Lagunitas – Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale

Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma CA

Under Cover Investigation Shut-Down Ale 9.75% ABV

The BS Team had this in our Company Lounge and we were all excited as we love the crazy concoctions that these guys make. We poured, we looked at our glasses, and tasted. We all were puzzled! We weren’t really sure what it was, it was hoppy, but not really, I seriously think more consumption will required!  More to come…

Lagunitas – Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale

Lagunitas Brewing Company – Petaluma, CA

Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale – 9.8% ABV – 66.6 IBU

Our oxymoronic ‘Imperial Mild’ – A redux to remember the ’05 St. Paddy’s Day Massacre. Defiant as to style … We Can say for sure it is unforgiven and unrepentant. We brewed this especially bitter ale in remembrance of the 2005 St. Patrick’s Day Massacre… and in celebration of our subsequent 20-day suspension in January of 2006… Cheers! Continue reading

Erik’s last Hurrah

This is the story of my last craft beer. You see, I dislocated and broke all three bones in my elbow on May 30th. I had surgery to repair the damage on June 6th. I had planned on posting this before the surgery, but wasn’t able to give it the time it deserved. The weekend before surgery I was offered one last hurrah because post-surgery I’d be on heavy pain killers which do not play well with alcohol. As a beer blogger, this was a horrible diagnosis. Since I’m also an avid mountain biker, and don’t want to jeopardize a speedy recovery, I am going to comply with the doctors orders and stay alcohol free until the doc gives me the thumbs up. Enough of the back story, let’s get to it.

Where should I go?

Beachwood BBQ Tap ListI immediately thought of a place that I first heard about when I started beer blogging about a year ago. I was at a friend’s house for a backyard BBQ. One of the guests, Rolf, had on a “Pliny the Elder” t-shirt. We started chatting about craft beer, and he told me about this great little spot near his house in Seal Beach where he loved to go. Tons of taps, all craft beer, with a rotating beer list. Oh, and great food too. Continue reading