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 CompanyVictoria 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).
2785 Cabot Road
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!
Unfortunately, due to the wonderful world of modern technology, my original post had been deleted by WordPress. So here goes off of memory from that evening. I want to say thanks to Erika from Slater’s 50/50 for having me out to the location in HB. I got to see my friend Christina who works for Duvel/Moortgat/Ommegang and she had filled me in on a few of the things being poured. The following will be in the order of beers tasted (and remembered!).
This is a combination of 7 different varieties from Stone. Yes, 7 different beers including: Levitation, LeVariation (small batch of Stone Levitation Ale that was fermented with a Belgian yeast strain), Sublimely Self-Righteous, Smoked Porter, Cali-Belgique, 2011 Imperial Russian Stout, and 2011 Belgo-Anise Imperial Russian Stout with a dash of sage, hot peppers, lemon thyme. This was quite tasty indeed! What a way to start of the evening!
Yeah, you read that right, Sculpin with Habanero peppers! This beer had quite a kick. Now I love Sculpin IPA on its own but when you add a kick it takes this wonderful beer to a whole new level. Now the guy from BP told me that this beer wouldn’t be bottled but this was a pic I found on the internet so you could see what it looks like. He said that it would only be available on draft if you are lucky enough to find it! So if you do, I highly recommend it!
Sorry for the short review, next time I will do a better job at saving notes and saving rough drafts!
I hope you don’t mind me publishing this but I’ve been lurking here for a while, the ‘quiet’ guy living near the Burning Bird in Arizona. I love Beer Soaked and know I will find it invaluable the next time I make a visit to SoCal and need to replenish my near-empty ice chest. I’ve already preloaded your favorite beer stores into the Android, so I’m locked and (getting) loaded.
Anyway, I stopped at my neighborhood beer store and had a couple of pints tonight. I brought home one that has been a favorite of mine for many years, and if you can find it in Cali, do yourself a favor and buy a bomber to enjoy. It’s called Inebriator Stout by Sonoran Brewing and clocks in at 9.1% ABV. It’s one of the most delicious Imperial Stouts that I’ve tried and I’m proud that it comes from Arizona. Cheers from the desert!
Often times you read or hear so much about a beer before you taste it that there’s no way it can live up to the expectation. You’re only setting yourself up for failure, right? Wrong. At least that wasn’t the case with this beer. Continue reading →