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.
it must be fall, both Evil Dead Red n Jubelale
She was in the GABF video. He’s a big fan of my blogging.
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.
This is good beer
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.
This is Cali Belgi frm Stone. Belgian IPA tastes like Bazooka bubblegum.
Back at Backstreet for lunch today. Octoberfest and TenFidy with pizza and beer buddies.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Decipher this and you have the secret to Truth number 4
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Co.
Shipyard Brewing Co Pumpkinhead
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 […]
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. […]
By now lots of people have chimed in with their thoughts and experiences regarding this year’s GABF, so I’m not going to clog up the interwebs with yet another long-winded post about this brewery or that beer. Rather, I’m just going to share a few impressions and move on. This was only our second trip […]
Cascade and Amarillo now run the place. Humans are still welcome if they bring a can of tuna and don’t disturb their naps.
This is a photo from the Juliet wildfire as it advances over the hill in three places (one is just to the right that you can’t see). Right now it’s heading toward those houses in the valley. To see a photo gallery taken from our deck click this link.
Must be October because the wildfires are buring again. Here’s a view about 2 miles from our back deck Update: The fire has a name. It’s “Juliet.”
We’ll be posting a recap of the 2008 GABF and plenty of photos soon. We flew back to San Diego from Denver last night (Sunday the 12th) and haven’t had a chance to sort through the pix just yet. Stay tuned.
Apparently the beer fest is not on google maps.
GABF is such a big time in Denver that even royalty makes it out. Here’s Matt w/the Alpha King at Falling Rock.
Ivan and Matt are excited that Sandlot is open. but then again, they also get excited about spreadsheets.
A uick Howdy to all my Texas friends…remember drinking this when we were younger. Neither do I.
…life’s mysteries. Like, is there any good beer on tap at Wynkompoop?
…with help from the internet and Sage’s tutelage.
Leaving Great Divide, is this an audition for high school musical. Sage, Ivan, Molly, and Adam yuk it up on Wed.
… I don’t think they like it when you help yourself
The SD gang is at Great Divide
Matt curses while Ivan looks to a higher source
Port peeps carbo loading in advance of day 3 at the GABF. Awards in 1 hour.
Contents of the GABF brewer’s schwag bag – magazines, pen, bottle opener, and my fav, a Wahl travel beard and moustache trimmer. (Also good for ‘trimming other things’ according to package.)
Sorry for the lack of regular posts here from the GABF. I dropped my phone and cracked the faceplate and messed up the camera, so it’s a lot harder to blog from the phone. To make matters worse, the Denver convention center only has reliable wireless on the lower level well away from the floor, […]
The morning of day two requires a fairly heavy meal to offset the previous night. After breakfast we’ll blog a quick recap of yesterday then move on to stir up more trouble
I’m going to start this post on Wednesday the 8th since I didn’t get a chance to sit down and post yesterday. (Phone blogging is all well and good for the short “what are you doing” posts — but woefully lacking for the longer stuff.) Our GABF experience got off to a rocky start when […]
Irish Car Bomb anyone?
Julian Schrago is here with Pizza Port Solana Beach. He’s in the Pro-Am competition with Tovarich Russian Imperial Stout
We’re idling at Wynkoop waiting for the GABF to open. All having Simian beers — Monkey Fist IPAs and Silverback Smoked Porter/
Ok we’re badged and ready. only 5 hours to go before opening!
We’re at Breckenridge Brewing in Denver the night before GABF opens. This is Ivan from Churchills having a vanilla porter
We landed in Denver a short time ago and are rolling into town now. Will be heading over to Wynkoop right after we check in.
For the last couple of weeks I’ve been forced to listen to Beer Molly as she frets over her picks at The Beer Mapping Project’s GABF Fantasy Draft for 2008. She’s particularly mad at Izzy for taking Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey, a pick to which she felt entitled as she IS Tomme Arthur’s […]
(From the Pre-GABF housecleaning file) September 25th was my birthday, so Molly offered to take me out to The Ritual Tavern down in San Diego for drinks and dinner. The last time we were there was the evening the Toronado San Diego opened — an infamous night that involved Molly and Ritual co-owner Staci flashing […]
On our way to pour at the Tucson beer festival a couple of weeks ago, we swung by the brewery to pick up three kegs of High Tide. It was a Friday morning so we weren’t expecting anyone but the brewery crew to be there. But as we walked into the brewhouse, there was Tomme […]
We’re off to the GABF today, where we’ll be broadcasting live Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (Thursday isn’t an official show day, so you can just join us as we wander through Denver seeking the best beer Colorado has to offer). However, in the run up to the festival, we’ve actually been quite busy… just haven’t […]
There cannot be many full bottle of Surf’s Up Symposium IPA floating around. Brewed by Green Flash Brewing of Vista, CA for the World Beer Cup last April, the only people who got it were attendees of the Craft Brewer’s Conference. Adam’s a lucky guy to be drinking this hop bomb of an IPA.
Admit it, you like breasts and you like beer (good beer — Beer Sage tells me there’s no such thing as bad breasts). So why not support both with a fund raiser we’re doing at Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey this Friday, October 3rd? From 4pm to 8pm we’ll be hosting a “Beer for […]
Lost Abbey submitted a video as part of a GABF marketing campaign. The topic had to be why beer lovers and brewers love GABF and what the brewery is doing regarding its sustainability efforts. I think the video looks pretty good. To can find other breweries’ submissions by searching the term Beer Lovers and Brewers […]
Having returned home from Tucson, I promptly hopped on a plane and flew to Boise where I am now enjoying a HopHead IPA at TableRock. Hoppier than I thought.
It’s a crappy picture but the brewhouse is a rather nice view from the restaurant.
Matt and Ryan setting up the booth. Matt is taking this very seriously.
We’ve taken a break from craft beer to tour Old Tucson Studios and have a beer and shot in the saloon