Oenobeers are beers made with the addition of wine grapes, or grape must, or juice, etc., prior to fermentation…always starting with a base beer first. Quite interesting. Like wine-barrel aged beers, but all stainless. For some, like the stout, I think contaminated… like unintentional souring that is not quite sour. Hard to wrap my head […]
21 mins to board… so a Hop Knot IPA for me and a Kilt Lifter for the lady.
Quite happy with this 6.4% ABV beverage from the fine folks of Bear Republic Brewing. 49 words worth of picture below.
…for me (100% Simcoe…mmm)., and a Grassmarket 80 Schilling for the lady.
A Pure Project hazy IPA for me, and the 32 North golden coffee stout with vanilla on nitro for the lady.
Pleasantly surprised by this 7.5% ABV belgian-style saison. This has been in the fridge for a while as we weren’t to impressed with other SouthNorte beers we’ve tried.
Something to sip while starting carnitas. Quite good…and exactly one louder.
Sounds like a retirement community. Maybe it is and they named the beer after it, hoping to move their parents, or themselves, up on the waiting list. Decent beer. I had no problems squeezing all I could from the can, but found it a bit more dry than I prefer in the style; I like’m […]
Grabbed this tall boy late night a week or so ago while walking the streets of Lost Wages, NV. I had full intentions of enjoying while I walked, but found other items of interest while out and about. Pleasantly surprised. Lots of distinctly orange juiciness, nice bitterness and soft mouth feel. At 6.5% ABV, and […]
More than a hazy IPA; it’s opaque. Not so juicy. 7% ABV with more dry finish that has notes of black pepper.
We rode bicycles to Hess Brewing’s newest tasting room in Imperial Beach. Happens to be right across the street from Coronado Brewing’s IB location. 26 miles in and 24 to go. As nurishment to fortify our ride home, I chose a big boy glass of a 7% ABV, 65 IBU NE-style hazy IPA, she chose […]
Mmm…for those that have been enjoying on draft for a while, you know. For those that don’t, the picture below will save me from typing… The bottles does a good job of capturing the character of the draft version we call love. Quite nice.
A sweet and juicy 8.2% ABV milkshake IPA from Reno’s Lead Dog Brewing. Orange with the vanilla is somewhere between orange julius and orange soda. Bitterness is mild, does a good job balancing out the sweetness, and more noticeable on the finish.
Just in town for a minute before stumbling into juicy goodness. 5.9% ABV IPA made in the NE hazy style. Lucky to find PUB 365 open until 2am…then phone died.
Super carbonated. When I popped the cap the beer overflowed. I quickly poured and was able to salvage most of it. We quite enjoyed this 5.5% hoppy farmhouse saison with brett from Maine’s Oxbow Brewing. Nice brett nose and dry finish with mild bitterness. Reminds me of bicycling through Belgium. Yay Beercycling.
Totally stoked to find this gem from the minds of Pizza Port and Burgeon Beer the back of the fridge. Not so stoked to find the draft of yesterday’s post when I went to generate this post.
It’s like Modern Times night in da house.
Hoppy n juicy…quite delish. Wish it wasn’t one of those beer we only have one of, cuz another to keep me company whilst cooking works be a damn fine thing.
I don’t recall this 8.2% ABV double IPA from Mother Earth Brew Co. being so fruity. Quite nice.
