My Beer Pix

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

Moovember Milk Stout

From Bolero Snort Brewery in New Jersey.  Smooth malty sweetness up front, a bit watery in the middle with mildly bitter roasty finish.  All that and 5.3% ABV.  Brewed and bottled by High Point Brewing Co., also from New Jersey.

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Electrocution IPA

At the source, and very good batch…though can’t recall a bad batch.

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2015 Estate Homegrown IPA

Sierra Nevada’s IPA using brewery grown organic wet hops and barley.  Malt forward with lingering resinous  bitterness.

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Crème Brûlée Stout

9.6% ABV imperial stout brewed with vanilla beans from New Yorks Southern Tier.  Happy Halloween.

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Haysaw Saison

From Burial Beer Co., in Ashville, North Carolina, a 6.2% ABV Belgian-style farmhouse ale, malty sweetness with a dry finish.

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Time Capsule July ’14

Wild ale brewed and bottled by Big Al Brewing in Seattle, Washington.  Not funky, not oak aged, not sour but not all bad…just not great.  4.2% ABV

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Barking Squirrel

In Toronto having a lager from Hop City,  a local brewery here in Ontario.

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2015 Celebration

Always something to look forward to.  This malt forward fresh hop IPA from Sierra Nevada rarely disappoints.  Cheers.

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Pliny the Elder at Lucky 13

Making a good day that much better.  If in Alameda, Lucky 13 is a good beer spot, with Chimay on draft.

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Burma Beer House Ale

Made by Oakland’s Ale Industries for Burma Superstar restaurants, I found this spiced shandy-like beer very refreshing.  Ginger, lemon and coriander flavors over a light bodied beer paired well with the spicy food.  4.6% ABV.

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Fieldwork Storm Surge DIPA

At Capitol Beer in Sacramento.  The fine folks at Capitol Beer drive to Berkeley to pickup the kegs at Fieldwork Brewing, bringing good craft beer to the masses.

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Vertical Epic 08-08-08

I like this re-release of their original Belgian-inspired IPA.   I think it tastes like I remember, but that was a lot of beers ago. I also enjoyed Your Father Smelt of Elderberries, a strong ale which, I would assume was made with elderberries, but couldn’t really tell by the taste.

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Tropical & Juicy IPA

At Port Brewing.  I would like to try them all side by side.  I think #2 citrus and something was my favorite.

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Mini Bottle Share

In approximately 6 hours last night, the four of us polished off 18 bottles of some pretty awesome beer.  I didn’t get a photo of the Amplified 2015 barrel aged Rare Form, or Dual Artisanship a collaboration beer from Perennial Artisan Ales and Prarie Artisan Ales…as well as a few others. It wasn’t until I was […]

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Pumpkin Pie Porter

From Deep River Brewing Co. in Clayton, North Carolina.  Pleasant roasty porter.  Pumpkin is more noticeable as it warms.  Less pie spice flavor doesn’t overwhelm the porter and pumpkin flavors. 5.9% ABV.

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Autumn Belgian Quad

12% ABV barrel aged offering from the fine folks at Mother Earth Brew Co.  Damn good beer.  A nose of sweet dried dark fruit, molasses and wood aged alcohol.  Flavor does not disappoint.  I look forward to trying this after cellaring for a few years.

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Kern River Shuttle Bunny

Kern River Brewing 8th Anniversary Ale is an 8.5% ABV double white IPA.  The nose is full hops with notes of pine, cedar, and even marijuana.  It has a wonderful hop flavor over the low malt/wheat base.  I need to get another bottle.

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Lost Abbey Track 10

13.something % ABV imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels with coffee and cocoa nibs added.  Preserved well.

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Recolte Du Bois

This farmhouse ale aged in wine barrels with apricots, from Tahoe Brewing, is by far the best beer I had all day.  Slightly tart, fruity but not too sweet. Very refreshing.

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Hell Yes Ma’am

A 9.2% ABV Belgian-style strong golden brewed and canned by North Carolina’s own Raleigh Brewing Company.  Though we both thought it tasted true to the style, we tasted different things.  I found it more dry, while she felt it more sweet. 

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Jai Alai IPA by da Pool

A nice day for a beer by the pool.  Yep…that’s one of the coveted “d’Brickashawna” koozies to keep my beer cozy.

