My Beer Pix

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

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A little 4.20 at the Airport

By 4.20 I mean Stone Enjoy By 4.20.15 IPA.  By little I mean 12oz in lieu of the more often seen 22oz bomber.   I would hope no explanation needed on the word airport..

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Enjoy By 4.20.15 IPA

Enjoying well before the Enjoy By date…which usually doesn’t happen unless on draft..though not sure why.

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Modern Times Protocosmos IPA

Intense fruity and citrusy hop flavors over a light-bodied dry malt base…makes it quite enjoyable.   Can’t recall where I picked up, but more would be a good idea.

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Ruby’s Tears

Fresh off the plane from Chicago is this gose with hibiscus from Marz Community Brewing Co.  Less tart and more salty then most gose I’ve tried.  Perfect for replenishing lost precious bodily fluids.

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Saint Archer Mosaic IPA

Totally not expecting what I tasted.  Saw the “mosaic” and “IPA” and thought I should give it a try.  Very tasty, but didn’t realize it was a 9% ABV  double IPA until I had it in my mouth,  then read the bottle.  Piney n citrus n yummyness…grabbin more next time.

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Council Brewing – Vienne

Picked up my bottles previously purchased via BPT, and had a little sample on tap!  This French style Biere de Mars was aged in Oak barrels for 4 or so months on persimmons and peaches along with the addition of a house Lacto/Brett blend.  The kegged version tasted very nice and smooth on tap today, […]

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Board full of Tasters and A Handful of Peter

Picking up the first release from Toolbox Brewing Co.  Missed the Peter on draft by 30 minutes of so,  but still plenty to enjoy.   Tart X with apricots, Purple Drink, Grass Fed Lettuce and My Cousin Strawberry. Next going for The Virgin Cherry. 

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Rip Current Tasters

Hoppy stop…R to L…Red Flag IIPA (9.2%ABV), In The Curl IIPA  (10.3%ABV), Double Impact Zone IIPA  (10.6%ABV) and Lupulin Lust IPA (8.3%ABV).

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SPBC IPA

Typed the long way…South Park Brewing Company India Pale Ale.  Very tasty with the South Park Tacos.

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Eagle Rock Ginger Saison

A lot of ginger at first.  The nose diminishes a bit over time, but it retains the ginger flavor.  At 5.3% ABV, it paired  well with a warmer than average March day.

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Toolbox Sour Stop

L to R…tart X with apricots, Purple Drink and Grass Fed Lettuce.  3 of the 10 on tap today.  Darn good beer.

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Grapefruit Scuplin

While trying out a new restaurant near my office my waiter suggested I sample the Sculpin IPA with grapefruit. Personally, I think Scuplin is already juicy and citrusy enough, so this one was a little over the top. But at least a had plenty to sample before I made up my mind.

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Post BeerCycling Beer

Darn near 35 miles and 4 beer stops (Legacy Tap Room , Saint Archer, Alesmith and Green Flash).  Though a bit different than originally planned…with 2 stops added just before we passed them,  and one removed so we could avoid some hills, all in all a great day. A can of Swami’s can only make […]

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A A Meeting

Had a lunch meeting at Slater’s 50-50 up in Lake Forest last week. After the meeting was over I decided to hang around and see what they had on tap. At the recommendation of my lovely bartender I ended up having this really nice IPA. A collaboration between Artifex Brewing (where Chris, the former headbrewer […]

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Artifex Brewing Pico Pale Ale

At Churchills in San Marcos.  Very tasty and found it worked well washing down my fish n chips.   Their tap list is limited in preparation for 2015 Renaissance this Saturday.  Had my phone battery not died while there I could have snapped some preview tap list pics.  I wish I could remember more than a […]

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Three Weavers Knotty DIPA

Very nice.  Kinda a small glass for 7 bucks…but maybe at 8.5% ABV they feel the need to help the average consumer regulate… or maybe it’s just me.

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Saint Archer Pale Ale

Beer and fresh shucked oysters… sounds like a balanced meal… and at $1 an oyster and $5 a beer,  we may be here for a while.

