Lock, Stocked and Two Knuckle Sandwiches

New Years Eve Prep

Getting geared up for New Years Eve @ Beer Soaked Scott’s place. Aside from what you can see, buried in the back is Sierra Nevada Narwhal and Murphy’s Irish Stout. Top shelf is Bootleggers Mint Chocolate Porter, Firestone Wookey Jack, Alesmith Speedway Stout, Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper, Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest and Stone Vertical Epic 12-12-12. Wishing everyone a happy, safe and Beer Soaked New Year!

Port Brewing – Hop-15 Ale

Pizza Port

Those two words bring to mind good food and even better craft beer. My closest Pizza Port is in San Clemente and always has the best pizza in town with tons of great craft beer on tap. The tap list rotates, so stay in touch with their Live Beer cams to see what’s being poured.

Pizza Port – San Clemente, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Ocean Beach
http://www.pizzaport.com/

Why am I talking about Pizza?

I’m getting to that part. You see, the co-owners of Pizza Port in Solana Beach were home brewers. Continue reading

Santa’s Little Helper – Port Brewing

Every Sunday evening back in 1997 I was glued to the TV set as was my usual routine. Port Brewing - Santa's Little HelperIn Episode 20 during Season 8 of my favorite television show a young boy complains that he doesn’t get any mail. Then his mom decides to give him the family’s junk mail. One of them is a credit card application. He fills it out using the name of his dog, Santa’s Little Helper and claims the occupation to be “butt doctor”. The company misreads the name as “Santos L. Halper“, and the credit card application is approved. Before long, the boy  receives a credit card and zaniness ensues.

Here we are 14 years later and every time I hear “Santa’s Little Helper” I still go immediately to “Santos L. Halper”… that is until I had this beer. Continue reading