I lag a lot but here are the beers that I tasted at the 2012 Brew Ha Ha…

So here is an incomplete list:

Beachwood Brewery – Equalizer

Ballast Point – Dorado

Noble Ale – BigWig IPA

Figueroa Brewing Company – Hoppy Poppy IPA

Bootleger’s – Far Out IPA

Ommegang – BPA

The Bruery – Cotton

I say incomplete as once I met up with  my other Beer Soaked counterparts we All beers excellent, sorry to say that this was definitely “mailed” in. Next review will be a bit more timely and more detail. Hopefully it will be from the Brew Ho Ho in 2 weeks.

Cheers. Beer Soaked Stew

The last (few) beers I had, news, and a few other gems…

Hello all you micro beer folks!

First and foremost, the new Bruery Tasting Room is open! 7 days a week! For more information: check the Bruery for more info on whats flowing.

PS: Had a 4 oz pour of Coton, amazing. Chocolate Rain, Black Tuesday and Cuir are flowing on tap as well…

Second, I happen to be at the BJ’s in Brea a few weeks back for a happy hour adult beverage and stumbled across a Dogfish Head 120 minute IPA. What, you ask is a 120 minute IPA? Continue reading

The last beer I had (actually 2 and a small restaurant review)…

Was quite good from Congregation Ale House in Azusa. I have already been to the one in Long Beach and I have nothing bad to say about that. I only wish the one in Azusa was there when I was in physical therapy school a few years back.

  1. Beer number one was a collaboration from Stone, the TBA on draft. I did a review previously on this beer but just hadn’t had it on draft. It’s even more tasty on draft.
  2. Beer number 2 was from Epic, it was their Hopulent IPA. For more info click here.

Hopulent IPA

Hopulent IPA is a big beer with lots of complex malt flavor and excessive hops. This beer will have changes to the grain bill and seasonal hop changes. The character of Hopulent IPA is over the top, too much of everything—a real HOP HEADS DELIGHT!  Release one weighed in well over 9% ABV with almost 10 pounds of dry hops in the 10-barrel tank.

The rib eye burger and pretzel with beer fondue was great.

Epic BrewingCongregation Ale House

Location:

Congregation Ale House
619 N Azusa Ave, Azusa, CA (626) 334-2337

Cheers!

Stew

 

Slater’s 50/50 Beer Tasting

Hey folks –

Unfortunately, due to the wonderful world of modern technology, my original post had been deleted by WordPress. So here goes off of memory from that evening. I want to say thanks to Erika from Slater’s 50/50 for having me out to the location in HB. I got to see my friend Christina who works for Duvel/Moortgat/Ommegang and she had filled me in on a few of the things being poured. The following will be in the order of beers tasted (and remembered!).

Stone Brewery –  Mixtape Ale-GK & LU’s Blend Vol. 1

Stone - Mixtape

This is a combination of 7 different varieties from Stone. Yes, 7 different beers including: Levitation, LeVariation (small batch of Stone Levitation Ale that was fermented with a Belgian yeast strain), Sublimely Self-Righteous, Smoked Porter, Cali-Belgique, 2011 Imperial Russian Stout, and 2011 Belgo-Anise Imperial Russian Stout with a dash of sage, hot peppers, lemon thyme.  This was quite tasty indeed! What a way to start of the evening!

Ommegang – Rare VOS

Ommegang - Rare Vos

Christina explained this beer to before but I had yet to try it.  It is a bold yet light brew that is not to hoppy or spicy and comes in at 6.5%. ABV and can also be found at Total Wine and Spirits

Ballast Point – Sculipin Habanero

Ballast Point - Sculpin Habanero

Yeah, you read that right, Sculpin with Habanero peppers! This beer had quite a kick. Now I love Sculpin IPA on its own but when you add a kick it takes this wonderful beer to a whole new level. Now the guy from BP told me that this beer wouldn’t be bottled but this was a pic I found on the internet so you could see what it looks like. He said that it would only be available on draft if you are lucky enough to find it! So if you do, I highly recommend it!

Sorry for the short review, next time I will do a better job at saving notes and saving rough drafts!

Cheers and enjoy,

Stew

PS: Thanks again to Erika and the fine folks at Slater’s 50/50 in HB