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.
Though not recommended, I enjoyed this 12 oz bottle conditioned pale ale right from the decanter. Glad to find this in Shreveport ‘cuz it’s not distributed in southern California.
Moved on to this 9% IPA for the England / Italy world cup game. Truthfully, I s m not a big fan. Quite sweet and lacking any real sophistication. Dont think I would buy this one again.
Five beers on draft today. Three are their core beers, Southern Drawl, Reasonably Corrupt and Commotion, and two are specialty. Our fav first time around was Born in a Barn, a 6.4% ABV Belgian-style saison.
Enjoying a Chaotic Double IPA (9.7%) from Manzanita Brewing down in Santee while watching the World Cup match between Costa Rica and Uruguay. 22 ounces of this stuff and I should be plenty belligerent for the England vs Italy match in a couple of hours.
Straight for the decanter.
The lady chose the schwarzbier, Reasonable Corrupt, from Shreveport’s Great Raft Brewing. I chose the Belgian-style IPA, Cocodrie from Arnaudville’s, (south Louisiana) Bayo Teche Brewery.
And people jumping up and down about World Cup on the tele in the background. Castaway is a Kona Brewing seasonal that the this Dallas Airport drinking establishment has on draft.
The first beer from Back Street Brewing’s new head brewer Anthony. Pretty good. Lots of New Zealand hops.
…in the bigboy glass for me, and a St. Bernardus Abt. 12 in the dainty stemware for the lady.
A collaboration black ipa from the fine folks of 3 Floyd’s and Surly.
The first bottled beer from Amplified Ale Works, I think it’s maybe 2 years old, tastes great. I recall it being about 14% ABV.
Yummy 9% double IPA from Chicago’s Pipeworks Brewing.
A soured wee heavy aged in scotch and Bourbon barrels.
A 9% ABV Belgian-style strong golden with a little more hop character than your standard strong golden. Tasty.
Really enjoyed this version of Stone’s Belgian style IPA which I found on draft at Plan 9 Ale House. The hop bitterness was not really noticeable and the oak and red wine notes surprisingly prominent.
Soooooo delish! Sour AND full body – love it! Bottled on 5/21/14 at Cigar City Brewing in Florida and consumed 6/6/14 in California. Thx Carol for transporting it cross-country for me!
A refreshing pitstop on our way north behind the Orange Curtain.
At Pizza Port Bressi Ranch.
Found this can from Los Angeles ‘ s Ol’ Burro Brewery at Trader Joes for only a buck twenty – five. Nothing exciting, but nothing so bad I had to pour out. Went well with Thai food, though food could have been more spicy.
Dry hopped session pale ale. I found it just OK and prefer a bit more body, malt and ABV in my pale ale. But I did drink this after some other stuff…including Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Coffee Stout and Bourbon County Barleywine…which may have affected my taste buds.
This one is from Belching Beaver. One of the growing number of rye IPAs in san diego. 7.0% ABV and so good that I drank nearly half before I remembered to snap a picture.
Here to support a friend business…. and drinking beer is always a good start. Going straight to double digit beer can alsobe a good thing. This one is listed as a belgian style tripel… but I’m not sure if this dry hopped 12% ABV version is regular on not.
An awesome enough Double IPA on it’s own, but when combined with a plastic animal assortment pack, it’s simply awesome.
Not as good a selection compared to Little Italy, but glad we stopped. Girlfriend enjoyed the Sour Wench while I did some taster size session imperial pale beers…ales and lagers. The Fathom IPL on cask was made with kiwi and strawberries…not my fav. Others included Even Keel, Grunion Pale Ale and Wort Hop session IPA.
I hadn’t seen this before…. but I’m way over in the lower left and this is brewed in the upper right. A nice 10% ABV imperial IPA to enjoy after our 40+ mile bike ride today, whilst soaking up to my neck in the jacuzzi.
It’s not easy to choose with a selection like that… but found myself ordering the 11% ABV Knee Deep IIIPA in hopes that it will provide me energy to make the 15-mile +/- trek home.
A new one from Back Street Vista. A lighter IPA will a nice hop profile and very little maltiness. 6.1% ABV. I can see this one being a popular summer brew.
Bells Two Hearted Pale Ale in the big boy glass for me and Logsdon Seizoen Bretta in the dainty snifter for the lady. Both good..mine was hoppy and satisfying, with a wonderful fruity hoppy aroma. I was surprised that the brett saison had the flavor of the bottle conditioned beer… very nice.
A Belgian blonde collaboration beer from Automatic Brewing and Pizza Port.
This bottle from Chicago’s Spiteful Brewing has been pushed around in Michele’s fridge for months. Don’t really notice the cherry flavor from the Cascara tea, but still very tasty… and 8.2% ABV.
At the grand opening of a new taproom in Oceanside. 50 taps all dedicated to local breweries. Pretty good stuff. Hooray San Diego!
This has to be one of the only places you will find this beer from Latitude 33 Brewing on draft. Team PubQuest working our way back home.
This Belgian double IPA tastes like it may have been inspired by our San Diego IPAs. Very good.
First stop for team PubQuest Sunday bike ride. Many different beer to taste today for Ballast Point R & D (Roots & Development) beer taste test. We tried too many to type on a phone… plus we gots places to go.
Belgian wild ale with cherries on draft at Brabant.
Drinking SanTan from the can. A nice IPA, with grapefruit-like hop characteristics, from Chandler, Arizona’s SanTan Brewing Company. Only a buck 85 a can at Bottlecraft.
Damn it’s hot. 98° and 4% humidity. This calls for a Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes. With a massive San Diego wildfire as a backdrop. Mmm… smoky.
So this is what it’s like when Belgians make an IPA. Kinda funky. No hops. Hmmm.
From Mammoth Brewing and on draft at Bottlecraft Little Italy. We enjoyed it while shopping for liquid refreshments. A good mix of tart and sweet… similar to a Flemish red.
With a background being the wall of piranhas heads. Much better than the old regular Stone IPA. Very tasty.
It is exactly what the bottle says…a soft, clean malt forward ale. 6% ABV and very low IBU. From the folks at The Commons Brewery in Portland, Oregon.
Wasn’t really sure what to expect with in a beer made with grape juice..I was a little concerned it would be too sweet. But Great Divide did not disappoint. Didn’t notice sweetness at all, and not too dry either..very nice. Plus it has an 8.2% ABV going for it. What’s not to like?
A Belgian styled Dubbel made with coffee. A collaboration beer from the folks at San Diego’s Monkey Paw Brewing and Colorado’s New Belgium. Good mix of styles…we really enjoyed it. And only $5 on draft at Brabant.
One of our favorite bike stops for one of our favorite beers (Klokke Rowland)!
…and one pill makes you small. We really enjoy Eagle Rock Brewing’s 4th Anniversary beer White Rabbit. An 11% ABV imperial wit beer. Yum
The newest San Diego brewery. 5 on draft for their soft opening… … With more to come. We liked Pirate’s Breakfast, an 8.6% imperial oatmeal stout, best. They already have 4 wine barrels and 4 whiskey barrels aging…something to look forward to.