s final brews from Backstreet – La Costa Rasta, a Coffee Stout and India Pale Lager, which is, as you might guess, a lager with lots of hops.
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 […]