Just like it says on da bottle, it’s small batch series No. 10. First cold sip had a bitter finish. Definitely better flavor and balance as it warms.
This beer literally jumped out of the cabinet wanting some attention. If she didn’t hit her lid and start leaking we could have put her back and let her get a bit older…but that didn’t happen. Very tasty farmhouse ale aged on apricots from the fine folks at Oklahoma’s Prairie Artisan Ales
Santa Fe Brewing Company’s Happy Camper IPA and a great day for the beach.
Very impressed with Stone Brewing’s 19th Anniversary beer. What I would imagine if Alpine made and imperial version of their Nelson.
Texas Pale Ale from South Austin Brewery. Another liquid refreshment from a brewery we were unable to visit on our recent trip. A somewhat dry malt base with a pleasant balance of hop bitterness that lingers after you swallow. Decent, but not my favorite from the trip.
Tasty. Malty Belgian-inspired farmhouse ale with Brett from Saint Louis, Missouri’s own Perennial Artisan Ales.
At Brabant. So good we each had to get our own.
We did not make it to Independence Brewing Co. while in Austin, but we did find a bottle of something to bring back. Piney and resinous with a lighter malt base; I enjoyed it. My first sip I swear I tasted pineapple, but so much after that.
Though we didn’t really think about it while picking it out, looking at the can now, being called “Day Break” and with words like “4 Grain Breakfast Brew”, I would have guessed a coffee beer; a coffee porter maybe. I was wrong. A low hop light ale with a smooth, almost sweet finish. I can […]
Real brewed Sasparilla beer. Sweet and delicious
In Pocatello, ID. A charming lille brewpub down by the tracks in a cool brick building. I am enjoying the Grog, IPA. She is having the Portneuf Cocoa Porter.
About 30-mins NW of downtown Austin, Oasis Texas Brewing has as awesome 3rd level outdoor patio overlooking Travis Lake. Even with the wonderful view, it wasn’t enough to want to suffer through even sharing a pint.
IPA for me on left, she chose a prickly pear berlinerweiss from Ranger Creek Brewing called Purple Rhine.
I’ve seen their Green House IPA on draft all over. The Oak and Alt is a blend of two versions of their Alt beer; 50% aged on french oak, 50% aged in bourbon barrels.
Being 11am n all, I found myself gravitating to the pale and white IPA, where she preferred the wit.
My glass on the right, Michele chose the Rahr Angry Goat weizenbock. At a 90 degree plus room temp, the cask beer warmed quickly. Need to go draft next time.
Another fine beer from Lone Pint Brewing. This one is a pale ale. Still at Stanley’s…this time at the pasture bar. The breeze back here helps in this 100 degree plus heat.
On draft at Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza. A farmhouse ale aged on apricots.
Raptor’s Delight, Belgian-style pale ale, in the big boy glass for me and Cactus Jack, a Belgian-style saison with prickly pear, for the lady.
Austin Beerworks Kinda slow…me thinking it was more a pale ale and not an IPA…duh…half IPA = pale ale. She preferred the Fire Eagle IPA over the half IPA, and ended up with the berlinerweiss, Einhorn.
Very enjoyable IPA from Lone Pint Brewery featuring Mosaic hops.
It was not an easy decision choosing between their Hommel Hoff and Electrocution…both sooooo good…. but there comes a time when one must decide. I chose right for now.
…Alpine Nelson. Big difference.
Yup, some tasters. Fav was the session IPA, in da middle, though I can’t recall the name.
Awesome new tasting room looking out toward Coronado bridge. Very cool indoor/outdoor space. Address is listed on National, but suite faces west, on Newton. L to R Coconut Blonde, Dark Days (rum barrel age imperial oatmeal stout), Roots of Wrath and Dr. Strangematter.
A tasty collaboration IPA from Alpine and Green Flash. Our first visit to Alpine Beer Co’s new restaurant / pub. Very nice and plenty of room with both indoor and outdoor seating. Alpine beers as well as guest beers on draft.
Mmmm. At the Encinitas Biergarden.
Well…in this house anyway. Very happy to find this among the other cans in the vegetable drawer.
Mmm….still a good choice.
Opened maybe a week ago, and the place is busy. OK draft list, but nothing to make a special trek for. I chose Alesmith Horny Devil. Can’t go wrong there.
Damn good beer at The Car Bar from 21st Ammendment Brewing.
