I originally heard about this particular beer via Reddit, and to a lesser extent Beer Advocate. People online were praising this beer and chastising the brewers for calling what they had deemed a Session IPA an American Wheat Ale. In their eyes this appeared to be hophead suicide. With all of this back and forth going on in the forums I knew I had to try it so that I could throw my 2 cents into the conversation. Who was right? Read on to find out…
FORTUNATE ISLANDS is an American Pale Wheat Ale with a sippable 4.8% ABV and a seemingly contradictory 46 IBUs. Continue reading
Modern Times has recently blazed on to the craft beer scene. And before you ask, yes, I hate myself as much as you hate me for that horrendous turn of phrase. Buzz about the quality of their products had been growing exponentially online, but it wasn’t until a few months ago that their beers actually started showing up in my neck of the woods (Los Angeles). Factor in my growing love for canned beers and I knew I had to pick up a four-pack as soon as I saw it. This wasn’t the first Modern Times beer I’d had, but this one will get the first review.
BLAZING WORLD is a hoppy Amber Ale with 85 IBUs and a 6.8% ABV.
Pizza Port has been a staple of the Southern California craft beer scene for the past 22 years. Even though their bottled offerings have been available for a while now, it wasn’t until recently that they started canning a few of their more popular offerings. It was my knowledge of the quality of their product and the very affordable price point that made me decide to pick up a sixer of one their classics.
CHRONIC ALE is an Amber Ale with a sessionable 4.9% ABV. Continue reading
It’s time for another MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK and today we’re heading back to sunny San Diego, California. Being that I live in close proximity to SD, I have access to numerous beers from various local breweries. So for today’s review I decided to go with a beer I’ve never had from a brewery I’ve never tried before.
HOP THERAPY is a Double IPA from San Diego’s Rough Draft Brewing Company. This summer release has 94 IBUs and a hefty 9% ABV.
My second MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK beer is from San Diego, California for tonight’s late game.
I had originally purchased this beer for a day long movie marathon my coworkers and I routinely do. When I went to look through my stock for a San Diego beer I found this was hiding in the back and it sounded like a great football beer.
LONGFIN LAGER is a Munich Helles Lager with an easy drinking 4.6% ABV.
After knocking out their standard IPA I figured it was time to take things up a notch and go with their Double IPA.
DOUBLE ELIMINATION is a Double IPA with a 10% ABV.
Last week my dad was in town and we were looking for something fun to do. We decided that we’d drive down to San Diego (since he had never been) and hit up the Gaslamp District. After hitting a few bars and watching the Chiefs vs. Chargers game we found ourselves in The Beer Company restaurant. I had been drinking malty beers for the past couple hours, so I was jonesing for some hops. Luckily for me they had a couple IPAs on tap. I decided to start small and go with their single IPA for my first experience with the Beer Company’s brews.
ELIMINATION IPA is an American India Pale Ale with a 7% ABV.
After a breakfast of slightly warm hotel eggs and bacon, I got showered and toward the San Diego Zoo. Google Maps on my phone was apparently unaware of the actual location of the zoo (it thought it was on the side of a grass covered hill), so I ended up making a couple laps around the block before finding my way to the parking lot.
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.