Beer, a Burg and perhaps a Mustache

What’s that? Another post from Stew in less than 6 months?!? How can this be? We’ll it’s a new year and being timely is on the agenda! So here goes: my GF and I recently went to the Steam Haus Gastro Pub in Corona last weekend for a late lunch. It was kinda slow but the service, beer and food was great despite what Yelp reviewers had to say.

The list goes from right to left as noted above…

What can I say about the Delirium that hasn’t already been said. It’s good, it’s Belgian so there you have it. The Inland Empire Brewing Company Victoria is an American Strong Ale that comes in at a whopping 11%. Very citrusy, very hoppy and very strong, what can I say, it was great! Next up was the Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy. A good west coast IPA that wasn’t too strong, in at 6.5%. And last but not least in the flight was the Goose Island Mild Winter, American Mild Ale. I’ve never had anything from Goose Island before and this wasn’t overly strong but had a lot of flavor. Perfect to finish out the flight.

The MUSTACHE BURGER – Pat LaFrieda Beef* Patty with Portabella Mushroom Cap & a Horseradish Cream Sauce (not bad at $10 but no fries) And yes, we got some parmesan fries! And bacon mac n cheese!

More Info: (for those of you familiar with the area, it’s in the Dos Lagos shopping center across from Dos Lagos Golf Course).

The First Slide

2785 Cabot Road
Suite 110
Corona, CA 92883

That is all for now. Make the trek to Corona or if you’re in the neighborhood stop in, get a flight, a good burg and enjoy!

Cheers,Stew

Brew Ho Ho – the not nearly as elaborate or bitchin as Erik’s post and other tastings/ramblings

Hello all –

Yes, I am actually posting this in a somewhat timely manner. Not 3 months later as with the Brew Ha Ha! Gotta love it. So without further adieu, here is my list from the Brew Ho Ho (from what I can remember):

Haven Brewery – Hell Ryed

Bootlegger’s – Holiday

Old Orange Brewery – Old Dummy

Hangar 24 – Warmer

Stone – Vertical Epic 12.12.12 and IPA

Rogue – Dead Guys

Ritual – Hellion

Epic – Red Ale

Ballast Point – Sculpin

Maui – IPA

Never had Hellion before but it was damn good. Keep a look out for it!

All in all a good day with my buddy Owen and we also met up with the Beer Soaked crew. Always a good time!!!

I happened to live in Orange and stumbled into Hollingshead with my good friend Christina who works for Duvel, Ommegang, Maredsous, etc for a nice tall mug of Pliny from Russian River. Just give them a holler and you just might get lucky and get a mug. This is a great place, just don’t tell them you are a Bears fan!

And just recently, again in Orange went to The Bruery Provisions and tried the Dogfish Head Hell Hound on my Ale

I got some tasty beer for Christmas and I’ll try to report on that in the not too distant future but more than likely it will be some time in late January 2013. I will say there is some Black Tuesday 2012 and some Bootlegger’s Knuckle Sandwich. Until then!

Cheers,
Stew

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

Brown Shugga’

Just in from Lagunitas!

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Brown Shugga’

How Come you Taste So Good?? Boatloads of Pure Brown Sugar in Each Batch, That’s How! The Rich, Roasty and Mysteriously Drinkable Ale might best be described as… Irresponsible. It Leaves a Lot of Stories in it’s Wake.

Brown Shugga was originally a failed attempt to make our Olde GnarlyWine Ale way back in 1997. Boatloads of Brown Sugar were added to the boil in an attempt to rescue the batch. The result was quite different from the Olde GnarlyWine we were looking for, but the Accidental Release of Brown Shugga that year was the beginning of an annual rampage caused by a beer that follows no style guidelines and can best be described as…. Irresponsible.
Cheers!

ABV: 9.9% – http://lagunitas.com/beers/brownshugga.html