Surprised to see this 2014 GABF award winning imperial IPA, and a such a great price.
A stop at Pizza Port Ocean Beach. The GABF award winning Belgian-style Tripel, La Flama Dorada, in the dainty glass for the lady, while I chose a big boy glass of the fresh hop IPA made with Mosiac hops, Coup D’etat.
Love this stuff! Made in Oceanside by Golden Coast Mead… We’ve had a couple of bottles, draft @amplifiedales, and tasters at the LJ Art & Wine Fest. Need to get up there and visit!
One of my favorite pumpkin beers out of the 120 unique pumpkin/yam beers that I’ve logged on Untappd @jmastar.
Greatly enjoy good IPAs in cans, and this did not disappoint. I’m glad that Hess has numbered the Solis Occasus IPAs, to differentiate between them… some have liked more than others. Unfortunately, I didn’t see, or maybe didn’t recognize, the version or number on the can. The only reason I knew it was #33 was […]
Surprisingly the piece of the Northwest is woefully lacking in hoppy beers so I am on my third day without an IPA. Fortunately there is no lack of good pales so I am muddling along. This one is from Whistler Pale Ale. Actually pretty good. #BC #coquitlam
Still in Vancouver Island and now having a Granville Island pale ale. I wanted the ipa but they were all out. Sage was sad but the pale isn’t bad.
In Vancouver enjoying a fine, clean Pils from Stanley Park Brewing.
In Austin TX sampling ssome of the city’s brews. This i damn solid, super drinkable IPA.
Doing my best to follow the simple instruction imprinted on the bottle by the manufacturer.
Third of five beers is a single hop IPA brewed with Equinox hops. I really like trying single hop beers and sampling the characteristics it has to offer. I enjoyed it. And earthy bitterness and cedar aroma is right on. Plus it’s 22oz for $6 in am easy to use decanter. What’s not to like.
Tasters of Cigar City Lactobacillus Guava Grove on Cask, 2 Funky Buddhas, and a JDub’s…. #drinklocal
Great “Southern Public House” with nice house beer and excellent locally sourced seasonal dishes!
Matilda Lambicus on tap and enjoyed on layover….
Still on draft at Coaster Saloon in PB.
A surprising IPA with a bold hop forward profile and a nice caramel coloring. From Central City Brewing in Surrey BC
Collaboration beer from Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing and Athens’ Terrapin Beer Co.
Tasty IPA made with Mosiac hops grapefruit rind.
..an IPA and Berlinerweisse to go with the Bressi Ranch pizza at Pizza Port.
Must be Mother Earth Day, as I found myself ordering another Mother Earth Brewing beer when I stopped in at Ritual.
Found a few of these “props” in the fridge after the photo shoot today. Way cool…Mother Earth Brewing’s Cali Creamin is now available in a pool safe decanter.
Pizza Port OB Flyin’ Hawaiian, a Bavarian – style hefe, in the big girl glass for the lady, and Craftsman Mesa Verde, a barrel aged sour with white wine grapes, in the tiny snifter glass for me. Yay beer!
Great food and beer at soft opening Friday…
Yep, just walked into a brewery in the middle of the day by myself like a big girl for this beer! Delicious! #councilbrewing
Tastes great at the source! Fun stop on our Beercycling trip in Belgium recently!
Vista’s newest brewery. I missed their soft opening yesterday by minutes but was able to squeeze into their second opening today. Impressive beers right from the start… what’s not to like. Stand out beers were the tart saison and 11% ABV bourbon barrel-aged vanilla coffee porter. Brett IPA was gone before I got there. Definitively […]
Red Flag is a double IPA from Rip Current Brewing, the Hefe is German.
A collaboration between Ft Collins, CO breweries Odell and New Belgium, I found this to be a really good, classic American (read: hoppier than your typical pale) Pale Ale. No need to add weird adjuncts, ferment it in a used Honda, wave dead cats over it, or other gimmicks. A great beer all the way […]
Smuggled across the border from Sedona Arizona. Not really my cup of tea, but not bad.
Floral hop nose up front when poured from the bottle, but it diminishes quickly. Nice hop bitterness over a mild amber ale and a dry finish. Mild ale must mean low ABV as it is not indicted on the bottle.
At our stop over in Philly our gate was next to Jet Rock Bar & Grill, which had a close to 50 taps, most of which were craft beers. The lady chose the Duclaw Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, and I chose the Daddy Fat Sacks IPA from Roy Pitz Brewing.
It’s a hot day and perfect for enjoying one of the brews I brought back from our trip to Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. This one is Monarch Pilsner from Snake River Brewing in Jackson Hole, Wy.
The B & B has a honor bar stocked with St. Bernardus beers. Liquid refreshments were necessary after biking appox. 30 miles through Belgium’s countryside. I grabbed the Watou Tripel and the lady had the Grottenbier.
Tried a couple during our short stop at one of the best beer bars in the world… but only one pic on my phone. Very good tripel.
