For my second beer I wanted to go back to the world of hoppy beers. Since I had already ordered a beer this weekend that referenced marijuana, I figured I might as well try another one.
KALI KUSH is a Herb/Spice beer with a 6.8% ABV.
I rolled into Breakwater Brewing knowing nothing about the brewery, only that it was on my way home. I scanned the menu and saw a couple different beers that looked interesting, but only one really jumped out at me.
BIERE DU JOUR is an American Wild Ale/Flanders Red Ale with a 6.9% ABV and a practically non-existent 22 IBUs.
I still had a third of a glass of beer when they called last call, but I knew that I needed at least one more beer. I ordered a taster of their ROUNDABOUT to finish out my time at Mother Earth Brew Co.
Roundabout is a Chocolate Oatmeal Stout with 37 IBUs and a 6.1% ABV. Continue reading
After leaving the Stone Brewery I made my way to Vista, California to check out Mother Earth Brew Co. I rolled into the parking lot without about one hour left before they were to close, so I knew I was going to have to go straight for the good stuff. I made my way to the counter and scanned the beer board… and THE CRUCIBLE called out to me.
The Crucible is a Cascadian Dark Ale/Black IPA with 88 IBUs and an 8% ABV. Continue reading
After having ordered a Stone Sublimely Self Righteous to go with my buffalo burger (which was splendid), I wanted something a little more rich for my after dinner beer. I scanned the beer menu and saw that they had Deschutes Brewery’s BLACK BUTTE XXIII on tap. I’m a big fan of the regular Black Butte and have wanted to try the “special edition” for a while now. Finally I had my chance.
Black Butte XXIII is an American Porter with an 11% ABV and 55 IBUs.
This past Friday marked my 30th birthday. In honor of that magnificent (horrific) day I wanted to get out of L.A. and drink some beer while I was at it. So, once work was out on Friday I jumped in the car and headed south to San Diego.
Rush hour traffic made getting out of Los Angeles a little more time consuming then I would have hoped, but soon I was on the open road and heading south.
I wanted something “smaller” for my final beer of the night since it had been a long and eventful day. Amber Ales are traditionally aren’t known for being big or in your face, so they lend themselves to being great beginning/ending beers. This time was no different.
CARLSBAD CHRONIC is an American Amber Ale with a sessionable 5% ABV.