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Man Drinks Hot Rocks… and likes it

That “man” in the headline is me, of course. I’m currently enjoying a cold pint of Hot Rocks, the new stein-style brown lager from Port Brewing Company. Yes, it is delicious. For those who don’t know the backstory on this one, Hot Rocks is a collaboration between Port Brewing’s Tomme Arthur and Bend Brewing’s Tonya […]


A pic that kinda sums up our long-ass Saturday

Though I brought my camera with me to the Carnevale Party, I failed to use it.  I prepared by deleting old pics off of my card and charging my battery, but I don’t recall taking the camera out and actually taking pictures with it. Maybe due to the difficult access of my fancy robe, maybe […]


Photo Wrap-up from Lost Abbey Carnevale

Yesterday Matt Dolman a quick overview of some of the fun and festivities from last weekend’s Carnevale at The Lost Abbey, so today I thought I’d share the rest of the photos with you all. (Ok, most of the the rest of the photos. As you might guess, costumes, masks, music and liberal amounts of […]


Red Poppy Release

So the Release of Lost Abbey’s Red Poppy was a couple weekends ago and all the usual suspects were in tow along with a whole group of new peeps. Beyond just getting some great beer, we also drafted a whole bunch of folks into peeling a few hundred pounds of Mandarin Oranges for a couple […]


Drowning our sorrows

Lona and I had a HUGE dose of home-sickness today. For those that don’t know, Red Poppy is Lona’s favorite Lost Abbey beer. It was released today and we were really bummed we weren’t there. To make matters worse, after tearing through our entire stash of beer I realized that we had drank our last […]


Backstreet Brewing turns into a dark alley

Word has just come down that Adam Carbonell was just laid off as head brewer at Backstreet Brewing in Vista, CA. According to Adam, he was told that the company, which operates numerous Lamp Post Pizza outlets (Backstreet Brewing is the microbrew side of the operation), is “downsizing” and corporate head brewer Ryan Aikens, who […]


Churchill’s Pub Crawl Wrap-up – Part 1

As many of you already know, this past Saturday, January 17th was the (quasi) annual pub crawl sponsored by Churchill’s Pub and Grille here in North County San Diego. For Beer Molly this is one of the seven or eight highlights of the year (right behind her birthday, Christmas, and any other event at which […]


“Monkey” Mike, Beer Molly & Mr. Liberty

So Mike (the new brewer at Port / The Lost Abbey) and Beer Molly decided to take a quick break from the Toronado in San Diego (Churchill’s Pub Crawl stop #3) and wander down 30th St. to a nearby adult bookstore to pick up some video entertainment for the limo bus in which we were […]


Lost Abbey welcoming new brewer with specially blended beer night

Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey will be hosting a “Meet the Monkeys” night at the brewery on Friday, January 9 from 4pm until 8pm in honor of the arrival of their new brewer, Mike Rodriguez. Mike comes to Lost Abbey from Boulevard Brewing of Kansas City, MO (one of the largest craft breweries in […]


Recent Trip to Flying Dog

Lona and I went out to Flying Dog on Saturday (12/27) to meet up with some friends and have a few beers.  If you haven’t heard by now, their tasting room is unbelievable.  It was packed as usual.  Lona takes our son and pushes their way through the crowd to get to the far end […]