Coronado Brewing Company Tap Takeover at Bru Grill and Market

Coronado Brewing Company Tap Takeover
at Bru Grill and Market

Bru Grill and MarketThe tap-takeover event happened about a month ago and It had all the makings of a fantastic beer soaked night out in El Toro. Good friends, good beer, and good food. But soon after we showed up, things seemed to go downhill. I had postponed this write-up because I was raised that if you can’t say anything nice you shouldn’t say anything at all. And
I usually try to keep it positive on this blog. So I’ve thought about it for about a month now, and I found some nice things to say. So here’s the story…

We were excited to see that Coronado Brewing Company was doing a tap takeover at one of our local craft beer restaurants. We are huge fans of Coronado’s Idiot IPA, and Guido has previously had a few great meals at Bru. So this seemed like an excellent combo and a win-win for everyone involved.

Unfortunately, we were less than impressed by both the staff at Bru and the brewery reps from Coronado.  Continue reading

Pliny the Younger at Selma’s Ladera

Getting older, while waiting for Younger.

Well, I’ve been tweeting about it for a couple weeks now, telling everyone I knew about it, and even posted on Facebook about it as soon as I confirmed my invitation to the tasting event. So it was shocking when I showed up yesterday afternoon and no one at Selma’s was aware of the Facebook event. D’oh!

My heart sank, my adrenaline raced, my beer soaked brain went into overdrive. I thought I had a lock on the Russian River PtY tasting presale tickets. Everything I knew was wrong. Continue reading

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!  Johnny Walker Red, Coronado Idiot (5 caps, see earlier post), The Bruery Mischeif Belgian style(3 caps) and Stone Imperial Black IPA (4 caps)since the last post.  Doing well @ poker, can’t talk now.  Try to get one more in before I call it quits.  Wishing you all a prosperous and healthy New Year.

Coronado Brewing Company – Idiot IPA

not this idiotMonday night football is a great time to drink beer. Whether or not you’re a football fan, you’ve got to admit that it’s a great excuse to enjoy a craft beer on a weeknight. So last night I settled in for the game and it was all fun and games until this idiot showed up… no, not Beer Soaked Scott… a different idiot. Continue reading

Respect Your Elder(s)

The Beer:  Russian River Pliny the Elder

 

Pliny the Elder was a Roman naturalist, scholar, historian, traveler, officer, and writer. Although not considered his most important work, Pliny and his contemporaries created the botanical name for hops, “Lupus salictarius”, meaning wolf among scrubs.” Hops at that time grew wild among willows, much like a wolf in the forest. Later the current botanical name, Humulus lupulus, was adopted. Pliny died in 79 AD while observing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. He was immortalized by his nephew, Pliny the Younger, who continued his uncle’s legacy by documenting much of what he observed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

8.0%ABV, 1.071 O.G

Gold Medal, 2006 World Beer Cup (Double IPA Category)
Gold Medal, 2005 GABF (Double IPA Category)
Bronze Medal, 2004 GABF (Double IPA Category. Continue reading