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Rogue farms 7

Rogue Farms 7 and a Youngs  chocolate Stout to finish off the week

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The Pit and the Pendulum

It poured a bit murky, but not chunky.  Fruit and funk nose.  Very pleasant saison-like flavor; mildly fruity, subtle sweetness, nice finish with just a bit of bitterness…enough to make me want another sip. Overall very happy with this  Belgian-style ale with peach and brett from the fine folks at Atlanta’s Sweet Water Brewing Company.  […]

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Churchill’s X IPA

Made by Bear Republic Brewing for Churchill’s Pub San Marcos with limited availability.  Though still very good,  it’s different than I remember.   This batch has almost a black peppery spiciness to the finish that I don’t recall in previous batches.  

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Oerbier Special Reserva 2012

We picked up this bottle at the brewery, Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers, on our first day of last year’s bike ride through Belgium. Very good Flanders Oud Bruin style beer with strong oak/wood and tart cherry flavors. 

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Toolbox Brewing Haole Honey

We enjoyed the bottle more than draft version.  Nice mildly tart flavor made it quite refreshing.  I was hoping the Brett would have brought a bit more funk with it.  It would be interesting to try again after aging a bit more.

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Maple Breakfast Stout

From 14th Star Brewing in Saint Albans, VT. Very tasty.  Roasty.  Coffee is present but not overwhelming so.  Distinct chocolate notes and smooth finish.  Really seems more a porter than a stout…but what do I know. Thanks Julie “PubQuest” and Ken for sharing.

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Pathway Wit

A collaboration wit from Amplified Ale Works and Karl Strauss.  Brewed with hibiscus and dry hopped with mosaic hops.  Though in seems most of the PB Pathways go nowhere in particular…one does take you to the front steps of Amplified.  Cheers. 

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Redemption by the Glass

This Sunday’s (Russion River’s) Redemption was found at Fathom Bait and Tackle. 

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Cellar 3 Tasters

I bit warm for the uphill bike ride to their Poway location.  Very nice selection. Big thanks to Jesse for the tour and even greater thanks for helping me with my flat.

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Between Nothing and Nowhere

Belgian-style IPA at the PB tap room of Manzanita Brewing.  Good enough for me to get a whole pint.  Also liked the Meil Ticket collaboration with URBN St. Brewing . Don’t let them tell you your pint “will settle out” .  Half foam and half beer is not cool.  FYI….Otis (manager) is gone.  New crew […]

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Iron Fire DOA

No hoppy Amplified options,  so I chose Iron Fire’s Dead on Arrival….and not disappointed.  

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Amplified Ale Works Treble Tripel

The wit and wit dry hopped with mosaic and hibiscus weren’t quite ready for consumption.  Treble Tripel is a pretty nice fallback option.

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$3.25 Ballast Point Scurpin HR

I shit you not…and a 60oz pitcher is only $13.99.  Highly recommend their fish taco and chili relleno burrito with black beans.

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Hop Diggity Crowler

I haven’t had this DIPA in quite a while,  and I’m not sure why.  Maybe cuz I keep ordering their BooKoo.  This is delicious. From Vista’s own Mother Earth Brew Co.

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Newly Developed Hop IPA

Sierra Nevada’s 2015 Harvest series, number 3 of 5, included hop varieties I has no idea even existed.  But let’s be honest, I kinda live in a cave and know very little about anything.  With roll-off-the-tongue names, such as HBC431 and HBC472, as well as SS05256 and SS06300, it’s in only a matter of days […]

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Hess Tasters

Some of dis n some of dat.  Very happy with Hoptuitus IPA, and she enjoyed My Other Vice berlinerweiss with pomegranate. 

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BFM Bon Chien

Tasty Swedish made lambic/ wild ale.  Nice mix of acid and wood flavors.   Would have never guessed 11%ABV.

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2007 Cable Car

Originally brewed to celebrate Toronado SF 20th Anniversary, and only made available at Toronado, I was fortunate to be given a few bottles.   Going on 9 years in the bottle and still quite spectacular.  A wonderful blend of tart, mildly sweet fruit and oak flavors, with a smooth finish.

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Deux Amis

Very enjoyable barrel aged wild ale collaboration from Karl Strauss and Monkey Paw.  Great tart and wood flavors, slightly sweet.  Get it while you can.  Currently on draft at Karl Strauss PB where Arts and Amps is going off.

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Westvleteren 8

Picked up a 6-pak on last years bike ride through Belgium.  If we weren’t on bicycles we could have carried more,  but, oh well. 

