My Beer Pix

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

CBC Chocolate Chili Porter

Chocolate-Chili Porter 5.8% Very chocolatey upfront with a nice chili heat afterwords. Very nice! Sage took it and drank all of it.

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Photos from Lost Abbey Carnevale

Well, here it is Lent and time to give up all the good stuff. (Ha! Not really, we’re good Protestants. We don’t do that whole Lent thing.) We do, however, do photos and we have a bunch from the first Carnevale di Lost Abbey held last Saturday in conjunction with the release of Lost Abbey […]

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We are at Stone Winter Storm

We went back to Liar’s Club for lunch then we headed uo to Stone for their Winter Storm. We’re all drinking 02 and 04 IRS now.

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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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