Special treat this Thanksgiving for me! My parents came to visit and brought me a beer for the blog…yes! Now, talk about dedication they bought this in NH, packed it into their bags and flew to CA with it. Pretty cool, reason number 187 beer blogging is great. As you can see from the picture, I loved this beer before I even opened it…I have … Continue reading Oatmeal Stout from the 603!
OK, so by we all know I’m a sucker for a good dark beer. Dark, dark, dark….with a very special place in my liver for Black IPA. Needless to say, I’ve been eyeballing this one for a while as I really like Knee Deep and well, again, I love the Black IPA. So here we go: KneeDeep Brewing – Midnight Hoppyness Presentation: If you’re a … Continue reading Midnight Hoppyness!
Sorry for the slow postings, I’ve had a bit of a cold so I haven’t been drinking that much…weird right? In my 20s (and 30s?) I used to subscribe to the theory of “Pollute my body so the virus can’t live” when I was sick, and it worked pretty well. I hit 40 and boom, that does NOT work anymore. I’m feeling better so the … Continue reading Cascade Brewing – Blueberry Ale
Starting a new series here that I can hopefully turn into a regular as um….I love breweries. When I went to Maui, I reviewed every beer I tasted at the Maui Brewing Company….cool right? Sure, but a shit ton of work for me…and unless I drink myself into next month I can’t really blog on all the beers. So, we’ll give this a try: Pinthouse … Continue reading Brewery Review – Pinthouse Pizza
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, lots of travel and things going on….but, thankfully still lots of drinking too. This beer was one I just couldn’t resist. Saw it in Whole Foods and very curious. It’s a gin barrel aged beer….weird right? Well, obviously, I had to try it. It’s aged in Ransom “Old Tom Gin” barrels. With that: Gigantic Brewing Company – Pipe … Continue reading Pipe wrench?
No “review” on this one, just a commentary. Remember in college when having a “Black and Tan” was classy? Trying to be cool and classy, more sophisticated than having 15 Natty Lights? Yeah, well…..I was out for dinner tonight and decided “I’m classy” and ordered one. It was just as good as I remember it 🙂 Some things never change. Continue reading Don’t forget your classy college days….
Continuing my journey through the Russian River beers I scored…good times. This one is a sour, I’m not a huge sour fan but I have to say I’m getting there. It’s interesting, beers have become like wine in a way. People frown on “Merlot” drinkers…kind of like people frown on IPA. Sours are the new Cabernet Sauvignon…you’re classy and sophisticated if you drink sours. Trashy … Continue reading Temptation!
OK, so this is the best experience ever. I go into my favor beer store here in San Jose (Cask and Flask). It’s pretty sketchy but the beer selection is amazing…wife/daughter do not go w/ me again, see sketchy. Anyway, I go in grab a bunch of stuff…as I’m checking out the owner says “Do you like sours?” Me – “I like beer” Him- … Continue reading Lucky Saturday…Russian River delivery day! Redemption!!!
I’ve been drinking…just blogging so it’s a little catch up time. This is one of my new favorites, doesn’t get a ton of press but is really easy to find. And…it’s a shoutout to Oakland so that’s just kind of cool. Oaktown Brown – Calicraft Brew Presentation: Deep dark brown color, almost black. It pours a really nice think foamy head too. It almost looks … Continue reading Oaktown Brown….California Love!
Ok, another week, another beer blog. You know I’m a total sucker for Stone. Love it. Think they are one of the, if not the best brewery around. Big, hoppy, creative and easy to find….#winning. Anyway, this is a new specialty IPA they released, I was pretty excited about it…and it did not disappoint! This is a collaboration between Stone, Ecliptic Brewing and Wicked Weed … Continue reading Points Unknown IPA…..hell yeah!