OC Brew Ho Ho 2012

It’s only a month away, and we can’t wait. It’s the big Orange County craft beer festival that falls in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Of course you know what we’re talking about, right? No, it’s not Festivus, It’s the OC Brew Ho Ho!

Brought to you by the same fine folks who put on our favorite summer beer fest, OC BrewHaHa, this is their first annual Holiday Ale Festival. The Beer Soaked crew just bought our tickets so we will be at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim along with tons of other craft beer fans in Orange County on December 8th. Will you be there? Continue reading

Getting Soaked in Beer in New Orleans

Welcome to New Orleans... BudIt has been about a month since I got back from a fantastic trip to New Orleans. The purpose of the trip was to visit family, but I made a point to find craft beer while in NOLA. I finally got around to uploading my photos, so I wanted to share.

When I stepped off the plane in MSY I was already on the hunt for some local craft beer to try. But I quickly realized that I’d have to wait until I got into town to enjoy some local craft brew. From the gate to baggage claim, this was all I found on tap. Continue reading

Brown Shugga’

Just in from Lagunitas!


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.

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