Oerbier Special Reserva 2012 is their regular Oerbier aged in wine barrels…13% ABV sour yummyness. Dulle Teve (interpreted as Mad Bitch) 10.. their tripel, is one of their regular beers. Lichtervelds, is a seasonal hoppy Belgian blonde. All offerings were a little to hoppy for Michele, but with nothing lower than 8% ABV it makes […]
Very possibly the best tripel I have had in my life…. but still trying to find one better.
Whew. Found this one in the back of the fridge and managed to pour it just in time! Can’t image what would have happened if I hadn’t found it until tomorrow.
Nice new batch of Pig Nose. Team PubQuest bike beer stop #5 is where we started… riding in circles.
Very refreshing session version of Alpine Beer Company’s Nelson IPA…like a half Nelson. Team PubQuest bike beer stop #3.
Per the label, this 6.9% ABV beer was inspired by West Coast IPAs. Malty and lingering bitterness, but I didn’t get any of aromatic citrus I thought I would get base on the words imprinted on the can.
Just over the hill from Jackson abd Sbake River Brewing is Victor Idaho, home of Grand Teton Brewing Company. A very large brewery for such a small town, the beer is terrific. I had the Sweetgrass APA with Simcoe hops while the wife enjoyed their famous Bitchcreek Brown.
A hip bustling brewpub in Tempe with great beer and a sour program… Glad I could pop in and try a couple; loved the Berliner Weiss!
With the Mrs. in Jackson, WY enjoying a couple of pints. That’s Pioneer Creek Porter on the left and Paka’s IPA on the right. #snakeriverbrewing
nice to see that dive bars in southeast Idaho are now serving decent IPAs
Much deserved after a 6 hr drive to 106 F weather in Arizona! #drink local
Made a quick stop at Culture Brewing before a concert at Belly Up and found two sour beers on draft: a grape sour and a cherry sour. I enjoyed enough to make the trek back the next day after a day at the races… and was happy to see they were still available. Both about […]
Kinsa like a mini vaca…Enjoying bottled version of Port Brewing’s Summer Pale Ale. Seasonally available on draft for a couple years now, this is the first year for bottles. Nicely balanced 6% ABV pale ale. Or maybe I’m just excited that I got home from before dark…
Work trip dinner destination night 2. Yay, make your own flight! Able to try some more new local/Southern beers.
Work trip dinner destination night 1 in Nashville. Chosen for selection of local brews. Although no taster sizes available, I was able to try a few small tastes… Fav was the GABF award winning Yazoo Hefe.
Hard to believe I found this beer from Durango, CO’s Ska Brewing at the same Escondido gas station I get my fine Mexican food. Hell, for as long as Ska has been around it wasn’t distributed here in the lower right, and we could only get by bringing back in your luggage… that must have […]
Allagash Victor for the lady and Pizza Port Su-Bourbon Stout on cask for me. Team PubQuest beer cycling beer stop #4.
A very nice IPA from Alameda CA on draft at Waypoint Public. Team PubQuest beer cycling beer stop #3.
A sour wild ale with plums. On draft at Brabant. Team PubQuest beer cycling beer stop #2. Hashtag#fueledbycraftbeer
At Stone Tap Room at the ball park.
.. at Mother Earth Brewing. Both were very good, but the Weizen Bock, Day Tripper, really hit the spot for me.
The folks from Ale Industries, in Concord, CA, did a great job with this barrel aged Brett Berlinerweisse. A really good mix of tart and funk, light and refreshing. All that and only 4.5% ABV. Wish we could remember where we picked it up…I could go for another right now.
Thirsty Bear in San Francisco. Refreshing light IPA.
Dinner last week at the Maui Brewing Brewpub in Lahaina included tasters of fun beers local to the island… My fav was “Barefoot Brew” (Amber Ale w/ Hawaiian Honey).
Wailua Wheat by Kona Brewing is always nice on a warm day…
Left to right Mosaic, Citra and Amarillo hop versions of the Bachelor. Reminds me of the single hop series that Mikkeller released a few years back… OK, maybe they make it every year and I just remember tasting them a few years back…. at the International Beer Festival at the Del Mar Fair in fact. […]
The new Trader Joe’s India Pale Ale, brewed and canned by Los Angeles’ Golden Road Brewing, is really pretty good. Drinking right from the can there was a lot of grapefruit-like citrus up front, but the intensity is a bit less as I continue to enjoy. 6.5% ABV in a 16 oz can for a […]
A great time to visit Amplified Ale Works/ California Kebab in PB. The new batch of Leggy Blond is the best since, well… that time that… I guess ifhad justbeen a while. And at only 5.something % ABV they serve it in a big boy glass. Great summer beer. The tripel is served in one […]
a tribute to North County San Diego by Latitude 33 Brewing. One of the best IPAs I’ve had in a while.
New location in Pacific Beach/Crown Point has more elbow room…yay… and twice the beer taps….double yay!
But, who is counting… Machine House Brewing located in a cool old brick building serving all beers from hand-pumped casks. Stopped in while waiting for Full Throttle Bottle shop to open before heading to the airport. (Bottle shop doesn’t follow posted hours, and we didn’t get to go in….)
