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.
I’ll admit that I’m not the biggest Porter expert. I do enjoy one every once in a while, but I usually avoid them in social situations because of their heavy bodies. However, sometimes a chocolatey, coffee-filled beast is just what the doctor ordered.
COFFEE MONSTER is an American Porter with a 9% ABV.
Beer number 2 was from a style that I am always on the lookout for, but isn’t brewed by too many brewers: the Wee Heavy Scottish Ale.
REED’S WEE HEAVY is a Scottish Ale/Wee Heavy. It has a caber tossing 9% ABV.
Pale Ales are always a good way to kick off a night of drinking. They’re usually flavorful, but not too big. Have just enough booze, without getting you drunk after one beer. And give you a little blast of hoppy goodness to wake up your palate. PANTS OPTIONAL PALE ALE has all this plus the benefit of an awesome name.
Pants Optional is an American Pale Ale with a 6.6% ABV.