A 7% hazy IPA from Fair State Brewing Cooperative in Minneapolis, MN. Not bad, but with virtually no hop bitterness and lacking the strong hop nose of the dry hopping…it’s kinda underwhelming. Hmmm…date on the bottom of the can is 10-02-18, so it is likely due to beer being a bit old. I look forward […]
Super carbonated, so very foamy. Nose is kinda sweet with non-distinct fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and juicy with more pronounced fruitiness. With no fruit indicated I’m assuming it must be characteristics of the dryhopping bill. All wrapped up in a 6% ABV package. Not bad, but to great. I liked the juicy, but thought it […]
…not to be confused with “high life” or “high times”. Though it’s not saying much, of the dozen or so non-alcoholic beers I’ve tried over the years, it is one of the better ones I’ve tasted. Smells like beer. A nose of sweet malts and a hop profile that smells like, well….marijuana…but in a beerish […]
There have been a handful of milkshake IPAs that Michele has really like. All the standout ones have been double or triple IPAs (8% to 13% ABV), mostly with fruit, all somewhat sweet and super dry-hopped with very little bitterness on the tongue (less than 20 IBU). I grabbed this can of 8% ABV nitro […]
A few month back La Jolla’s Absolution by the Sea was renamed CAVU Brewery. Talking to our server, AbtS had multiple owner and when some left to stay focused on the Absolution nest, two owners stayed and renamed it. The house beers we tried need some work, but they did have a decent tap list […]
It ain’t no Pliny, but had no problem finishing the bottle.
For now it’s Stratacaster. But with E11even IIIPA and Strange Lover IPA on as well, plus Electric Mud cans out…we might be here a while. Not hard to guess that she chose Gold Record.
Lemon Grove’s first brewery. The brown is second from the right, otherwise L to R, top to bottom. We chose the nitro porter. Overall we thought beers were pretty good. A couple of weeks into their soft opening with Grand Opening next Friday.
We tried a small sampling of 8 Bit Brewing beers and were surprised by how much we enjoyed them. We would definitely go back. L to R, we had Hefe for Dead, Legend of Nilla, We Are Froot, Hazy, Shallow…, True Brewmance, and Mario Tart. All quite enjoyable.
Juicy n tasty. Marked as a session IPA at 5.4% ABV. We tried five or six different brews and quite happy with what tried.
We bicycled the 15 miles to the newest brewery in town, Gravity Heights. Off Mira Mesa Blvd and Pacific Heights. Nice place. Not a surprise, I opted for the hoppy flight.. …and she opted for the dark and malty tasters. Not a bad beer in the bunch…not much a surprise considering Skip Virgilio is at […]
A juicy n hazy IPA where the slight tartness just adds to the juiciness…like morning breakfast beverage juiciness. With very little bitterness and massive dry-hopping, it’s really quite good. No way I would have guessed the 8% ABV the bottle indicates. From the fine folks at Chicago’s Pipeworks Brewing Co.
The beer name is reminiscent of five year-old playground name calling. By taste I would have said New England-style hazy IPA, and not the hefeweizen indicated on the can…must be the dry hopping. Clocking in at a respectable 8% ABV.
Quite pleased with the newest collaboration brew from Karl Strauss and Amplified Ale Works. Some flavor characterizes similar to a belgian pale ale, and clocking in at 6.9% ABV.
2000 words worth of pictures…cuz my thumbs are lazy today. Miles to go before I…have my next beer.
Probably should have waited to drink this on a crappy mid-week day to get the full benefit of the Weekend Vibes. I mean, I already had good weekend vibes going on. Drinking from the can the nose is strong pine and citrus hops…mmm…yummy. The flavor is somewhat soft. Light malt body with no sweetness allows […]
‘nuf said. Paired well with BLAH fries. So did the Focal Banger.
A delish 7% ABV collaboration IPA from the fine folks at Burgeon Beer Co. and Alvarado Street Brewery. Juicy citrus notes, mild bitterness that quickly diminish and a somewhat sweet finish. Might as well be a morning breakfast beverage. I guess it is depending on what time of day you drink it. Hmmm…or is it […]
A fine 8% double IPA from Tijuana’s Border Psycho Brewing. Nice hop notes with no residual sweetness. balance
All quite good but my favorite at the moment was the Power Word Kill. A juicy n delish 8.3% IPA made in the hazy style. Like a fermented fruit juice of sorts.
A piney 7% unfiltered west coast IPA with a somewhat dry finish, from the fine folks at Automatic Brewing. Would pair well with one of BLAH’s autumn squash pizzas…mmm.