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Golden Road Brewing 2020 IPA

Picked up a couple cans to take for a spin, but didn’t read the box that may have provided some background.   I’m guessing it is named after the bitter, dank and resinous TV news duo of Barbara Walters and Hugh Downs, or  maybe the keen eyesight of some young hipster. Though I would usually choose […]

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Ironfire Synner Pale Ale

The lady got The Blondie from Acoustic Ale Works.  Should go well with our grilled chopped salad with salmon and grilled vegetables here at Promiscuous Fork..

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Alesmith X

  …for me while the lady enjoyed the Saint Archer White. 

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Harvest Wild Hop IPA

From Sierra Nevada, this last of their 2014 five batch Harvest series features the wild hop Neomexicanus.   First time I tried was on draft and it had the unmistakable scent of marijuana.  And not just a little like it…a lot like it.  With the bottle I didn’t get that at all… just the great wet […]

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Post BLAH Mystery Bike Ride Refreshments

Decided not to try the flight and went straight to big boy glasses.  Automatic 6th Anniversary IPA for me and Automatic 6th Anniversary Belgian Blonde with Apricots for the lady. 

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Modern Times City of the Sun IPA

Very much enjoying this newer released IPA from Modern Times Beer.  Found at Morena Costco for about five and a half bucks.  Grabbed more than one bottle this time.

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Not a Golden Shower…

…I said 365 Day Golden Sour…. a 5% ABV barrel aged sour beer from Colorado Springs Trinity Brewing…jeez.  Smuggled back from our pre Christmas snowboard/ski trip a few months ago.  Very tasty.

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Hop Freshener – Dank & Sticky

The first release or Port Brewing’s new Hop Freshener series of beers.  The nose is…well…dank…resinous..no floral or citrus.   The flavor is nice balance of malt and hops that is…. well… sticky.  It kind of lingers on the tongue,  but just long enough to want another sip.  All that and only 8.5% ABV.

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22oz of Enjoy By 10-31-14

Over to the side of the fridge and behind a growler, this little guy was passed up quite a few times since it’s enjoy by date.   Stored cold and 3+ months old,  tastes mighty nice right now.

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Alley Time Pale Ale

Smuggled back by a friend from their recent visit to Chicago, and Spiteful Brewing.  A single hop American pale ale using Simcoe.  Enjoyed straight from the can…well, until I poured into a coffee cup so I could go for a walk.   Nice strong floral and citrus hop aroma when first opened,  but dissipates quickly.  Lighter […]

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Triple Tonnellerie

A 9.5% ABV Belgian-Style tripel from the fine folks at The Bruery enjoyed at Brabant.

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Chevalier Bertrand Du Guesclin

We were fortunate to pick up a few of these on our recent visit to 3 Floyds Brewing,  just an hour drive from Chicago.   Very good sour ale aged in wine barrels with blueberries.

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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

This is a slightly re-vamped version of the collaboration between Sierra Nevada and Ballast Point. They lower the ABV and changed up the hops to make it more drinkable (or, more likely, more acceptable to the consumer market) and be able to produce larger batches. I think it turned out really well.  Hoppy, but light […]

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Modern Times

From right to left… City of the Sun IPA, Funky Lomaland (a brett version of the regular hoppy IPA), and Sleepless City, a coffee brown ale.   All good, but of the three, we like the Funky best. 

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Strand Brewing Atticus

This one is Atticus from Strand Brewing in Torrance, Calif. Not as hoppy as some IPAs, it has a nice malty character with a clean, hop finish. Judging by the yeasties in the bottom, its obviously true to the small batch claims on the label. I liked it a lot. I think I’ll look for […]

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Red Nectar Ale

Still good, but doesn’t quite stand out as much as it did when I first tasted it way back when.  Malty amber with a nice hop balance.   Something I didn’t know ’til just now…Humboldt Brewing is now owned by Firestone Walker.

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Harpy Blue Beer…

…snappy cool queer..I mean…crappy dude beard…no no…sappy few tear…stinky lew fear…blackie poo here…try’n new beer….Happy New Year…whew! Richmond, Virginia’s Hardywood Park Craft Brewery’s interpretation of a west coast style IPA, Great Return, is good, but a bit more malt forward than I would expect for the style. 

