My Beer Pix

A visual tribute to beer and the people who love it.

“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 […]

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The pub crawl begins

We’re starting off with breakfast and beer at Churchills before heading out.

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How to carry a beer on a bike

Normally I don’t put the NSFW stuff up here because this site is about beer, not scantily clad women (though the two seem to go together). However, I’m making an exception this time because this one is gets my respect for ingenuity and utility. Beer Molly says these type of beer carriers will never catch […]

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Rustic Bread & Cheese from Maine

My sister has been sending me regional food and drink from her new home town of Blue Hill, Maine.   Like me she was born and raised in California and uprooted a few years ago, floated for a little bit and then settled in Blue Hill. First it was beer, which I posted..I think.  Then it […]

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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 […]

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Damian & I having a pint of Alpine Nelson, courtesy of a care package from Jason & Ruth. We are so HOPPY:)

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Lightning Brewery’s Black Lightning Porter

The tree is out by the curb, the Christmas crap is 98% packed up and I felt it was a good time for a beverage. It’s good, but I enjoyed it more on tap for the short time it was available at Churchill’s.

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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 […]

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The many benefits of beer

I like to tell people that what I love most about beer is that it makes me wealthy and intelligent and my wife young and attractive. I’m glad to see that others think the same way.

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07 Ichabod and Snow Flurries

We had snow flurries today. Kids loved it. This particular bottle of beer hasn’t lost a thing. It’s still just as tart as it was when it was fresh.

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Pub life San Diego style

At Hamilton’s in San Diego having hop sausage and beers from Stone, Ballast Point and Backstreet. Life here is awesome!

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Cooperstown NY

Chocolate Indulgence. True Belgian-Style Chocolate Stout. Very creamy with lots of chocolate (obviously) but not overpowering. Very nice beer.

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Weyerbacher

Double Simcoe IPA This beer is 100% Simcoe hops from our understanding and is absolutely fantastic. Considering how little they use hops on the East Coast, the Heavens opened up when we first sipped this beer. Next road trip…..Easton PA.

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weyerbacher 13th anniversary

this is a blegian inspired imperial stout that weighs in at a whopping 13.6%, but doesnt taste that big. i would give it 8 outta 10

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Gift exchange at Churchill’s

Kevin brought some beers for Christmas. Scarecrow from Wychwood, blueberry ale from Buffalo Bill and a Bear Republic black stout. Thanks Kev!

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Matt and Todd having a Christmas Eve Beer

Matt and Kevin (I like to call him Todd — ask him why) are over at Churchill’s getting ready to drink some Lost Abbey beers. They asked us to join them, but it’s Christmas Eve and we’re home with the kids so they’ll just have to make due without us.

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Lagunitas Ruben & The Jets

Ruben & The Jets. It’s another Frank Zappa Tribute beer. This one is similar to a porter with a lot of bitter coffee. It’s very tasty. Then again, it’s Lagunitas so we expect that

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Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn NY

Black Chocolate Stout. Insert whatever pun you feel necessary. As for the beer, it has 6 varieties of black, chocolate, and roasted malts. It’s got some bitter chocolate notes, however it’s a little light on mouthfeel. Which could be dangerous considering it’s 10% abv.

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Sam Adams Imperial Pilsner

Sam Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner. An Intense Hop Experience. The label doesn’t lie. It has immense hop aroma like a double IPA, yet finishes clean like a Pilsner should. We would reccomend this beer to anyone.

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Fordham (Dover, DE) Dopplebock

fordham (Dover, DE) dopplebock lager 8% decent but nothing spectacular bought at a place called “beers & cheers” owner was awesome singing xmas carols the whole time

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Please welcome our new contributors

As a few of you have observed, in an attempt to bring ever more interesting beer pix, we’ve recently added several new contributors to the blog. So you can connect the beers with the names we’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our new beer bloggers. Matt Dolman, Foreign Correspondent Accountant by […]

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America’s Oldest Brewery

Yuengling Traditional Lager Original Amber Beer is a favorite beer of a beer drinking colleague of mine.  She was heading back to Pottsville, PA for a visit, and since it is not available out here I gave her some advice on how to pack it and get some back in her luggage.  With creative packing […]

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A NightCap

Lona’s having Dogfish Head Chicory Stout and I’m having the Baltic Porter

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Mickey’s Ice

One for me, one for Tomme Arthur. I had to drive in ice rain to get it. How fitting.

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At Flying Dog

i am drinking double dog & D has the wild dog schwarz beer

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Taplist at Library Alehouse

A quick shot of the taplist at Library Alehouse. Not bad for a Thursday lunchtime. Hey, look! Potato leek soup – sweet!

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Library Alehouse

At the Library Alehouse in Santa Monica, CA. I’m waiting for BeerSage to get out of a meeting and stopped in for a nice pint.

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Of Weddings and Strong Ale

As followers of Beer Molly know, one of our daughters got married this past weekend. With the planning and logistics, personalities, conflicts, and minor life traumas of what society refers to as a “wedding,” we haven’t had much time to pic or post in the past couple of weeks. But “not much” isn’t “none”, because […]

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Friday: Brewpubs in Colorado Springs, CO

Friday we took the time to visit a few local brew pubs/ breweries in Colorado Springs. Trinity Brewing – Awaken Stout Trinity Brewing – Flo IPA Our next stop was Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. At Phantom Canyon I chose the beer sampler of the eight beers they had on tap. My brother chose a pint […]

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Colorado day three was very low key

I had to make a pick-up at the airport at mid-night so beer consumption was way down yesterday. I was able to to make the required beer run to get us through today. The first beer yesterday was Il Vicino Brewing Company – Wet Mountain IPA. It appears the beer is brewed and bottle for […]

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Evening number two in Colorado.