I haven’t tried a Latitude 33 Brewing beer since original brewer Kevin moved on. A different hop profile and more malty base than I recall, but I’m comparing with what I recall from the draft version of the Camel Corps.
An apricot IPA from Oregon’s Flat Tail Brewing.
Very pleased with this mildly tart beer.
Enjoyed on draft previously, recently found it in the bottle format and thought to give it a try. It’s OK, but not great. Something about the bitterness and smell is off compared to what I recall from draft versions being. Or could be the spicy food I pared it with. Need to do a side […]
So very, very good. Unexpectedly good the first time, and sought after the next. In my opinion, the draft version doesn’t compare to the bottle. Citrus and tropical fruit, with distinct hop bitterness and a pale malt base. The 9%ABV is like a cracker jack prize.
Based on taste I would not have guessed a Belgian-style tripel. Malty and hoppy, with Belgian-esk esters, I would have categorized a hoppy Belgian-style amber. Didn’t stop me from finishing it.
Jus like it says on da label..it’s a beer. Pale in color and Belgian in style. Not bad, but liked the recent draft version I had better.
Found this in the closet. Easy drink’n brett beer from Lost Abbey and New Belgium. Hard to believe was released 3 years ago.
From Chicago’s Spiteful Brewing, this robust porter is smoother than I recall the original and other versions. Still a nice roasty finish but less bitter. Coconut not noticeable when cold, and subtle as it warms. It’s got that 8.2%ABV thing going for it too.
Just like the label says, a farmhouse ale with cranberries. Not tart or sweet, but with distinctive fruit character.
Looks like another beautiful day in San Diego. A session IPA may be the perfect 11am beverage.
Bottleshares are a great opportunity to try something you may normally not have access to. This group does a great job of bringing in stuff not easily found. Michele gets the photo credit
A Gose from Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery. Not overly salty, which is good, but would prefer it a bit more tart. Easy drinking.
Very tasty right outta da can. A wonderful citrus – hop aroma when you first pop it open that diminishes as you sip. Nice crisp bitterness, and only 5% ABV.
Totally stoked with the mail-order beers Michele surprised me with. We first tried Funky Buddha’s 7%ABV IPA, Hop Gun, on our recent bike trek down the Florida Keys. A very drinkable and balanced American-style IPA.
We tried a splash of this and a splash of that before committing to a whole beer. I chose Boardroom, a Belgian-style IPA, the one on the left, and she chose Living the Dream, an apricot saison.
Damn fine 10%ABV IPA from our friends at Modern Times. Arguably one of the best post-Sour Fest beers available to mankind.
Very refreshing and a good pelude to tomorrow’s Sour Festival at Stone. From San Diego’s Council Brewing Company.
6.5% ABV and incredible. Never had anything from Knee Deep, but this is an amazing IPA. Gives me a reason to visit Auburn, CA.
The Virginia farmhouse ale from Lickinghole Creek Crest Brewery is reminiscent of many beers we tasted on our first trip to Belgium. A distinct Belgian yeast aroma, and pleasant mix of malts and hops.
@buckleybrau dropped by with a sixer of Stone’s #ruination 2.0 today. it’s lighter in color and has a different hop profile than the original. A lot more citrus. Honestly the original was one of those beers that got me into the bigger IPAs, but in a world of so many great IPAs, it had fallen […]
Found this Portland OR. brew in a small liquor store a block from Disneyland in Anaheim. I love how much better craft beer is being distributed these days.
Limited selection here pool side in Anaheim. Aluminum bottles and 3 taps to choose from.
That was the word that popped into my head when I was handed a glass, smelled and tasted the 2015 Blushing Monk. A sweet and full bodied Belgian-style ale fermented with raspberries from some of the fine folks of Grand Rapids, MI. And the 9.4%ABV doesn’t hurt either…well…right now anyway.
Tasted Passion of the Weiss, a honey wheat with orange and passion fruit, Berry Tart, with raspberries and blackberries, Rabid Beaver, their rye IPA, and All The Way, a 10.8%, 100 IBU triple IPA. The Beaver is a good thing.
Though I’ve enjoyed this beer many times on draft, this is my first taste of the bottled version. Very happy with it.
In pool-safe glassware.
At Amplified Ale Works with a big boy Electro-Lite session IPA and a sidecar 4oz of Rare Form, their 13.?% barrel-aged quad…really good.
Equinox, citra, rakau and motueka hops in another well balanced IPA from Back Street Brewing in Vista. The brewer here really nails IPAs.