L to R = top to bottom First beer stop at about halfway. Both Caughts are deceptively drinkable for 11% beverages. Hmm…I’m liking the Caught in a Haze; smooth mouth feel, mildly sweet body and less lingering bitterness at the finish.
Pre-blended keg of the stuff. Juicy with hop forward bitterness and a touch of sweetness on the finish. Quite enjoyable. Makes me want to try the individual cans of the brut IPA and hazy IPA.
Too sweet and not quite working for me. Like a blend of sweet agua fresca and light-bodied beer. Still clocking in at 7.3% ABV. I’m thinking it’s the sweet nose that I find overwhelming…comparing it to a juicy NE IPA where the dry hopping nose prevails. An interesting venture for the fine folks at El […]
Let’s get this party started….f’in Party Shirt bro…
New beer at Amplified Ale Works. A 6% ABV, 48 IBU IPA made in the New England-Style…mmm…yummy.
Pizza Port OB currently has two brut IPA’s that I’m quite happy with. This one is the stronger clocking in at 8.2% ABV, and less sweet than the 6.3% Bruty Call.
Quite happy with this juicy beverage. Nose is strong citrus rind and the flavor does not disappoint. Finish has mild bitterness that reminds me of grapefruit peel but in a good way. I would have guessed a lower ABV than indicated on the can.
Bedrock is a toasty, malty brown ale made with both coffee and beer. It has a mild aftertaste of toasted coconut, the coffee gives it a slight roasted chocolate hint, but it’s not sweet at all. At 30 IBUs and 6.2% it comes in much less than Barley Forge’s 37 IBU 6.6% Patsy, which is […]
My neighbor and I spend a lot of time trying to find unique beers for each other. He got home late on Friday, so I ended up popping open the bottle I got for him instead of gifting it. It’s an 8% double IPA with 70 IBUs. It’s named after the infamous California Highway 395. […]
A bit to much malty, almost caramel like, sweetness for my tastebuds at the moment. Not bad enough to dump, but likely won’t invest in another bottle this year.
A day late and typing whilst drinking in hopes the Stone Enjoy-by Police won’t remove the drink from my hand before I finish. Tastes fine to me. The 9.4% ABV is like a party in every sip.
During the slow stop-n-go trek that is Little Italy’s India Street, my car started to act up and coasted to a stop just north of Grape. I ended up in front of a parking meter with time still on it…hmm.. 40-mins left. ..it must be a sign. I found my Savior…a delish 8% triple dry-hopped […]
Our favorite beer stop so far today. R to L were Namaste Hazed, Terms of Endearment and Summer Wit…with not a bad beer in the bunch. So happy with what we had also enjoyed the Tap-Shackled 11% imperial stout.
…for me and a Tart Berry for the lady. At Green Man Brewing Company.
1000 words worth… Second thousand words All good. If I had to pick a fav it would be The Good Fight.
An 8.7% double IPA for me and Madame Pumpkin Saison for the lady.
Surprizingly good. It has a big sweet malty base I normally not a big fan of in my IPAs but with strong notes of melon and fruits it is quite enjoyable…and may be the perfect breakfast beer. It’s even got the 8.5% ABV going for it. Her Stone Berliner Weisse…not so much. Finish is bone […]
Super fruity IPA from Lost Winds in San Clemente.
I big malty 9.6% ABV DIPA with a nice hop balance. From Barrelhouse Brewing. Paired well with our Morrow Bay oysters.
