My Beer Pix

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

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GABF Live Blogging: Coors Country

Here we are in Coors country (or is that Molson Coors country, or MillerCoors country?). The biggest thing in the Coors booth is two flat panel TVs playing the NLCS. Not too many people drinking the beer though.

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Off to the Great American Beer Festival

Well boys and girls, we’re off to the Great American Beer Festival and four days of beer and the people who love it. This is our first trip to “The Show”, so we’re not exactly sure what to expect, but you can be sure that we’ll be blogging live from the festival and keeping you […]

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Session 8 : Beer & Food – The end of a fun day!

Well, we’ve reached the end of Session 8 and beer blogging Friday. Beer Sage, who did most of the Session blogging today is sleeping soundly, so it’s just me and Barnum out on the deck by our bar now. Before bed we’re doing a triple pairing of sorts (if it’s possible to triple pair) — […]

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Session 8 : beer & food – Dinner

9:00 pm – Dinner (NOTE:This is a day-long continuation of the Session 8 Beer & Food post, so make sure you start with Breakfast.) We enjoy eating late, so we wandered over to Churchill’s Pub for dinner a little past 9pm. Churchill’s is one of our favorite beer & food beer places because the tap […]

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Session 8 : Beer & Food – Snack time

5:30 pm – snack (NOTE:This is a day-long continuation of the Session 8 Beer & Food post, so make sure you start with Breakfast.) We’ve moved on over to Port Brewing where we’re holding down the tasting room bar for the evening. We were really hungry but unfortunately the popcorn machine once again caught fire […]

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Session 8 : Beer & Food – Lunch

12:45 pm – Lunch (NOTE:This is a day-long continuation of the Session 8 Beer & Food post, so make sure you start with Breakfast.) Last night was pizza night here at the ranch, so that naturally makes today’s lunch leftover pizza. I’ve paired my two slices of pepperoni, sausage, bell pepper, tomato and onion with […]

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Session 8 : Beer & Food – Breakfast

The subject of this month’s Session (graciously hosted by Beer Haiku Daily) is beer and food. Molly and I have long held the opinion that beer is food, but if everyone wants to do beer and food, fine, we’re flexible. We can do that too. Undoubtedly a good many of our beer blogging fellows will […]

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Video: Toast to Michael Jackson

Sunday, September 30th was National Toast to Michael Jackson day. A small crowd of us went to Port Brewing/Lost Abbey and raised a glass of Mr. Jackson’s Malhuer in a toast lead by head brewer Tomme Arthur. Here it is in all it’s video goodness:

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Pub crawl

From Long Beach, Calif. The dropped in to toast to Michael Jackson with us.

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Brandon, Matt and Ryan

The boys are all very happy with their beers from Lost Abbey. Now we’re sending them on their way and Sage and I are off to see 3:10 to Yuma.

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a Breckenridge 471 shirt

This is another guy who came over from the Stone AHA rally. I like his shirt because it’s a Breckenridge 471 IPA shirt. We were pouring beer next to Breckenridge at the Tucson Beer Festival last week, and while I didn’t like the 471 (Sage is the hophead), I did really like the vanilla porter.

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Charles Papazian and Tomme Arthur and a 40

Charlie and Tomme are going to bust open a 40 of Mickey’s and toast their homies. Well, they’re going to bust open the 40 just as soon as Charlie figures out how to open it.

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Charles Papazian and Tomme Arthur

Charles Papazian dropped by The Lost Abbey after making an appearance at the homebrewer’s rally at Stone Brewing. Here he is with Tomme. (I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t know who Charles Papzian was until Sage explained it.)

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Kathy and Mike

It’s their first time visitng the brewery. I think they’re having a good time.

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Party time while everyone’s gone

Tomme and Sage went over to Stone Brewing to the homebrewer’s rally. That leaves me running the bar with all these guys drinking beer. Should I be afraid?

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Homeboy Tomme and a Mickey’s

Tomme’s having a Mickey’s Big Mouth. None of his doo rags are clean so he tied a plastic bar to his head instead. (This, ladies and gentlemen, is what great brewers look like in real life.)

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As Seen on TV: Beer Stealer Logan Perkins

We’re hanging out and tasting a variety of stuff at the bottle room at Pizza Port Carlsbad and in walks Logan Perkins, the West Coast rep for Belgian Beer importer D&V International. (That’s the lovely Colleen next to him.) For those who don’t know, Logan is (minorly) famous because he’s the guy who stole Zane […]

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At Pizza Port Carlsbad’s Bottle Room

We’re taking a little mid-week break at the bottle room at Pizza Port Carlsbad this evening. Being the porter/stout girl that I am, I’m having a Lost Coast 8 Ball Stout for starters.

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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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