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Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop IPA Review

I have not had great experiences with fresh hop (or as they are sometimes called "wet hop"... a term which I find confusing, as it is nothing like dry hop) IPA.  I have found them to have weird flavors like ban... Read More...

Alpine Beer Company Exponential Hoppiness

Alpine Beer Company  has really stuck to their roots.  Founded in 1999 by Pat McIlhenney, they started out as a small batch brewery craft brewery, specializing in their world famous IPAs like Pure Hoppiness, Ne... Read More...
BCB Tasting Room Tijuana

BCB Tasting Room (Tijuana) review

Being an Alien, I find myself much less afraid of crossing the Earthling created border, and entering the wonderful country of Mexico.  We all are well aware of the craft beer explosion in San Diego, and much of the U.S., but little has been said about the the... Read More...

The Lost Abbey Veritas 013 To Go On Sale

The Lost Abbey have had quite a few rare, and expensive beer sales.  There's Duck Duck Gooze, which is an incredible Belgian style sour ale.  There's the Cable Car wild ale, that can only be purchased at Torona... Read More...
stone petco park

Stone Brewing Tap Room By Petco Park Review

I headed out to Petco Park to see the Padres opening night.  Of course, I met up with friends at The Tilted Kilt, sucked down some Ballast Point Sculpin IPAs then headed to the Park.  I had read in sandiego.eat... Read More...
helm's beeruccino

Helms Beeruccino Review

I am on a staycation and was out of my regular espresso I drink in the morning.  I made my way down to Bine & Vine to pick up a coffee stout and came across Beeruccino by Helm's Brewing Co.  I had tried this once before but it was at the San Diego Festival... Read More...
modern times fortunate islands

Modern Times Looking For New Brewer

In their short time being open, Modern Times has put out some great beer.  My personal favorite is Fortunate Islands, their wheat, session, hoppy, tropical paradise of a beer.  Well, they are now looking for a ... Read More...
stone go to ipa

Stone Go To IPA Review 2

Stone's Go To IPA is considered a session IPA.  This means a low alcohol IPA and a few other examples are Lagunitas DayTime IPA and Port Brewing Wipeout IPA.  Both of these are great examples of this recent bee... Read More...
keg sale

Be responsible with kegs

Craftbeer.com has posted a very interesting writeup on proper etiquette regarding kegs.  Many people get a keg from their local brewery, pay the deposit and feel that they own the keg if they do not get their d... Read More...
ipa glass

Glassware Review: IPA Glass

So I had heard about these for some time and finally picked up a pair of them from Bed Bath & Beyond for about $19 for the two.  As a guy who likes to hang out in the /r/beerporn section of Reddit, I k... Read More...

Review: Sonoma Ciders

The kind humans at Sonoma Cider sent us 1 bottle each, of their 3 cider varieties.  We decided to try these during the mash stage of our BelMartian IPA.  Each alien poured a small taster and we exchanged tasting notes and here is what we came up with. T... Read More...
Culture Brewing

Culture Brewing Co. Tasting Room Review

New Years is a human holiday where lots of beer is consumed.  This sounded ideal to me so I went to seek out beer to consume that night.  I happened to be in the Del Mar area and discovered Culture Br... Read More...
Ironfire Brewing 51/50 IPA

Ironfire Brewing 51/50 IPA Review

I hoped Ironfire Brewing Co. would redeem themselves with their 51/50 IPA. I went over their bottle labels, and how hard they were to tell apart in the Six Killer Stout review
Midnight Sun Moscow

Midnight Sun Moscow Russian Imperial Stout

Midnight Sun Moscow poured black with a thick tan head that sticks around and leaves little lacing but coats the glass with oily, dark caramel looking layer. I often prefer stouts to not have a white head, so visually, this ale was gorgeous! The smell was absolutely wonderful.
coronado stupid stout

Coronado Brewing Co Stupid Stout Review

Stupid Stout, by Coronado Brewing Company is a much welcome surprise. I had known Coronado for their Blue Bridge Coffee Stout, Orange Ave Wit, Mermaid Red and Islander IPA.
hamilton's tavern

Santa’s Secret Stash, December 19, 2013

Santa's Secret Stash is an event put on by Scott Blair, owner of Hamilton's Tavern, Small Bar and Monkey Paw. This is a unique event where all three locations have rare beers, that have been stashed away, on draft and cask with small tasters so you can try as many as possible.