My Beer Pix

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

Matt Dolman getting some (mistaken) love at the Oregon Brewers Festival

I was on the phone this morning with our foreign correspondent Matt Dolman who is on assignment at the Oregon Brewers Festival up in Portland. He told me yesterday he was wearing his Lost Abbey shirt and “doing his journalistic duty” (read: drinking beer) when a guy walked up to him and said “Hey – […]

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Ne Goeien Collaboration beer releases today

Today is the release over at the Port Brew/Lost Abbey of Collaboration brewed by Hildegard Van Ostedan & Tomme Aurther. It’s a Belgium Saison 5.5% ABV in 750ml bottles. (I’m thinking of wearing my blue dirndl for the release.) I had some last night and really enjoyed the beer. I also had 2 pints of […]

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Apparently…

…they’re a bit more liberal here in the Northwest than San Diego.  My response was “I’d rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy.”  Beer transcends political ties.  It’s a uniterer.

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I joined the BN Army…

 …boot camp is apparently a little easier than the Corps, all I must do is drink beer, I think I can handle three months of this.

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Isabelle Proximus releases Saturday

Five great brewers – one incredible beer It’s official — the long-awaited Isabelle Proximus will be released this Saturday (June 28) at 10 a.m. at Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey in San Marcos. If you’ve been locked in a closet for the past year-and-a-half, then you’re probably not aware that this is the Gueze-style […]

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Pizza Port Real Ale Fest Photo Round-up

Last weekend was the always popular Real Ale Festival at Pizza Port in Carlsbad. Friday had an afternoon VIP session with some incredible beers — for the few minutes that they lasted (we had to hear about them at the Lost Abbey tasting room that night). And Friday night and Saturday afternoon were quite the […]

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New pig

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Next up: Cover of Rolling Stone

This month’s Celebrator has the Lost Abbey crew on the cover — and pretty much every page. Best part IMHO — I think Bo’s (second from left) fly is open.

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It’s My Birthday Today!

Today is my birthday. I love to celebrate it every year with good friends and, well you guessed it, great beer. Tonight I’m meeting a bunch of friends over at Churchill’s Pub in San Marcos, Ca If you get a chance, please swing by and buy me a happy birthday pint. We will be there […]

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Good news: beer is recession proof

Wandered across this story as I stood at the gas station filling my car with $4.32/gallon gas (welcome to California). Turns out no matter what the economy, people buy beer. Think I’ll go have one to help soothe the $85 chunk that just got taken out of my wallet. Beer is recession-proof (via 11Alive.com, Atlanta, […]

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Molly’s Select Porter

We are over at Backstreet Brewery in Vista and brewer Adam Carbonell has finally put Molly’s Select Porter on tap. Naturally, I am very happy because a) it was made just for me, and b) it’s really good.

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Joel & Jordan

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Private Party at the Toronado San Diego Tonight

Tonight is “friends and familiy” night at the new Toronado Bar in San Diego. (offspring of the world famous Toronado in San Francisco). The public opening of the bar is next Wednesday, but we’ve been lucky enough to get invited to the party tonight as guest of Ivan Derezin, owner of Churchill’s Pub & Grill. […]

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Monica is serving us well @ Shakespeare’s

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Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey 2nd Anniversary & Special Releases

World Beer Cup Champion Brewery Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey will be celebrating its second anniversary next weekend with a big party, music, food, and (of course) lost of Port / Lost Abbey beers. Additionally, they’ll be putting out three new releases including Port 2nd Anniversary (a huge double IPA), Inferno (one hell of […]

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world beer cup awards begin

Yes it’s a crappy photo because we’re at the back. but Charlie Papazian has finally kicked off the awards.

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beer float anyone?

That’s Adam with Mari who is making beer floats with Stone Smoked Porter

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It’s yummy

Floris Apple…eat your heart out Lindeman’s

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Spicy fries and a pint for lunch

Molly worked up a thirst buying clothes in San Francisco so we had to duck into a pub for a black and tan and an order of spicy french fries

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still at the Toronado

We’re with a guy who can’t drink beer. Figure that out. Update: Okay, as you can see from the post time, it was rather late, and we were… uh… well imbibed. (Cameraphones are hard to work in that condition.) Anyway, the photo was supposed to be of Michael, who is allergic to gluten and therefore […]

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Pubbing in San Francisco today

We’re in San Francisco for the next couple of days. Right now we’re having a pint or two in Johnny Foile’s on O’Farrell. Heading off to the Toronado later.

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