After hours in the car I need to stretch my legs and find a bathroom. As usual she found the perfect place just off the 101…a brewery. Trying to stay on schedule we limited ourselves to two each, but really need to spend more time here…all we tried were quite good. R to L we […]
By little I mean 12 fluid ounces. By Puff I mean 9.8% ABV, 108 IBU IPA from Sixpoint Brewery. Per the label an unfiltered and special dry-hopped version of their Resin imperial IPA. Piney and resinous hop characteristics overpower the big malty base so no residual sweetness. The pleasant, but strong, bitterness doesn’t linger as […]
This newer brewery is in the Brig HQ on Ostrow, and currently only open on weekdays for lunch, between 11am and 2pm. Owned by the folks that own the Brigantine restaurants, I’ve heard the beer will be made for the restaurants. While there, the fav of all 3 or 4 groups ordering beer was the […]
She enjoyed the dessert-like Guava Libre!, a collaboration beer The Bruery and Funky Budda. Think milkshake IPA, minus the hop bitterness, with added vanilla and sweet fruit. They even let it ferment enough to get up to 7.5% ABV. I, on the other hand, got the Consolation Prize. This 9.5% ABV double IPA, from the […]
…F*#k yeah! Wet hop, nice balance, and 7% ABV.
Quite happy with the hazy collaboration beer from Burgeon Beer Co. and Humble Sea Brewing.
Decided to crash a “friends and fam” soft opening occuring today and tomorrow at the newest brewery in town, Creative Creature Brewing Company. IPAs and sours and a stout. We tried # 4, 5, 6, 13 and 14. All decent… They took over the brewery spot where Urbn Pizza and Brewery were, at the corner […]
Quite happy with this beer; 6.8% ABV and nicely balanced. Even better that it was a freebie, as my boss brought back for me from his recent trip to that area.
Damn….this is a spectacular beverage. After trying each, I definitely have my favs, but this mead stands out. After being the bomb at some recent festivals, it understandable that they are down to their last. Get it while you can. Fruit forward but not overly sweet, and clocking in at 8.9%. Nice job.
Meh…not impressed. Not bad enough to dump but would not buy again. Hmm…come to think of it, I don’t think I bought this one.
From Brasserie Popihn from Vaumort, France, this IPA has very pale malt body with no sweetness, hop character has citrus peel bitterness and finishes very dry. Tasty.
Happy National Drink Beer Day! Yeah, it was yesterday…but I was kinda busy doing my part to celebrate the day. I would hope anyone reading this did the same. I enjoyed the the MadeWest 7% ABV brut IPA, Effervescent, with our 1.5 dozen oysters on the half-shell, octopus a la plancha and chowder fries at […]
This 6.5% ABV pale ale smells of grapefruit rind and pine, with pronounced hop bitterness over a very light bodied malt base. From the fine folks at Lord Hobo Brewing .
Lord Hobo Brewing proudly presents…a tasty 7.8% ABV IPA in the New England Style.
Yeah…that will work for now.
After a few miles on the bicycle…it’s just what I needed…hot water up to my neck and a tasty beverage. Juicy n delish.
We came here for the Murkshake with raspberries. R to L we tried the Nine Nights (a spectacular 12.8% ABV rum barrel-aged imperial stout with coconut and vanilla beans…mmmm….pastry stout, Murkshake with raspberries (more tart than sweet with lingering bitterness, clocking in at 10.5% ABV..but a higher than normal bitterness at 60 IBU), and Zestier […]
Pleasantly surprised with this mild session IPA. Nose is juicy citrus. Taste is light pale malt body with very mild bitterness and somewhat dry finish.
Drink’n right out of da can. Smells…like fish? No…that’s my hands. I washed after preparing and eating salmon for lunch. After another hand wash…better. It smells like sweet fruit punch beer. Flavor is not so sweet. Bitterness is mild, likely offset by the sweetness of the fruit, making beer more balanced. Tasting alone, I would […]
I have to admit that at first sips I was not so impressed. But a few more and I’m liking this newer “Hop Freshener” release from Hop Concept/ Port Brewing. The nice Citra flavors shines through with pleasant bitterness and no malty sweetness….some lingering bitterness..just enough to justify another sip. Maybe it’s the 8.5% ABV […]
A juicy dry-hopped wheat to relax with. Way less bossy than Rugrat’s Angelica Pickles.
Quite happy with this 7.8% ABV hazy IPA from Goleta’s M. Special Brewing Company. Juicy.
Our favorite of the four was Hopricot Milkshake Juicy IPA. Clocking in at 6.5% ABV and 30 IBU, it was smooth, slightly sweet, fruity with vanilla notes and mild hop bitterness.