I was immediately excited and then disappointed when I found out the the Bar Trail that we were going to do is actually a trail and not a row of bars. After the walk we headed home. We opened a couple of beers and then it we decided to sample some of the beers I […]

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In Colorado for Thanksgiving and enjoying the local brew

We concluded the evening with some beers they had bought for me, in anticipation of my arrival. Stone IPA and a Stone Pale Ale. Then it was time for a little shut-eye. Today we are planning on going on a hike and then visit some local brew pubs.

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In Colorado for Thanksgiving and enjoying the local brew

After the beer run, while loading the fridge my brother opened a Levity for his wife and she wanted wine, so I got it. Beer number 5 was Rocky Mountain IPA from Fort Collins Brewery. Not near the big IPAs we have in California, it was closer to the IPA’s from the east coast. Much […]

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In Colorado for Thanksgiving and enjoying the local brew

Last night was my first night in Colorado. Since I am unable to post from my phone (stupid sprint/ nextel) I am doing it now. The first one for the night was Levity Amber Ale by Odell Brewing Co. It was a nice start to the evening. It was not sweet like many ambers taste […]

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Juanita

Juanita’s not much of a beer drinker, but you give her a shot glass full of butterscotch schnapps, Irish cream and whipped cream, as she’ll down it like a python swallowing a whole chicken.

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This is the End

Celebrating end of one era and the beginning of another

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Photos: Lost Abbey Barrel Tasting Night

Yeah, yeah, I know, the Lost Abbey Barrel Tasting Night was over a week ago and I still haven’t posted the photos. Sorry. I was busy. I’m posting them now. Please stop calling and hanging up. (You know who you are.) Anyway, the barrel party was once again a great evening. Beyond the 12 regular […]

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Enjoying a Deschutes Hop Trip

It’s 80 degrees in mid-November and I’m not feeling autumn. Decided to have a Hop Trip fresh hopped IPA from Deschutes. I like the mild, grassier flavor of fresh hops over the pellet stuff on hot days.

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Dude, where’s my road cone?

This isn’t specifically a beer pic, so much as a “post beer” pic. As we were leaving Sin City Brewing in Planet Hollywood we happened across this in the parking garage: What you can’t see in this photo is the black drag marks from the cone’s stand on the floor of the parking garage. They […]

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The Bun Boy is now Bob’s Big Boy

For as long as I can remember there’s been one “must stop” place along Highway 15 on the road to Vegas — Bun Boy in Baker, Calif., home to the world’s largest thermometer. (Also across the street from Alien Beef Jerkey.) Over the past few years taken to flying out to Vegas because it’s only […]

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We’re having a couple of pints at Sin City

At Sin City storefront in Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Beer isn’t exactly stellar, just four basic lagers, but it’s a good place to stop, have a pint and watch people go by.

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Hofbrauhouse Las Vegas

Rolled in here on Wednesday morning for a couple of liters of Dunkel and some wurst.

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Grape picking day at Lost Abbey

We got a few dozen pounds of wild grapes from Sheldon, a local farmer and Abbey frequenter. Tomme’s gonna do some barrel magic. Maybe a sour; maybe a stout.

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Vince and Two Austrian Golfers

A couple of folks from Vienna dropped by the brewery last night (alas, I didn’t get their names) for a tour. Turns out they come to San Diego a lot to play golf and visit breweries. Not a bad holiday.

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Blasphemers Lost Abbey Coming to Chicago

It’s official. Port Brewing and the Lost Abbey have distribution in Chicago. (Click here for press announcement.) In support of the new availability, Tomme Arthur will be doing several dinners and appearances in the area. If you’re in the area, make sure to drop by and meet the guy. Tell him Beer Molly & Sage […]

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God and Beer – The Backlash (At Last!)

On October 15, 2008 the Associated Press ran story by Eric Gorsky titled “Finding God at a beer festival.” It began: In the beginning, there was a long line for Judgment Day ale. Shortly after the doors opened on the 27th Great American Beer Festival, a crowd congregated at the booth offering that and other […]

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Nice taps!

Wing Nuts in Aliso Viejo, Calif. has a fairly nice tap list. Sure it’s heavy of the Ameri-fizz, but it’s got some pretty good stuff too. Black Butte and Stone IPA for starters.

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Lost Abbey ’08 Barrel Night – November 15th

It’s official. The 2008 Lost Abbey Barrel tasting night will be Saturday, November 15 from 7pm to 10pm. Beyond the dozen or so beers Tomme plans to pull out of his barrel archive, guests are also going to get to bottle and label their own limited edition release of Veritas 04. Chef Vince will also […]

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Photos from The Lost Abbey Sinners and Saints party

I just posted a photo slideshow from last Saturday’s (October 18) Patron Sinners and Saints party over at The Lost Abbey website. The atmosphere was cool — the brewery lit only by candles and strategic lighting under the barrels and it was great to see so many Sinners and Saints together for the first time. […]

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