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? It will punch you in the face if you’re not looking out for it!locking in at 15-20% ABV and 120 IBUs, 120 Minute is by far the biggest IPA ever brewed! It’s easy to see why we call this beer THE HOLY GRAIL for hopheads! (as taken from the Dogfish Head website)

Third, I was in SD taking my girlfriend on a trip for her birthday and I stumbled across a great restaurant, Craft and Commerce. Really great food and beer selection. Now she is more of a wine drinker but I had a Stone Levitation being as I was in SD but they have 12 rotating handles. Not a huge selection but good none the less. The Devils on Horseback appetizer was outstanding. Bacon wrapped dates stuffed with smoked cheddar, bacon wrapped green apple and blue cheese and bacon wrapped mushroom/garlic and asparagus. Hot damn!

Location: 675 W. Beech St. San Diego, CA 92101 Ph. 619.269.2202
Near little Little Italy

And to cap it off, on the way home we stopped at a winery second but first hit Ballast Point. What a great girl I have! The 3 tastes in my special flight were as follows:


Habanero Sculpin: if you’ve had the Scpulin IPA you know how good it is. But this has a bite to it something fierce!  Small doses is fine but too much and you pay the price!

Ballast Point - Habanero Sculpin


Next up was the Dorado Double IPA: and it was very tasty. It’s listed as slightly hoppy and citrusy. ABV is right at 10%. It’s in limited release, but go out and grab it if you can!

Ballast Point - Dorado


Last but not least was the Tongue Buckler, which comes in at 10% also but is more on the amber/red ale side. It compares with the Bruery’s Loakal Red. Both very flavorful but the Tongue Buckler is extra hoppy!

Ballast Point - Tongue Buckler


Well, I hope that keeps you all craving more great craft beer and good food. Cheers for now! I’m off to the Hootenanny tomorrow! Bring on the tall cans of PBR!






One thought on “The last (few) beers I had, news, and a few other gems…

  1. Stew, thanks so much for the updates. New tasting room for the Bruery, Dogfish Head 120 minute on tap at BJ’s, and a trip to San Diego with stops at Craft and Commerce and Ballast Point… I definitely need to get out more often. Sure, I drink a lot of quality craft bottled beer, but I’m looking forward to sharing a brew on tap with you soon, Cheers!

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