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Farm to Face

A spectacular peach lambic from Allagash Brewing.  Tart with distinct fruitiness,  but not sweet,  and with a clean finish.  Found this bottle at Brabant in South Park. 

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Red Rock Rêve

We’ve been cellaring this bottle for a couple years, last night seemed a good time to open it. Low malt with a tangy apple cider flavor, it wasn’t as sour as I thought it would be. A very enjoyable bottle.

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Icy Bay IPA

First time I had this IPA. Seemed like a good beer for Christmas. Turns out it was.

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Ahhh Decadence

Some might say that Christmas eve is the wrong time for Decadence. I, on the other hand, believe it is the perfect time.

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Dale’s Pale Ale at DIA Rootdown

A great few days of family, beer and snow.  Enjoying an Oskar Blues on draft while waiting on a plane… with fingers crossed in hopes my stowed beverages make it home safely.

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Comrade Superpower IPA

Cheers to Comrade Brewery for this awesome 7.6% ABV west coast style IPA.  We found ourselves in Denver on a day their brewery was closed to the public… luckily we found on draft at Falling Rock Tap House… too drinkable, if there is such a thing.

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Enjoy by Christmas

Went to Maryland last week for the company Christmas party and decided to go out with some co-workers the night before. We dropped into Frisco’s Tap house in Columbia where they’d just tapped a fresh keg of Stone’s Enjoy By Christmas. A little lighter and brighter in flavor than some of the other Enjoy Bys, […]

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Celebrate Good Times…Come On..

… it’s a Celebration.   Sierra Nevada 2014 Celebration to be exact.   6.8% ABV of fresh hop IPA yummyness,  and still only 8 bucks for a six’er.  

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New Belgium Accumulation

A 6.2% ABV White India Pale Ale… just like it says on the decanter.  I’ve liked other breweries version of the same style better.  I found this a bit more dry than I wanted and the bitterness off somehow.

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Golden Draak 10.5

2014 version of the brewmaster’s edition was aged in whiskey barrels.   Very smooth, somewhat sweet,  but not too sweet, with hints of toffee/vanilla flavors.  

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2014 Holiday Yammer

Thanks Dave “Doggie Beer Bones” and Julie  for sharing your awesome home brew.  Really tasty.

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Bolt Brewery in La Mesa

Quick stop by new brewery that just opened this past weekend… with an owner from the 1987 Bolt Brewery in Fallbrook. Nice outdoor patio and serving bar. 4 beers now with hopes for 20 soon. I tried the Chocolate Stout on nitro and enjoyed it. Others on tap included a Pilsner, Citra Pale Ale and […]

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Bottlecraft LI moved…

Monday night we visited their new spot just a block North and across the street from their old location in Little Italy. Great expanded tap setup, tons of bottles, and nice new digs! I had the Prairie BOMB and Cherry Funk; Adam tried The Commons Urban Farmhouse and a couple IPAs. Niiiice

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Cahoots II Saison

Very pleased with this light bodied saison from Salt Lake City’s Uinta Brewing.   Perfect post bike ride beverage.

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Omniscience & Proselytism

Smells like a nice mix of sweet strawberries and the lacto of a lambic.  Tasting cold it is very tart with a dry finish.  Allow to warm a bit to get hints of fruit, though I don’t think I could have identified as strawberry.  Very tasty.  Big thanks to Julie PubQuest for smuggling it back […]

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Pipeworks Derketo

Derketo is a 10% ABV imperial IPA fermented with Belgian wit yeast from Chicago’s own Pipeworks Brewing, smuggled back from our recent trip.  Lots of resin over the pine notes.  Nice bitterness with a dry finish.  Not as much malty sweetness as I expected, which is good.   The wit yeast makes it different, though not […]

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Fall Brewing in North Park

Stopped in to check out this new brewery open a week or so… 6 on draft and 1 on cask. Plenty more planned for upcoming Grand Opening! #bikestop

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Yay! Birthday Pliny

Beer gifts are a good idea.  Making it a Pliny the Elder is a great idea.   Thx Michele.

