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 […]
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 […]
Following the trail of bottle caps I found myself at Churchills. First pint was Full Sail’s Wreck the Halls IPA. Before heading home I enjoyed a Jubelale from Deschutes…mmm
Something yummy after a long and hard-ass day
The boys at Port Brewing got a couple of new fermenters today, but getting them into the brewhouse turned out to be more of an engineering challenge than originally anticipated. This is a picture of the first one which is stuck in the loading bay door.
After a busy weekend we ended it with a quick bite, and some sips, at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Yeah..we had food, blah, blah, blah… My first beer was The Warrior Black IPA brewed at the San Clemente Pizza Port and imported to San Diego County. When the pizza arrived my warrior was almost gone, so […]
Appreciating an Arrogant Bastard
Mickey’s Ice in exchange for Red Poppy. Sounds like a good trade to me.
Tim and Gail down for a visit from Santa Rosa
St-Feuillien Cuvee de Noel on left and Victory St. Victorious Dopplebock on right. Both are very nice beers.
We ordered Obamagang by Ommegang-tastes like CHANGE!!
Beer list at Birreria Paradiso
Spent the day in Georgetown-it was actually warm enough to walk around outside. Heading into Pizzaria Paradiso/Birrifico Paradiso
Well not so much ‘found’ as ‘spotted’. It’s waiting to go to O’Briens next week for RR night.
Last weekend Tonya Cornett, brewmaster at Bend Brewing, flew down here to San Diego to do a collaborative brew with Tomme at Port / The Lost Abbey. Both Tonya and Tomme are last year’s World Beer Cup champion brewers (Tonya for the small brewpub category, Tomme for the small brewery category), so the beer they […]
Okay, it’s not really a beer pic (unless you count the beer glasses on the left), but I thought it was a cool pic anyway. This is breakfast the other morning. Obviously I like my eggs sunny side up. Lest you think this is a fluke, I found happy faces in some bell peppers once […]
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 […]
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 […]
Be careful of low rise jeans.
Apparently if you walk into a bar in El Cajon you need to know this.
Pub crawl stop one. Main Tap in El Cajon, CA. Great tap list.
We’re starting off with breakfast and beer at Churchills before heading out.
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 […]
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 […]
Brian from Baltimore (check his blog) is hanging out and having a few pints.
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 […]
Damian & I having a pint of Alpine Nelson, courtesy of a care package from Jason & Ruth. We are so HOPPY:)
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.
The proper way to celebrate a Charger victory!
The new cashier
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 […]
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.
New Year Day
XXX Warlock Double Imperial Stout
The Big Dipa Blue Frog
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.
Sydney bellying up to the bar with daddy Tomme
At Hamilton’s in San Diego having hop sausage and beers from Stone, Ballast Point and Backstreet. Life here is awesome!
Chocolate Indulgence. True Belgian-Style Chocolate Stout. Very creamy with lots of chocolate (obviously) but not overpowering. Very nice beer.
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.
08 Ichabod with Christmas dinner.
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
Kevin brought some beers for Christmas. Scarecrow from Wychwood, blueberry ale from Buffalo Bill and a Bear Republic black stout. Thanks Kev!
Bourbon barrel aged Black Marlin porter from Ballast Point. A lot of bourbon in the nose but not much in the finish. Still delicious.
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.
Winter Ale. This beer is more of a Bock Beer. It’s dark and malty and finishes clean. A very good beer.
Old Man Winter Ale. A winter ale with lots of spices and even more hops. Not a bad beer.
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
Hope everyone is having a good pagan holiday. I know I am.
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.
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.
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
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 […]
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 […]
Molly knocking back a Walker’s Reserve barrel-aged porter.
Lona’s having Dogfish Head Chicory Stout and I’m having the Baltic Porter
Old Dominion Baltic Porter Winter Brew
One for me, one for Tomme Arthur. I had to drive in ice rain to get it. How fitting.
a little for my homies
celebrating a charger victory w/troegs mad elf
i am drinking double dog & D has the wild dog schwarz beer
Annie her brother Davis and Colin
flying dog motorhome
outside of flying dog
Amarillo is ringing people up
Give a Stone guy a tiny sheriff ls hat and all of a sudden he’s ‘The Law’
A quick shot of the taplist at Library Alehouse. Not bad for a Thursday lunchtime. Hey, look! Potato leek soup – sweet!
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.
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 […]
ok. now we’ve moved on from Vertical Epic to Firestone Walker. 12 is first
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Next was Odell’s winter brew called Isolation Ale. It was by far the best beer of the night. Well balanced…yummy. We each polished off three of those.
Bristol’s Winter Warlock Oatmeal Stout. The liquor store had a bottle of XXX Winter Warlock for $15.00 for 12oz listed at 18% alcohol. That might be worth a try.
Next was Bristol’s Red Rocket Pale Ale.
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 […]
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 […]
Ashley from Wingnuts says goodbye to BeerSage
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.
Celebrating end of one era and the beginning of another
I can not believe I am still only in the C’s in loading the I-Pod. I have Cracker, then Cramps, then Creedence, Jim Croce, Sheryl Crow…it goes on and on.
Trying to make the best of loading music onto the new I-Pod. It has been > hours and I am only in the C’s. A couple of beers will help.
Trying to make the best of loading music onto the new I-Pod. It has been hours and I am only in the C’s. A couple of beers will help.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Dunkels und pretzels at der Hofbrauhaus. Ser gut!
Rolled in here on Wednesday morning for a couple of liters of Dunkel and some wurst.
A little work at home is tolerable with a Ballast Point – Sculpin IPA in hand, (sip) aahhhhhhh.
Cleve isn’t much of a beer drinker, but when he hits the hard stuff, he hits it hard.