We tried L to R a Belgian-style tripel, a pale ale, an IPA, a kinda hazy IPA and a fruited kettle sour. Dude, It’s Not Even Hazy , second from the right, was my fav, while hers was the imperial kettle sour, Raspberry Sunrise, the colorful one on the far right.
I drink a lot of Swami’s, and doubt I’m the only one. Cheers
Still quite happy with this 50 IBU 6% ABV pale ale collaboration from Amplified and the one-man-band, Low Volts. Hard to beat the $4 per 16oz can for on site consumption going on in PB.
This collaboration beer between The Bruery and Jester King is one of the most interesting beers I’ve had. Inspired by the Ramos Gin Fiz, originally concocted in 1888 by Henry Ramos the owner of the Imperial Cabinet Saloon in New Orleans, LA, it is tart and sweet, even a bit salty, notes of oat barrel […]
Very refreshing oak aged saison. Tasting notes just as described on the bottle so I just took the pic to save me from typing with my thumbs…where I would just make a mistake and retype over and over.
Quite happy with this 6.2% French saison that my son smuggled back for me on his recent trip to Paris. Very refreshing. Nose reminds me of a lemon sparkling /wine seltzer water..maybe a Radler but not as sweet smelling. Body is light and effervescent. The finish is clean with strong notes of lemon/lime fruit.
Damn fine collaboration IPA, in the hazy style, from bay area breweries Fieldwork Brewing and 21st Ammendment Brewing. Standing room only at Small Bar. $5 Fieldwork and 21st Ammendment beers all day. Always nice to see so many familiar faces.
Who knew Coronado Brewing had an “art series” line of cans? Happy with the beer too.
Stone going retro and releasing a non-hazy double IPA for their 22nd Anniversary ale. Maybe last year’s release was unfiltered, but I think the one before that wasn’t…though not sure. I could check on the interweb and get a whole list of releases…do some fact checking…but I really don’t care. I’m just going to enjoy […]
2nd generation of Amplified Ale Works NE-style IPA, this time for their can release. Going down waaaay to fast on this hot-ass day. We came upstairs because they don’t have Off the Record and Uber Jam downstairs. Downstairs is much much cooler.
Thought I would try something different from San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing. I like a good Nelson hopped beer. Unfortunately this isn’t one of them. Reminds me of my early 90’s home brew. Not bad…just something my tastebuds have outgrown.
I’ve been wanting to drink this ever since we picked it up, but not really wanting the whole thing. I’m totally ready for 32oz of juicy yummyness right now and the 5.2% ABV that goes with it.
A 7% ABV juicy and delicious NE-style hazy IPA from the fine folks at Modern Times Beer.
Very happy with this Japanese version of a NE IPA. I was surprised to read that the brewery, Tamamura Honten, was established in mid to late 1800’s. Talking with the owners of Beer Komachi, Tamamura Honten is a sake brewery that recently starting brewing beer.
Very happy with my choice. A juicy 7% ABV IPA from Ushi Tora Brewery in Tochigi Japan, north of Tokyo. She chose the Golden Ginjo Ale from Zig Zag Brewery…but low IBU beer option were limited. The sake options, though limited in quantity, were excellent from the ones we tasted. We chose the Hatsuhinode from […]
Fairly predictable for me to order an IPA. A 7.5% ABV is even better. Very happy with this west coast style. Much needed after a hot day of trekking about the surrounding area. Found this one at Goodbeer Faucets, Shibuya Tokyo. She chose the house beer Pineapple Life, a 4.5% ABV fruit beer..quite sweet, but […]
….an enjoyable Belgian IPA made by Brussels Beer Project, for me and NEUF, a Belgian golden strong ale collaboration from from Japan’s Barbaric Works and BBP, made to celebrate the first anniversary of Tokyo Belgian Beer Project, for the lady. A nice find just blocks away from our hotel in Shinjuku….even nicer to have today […]