Still very happy with this seasonal IPA from LA’s Golden Road Brewing. In 16oz big-boy cans no less..which is appreciated. Heal the Bay. Golden Road. I.P.A… with all those 3 syllable lines I feel a Haiku in the making. Golden Road Piney and resinous ale Heal the Bay
Tasted the Rough Draft Southern Triangle IPA as well as the Alesmith IPA, but ended up going with the Hunter.
We stopped to taste some of the Moonlight Meads they were pouring today (still pouring); Paramore, Wet n Wild, How Do You Like Them Apples and Them Little Apples…sooooo good. Think I’m liking Paramore best. Thought I would cut the sweetness with a couple IPAs. I chose Tap-It S.N.A.F.U., at 11.1% and 127 IBU, and […]
Chose….beer….and drank. None spared.
Just what I needed. After the 9.4% IPA and sun by the pool, this reminds me of a lightly sweetened peach tea, with a squeeze of lemon…but better. If I had one of those fancy sit-on-and-drive lawnmowers, I would hope this is what I would have in my cup holder on a hot day.
Picked up this morning. Took a few hours to chill. Poured into a pool-safe drinking vessle. Very pleased sitting by the pool, with book and Enjoy By 07-04-15 IPA right now.
It was a tough choice between Blind Pig, Fall Brewing’s Green Hat and this…but I made my choice.
Duck Foot beers Blondes, Reds, Porters and IPAs One of each
Steam punk vib Outstanding braggots and beers Arcana
Mmm..tasty…IPA. I’m thinking last year’s High Tide has held up very well.
Very refreshing offering from Carlsbad’s Arcana Brewing. Slightly tart with distinct apricot. 4.6%ABV and 20IBU. Easy drinking.
After a couple months out of circulation I finally stopped off at Back Street Brewing to see what was new. This one Vista Village IPA, a 6.5% IPA with Simcoe and Cascade.
Yep…just like it says so on da bottle.
Fifty miles Three Coronado beer stops Nice bike ride
Shrunken Head Red, a session red IPA, and Quarthouse Pale Ale.
First visit to this location. Had no idea it also had food option…awesome, cuz I’m hungry. Chose the Stingray IPA to go with ceviche and wahoo tacos.
Planning on hitting the 3 Coronado Brewing locations on today’s bike ride around the bay.
Replenishing precious body fluids the old fashion way, via the mouth.
I can’t remember the last time I’ve had Maharaja from a bottle. I’ve mostly enjoyed on draft. Very tasty.
San Diego’s newest brewery opened today with 8 beer offerings.
The crowler of their double IPA traveled well from our recent trip to St. Pete. Yumm.
I would have guessed the beer included the newly discovered cluster type hop neo-mexic-anus based on the smell alone, but was wrong if you believe what they wrote on the bottle. One big (ass) mother of a beer…10.something percent…If I could only get up…I could tell for sure.
Chose this to go with my salad in an attempt at eating healthy…but going down too fast to expect any to still be in by glass by the time the food gets here.
Three good beers. Steak tartar is a good snack. Ballast Point.
Six tasty offerings. Nice set up. They need a bike rack. Close, but not quite a haiku.
A very good saison from Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co., brewed with green tea, Asian pear juice, rosehips, Szechuan peppercorns, toasted brown rice ‘n shit. I expect their “signature yeast blend” with Brett played a good part in making this what it is. Funky and a bit tart, and it has that 6%ABV going for it […]
Had it not said braggot on the bottle I would have said strong ale. Not sweet and I don’t notice blueberries, but it does have that 15%ABV thing going for it. I know…I tastes like Klokke Roland…but higher octane. From New Jersey’s Flying Fish Brewing Co.
It tastes familiar…though can’t quite place it. We kept tasting it and trying to recall what and where, and…well. ..it’s gone.
Beer in da glass.
A’nudder won straat from da can.
Drink’n right out of da can.
Smuggled west from our recent Tampa trip. Resin and pine nose, but very mild bitterness. Malt more pronounced as it warms. Not bad, but I would not classify it as an IPA, more like a pale ale. No ABV listed on bottle but would guess between 5% and 6%.
InBev bringing Elysian beers to the masses.
Just checked out the latest release from Port / Lost Abbeys Hop Project. Great hop profile but a little danker than I would have guessed. Still a delicious beer.
Killing time at Stone Brewing Galactic HQ in Escondido
At Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room, Berkeley.