My Beer Pix

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

Paw Paw Citra Melon

Session IPA from Michigan’s Paw Paw Brewing Company.  Pleasant hop flavor with citrus and fruit notes.

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Sunday BeerCycling

AleSmith was the first stop, followed by Duck Foot and then Regents Pizza for a big boy glass (the Fish IPA from Pizza Port Brewing) and a slice. Last stop Amplified Ale Works and their Soundcheck IPA.  A great way to spend a day.

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Breaking Bud n Fruitland w Apricot

As you might expect,  a big boy glass of Knee Deep Breaking Bud, an American IPA,  for me, and the dainty glass of Modern Times Fruitlands, gose, with Apricots for the lady. I’m not gonna lie, as much as I’m enjoying the Breaking Bud,  I should have got the Fruitlands.  More tart than sweet…more so […]

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Future Tripping DIPA

Came here for The Patsy, and stoked to find this recently tapped double IPA on draft.  Cheers to Kevin.  Damn good beer maker.  Grabbing some Patsy to go for some side by side coconut beer tastings.

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Bottle Logic Darkstar

13.2% ABV Imperial Stout aged a year in Buffalo Trace barrels.  Also a few palate cleansers… L to R…Pumpkin Pi, Tripel Point and Goldzilla.  Good stop.

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Phantom Ales

Not to be confused with Phantom Carriage in Torrance, Phantom Ales is in Anaheim.   From L to R – Grand Cru, Sour Barrel-aged Saison,  Flying Brick Double IPA, Aletheia Cider, Simcoe Fusion IPA,  and a  Barrel-aged Grand Cru, a collaboration with Bootleggers Brewery. Her favorite was the 9.8% ABV Grand Cru, where mine was the […]

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THREE WEAV3RS BREWING

All pretty good…though a bit bummed we could only choose between their core flight or their specialty flight.  Enjoyed the splash of First Rodeo, the first anniversary IPA. 

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Happy Thanksgiving

Churchill’s X was my post Thanksgiving family meal beverage…well…more like my post post…post beverage.  Good none the less.

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Baby Xocoveza

8.1% ABV Xocoveza for the holidays and the new year packaged in recyclable 12oz serving vessles…and per the label, now to be an annual release.   Cheers to Chris Banker. 

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Enjoy By 10.31.15

Pushed to the back, it was forgotten or overlooked until now.  Only a tad late though.

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Le Ferme Farmhouse Ale

I enjoyed this Oklahoma brewed farmhouse ale bottle conditioned with Brettanomyces.  Refreshing.  Some fruitiness and tartness, and a bit of funk. 

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Death by Coconut vs Maui CoCoNut Porter

We decided to have a blind taste test to compare the 2.  It’s been a while since I’ve had it, but have always enjoyed Maui’s CoCoNut Porter and it was the first thing I thought of when I tried Death by Coconut last night.  Death by Cocont nose and flavor are more sweet and rich […]

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Death by Coconut

A newer offering from Oskar Blues Brewing is a very smooth porter with a roasty-coconut-milk chocolate nose and a flavor to match.   All that and 6.5% ABV.  Very good….will try side by side with Maui’s Coconut Porter soon.

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Propolis Brewing Litha

Really quite delicious.  A sweet floral/ earthy nose, flavor is mild tartness with subtle herb / earthy notes that linger on the palate long enough that you want another sip.   Going down way to fast. This is the second Propolis beer we tasted.  Both very good.   We definitely need to get our hands on some […]

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2010 DeuS (Brut des Flandres)

Really quite good…and not like anything else I’ve tasted.   In a small classification of Biére de Champagne/ Biére Brut.  I’d describe as Belgian golden strong ale with semi-sweet brut champagne chacteristics…tiny bubbles and 11.5% ABV too.

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Alesmith .394 Pale Ale

At The Joint in OB.  Always a good choice,  though had I spent a bit more time reading the signs before ordering,  I would likely noticed that Sculpin IPA are $2.50 pints all night on Tuesdays…and you would be seeing a post of that instead.

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Another Visit to Second Chance

I chose tasters of CoCoRasa, their robust porter brewed with coconut and vanilla, Seize the IPA, their regular ‘ol IPA, and Fool Me Twice, an imperial IPA.  All very good.

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DFW Layover Beer

The Temptress Imperial Milk Stout from Lakewood Brewing Company, Dallas, Texas.   

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Allagash Golden Brett

A heck of a good thing going on here in my mouth.  Slightly tart, a bit funky with notes of wood.  This one bottled July 1, 2015, so we only had laying around for a few months.

