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 […]
Oh my…West Coast IPA
Eric, Andy. & Scott
Pliny the Younger on tap @ Stone
Bruno’s for dinner tonight
Travise is the ANHEUSER~BUSH Rep
Justin & James
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.
My 1st Brithday gift from Cheryl
This is called an Irish Car Bomb!
Our 1st pint
Molly has her “I’m 21, now where’s the bar” tiara on and she’s making good use of it
We are now here at Churchills
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 […]
Ivan and Matt @ the CFO Roundtable Golf Tournament. Avant Garde and Devotion are good golf aids
Cool, Reb n I r @ Churchill’s. She’s having a cider n I’m having a Hoptrip
This is QB n Bonnie visiting from Durham, NC. they’ll be @ Lost Abbey later today.
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, […]
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.
Ivan & Staci
the place isn’t quite ready, but when it is it will be awesome. there is at least 50 taps and a huge bottle fridge
Joel & Jordan
This is Matt The New Larry
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. […]
Ahhhhh…a cool Devotion on a bloody hot day
Monica is serving us well @ Shakespeare’s
Matt n Gregg @ Shakespeare’s Pub
Josh n Gregg drinkng a Smithwicks n Boddingtons @ Shakespeare’s
Tomme’s is talking
Tomme is talking to the home brewers
Tomme’s speaking notes
Scott The Home Brewer
We’re playing host to the Society of Barley Engineers homebrewers club. Tomme will be talking about blending barrel-aged beers to them.
Vegas isn’t know for a great beer selection, but we found one at a bar called 24 in New York New york. Twenty taps – all craft brews. awesome.
I can’t find the bartender
unbelievable. we ran into some brewery friends on the way to nine fine irish men
They’ve got Pipeline Porter and at least 8 others on tap. A total of 25 taps in all — all of which are craft brews. (Want a macrobrew? Sorry, bottles only.)
96 Degrees, but that’s okay because we’ve got a 12 pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon
Brandon & Ben dropped by the brewery one last time for a pint or two. After this they’re off to Seattle where Brandon is moving. Best of luck Brandon. Cheers!
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 […]
From tues eveningRR Temptation w/sour dough , brie, and pepperoni. And of course some fresh fruit puff pastries.
Molly is sorta listening to the World Beer Cup intro
We’re at the world beer cup awards doing a little sampling before we go in
Yes it’s a crappy photo because we’re at the back. but Charlie Papazian has finally kicked off the awards.
From wed eveSienna is enjoying some Horny Devil as an after dinner beverage.
Here’s the kids from Montana’s Lang Creek Brewing
Molly with Justin whon was running the jockey box in front of the keg washing line. Alas, now they’ve stopped serving beer.
That’s Adam with Mari who is making beer floats with Stone Smoked Porter
Molly and Adam from Backstreet in Vista
Peter and George from Sacramento Brewing
A little reunion
charred Italian sausage. It’s ok because it’s dark and the beer is decent
Molly and Adam Avery
we’re drinking at the Stone Brewery industry party for CBC. Yes it is awesome.
Floris Apple..think Apple Jolly Rancher w/beer.
Floris Apple…eat your heart out Lindeman’s
Firestone Velvet Merkin!Mmm…mmm.
Churchill’s begins their crazy CBC lineup today. Take alook @ the board
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
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 […]
Michael never smiles except when he’s drinking teo rivers cider
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.
We’d just like to wish everyone a happy 75th anniversary of the return of legal beer to the U.S. And now let’s all hoist a glass and sing along with us to Weird Al’s Beer Song: Oh… what is the malt and liquor? What gets you drunken quicker? What comes in bottles or in cans? […]
So you’ve got a few hundred pounds of raisins that you need to caramelize for that Belgian beer you’re making. How do you do it? Pizza oven? Broiler? Barbecue in the back of a pickup? Well if you’re the nut cases at Port Brewing/Lost Abbey, you dump all your raisins in a hopback, buy a […]
Kudos to Stonch for picking Beer People as the subject of Session Number 14. As frequenters of this blog know, more than beer beer itself, we’re all about beer people (well, that and pictures of beer). Why? Because beer seems to be a social glue that brings the most unlikely of people together. None of […]
Still life at Karl Strauss A saison that Karl did. I don’t like many of their beers but I like this one. Overall I’m glad belgians are replacing IPA’s as the ‘in beer.’
Andy & Melody Andy is a brewer for Karl Strauss (I forget which location), but he’s not actually at Karl Strauss, he’s at Backstreet Brewing in Vista, Calif. visiting with his buddy Adam who is the new head brewer here. Adam used to brew at the Karl Strauss in Carlsbad, Calif., but now he’s brewing […]
Here’s a few photos from the Belgian Beer Party at Pizza Port Carlsbad yesterday. Naturally, it was a huge beer list. This list is only one side of the bottle list. There was also a draft list and another list of “special” Belgians. (Click on the image to see a full-sized, readable list) This […]
It’s not just the beer, the food is great too thanks to chef Vince
That’s Stone Brewing’s Chili looking at us from inside Pizza Port – or as we call it, ‘beer jail’
We’re here at the Belgian beer festival in Carlsbad. This is Matt Dolman who has been here for7 hours already. he looks like it.
Mmmm…New Belgium La Folie @ Churchill’s Pub
Now I’m having the Monks Cafe sour. I’m pretty sure I’ve met the guy who brewed this.
I’m not saying this is a reflection on the owner, but the menu is so tiny I can’t read it. anyone have a magnifying glass?
CBC Stupid Stout
The beer board
Amanda & Dana
Black Chocolate Stout
Shandy Bass is a lemon flavored and sweetened drink made with “real” Bass beer. Less than .5% alcohol. It is very sweet and tastes vaguely of beer.
Jolly Pumpkin ES Bam on cask @ Churchill’s
Solana’s Anniversary beer. Guru IIPA. Sent it to blog too!
Devotion on a warm spring eve @ Lost Abbey.
Jolietjake & John
MJ’s beer for the night
Inversion IPA @ the Getty Center