Yes, I am actually posting this in a somewhat timely manner. Not 3 months later as with the Brew Ha Ha! Gotta love it. So without further adieu, here is my list from the Brew Ho Ho (from what I can remember):
Haven Brewery – Hell Ryed
Bootlegger’s – Holiday
Old Orange Brewery – Old Dummy
Hangar 24 – Warmer
Stone – Vertical Epic 12.12.12 and IPA
Rogue – Dead Guys
Ritual – Hellion
Epic – Red Ale
Ballast Point – Sculpin
Maui – IPA
Never had Hellion before but it was damn good. Keep a look out for it!
All in all a good day with my buddy Owen and we also met up with the Beer Soaked crew. Always a good time!!!
I happened to live in Orange and stumbled into Hollingshead with my good friend Christina who works for Duvel, Ommegang, Maredsous, etc for a nice tall mug of Pliny from Russian River. Just give them a holler and you just might get lucky and get a mug. This is a great place, just don’t tell them you are a Bears fan!
And just recently, again in Orange went to The Bruery Provisions and tried the Dogfish Head Hell Hound on my Ale
I got some tasty beer for Christmas and I’ll try to report on that in the not too distant future but more than likely it will be some time in late January 2013. I will say there is some Black Tuesday 2012 and some Bootlegger’s Knuckle Sandwich. Until then!
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.
If seems like we have a preference for California beers, we do. There are lots of reasons for that, mainly we are located in California so they are the most available to us. Also, we have already stated many other reasons that California is the best beer state. So it’s not really a surprise that Ballast Point is making the blog headlines. The only surprise is why Beer Soaked Scott hasn’t already posted his review. After all, this is one of his favorite brews. Then again, I’ve learned that it’s not always best to ask why Scott hasn’t done something. Ever heard the saying “Don’t poke an angry bear”? Continue reading →