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2015 Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA

The fourth out of five beer series from Sierra Nevada. Not even gonna dirty a glass, n drink it right out of da jug.  24oz of yummy 6.8% wet hop IPA for $5.99 plus crv n tax = good deal. 

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Duet….

…, but not all night long.   In this case the 22oz of IPA lasted approximately an hour, sipping in between bites of food.  First Green Flash bottle of Alpine beer I’ve of  tasted.  I enjoyed it.  Not sure if Alpine bottled using Green Flash vessels,  or if Green Flash is now bottling the product.

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Bravehorn Scotch Ale

The second Bolero Snort Brewery beer Michele smuggled back home from her recent trip to New Jersey.  A sweet malty ale clocking in at 7% ABV.  I don’t taste cranberries or orange peel than the label says it was brewed with.

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Ballast Point Homebrew Mart

Suprisingly good were Grunion with pineapple and guava, Sculpin with mango and the cask of Sculpin with passionfruit.

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What Would Jeremy Brew?

A piney and resinous colaboration IPA from South Park Brewing Company and Stone Brewing’s Jeremy Moynier.

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Kagua Rouge

Designed by Nippon Craft Beer, Tokyo.  Product of Belgium.  An 8% ABV mildly spiced Belgian amber ale. 

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Forty Acre Wet Hop IPA at Hess

Hess Brewing OB tap room grand opening is off to a slow start…no line is a good thing.  About to tap the cask of 2014 barleywine.  No food truck…yet.  No face painting…yet.  Free pretzels snacks…while they last.

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Moovember Milk Stout

From Bolero Snort Brewery in New Jersey.  Smooth malty sweetness up front, a bit watery in the middle with mildly bitter roasty finish.  All that and 5.3% ABV.  Brewed and bottled by High Point Brewing Co., also from New Jersey.

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Electrocution IPA

At the source, and very good batch…though can’t recall a bad batch.

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2015 Estate Homegrown IPA

Sierra Nevada’s IPA using brewery grown organic wet hops and barley.  Malt forward with lingering resinous  bitterness.

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Crème Brûlée Stout

9.6% ABV imperial stout brewed with vanilla beans from New Yorks Southern Tier.  Happy Halloween.

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Haysaw Saison

From Burial Beer Co., in Ashville, North Carolina, a 6.2% ABV Belgian-style farmhouse ale, malty sweetness with a dry finish.

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Time Capsule July ’14

Wild ale brewed and bottled by Big Al Brewing in Seattle, Washington.  Not funky, not oak aged, not sour but not all bad…just not great.  4.2% ABV

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Barking Squirrel

In Toronto having a lager from Hop City,  a local brewery here in Ontario.

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2015 Celebration

Always something to look forward to.  This malt forward fresh hop IPA from Sierra Nevada rarely disappoints.  Cheers.

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Pliny the Elder at Lucky 13

Making a good day that much better.  If in Alameda, Lucky 13 is a good beer spot, with Chimay on draft.

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Burma Beer House Ale

Made by Oakland’s Ale Industries for Burma Superstar restaurants, I found this spiced shandy-like beer very refreshing.  Ginger, lemon and coriander flavors over a light bodied beer paired well with the spicy food.  4.6% ABV.

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Fieldwork Storm Surge DIPA

At Capitol Beer in Sacramento.  The fine folks at Capitol Beer drive to Berkeley to pickup the kegs at Fieldwork Brewing, bringing good craft beer to the masses.

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Vertical Epic 08-08-08

I like this re-release of their original Belgian-inspired IPA.   I think it tastes like I remember, but that was a lot of beers ago. I also enjoyed Your Father Smelt of Elderberries, a strong ale which, I would assume was made with elderberries, but couldn’t really tell by the taste.

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Tropical & Juicy IPA

At Port Brewing.  I would like to try them all side by side.  I think #2 citrus and something was my favorite.

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Mini Bottle Share

In approximately 6 hours last night, the four of us polished off 18 bottles of some pretty awesome beer.  I didn’t get a photo of the Amplified 2015 barrel aged Rare Form, or Dual Artisanship a collaboration beer from Perennial Artisan Ales and Prarie Artisan Ales…as well as a few others. It wasn’t until I was […]

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Pumpkin Pie Porter

From Deep River Brewing Co. in Clayton, North Carolina.  Pleasant roasty porter.  Pumpkin is more noticeable as it warms.  Less pie spice flavor doesn’t overwhelm the porter and pumpkin flavors. 5.9% ABV.

