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

Talk Like a Pirate Day – Pirate Beers revisited

Yo Ho! Ahoy there me hearties! It’s that time of year again. The time when ye be searchin’ fer some grog for “Talk Like A Pirate Day“. Once again, ya lily-livered landlubbers came back here, eh? Well, batten down the hatches and take a look at this years list of Hoppy Pirate Beers! Continue reading

Taste of Newport 2012 – Blondie / Devo

The Taste of Newport is the annual three-day food, wine and music festival put on by the Chamber of Commerce in Newport Beach, CA. You may notice, like I did, that they don’t mention “beer” in the description of the event, and in years past there was good reason. Last year I asked on Twitter if they would have any craft beer at the event, the response was, “We’ll have Shocktop”.

I was hoping to see Newport Beach Brewing Company at the event, but the local brewery wasn’t there. I was pleasantly surprised to see Golden Road and Bootlegger’s Brewery on the list this year. While they aren’t Newport Beach locals, they are Southern California folks. Golden Road is from LA, and Bootlegger’s is from Fullerton. Bootlegger’s recently won “People’s Choice” at the OC Brew Ha Ha event, so I started off with a Old World Hefeweizen.

The food and beer is great, but the real reason I go to Taste of Newport every year is the musical entertainment. In years past they’ve had folks like Sugar Ray, Foreigner, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Barenaked Ladies. This year there were two headliners on Saturday night, Blondie and Devo. I took a handful of beer soaked blurry photos of the bands for your enjoyment. Continue reading