Thursday, July 28, 2011

Who said that?

"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?"
- Stephen Wright

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Alpine Exponential Hoppiness

Yesterday's release of the infamous Alpine Beer Co. hop monster, Exponential Hoppiness, has been news all week, but I decided to make mention of the event only after I had secured a growler fill of my own. Call me selfish if you will, but I missed the previous release of this bodacious brew and wasn't about to miss it again! The beer's purchase restrictions have also made news, and are reiterated on a whiteboard posted in the brewery. There is a limit of 2 new growlers, 4 growler fills, and 6 22 ounce bottles per person, per day. I like the final line on the board which states that any disagreements with those limitations will not end well. This batch is awesome! It is definitely worth the trek up to Alpine and wading through the construction on Alpine Blvd. to get a hold of some of this hop nectar. I would hurry, though, as this beer never lasts long. Happy trails!

Friday, July 22, 2011

San Diego Beer Week needs you!

I know you like beer, and I know you are looking forward to San Diego Beer Week 2011. The question is, are you an artist? Are you a cartoonist? Do you just like to doodle? If any of these apply, you may have a shot at winning the t-shirt design contest that the San Diego Brewers Guild is holding for the upcoming event. I am by no means an artist, but may throw my hat into the ring as well. Go here for all the details. Let me know if you win, and I'll do the same!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What is an Export Stout?

A special style of stout that is brewed bigger than normal for a long journey, the more traditional Export Stouts will be found in the tropical regions of the world, be higher in alcohol, and have a very pronounced roasted character.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

San Diego's Top Brewers

Check out all the details here about the new book that will be released this fall highlighting the San Diego beer scene. Many of San Diego's top breweries will be featured, pairing their award winning beer with easy to make recipes. This looks like it will be the perfect addition to any beer lover's coffee, or should I say beer, table.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy International Brewers Day!

What, you didn't know today is International Brewers Day? This day has been held aside as a way to show our gratitude to brewers everywhere since 2008. Read about it here. Have you hugged a brewmaster today?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Support East County!

Manzanita Brewing Co. has been establishing itself as a solid addition to the San Diego beer scene for the last year, and tomorrow they celebrate! Join them for beer, 3 gourmet food trucks, beer, live music, and of course, beer. The fun lasts all afternoon, so get out to East County to support one of San Diego's newest breweries and congratulate them on what they've accomplished over the last year.

First Anniversary Party
Saturday, 1:00-6:00pm
Santee, CA
$5 for 5 tastings or 1 pint (keep the glass)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Grilling

I am in my happy place when grilling out on my patio. The hot grill with its contents sizzling, the view of the San Diego skyline, and a cold beer in my hand. I certainly can't have a nice barleywine or Belgian quadruple grillside, those choices would just be too heavy. I save those for the meal or for sipping later in the evening. I typically have a nice IPA or bock beer to keep me company while flipping the burgers or tending to the carne asada. Whatever the meat and whatever the brew, grilling gives me an inner peace that is difficult to achieve anywhere else. Grab some meat, grab a brew, and get grilling!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Who said that?

"Why is American beer served cold? So you can tell it from urine."
-David Moulton

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Beer Facts

Prohibition in the U.S. lasted 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, 17 hours, 32.5 minutes.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

El Cajon Brewing Co.

I first posted on the imminent arrival of El Cajon Brewing Co. to downtown El Cajon back in May of 2010. Last I heard they were planning on opening this month, but we'll see. I stopped by yesterday and took a few photos of their progress. Tanks have been visible for quite some time, but the signage is finally going up. The progress is encouraging, and I look forward to sampling their beer very soon!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Great American Beer Festival 2011

Looking to go to Denver's Great American Beer Festival this year? Tickets have officially sold out and only took 10 days to do so, but there is still a way into the festival. Consider volunteering for the event, I will be! Find out how to do so here. I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

Barbecue beer pairing tips

Wondering what beer to pair with your barbecue? Put down the light macro and check out these tips for pairing great craft beer with your barbecue. Grill, chill, and enjoy!

Sunday, July 3, 2011