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Here Gose Nothin’

Tasty, and very tart, gose from Bloomington, IL own DESTIHL Brewery. 

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Bolt Brewery Little Italy

Yep, another new brewery stop on our ‘ol standby Sunday bike route.  Rode it backward today so Bolt would be open by the time we coasted by.

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Half Door Brewing Revisited

When they first opened the only house beer available was their Irish stout.  I was happy with it, but only had the one beer before moving on. Many more options this time. We chose the following for our flight. I thought they were all pretty good.  IPAs too.  I preferred the Hoban House IPA, with […]

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Invasion Pale Ale

Drink’n rite out a da can, n like’n it a lot.  Kinda sad dat its ma last one.  Yummy fruity and citrus hop nose, over pale malt base with mild bitterness and 5%ABV makes this very drinkable.

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Off Color Eille

Very tasty farmhouse saison from Chicago.  Has wit beer like spices, but more malty.  Cool to find this locally…Bine & Vine.  Wish we could find more Off Color Brewery beers in town, but heard we are lucky to get what we do, as they have a hard time keeping up with demand.

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DESTIHL Brewery Abbey’s Single

Likely due to the spicy tomatillo salsa still burning my lips,  I didn’t notice any of the fruity flavor characteristics indicated on the can,  but I enjoyed it.  Michele thought it too hoppy, so I got hers too.  I thought it very mild on the hop bitterness…also maybe  due to my spicy lips.

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Rivertowne Grateful White

Tried this 6.1% ABV Belgian-style wit, from Rivertowne Brewing Company in Export, Pennsylvania, with our  fish taco lunch today, and was quite happy with it. 

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Three Taverns Le Peche Mode

Three Taverns Craft Brewing took over the space that Sweet Water Brewing once occupied in Terminal A (A25) at the Atlanta Airport.  Sweet Water Brewing is still in Terminal B (B11). Le Peche Mode is a Belgian-style saison brewed with peaches.  It seemed most of their offerings were Belgian-inspired, including a Belgian-style IPA and a […]

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Turk’s Head Lager

Turk’s Head Lager can be found virtually anywhere on the island (Providenciales), and is by far their most popular.  They also make an amber and a stout.  Tried the three in bottles, as well as the lager and amber on draft, and liked the amber on draft most, but that was a rare find. 

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Islander Ginger Beer

A delightful change to the lagers and sweet rum drinks.  5% ABV slightly spicy/peppery ginger ale.  Oddly, this “Carribean Beverage Turks & Caicos  Born” was brewed and bottled in Greenville, SC.

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Duet IPA

Not enough to “Duet all night long”, but enough for maybe, 38 minutes…if you sip slowly.

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Ranger Creek Cardamom Tripel

Just like it says on da bottle, it’s small batch series No. 10.  First cold sip had a bitter finish.  Definitely better flavor and balance as it warms.  

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Eliza5beth

This beer literally jumped out of the cabinet wanting some attention.  If she didn’t hit her lid and start leaking we could have put her back and let her get a bit older…but that didn’t happen. Very tasty farmhouse ale aged on apricots from the fine folks at Oklahoma’s Prairie Artisan Ales

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Thunderstruck IPA

Very impressed with Stone Brewing’s 19th Anniversary beer.  What I would imagine if Alpine made and imperial version of their Nelson. 

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TPA not IPA

Texas Pale Ale from South Austin Brewery.  Another liquid refreshment from a brewery we were unable to visit on our recent trip. A somewhat dry malt base with a pleasant balance of hop bitterness that lingers after you swallow.  Decent, but not my favorite from the trip.

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Regalia

Tasty.  Malty Belgian-inspired farmhouse ale with Brett from Saint Louis, Missouri’s own Perennial Artisan Ales. 

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Klokke Roeland

At Brabant.  So good we each had to get our own.

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Stash IPA

We did not make it to Independence Brewing Co. while in Austin, but we did find a bottle of something to bring back.  Piney and resinous with a lighter malt base; I enjoyed it.  My first sip I swear I tasted pineapple, but so much after that.

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Day Break 4 Grain Breakfast Brew

Though we didn’t really think about it while picking it out, looking at the can now, being called “Day Break” and with words like “4 Grain Breakfast Brew”, I would have guessed a coffee beer; a coffee porter maybe.  I was wrong.  A low hop light ale with a smooth, almost sweet finish.  I can […]

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