Jason and Todd AlstrÃ¶m, founders of beeradvocate.comphoto courtesy of New York Times Guess what? Even the New York Times has figured out that there’s way way more to beer than the fizzy yellow stuff you get in the 24 packs at the gas station (which I pick up occasionally because it’s a cheap and effective […]
Just got my newsletter from Tom Nickel, owner of the most excellent O’Brien’s Pub and a co-founder of some great beer-bashes like the Strong Ale Festival and the 12 Hour Belgian Beer Party. It looks like there’s all kinds of good stuff going on at O’Brien’s over the next week or so. If you’re going […]
My Beer Buddy had a tough day so we knocked off early and went to one of our favorite watering holes, Lamppost Pizza /Backstreet Brewery in Vista. Sage is having a Playmaker IPA that he likes and drinks here all the time. I am drinking a Austmarr Baltic Porter. I hadn’t heard of this beer […]
Molly and I are blogging to you live from Backstreet Brewery in Vista, Calif. — our neighborhood brew pub (where we are also upstanding members of the Mug Club). Molly’s a happy girl today. Unlike Brewer Dave has a number of fresh beers on tap this week. I’m always up for the house’s Playmaker IPA […]
Iâ€™ll be the first one to admit that Belgian beers are not exactly my favorites. Iâ€™ve always found them too fruity, too fizzy, and, well… just plain weird tasting. But after attending last weekendâ€™s 12 Hour Belgian Beer Party, I have to say I have a new-found appreciation for the broad variety of styles and […]
We’ve been in LA all day and decided to take a break at Pizza Port in San Clemente with a couple of friends who live there (San Clemente, not Pizza Port). Like all of the Pizza Ports, they carry some standards and then a few of their own specialties. Among my favs is the Pier […]
Like most Porters the beer has a wonderful dark color and is served on nitro. I do like the way beer looks when itâ€™s being pored on nitro. Itâ€™s not too heavy in carbonation but it was just the right amount. The smell of the beer isnâ€™t a very strong one. The first time I […]
We’ve wandered into BJs Brewhouse in Laguna Hills, Calif. for a bite to eat and to taste a few beers. The one on the left is mine — the PM Porter, the one on the right is Beer Buddy’s. It’s a special right now, Owen’s IPA. More details when I get to a computer — […]
Hour number 9 & we’re still going strong
The 12 Hour Belgian Beer Party at Pizza Port Carlsbad. CA Ok, here’s the menu — 100 beers in the bottle and on tap. I’m starting with the Unibroue Trois Pistoles, which is a very nice, light and fruity beer. (Plus it’s from Unibroue, which sounds a lot like “Unibrow” — LOL)
There must be more than 100 bottles of Belgian Beer in the line up. Plus they’re opening a new Magnum bottle every hour!
Today we’re blogging from the Belgian beer festival in Carlsbad, Calif. There’s about 100 different beers to try and only 12 hours in which to do it, so we’ll report as we go.
Fun live from Port Brewing
Saturday, March 24th is the Belgian Beer Festival at Pizza Port in Carlsbad, Calif.. (If you’re anywhere near San Diego that day you have to be there.) Anyway, they’re having some sort of dinner the night before, so Port’s Master Brewer Tomme Arthur and the other Port Brewing folk won’t be able to run the […]
For all you Beer aficionados (that’s French for drunken slob) who think that a girl who likes her beer has to look like Rosie O’Donnell, think again. Beer Molly is a hottie. (Even though my camera phone sucks) And I get to drink with her all the time. Hope to see you in the pub […]
Black Butte Porter This is an all around great tasting beer from start to finish. It pours out almost a black in color with a caramel color head. When you first take a drink it has a malt taste with a nice chocolate finish. The hops are just right not too much. It sometimes reminds […]
Having fun after hours at Port. Yikes — that is some good Bourbon! (It’s an Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon from 1993. Smoooooooth.) You may have to call me Bourbon Molly from now on!
That’s Tomme Arthur, master brewer at Port Brewing / Lost Abbey. A great brewer and all around good guy, you can find Tomme at the brewery “masterbrewing” pretty much 7 days a week. On Friday and Saturdays the brewery is opening for tasting. Drop on by, meet Tomme and try a few of his beers. […]
What a blast it was to have a few pints in this pub. The bartenders (Aaron and Megan) were funny and knew their beers. I started off with the porter on special, Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing. It wasn’t too bad, but I don’t think I would order it again as I felt […]
A glass of Padre Porter from Oggi’s — a classic porter-style beer. Nothing fancy, but it tastes great!
This is a glass of Black Magic Stout alongside Beer Buddy’s glass of Hop 101, both from Oggi’s Pizza & Brew in Vista, California. I had hoped that three months of barrel aging would have added something to the flavor of the beer, but I think it actually took it away. The beer has almost […]
Tonight we’re at Oggi’s Pizza and Brew in Vista, California to try a few of the beers they brew here. We haven’t been here in quite a while, so I’m looking forward to tasting a few.
Starting St Pattys off right
Another Rite Red… sigh… I may have to have a martini
We’re at Backstreet Brewery in Vista, California today and Beer Molly is not happy about beer selection. No porters or stouts just a plain old red ale. 🙁
A Rita Red
Another beer in the airport. It’s Goose Island’s Honker’s Ale. It’s an American ale based on English Pub ales. It’s a little too sweet for me, but other people like it.
Tom poured me another Harp. It’s a nice light “day” beer for me.
Having a Harp at Reillys Daughter at Midway Airport in Chicago
Very smoky but good!! This is the original Schlenkerla Smokebeer (aka Rauchbier) from Bamberg, Germany. It’s dark and smoky and I love it! You can get more info on it at SmokeBeer.com. Photo taken March 11 at Chicago’s Map Room. (Outstanding beer selection and great people!)
Adam & Bonnie (though her friends call her “Bonnie ho” — I don’t know why) at Port Brewing / Lost Abbey enjoying a few with us.
That’s Molly enjoying a pint of Amigo Lager from Port Brewing. You can see Vince, one of the brewery’s owners (and all around great guy), there in the upper right corner
My new glass makes the growler look tiny, just the way i like it.
Full sail prodigal son ipa
black lightning porter – lightning brewing
Another hot-ass day, another i p a.
Long trail ale i p a from vermont.
Breakfast is served