A long time coming…

So king of all laggers decides to put up a little something. Hopefully everyone had a great holiday and got to taste some great craft beer. And if you didn’t here is one at a great place to try.

So my fiance and I decided to drop in to Linx Dogs in Orange after meeting with a DJ for a wedding. Yep, BeerSoakedStew is getting hitched this year. Perhaps some craft beer will be flowing! So I got a Beer Brat described as the following:neurenberger bratwurst, bacon-apple kraut, beer mustard, pretzel roll. Hot damn! Paired that with an IPA from Kinetic Brewing Company from Lancaster, called the Propulsion. This wasn’t too hoppy, 70 IBU’s but you know me the hoppier the better; but I had never heard of Kinetic before so I thought I’d give it a try. If you stumble across this beer you need to get it! Very smooth yet full of flavor.

Linx Dogs

That is all for now. Cheers!

Stew

The last 10 or so beers I’ve had and why I lag at putting up posts…

Hello all –

BeerSoakedStew here and I have REALLY lagged on posting anything beer related for quite sometime. I got a new job as a director at an outpatient clinic in Brea and also recently got engaged, so I guess that gets me off the hook somewhat! Ha! So here goes with the last 10 or so beers I’ve had.

1. Bear Republic – Cafe Racer 15 Real Ale

  • This was a tasty beer and it tends to bite you back, not in a hoppy/bitter way but in a 9.75% kinda way

2. Stone – R & R Coconut IPA

  • Not too strong in the coconut dept for all you hop heads out there. Very smooth.

3. Bootlegger’s – Far Out IPA

  • not sure why it’s “far out”, not once did I feel to channel my inner hippy! The Boot doesn’t usually disappoint! Continue reading

OC Brew Ha Ha ‘HOP MONSTER’ Collaboration Beer

 

Orange County Brew Ha HaBeer Soaked readers should know by now that our favorite Orange County craft beer festival is approaching. That’s right, it’s almost time for the annual OC Brew Ha Ha on Saturday, September 7th, 2013.

Did you know that they are brewing a special collaboration beer for the event? We were invited to brew day for the OC Brew Ha Ha ‘HOP MONSTER’, and here’s the story…

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Three local Orange County brewmasters; Aaron Barkenhagen of Bootleggers BreweryEvan Weinberg of Cismontane Brewing Company, and Jerrod Larsen of Tustin Brewing Company, all came together to brew a commemorative beer for the OC BrewHaHa festival. They sat down over some beers and after taking a look at the graphic novel themed artwork for the 2013 BrewHaHa they decided on a massively “hopped up” Red Ale that would consist of Citra, Nelson, and Galaxy hops. “It was a no brainer. It had to be a hoppy red. I mean, just look at the artwork.” – Aaron Continue reading