The last beer I had…

was La Citrueille, Celeste de Citracado which is a Stone Collaboration with The Bruery and Elysian Brewing Company. This ale is brewed with pumpkin, yams, toasted fenugreek, lemon verbena and birch bark. Not your typical ingredients but quite tasty, not too very bitter and an ABV at 5.0%.

Fenugreek – Trigonella foenum-graecum) is a plant in the family Fabaceae. Fenugreek is used both as a herb (the leaves) and as a spice (the seed, often called methi in Urdu/Hindi/Nepali). The leaves and sprouts are also eaten as vegetables. The plant is cultivated worldwide as a semi-arid crop and is a common ingredient in many curries.

Lemon verbena –Aloysia citrodora is a species of flowering plant in the verbena family, Verbenaceae, that is native to Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. Common names include Lemon Verbena and Lemon Beebrush.[2] It was brought to Europe by the Spanish and the Portuguese in the 17th century.

Stone Collaboration - La Citrueille, Celeste de Citracado

Beer Soaked Erik's glass

You can find it at BevMo, Bruery Provisions, and Total Wine and Spirits

Edit (BS Erik): Also found at Pacific Park Market

Beer Tasting at The Copper Door

Hey folks –

So I recently had the privilege to attend a beer tasting at the Copper Door representing this fine Blog, The following is a run down of the Belgian-style beer that  we got to taste as well as some info on the food we sampled as well, courtesy of The Crosby:

Just a small sampling...

Blanche De Bruxelles – a light, wheat beer that has hints of coriander and orange peel

Allagash White – a take on a the Blanche wheat beer but brewed in the States, slightly more spicy

Pranqster – brewed by North Coast in Fort Bragg, a Belgian-style golden ale that has slight hints of apple and floral notes Continue reading

Black Tuesday, yes that Black Tuesday

Hello out there:

So I was able to be lucky enough to place an order for a bottle of Black Tuesday from The Bruery on Tuesday and pick it up yesterday at Provisions in Orange. Lucky for me Provisions was doing 2 oz pours of Black Tuesday to promote this epic beer. This is a porter that will kick you in the face if you are not nice to it. It packs a wallop at 18.3%, no joke. Definitely a sipping beer to enjoy with those beer buddies you love so well. Until next time folks.


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Growler Fill of the Week

As a few of you know, I work right around the corner from The Bruery, and on occasion grab a beer with a few co-workers and fill my growler with something tasty. This week’s fill: Mischief. A Beligian-style strong ale coming in at 8.5% and fairly hoppy. This beer is available by the glass, bottle or growler fill year round. Cheers.

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Better Late Than Never

So I’m the new guy to the Beer Soaked family. I did attend the 2011 BrewHaHa but have been lagging big time on writing a blog. What can you expect from a physical therapist!

My favorites from the BrewHaHa:

  • Noble Ale Works
    (Located in Anaheim by the Big A) – Alpha Red: a bold hearty red that has just the right amount of punch 

  • The Bruery
    (Located in Placentia) – Autumn Maple: a bold beer made with Yams, and a plentiful amount of spices it tastes like Thanksgiving.

  • and 2 beers from the Ommegang (Cooperstown) label – Adoration and the BPA: the BPA is a hoppy like an IPA but still aims toward a farm-house beligian, very tasty. The Adoration is a limited edition Belgian-style dark beer that will comes in at 10% and should be available in mid-October

A few other beers were sampled but it were lost in the shuffle. Although I was able to fill my growler after work with a something might tasty (It’s nice working 2 minutes from the Bruery), the Humulus Wet from The Bruery. It was quite hoppy, yet as they say not an IPA. Read more about this unique beer on The Bruery’s blog. Until next time,

Dr. Stew