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Autumn Belgian Quad

12% ABV barrel aged offering from the fine folks at Mother Earth Brew Co.  Damn good beer.  A nose of sweet dried dark fruit, molasses and wood aged alcohol.  Flavor does not disappoint.  I look forward to trying this after cellaring for a few years.

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Kern River Shuttle Bunny

Kern River Brewing 8th Anniversary Ale is an 8.5% ABV double white IPA.  The nose is full hops with notes of pine, cedar, and even marijuana.  It has a wonderful hop flavor over the low malt/wheat base.  I need to get another bottle.

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Lost Abbey Track 10

13.something % ABV imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels with coffee and cocoa nibs added.  Preserved well.

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Recolte Du Bois

This farmhouse ale aged in wine barrels with apricots, from Tahoe Brewing, is by far the best beer I had all day.  Slightly tart, fruity but not too sweet. Very refreshing.

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Hell Yes Ma’am

A 9.2% ABV Belgian-style strong golden brewed and canned by North Carolina’s own Raleigh Brewing Company.  Though we both thought it tasted true to the style, we tasted different things.  I found it more dry, while she felt it more sweet. 

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Jai Alai IPA by da Pool

A nice day for a beer by the pool.  Yep…that’s one of the coveted “d’Brickashawna” koozies to keep my beer cozy.

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Rogue farms 7

Rogue Farms 7 and a Youngs  chocolate Stout to finish off the week

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The Pit and the Pendulum

It poured a bit murky, but not chunky.  Fruit and funk nose.  Very pleasant saison-like flavor; mildly fruity, subtle sweetness, nice finish with just a bit of bitterness…enough to make me want another sip. Overall very happy with this  Belgian-style ale with peach and brett from the fine folks at Atlanta’s Sweet Water Brewing Company.  […]

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Churchill’s X IPA

Made by Bear Republic Brewing for Churchill’s Pub San Marcos with limited availability.  Though still very good,  it’s different than I remember.   This batch has almost a black peppery spiciness to the finish that I don’t recall in previous batches.  

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Oerbier Special Reserva 2012

We picked up this bottle at the brewery, Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers, on our first day of last year’s bike ride through Belgium. Very good Flanders Oud Bruin style beer with strong oak/wood and tart cherry flavors. 

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Toolbox Brewing Haole Honey

We enjoyed the bottle more than draft version.  Nice mildly tart flavor made it quite refreshing.  I was hoping the Brett would have brought a bit more funk with it.  It would be interesting to try again after aging a bit more.

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Maple Breakfast Stout

From 14th Star Brewing in Saint Albans, VT. Very tasty.  Roasty.  Coffee is present but not overwhelming so.  Distinct chocolate notes and smooth finish.  Really seems more a porter than a stout…but what do I know. Thanks Julie “PubQuest” and Ken for sharing.

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Pathway Wit

A collaboration wit from Amplified Ale Works and Karl Strauss.  Brewed with hibiscus and dry hopped with mosaic hops.  Though in seems most of the PB Pathways go nowhere in particular…one does take you to the front steps of Amplified.  Cheers. 

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Redemption by the Glass

This Sunday’s (Russion River’s) Redemption was found at Fathom Bait and Tackle. 

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Cellar 3 Tasters

I bit warm for the uphill bike ride to their Poway location.  Very nice selection. Big thanks to Jesse for the tour and even greater thanks for helping me with my flat.

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Between Nothing and Nowhere

Belgian-style IPA at the PB tap room of Manzanita Brewing.  Good enough for me to get a whole pint.  Also liked the Meil Ticket collaboration with URBN St. Brewing . Don’t let them tell you your pint “will settle out” .  Half foam and half beer is not cool.  FYI….Otis (manager) is gone.  New crew […]

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Iron Fire DOA

No hoppy Amplified options,  so I chose Iron Fire’s Dead on Arrival….and not disappointed.  

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Amplified Ale Works Treble Tripel

The wit and wit dry hopped with mosaic and hibiscus weren’t quite ready for consumption.  Treble Tripel is a pretty nice fallback option.

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$3.25 Ballast Point Scurpin HR

I shit you not…and a 60oz pitcher is only $13.99.  Highly recommend their fish taco and chili relleno burrito with black beans.

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Hop Diggity Crowler

I haven’t had this DIPA in quite a while,  and I’m not sure why.  Maybe cuz I keep ordering their BooKoo.  This is delicious. From Vista’s own Mother Earth Brew Co.

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