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Orlando I-4 IPA

Another solid offering from Orlando Brewing, I-4 IPA is a nice balance of malt and hops in a classic American IPA. Good stuff, Florida.

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Orlando Brewing Pale Ale

An organic pale ale from Orlando Brewing in Orlando, Florida (duh). A nice, well-balanced pale ale. I came to Florida not expecting much in the way of craft beer, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised both by the selection in hotels, restaurants and liquor stores, and the quality of the beers.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City

Went to dinner at #coasterspub in Melbourne. Great beer selection and the place is packed! Totally worth the visit.

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Devils Triangle IPA

Down here on Florida’s Space Coast trying a few of the local brews. This one is Devils Triangle ipa from Florida Beer Co. in Cape Canaveral.

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The Machine at Hopleaf

A awesome 5.3% abv American pale ale from Marz Community Brewing, Bridgeport,  Chicago.  Just what the doctor ordered… or at least recommended… for a Sunday morning.   Nice floral and fruity hop characteristics.

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Solemn Oath

Fun visiting beer places in IL and IN!

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3 Floyds Permanent Funeral

Starting our day at 3 Floyds Brewing in Munster,  Indiana.   I chose the 10.5% 100 IBU  pale ale.  Gotta start somewhere.   

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World’s Biggest Bottle Share

What a fun event yesterday along 30th Street in North Park! Everyone brought bottles to share at many breweries/pubs/beer bars, and there were at-shirts, taster glasses and shuttles. We opted for bike transportation to work in a little exercise. Hopefully this event will make the Guinness World Book of Records!

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Post Guild Fest SD 2014…Amplified

Slippery when Wet Hopped.  The last 2 kegs were held for SDBW, and they won’t last long.   New batch of Electrocution IPA is also on, and will also go fast, but that is in a big ‘ol serving vessel.   Look for Leggy Blonde and Electrocution IPA at Saturday SD Guild Fest.  Happy 2nd Birthday to […]

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Don’t Bring Me Down…Zeus

So close to the ELO lyric we had to look it up.  I always heard “Don’t bring me down, Bruce”, or “Bruce,  don’t bring me down”, but apparently he was singing something much more obscure that just sounded like Bruce.  Well… according to the interweb anyway. Don’t bring me down, Zeus is a 8.6% ABV […]

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What the Hell IPL

That’s what thought when grabbing something to sip in the jacuzzi.   For reals, Golden Roads india pale lager is called Might as Well IPL…just like you might notice on the photo above.  I felt it was a good option due to it’s pool safe packaging.  As for the beer, I found it just ok.  Didn’t […]

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Carson’s Brewery Barrel Reserve 007

Friends brought this bottle of coconut rum barrel aged beer back from their hometown of Evansville,  Indiana, to share.  Nice oak and coconut flavors.  Rum is present but does not overpower the mild roasted malt flavors.  Not sure of the base beer,  but would guess a porter.  Very nice

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Saranac Pumpkin Ale

A pumpkin beer on Halloween.  You know it’s good when it comes in a jug.

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Princess Squared Fresh IPA

Continuing my month long adventure into wet hopped IPA this one is princess squared IPA from backstreet throughing in Vista. It is a wet hopped IPA with mosaic. 8.75% ABV pretty damn good.

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Barley Forge Hefe

I snuck behind the Orange Curtain yesterday to pop in and see how head brewer Kevin Buckley (@buckleybrau) was doing in his new digs at Barley Forge Brewing Co. ( @barleyforge ) in Costa Mesa, CA. The place hasn’t opened yet, but they’ve got a soft opening this Saturday, October 25th, just to see how […]

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La Flama Dorada & Coup D’etat

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.

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Sour Mead

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!

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Solis Occasus #33

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 […]

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Whistler Pale Ale

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

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Granville Island Pale Ale

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.

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Enjoy by 9.20.14 IPA

Doing my best to follow the simple instruction imprinted on the bottle by the manufacturer.

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Sierra Nevada Harvest IPA

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.

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World of Beer (Orlando)

Tasters of Cigar City Lactobacillus Guava Grove on Cask, 2 Funky Buddhas, and a JDub’s…. #drinklocal

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