My Beer Pix

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

Grand opening of The Liars`Club Alpine Tavern & Grill

Today is the grand opening of the Liar’s Club in Alpine, CA The list of beers on tap is incredible! I can’t wait to go and try all of them! Well as many as I can that is. Liar’s Club, Alpine (Photo courtesy Pubcrawlin’) Here’s the Draft list for the Party: Alpine: Russian River: Ichabod […]

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Lost Abbey Hosting Carnevale Masquerade

Lost Abbey / Port Brewing has just announced that they’ll be celebrating the release of their new Carnevale Ale with a Masquerade party in the true Venetian tradition. It just so happens that Carnevale di Venezia is held in the Piazza di San Marco, and coincidentally, Lost Abbey is located in San Marcos, which is […]

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Samuel Smith Winter Ale Welcome

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Blending tasting continues

Our seven judges have 18 barrels to taste. Then they have to blend and taste again. Wow. That’s a lot of sour beer to drink.

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The tasting team

The sit down wit the team. From upper right — Tomme, Julian, Sage, Damien and Bo. Adam and Tim will join them shortly.

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A few of the samples they’ll be tasting before blending

Blending Beer Day! Tomme and Bo tapped 18 of the (Isa)Belle Proximus barrels today for the tasting and blending. The beer is a sour beer made by Sam (Dogfish Head), Robb (Allagash), Adam (Avery), Vinnie (Russian River) and Tomme (Lost Abbey) and then aged for 14 months in barrels (and cultures) sent by each brewer.

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Happy visitors to the brewery

It’s raining today, but not enough to stop this intrepid group from dropping by to warm there bones with a few good beers

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Scott Kerkmans’ CBO gig gets “Job of 2007” from NPR

National Public Radio announced this morning that the Four Points Hotel chain’s “Chief Beer Officer” position was their pick for the “Job of 2007”. (No kidding…) Draft Magazine founder, Scott Kerkmans, landed the position back in March of 2007 after more than 7,000 people applied. The part-time job involves visiting breweries, festivals and bars in […]

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Veritas 3

Get a good look folks; this is the secret blend for Lost Abbey’s Veritas 03. You won’t get to taste it until Autumn of next year, but you get to see it now.

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Strong Ale Festival in Carlsbad this weekend

This weekend in the 11th Annual Strong Ale Festival at Pizza Port, Carlsbad. It runs from 4pm to 11pm Friday (tonight), and from 11am to 11pm Saturday. There’s also a VIP session that runs from 1pm to 4pm today. Alas, it’s raining right now, so the VIP event may be a little soggy (word has […]

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ID Check

Everybody gets their ID checked to prevent beer hoarding

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Step up and tell us how much you want

The line for registering your beers. You say what you want, Tomme types it into the computer, and then you go off and have a pint or two. Your beer will be waiting for you on your way out.

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What’s Black Friday to you?

“Black Friday” is the Friday after Thanksgiving — supposedly the busiest shopping day of the holiday season. (Myth. The busiest day is always the last Sunday before Christmas.) Naturally, Beer Molly and my daughters headed out at 3:30am to help prop up the economy by spending every dime I’ve ever earned. This leaves me and […]

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Lost Abbey Has Three New Reasons to Give Thanks This Weekend

Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey has three reasons you need to drop that leftover turkey leg and get on down to the brewery this weekend — Namely Older Viscosity, Amazing Grace and Gift of the Maji. These are three new releases available in limited quantities only at the brewery this Saturday the 24th. Older […]

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Sage’s 1st beer

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Green Flash’s 5 Anniversary Party!

Hello Everyone! Tomorrow is Green Flash’s 5th Anniversary Party. The gang and I will all be in attendance for this event. I will be blogging live tomorrow and letting you know about all the good beer we will be drinking. The tickets are $20 a person and you get 10 – 4oz tasters. I am […]

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Santa Beer label rated NC-17?

Fans of Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut will recall the movie’s climactic scene in which Tom Cruise sneaks into a mansion to discover a masked orgy (Warning: NSFW). Under contract with Warner Bros. to deliver an “R” rated movie in the U.S., Kubrick was forced was forced to alter the sex scene for American audiences […]

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Made in Norway

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The Angel’s Share: Gone in 7200 Seconds

65 cases, 140 people, Gone in 2 hours Yep, that’s all it took for last Saturday’s much-anticipated release of Angel’s Share to go from “available” to “sold out for 2007”. People started lining up at 8 am and by the 10 am opening the queue stretched across the parking lot. Fortunately, the details of the […]

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John and Mark

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Angel’s Share This Weekend!

Yeah, the cat’s a bit out of the bag (I’ve seen the news on the beer forums), but if you hadn’t heard, Lost Abbey’s The Angel’s Share is out this Saturday, November 10th! Brewery doors open at 10am and everyone is limited to 6 bottles (and they’re taking ID, so don’t bother to try and […]

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Blogging from Table Rock

Business takes me to Boise Idaho today, but I’ve got a couple minutes so I’m at Table Rock Brewpub

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Session 9: Beer and Music (Or “The story of my life according to Barley”)

This month’s Session is beer and music and comes to us courtesy of Lost Abbey brewer, blogger and good friend Tomme Arthur. Other Session 9 posts can be found here. It’s funny how beer and music come together to mark significant milestones in a life. There’s a picture of my brother and I that hangs […]

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