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Mike Wins 3rd at the 32st annual chili cookoff

Let me start off by saying, I love beer, and I love chili, so I decided to put the two together. Not the first won’t be the last, but I was 3rd, that’s right, I entered a chili cookoff, and took home third place. I decided, after being invited numerous times to finally enter the […]

Review – Firestone Walker XXII

Review – Firestone Walker XXII

Firestone Walker: Firestone’s anniversary series, a unique blend of barrel aged beers, has become quite a phenomenon each year as beer fans from all over the U.S. seek out this special limited release. Last year’s release, “Eleven”, sold out at the brewery in just over a week and celebrated 11 years of business for the […]

Review – Dale Brothers, California Black Beer

Review – Dale Brothers, California Black Beer

Dale Brothers, California Black Beer No ABV available Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Appearance: A very pretty, translucent dark brown with a thin khaki colored head. Aroma: Sweet malts, caramel, toffee, toast, hint of smoke.

Review – Dale Brothers, Dude of York

Dale Brothers, Dude of York No ABV available Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Appearance: A deep amber, almost copper, thin,white, quickly dissipating head. Aroma: Malty, slight floral hints, pear, caramel, lil’ bit of hops.

Review – Pannepot 2006 Old Fisherman’s Ale

Review – Pannepot 2006 Old Fisherman’s Ale

Pannepot 2006 Old Fisherman’s Ale by De Struise Brouwers 10% ABV, 12 oz. bottle. Appearance: Dark brown, murky, slight transluscence, thinning beige head.

Review – Pannepot 2006 Old Fisherman’s Ale

Pannepot 2006 Old Fisherman’s Ale by De Struise Brouwers 10% ABV, 12 oz. bottle. Appearance: Dark brown, murky, slight transluscence, thinning beige head.

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 7.0 ABV Limited Release Appearance: Beautiful amber color, very clear with a dense, thick white head.

Review – Goose Island Burbon County Stout

Review – Goose Island Burbon County Stout

“I really wanted to do something special for our 1000th batch at the original brewpub. Goose Island could have thrown a party. But we did something better. We brewed a beer. A really big batch of stout-so big, the malt was coming out of the top of the mash tun. After fermentation, we brought in […]

The Firestone Walker Tap Room Restaurant

The Firestone Walker Tap Room Restaurant

I had the opportunity to visit the Firestone Walker taproom in Buellton recently. I am always impressed by the whole trip, the drive by the ocean, climbing into the foothills to find myself amongst oaks and grasses, and scenic vistas. I have been coming here for a few years now, and I love the escape […]