The last 10 or so beers I’ve had and why I lag at putting up posts…

Hello all –

BeerSoakedStew here and I have REALLY lagged on posting anything beer related for quite sometime. I got a new job as a director at an outpatient clinic in Brea and also recently got engaged, so I guess that gets me off the hook somewhat! Ha! So here goes with the last 10 or so beers I’ve had.

1. Bear Republic – Cafe Racer 15 Real Ale

  • This was a tasty beer and it tends to bite you back, not in a hoppy/bitter way but in a 9.75% kinda way

2. Stone – R & R Coconut IPA

  • Not too strong in the coconut dept for all you hop heads out there. Very smooth.

3. Bootlegger’s – Far Out IPA

  • not sure why it’s “far out”, not once did I feel to channel my inner hippy! The Boot doesn’t usually disappoint! Continue reading

The last (few) beers I had, news, and a few other gems…

Hello all you micro beer folks!

First and foremost, the new Bruery Tasting Room is open! 7 days a week! For more information: check the Bruery for more info on whats flowing.

PS: Had a 4 oz pour of Coton, amazing. Chocolate Rain, Black Tuesday and Cuir are flowing on tap as well…

Second, I happen to be at the BJ’s in Brea a few weeks back for a happy hour adult beverage and stumbled across a Dogfish Head 120 minute IPA. What, you ask is a 120 minute IPA? Continue reading

Slater’s 50/50 Beer Tasting

Hey folks –

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!).

Stone Brewery –  Mixtape Ale-GK & LU’s Blend Vol. 1

Stone - Mixtape

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!

Ommegang – Rare VOS

Ommegang - Rare Vos

Christina explained this beer to before but I had yet to try it.  It is a bold yet light brew that is not to hoppy or spicy and comes in at 6.5%. ABV and can also be found at Total Wine and Spirits

Ballast Point – Sculipin Habanero

Ballast Point - Sculpin Habanero

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!

Cheers and enjoy,

Stew

PS: Thanks again to Erika and the fine folks at Slater’s 50/50 in HB

 

Stocking the fridge at work

So today at lunch, the guys at work handed me the corporate credit card and asked me to help stock the break room fridge with beer because they were running low. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. I headed to Pacific Park Market and loaded up. The top shelf was already full of Stella Artois and Foster’s Lager. So I loaded up the bottom with Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA, Deschuttes Black Butte Porter, New Belgium Snow Day, Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA, Ballast Point Sculpin, Russian River Pliny the Elder and Blind Pig, Lagunitas Maximus, and Big Sky Moose Drool. In the door (not pictured) is a bottle of Stone Brewing Old Guardian Barley Wine. I hope they weren’t expecting more lager.