My Beer Pix

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

Staring at good bottled beer

A lot of people seem to be fascinated by the fact that all the Lost Abbey Beers are cork-stoppered. We keep getting asked “is this beer?”

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Choice of way too many

The only thing cool about this beer is the name. But the girls they hired to pour are pretty fun.

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Breckenridge Brewery Girls

Breckenridge Brewery is right next to us and they’ve got a couple of really nice girls pouring 471 IPA, Summer and Vanilla Porter. (The Vanilla Porter, btw — very tasty.)

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What’s on tap for the weekend

A couple of good beer festivals this weekend. 13th Annual San Diego Festival of Beer Tonight is the 13th Annual San Diego Festival of Beer in Downtown San Diego. The $25 admission fee gets you 10 tastes, and there’ll be 50 or so microbreweries on hand, so there’s plenty to choose from. Best of all, […]

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Jr and spicy wings

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That’s a secret beer

the maker of America’s best beer right now is downing a secret blend Nah, that’s a lie. It’s a Mickey’s tall boy from the same gas station where Mojo gets burritos. Tomme loves the malt liquor. So the girls feed his habit. His only problem? “The beeches need to learn the difference between a quart […]

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Photos from the Stone Anniversary Festival & Port Brewing Pre-Party

Yes, I finally got around to sucking all the photos off my camera and loading them to the web. As usual, the Port Brewing party was a hoot (and the food was great). Plus Tomme put Hop 15 on cask (wow!). Stone’s party was great too. Got to see a lot of fun people and […]

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Live blogging – AB Onion Ring line

The onion ring line (free onion rings!) is twice as long as any beer line. (Pretty much a toss up between Maui Brewing and Russian River).

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Live blogging – The Steves having a beer

That’s Steve on the left (of Summer of Beer blog fame), and other Steve (who, as far as we know is not famous). The stopped by for breakfast and beer before heading out to the Stone Anniversary party

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Session 7: The Brew Zoo – Saints, Monkeys and Beer in the desert

This time around it was Rick Lyke’s of Lyke 2 Drink turn to pick the subject for beer blogging Friday. A hat tip to him for making “The Brew Zoo” the topic. Molly and I just sent our oldest off to college at the University of Arizona a couple of week’s ago. The UA is […]

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Stone Anniversary & Port Brunch Saturday

Saturday September 8th we’re heading out to Stone Brewing’s 11th Anniversary party. It’ll be our fourth time at the festival, and we always have a great time. There will be 39 breweries from as far away as Holland and Germany pouring beer that weekend, plus a lot of great food and fun people. It’s been […]

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Hop 15 Wrapped in Stone Hops

Does it get much better than this? A cold Hop 15 on a hot September 1st afternoon! The Stone glass is Sick is it not? Cheers, Tom and Wendy

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The beer for our food/beer pairing awaits!

A friend of Monday Night Brewery fancies himself a chef, and is using tonight as his first pass at combining beer with food. We’ll be drinking 2 beers: Lagunitas Maximus IPA with dinner and Rogue Shakespeare Stout with dessert. I’ll send a pic of the food too! Happy Labor Day, everyone!

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Friends and some Carlsbad Chronic

Hanging out with G-Love and Trixie and having a pitcher of Carlsbad Chronic Pale Ale on a really hot afternoon in San Clemente

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Beer Pix: Hair braiding at Port

That is Damian. He looks like Hootie from the Blowfish. He is braiding a girls hair while we have a beer at Port Brewing. He is also thinking of being the next senator from Idaho Hooray beer!

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Great Divide Titan IPA

Titan IPA helping ring in the eve of the first college football Saturday of the Fall. Fight On for ol’ SC!

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Update: Show us your beer pix!

Ok, boys and girls, the live beer pix blog email line is open! Show us how you’re celebrating the end-of-summer weekend in living color. Email / SMS your beer pix to: pix @ mybeerpix.com For all the nitty gritty details on how you can blog live to our site, check out the previous post.

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You and A Weekend of Beer Pix – Be Our Guest Blogger

This weekend is Labor Day weekend – the traditional end of summer for those of us here in the States. Being who we are, we naturally like to celebrate the end of the season with (what else) Beer and pictures! But this time around we thought we’d do something really special and invite you to […]

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Lost Abbey Barrel Tasting Wrap Up

Last Saturday was Lost Abbey’s first annual barrel tasting event, and as promised, it was a night of food, festivity and really fine beer. The sold out event began a little after 6pm as people filed into the brewery to sample a little Devotion and Red Barn as preparation for the main attractions. Once folks […]

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Vince and Tomme on the dock with Vince’s “Junkyard kitchen”. Amazing what these guys can do with some barley, barrels and a BBQ

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Those a cinnamon roles that Vince made to pair with The Angel’s Share. Mmmmm!

