My Beer Pix

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

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Sweet Baby Jesus and Daddy Fat Sacks

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. 

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Monarch Pilsner

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.

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St. Bernardus B & B Beers

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. 

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Fort Lapin at ‘t Brugs Beertje

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.

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De Dolle

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 […]

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De Garre Tripel

Very possibly the best tripel I have had in my life…. but still trying to find one better.

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Stone Enjoy By 08-16-14

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.

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Baby Face at Ritual Kitchen

Very refreshing session version of Alpine Beer Company’s Nelson IPA…like a half Nelson.   Team PubQuest bike beer stop #3. 

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India Pale Ale from Nebraska Brewing

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.

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Grand Teton Brewing

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.

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Arizona Wilderness Brewing

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!

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Snake River Brewing

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

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Some Sour Cultures

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 […]

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SPA at Home

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…

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Flying Saucer – Nashville

Work trip dinner destination night 2. Yay, make your own flight! Able to try some more new local/Southern beers.

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12 South Taproom – Nashville

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.

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True Blonde Dubbel

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 […]

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Beers at BLAH

Allagash Victor for the lady and Pizza Port Su-Bourbon Stout on cask for me. Team PubQuest beer cycling beer stop #4. 

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Faction Diverge IPA

A very nice IPA from Alameda CA on draft at Waypoint Public.  Team PubQuest beer cycling beer stop #3.

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Loverbeer Beerbrugna

A sour wild ale with plums.  On draft at Brabant.  Team PubQuest beer cycling beer stop #2. Hashtag#fueledbycraftbeer

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Urge IPA and Day Tripper…

.. at Mother Earth Brewing.  Both were very good,  but the Weizen Bock, Day Tripper, really hit the spot for me.

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East Bayliner Weisse

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.

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Maui Brewing Co, – Brewpub

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).

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Bachelors’ Ball at Societe

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. […]

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Ol’ Burro Tap 79 IPA

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 […]

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Leggy Blond & Treble Tripel

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 […]

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North County IPA

a tribute to North County San Diego by Latitude 33 Brewing. One of the best IPAs I’ve had in a while.

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Seattle Stop #16 (last one)

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….)

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Reuben’s Brews – Seattle

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 […]

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A stop at Geaux

A little Louisiana culture In Washington State… Good beer and fun New Orleans French Quarter decor. Seattle Beertrip stop #14.

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Black Raven Brewing

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 […]

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Hi-Fi Brewing

Very clean and fancy for a 9 mo old brewery… Delicious clean beer. Seattle Beertrip stop #12

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Bushnell Craft Brewing Co.

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.     

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Easy Jack from Firestone Walker

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.

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Mac & Jacks Brewing

Seattle Beertrip stop #10… 6 tasters available in their retail store. Been around ~20 yrs.

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Stoup for the People – Seattle

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.  

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Fremont Brewing – Seattle

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.

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Epic Ales at Gastropod – Seattle

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

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Three Beers at Two Beers – Seattle

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. 

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Trickster

From the back of the fridge:  this fall release brewed with pumpkin, from Midnight Sun Brewing, is still very tasty 9 months old.

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Gold Brick Pale Ale

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.

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Includes Full Length Album…

… 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. 

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Luchador En Fuego

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.

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The Round Bar

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!

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Red River Brewing

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!

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Pool Side Wipeout

After hours of yard work on a warm day a dip in the pool and much need hydration makes for a perfect break.

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2012 Mo-Betta-Bretta

This collaboration beer from Lost Abbey and New Belgium is aging well.  

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2012 Tahoma Kriek

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 […]

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Real Ale Devil’s Backbone

An 8.1% ABV Belgian-style tripel from the fine folks of Blanco,  TX.   On draft at Dallas- Fort Worth airport.

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NOLA Hopitoulas IPA

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.  

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Tin Roof Voodoo Bengal

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. 

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All My Tomorrows

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.

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Le Mort Vivant

This Biere de Garde is a seasonal release from Texas’ Southern Star Brewing.

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Tin Roof Perfect Tin

Louisiana craft beer in a can.   A nice easy drinking Amber ale from Baton Rouge.  

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Southern Tier Live

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.

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Clown Shoes Space Cake Double IPA

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.

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Great Raft Brewing

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. 

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A Chaotic Double IPA and some Fútbol

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.

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Reasonably Corrupt and Cocodrie IPA

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. 

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Castaway IPA and Shiner Bock

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.

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Newbie IPA

The first beer from Back Street Brewing’s new head brewer Anthony. Pretty good. Lots of New Zealand hops.

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BLAKKR

A collaboration black ipa from the fine folks of 3 Floyd’s and Surly.  

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Quad

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.

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Stillwater As Follows

A 9% ABV Belgian-style strong golden with a little more hop character than your standard strong golden.   Tasty.

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Barrel Aged Cali-Belgique IPA

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. 

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Lactobacillus Guava Grove

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!

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El Güero Blond Ale

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.

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Ommegang Hop House

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.

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Rabid Beaver Rye IPA

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.

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Uprising at Iron Fist

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.

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Rubicon Hopsauce Double IPA

Rubicon Hopsauce

An awesome enough Double IPA on it’s own, but when combined with a plastic animal assortment pack, it’s simply awesome.

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4 types of Session IP(*)s

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.

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Single Hop Amarillo Imperial 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.  

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Knee Deep Hoparillo IIIPA

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.

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Gort’s Wild Ride IPA

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.

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Two Hearted and Seizoen Bretta

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.

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God Damn Cascara Pigeon Porter

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.

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