After an awesome dinner at a place called Rock Creek, in the Fremont area, we made Seattle Beer stop #15…Reuben’s Brews. This place came highly recommended at many of our previous beer stops, so I’m glad we didn’t miss it. The one to go back for was the Imperial Rye IPA… very nice..Blimey Triple IPA […]
A little Louisiana culture In Washington State… Good beer and fun New Orleans French Quarter decor. Seattle Beertrip stop #14.
Seattle beer stop lucky number 13 was Black Cat Raven…also in Redmond. Ten quality beers available to taste on our visit. Again, a really nice tasting room with solid tables and chairs. The tasting room floor plan looks like it grew as they grew. Smaller interconnected spaces, but it flows well… multiple serving locations and […]
Very clean and fancy for a 9 mo old brewery… Delicious clean beer. Seattle Beertrip stop #12
Seattle beer stop #11, like stop #10, is 30 mins outside Seattle in Redmond. Unlike stop #10, Bushnell is a 3 month old brew pub. 4 drafts today, our favorite being Dunkadelic Milk Stout.
Ran into this one at the market. Really light on the malt profile and super lemony with the hops. The label says it’s a summer session IPA and I totally agree. Very nice.
Seattle Beertrip stop #10… 6 tasters available in their retail store. Been around ~20 yrs.
Open less than a year, and good solid beers!
Another PubQuest find…Stoup Brewing. Beer stop #8 on our Seattle beer adventure. 7 drafts to try. Not on the board was S.M.A.S.H., Single Malt And Single Hop pale ale. Her fav was the Bavarian Hefe…For me the Citra IPA.
Their seasonal Summer was my fav… an exceptional light bodied hoppy pale ale…but all we tasted were good. We found Seattle beer stop #7 on PubQuest.
Decided upon a bottle of Oddland Series Spiced Pear Cider… Seattle Beertrip stop #6
Seattle Beertrip stop #5… A nice taster set in the midst of a bustling tourist area.
Though difficult to see from their menu, they had 9 house drafts available, plus bottles. We enjoyed one of each of the drafts, and grabbed bottles to go of Beet Down and Huckleberry Sour… two sour beers they had available. Seattle beer stop #4
L to R, Immersion Amber, Evolutionary IPA and HBC336 Smash IPA. Seattle beer stop #3. Great beer stop. Ok..4 beers..maybe 5…plus ciders. We really thought in necessary to try a bit more. I’ll let Michele rave about their ciders. I felt in necessary to enjoy their 12% ABV triple IPA, Ascension.
Seattle Beertrip stop #2…. Lots of free tasters! We picked up a bottle of Le Coq Rouge (Saison) to bring home.
Seattle Beertrip stop #1! Tasters and pulling mussels from a shell….
From the back of the fridge: this fall release brewed with pumpkin, from Midnight Sun Brewing, is still very tasty 9 months old.
Another offering from Trader Joes Ol’ Burro line of beers canned by Los Angeles’ Golden Road Brewing. A decent pale ale 5.5% ABV and only a buck 25 for a 16 oz can. I’d drink it again.
… but unable to pour music from the bottle. A newer type of collaboration. Telegraph released the beer, a smooth and tasty saison, and the band Buellton, releasing their album Silent Partner.
6.9% ABV White IPA from the fine folks at El Segundo Brewing.
We grabbed this bottle after seeing the Mexican – style chocolate stout with spices and vanilla, but didn’t realize it was bourbon barrel aged until we tasted it. More flavors of wood than of bourbon, very smooth… and it’s got that 11% ABV thing going for it.
A shoutout for high school friend, Paula, who recently opened a craft beer tap room in my hometown of Shreveport, LA! 60 beers on tap and huge bottle selection! Nice to have choices other than fizzy yellow beer!
A nanobrewery producing small ‘bladder’ style kegs of one beer (Hay Ryed) sold to local taps in Shreveport…. No tasting room. Expansion plans underway pending investments. (There is only one other craft brewery in town, yet a lot of beer is drunk in Louisiana on hot summer days!). Thanks Beau for the tour!
After hours of yard work on a warm day a dip in the pool and much need hydration makes for a perfect break.
Always a favorite especially on a warm last day of spring.
This collaboration beer from Lost Abbey and New Belgium is aging well.
We have had a few Double Mountain bed beers since they started distributing to the lower left, but really haven’t heard anything about their sour beers. This one poured clear and with foam head which disappated very quickly. Smells just like it tasted…very tart, no sweetness, very little cherry notes, but we enjoyed it. hides […]
An 8.1% ABV Belgian-style tripel from the fine folks of Blanco, TX. On draft at Dallas- Fort Worth airport.
One of the best beers I’ve had since leaving San Diego. A good balance of hops and malt. Hops have floral and citrus notes…very drinkable.
This pale ale from the Baton Rouge brewery, Tin Roof, was much more my style. Very good with my catfish Po’boy at Marilynn’s Place..mmm.
Great Raft hoppy saison. Can’t take it carry on, so drinking it before flying out. Grapefruit-like citrus hop character over a very light bodied beer, crisp clean finish. 6% ABV.
This Biere de Garde is a seasonal release from Texas’ Southern Star Brewing.
Louisiana craft beer in a can. A nice easy drinking Amber ale from Baton Rouge.