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Beer Fan Steve and friends

That’s Steve (as in Steve of Summer of Beer fame) on the far right, a couple of lovely young ladies and yet another guy named Steve (or Stephen). W00t Steve!

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All attendees got to bottle and cork their own Veritas

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Barrel Tasting Party

I am excited about the barrel tasting party tonight and the Lost Abbey. It’s the 1st one the brewery has put on and it’s sold out. Only 100 lucky people get to go and I’m one of them. I’ve trying to pick out my outfit for many days and it’s so hard but I think […]

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Travel the “Beer Highway” in San Diego

As regular readers of our (irregularly updated) blog know, we’re all about the beer scene here in San Diego, California. More specifically, we’re all about the beer scene in Northern San Diego county, particularly along State Route 78 that we like to call “the beer highway”. Along a 12 mile stretch of road that runs […]

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Did you say “Beer Festival” or “Bear Festival”?

I’ve been to quite a few beer festivals, but I don’t think I’ll be attending any in Serbia any time soon. From the article: BELGRADE, Serbia (Reuters) — A 23-year old Serb was found dead and half-eaten in the bear cage of Belgrade Zoo at the weekend during the annual beer festival. The man was […]

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Be glad you’re not a homebrewer in Bahrain

Ran across this little snippet of news from beautiful, sunny and sandy Bahrian: TWO INDIAN men have been accused of operating an illegal “cottage industry” of brewing and selling alcohol. One is accused of setting up the brewery in his house and the other of obtaining, possessing and selling alcohol to customers and being an […]

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Updated: Lost Abbey First Annual Barrel Tasting

Just a quick update to my earlier note on the Lost Abbey Barrel Tasting. The full press announcement is now on their website right here. And a link to the online tickets can be found right here.

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Best Beer in the USA

Inside Bay Area’s William Brand had a little ditty over the weekend about the Toronado’s 2oth Anniversary party coming up this weekend. (warning: IBA’s layout is kinda hosed. If you can’t read it, there’s a mirror right here.) In the article there’s a few quotes from Toronado proprietor and beer demi-god David Keene (who also […]

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The Session #6: Fruit Beers

“No fish, no fruit.” It’s a pretty straightforward policy — one that I held for many years and applied to both pizza and beer. (A personal Reinheitsgebot if you will.) It still holds for pizza, but over the years I’ve modified it for beer to allow certain fruits — sour apples, cherries, grapes are allowed, […]

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At Downtown Johnny Browns

Stop number three is Downtown Johnny Brown’s located in the civic center plaza just off third street. A good beer bar for local brews, but deserted on weekends. (Mostly a business crowd from the courthouse and civic center.) I’m drinking a Speedway Stout and Beer Sage is having Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point

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I hope it’s good

Damian says this is a great beer bar. I hope he’s right. Our next stop

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Irish breakfast Sunday before a day of drinking good beer.

So the kids have gone off to ComicCon and we have an excuse to explore San Diego’s Gaslamp district in search of the perfect beer bar in downtown SD. Right now we’re having an Irish breakfast at Dublin Square just off 4th street. We’ll blog throughout the day and let you know what we find.

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40 Days in the desert: aka 14 days without Beer Pix

“Where the hell are you and why the hell aren’t you posting?” That’s the reader email that greeted me this morning –- 14 or so days since our last post to our beer and sun-soaked corner of the Internet. A two week hiatus isn’t so long in the grand scheme of things, but apparently its […]

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live bloging -hamiltons

This is Hamilton’s Bar in North Park, San Diego. Great beer selection. I’m having a Racer 5 from Bear Republic. Tony’s decided to become a cross-dresser.

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we are at hamitons. It’s dark in hre.

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San Diego Pub Crawl This Weekend

I know, our postings have been a little slow the past couple of weeks. I’ve been really busy with the summer rush here at the Mercantile, and Sage has a new contract with a security software company that’s kept him from doing much of anything other than… well, actually, I don’t know what it is […]

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The Session #5: Atmosphere

First off, kudos to Hop Talk for selecting “Atmosphere” as the subject for Session #5. If you read / look at this little blog more than a couple of times you’ll realize that Molly and I enjoy beer culture — people and places – as much as the beer itself. So “Atmosphere” is a topic […]

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Beer Tasting Night: The Good, The Bad and the Clam Flavored – Part 1

Last week I wrote about a 10 year-old bottle of Olde English 800 Malt Liquor Molly and I were about to open, sample — and hopefully survive. Well, after standing at our bar for several minutes staring at that 40 ounce bottle we decided that something as special as this had to be shared with […]

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What is a “Craft Brew”?

I’m late to the party on this one because I was out of town (and I’ve been drinking Olde English 800). Over at Seen Through a Glass Lew Bryson is mulling the meaning of the term “craft beer” and whether it applies Anheuser-Busch’s Beach Bum Blonde Ale. There’s a lot of back and forth in […]

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