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San Diego - Brewery Hopping
Its about time I posted these.

skorzy had never been to San Diego, and I grew up there, so Halloween weekend seemed to be an ideal time to play tour guide and show off my home city.

Firstly, we did pretty much the only thing we and our other friends do in San Diego, and that's go brewery hopping. This is different from bar hopping as we attend tastings, go to the bistro for lunch, and act like pretentious beer snobs. Clearly different!

There's two notable breweries that we frequent, those being the Stone Brewing Co. and AleSmith.

Follow skorzy to beer adventures!

First and foremost was our usual Stone, that has an /incredible/ bistro. I highly recommend their garlic cheese soup and their $12 BLT. Its worth ever penny. Nearly everything on the menu is made with one of their beers!

We sampled the Lightning Keller Koelsch. Not one of Stone's but I have an affinity for cloudy beers. I think this one takes the cake :)

Everyone gets into the act...

Next was AleSmith which was having a Halloween tasting to introduce their Evil Dead Red

My favorites from them are Horny Devil and Nautical Nut Brown. Yummy yum yum :9


More to come!
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droolingfanboy From: droolingfanboy Date: November 9th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Right with you on the cloudy beer issue if you can read a menu through your beer its no good. in fact i prefer brews that allow no light to escape.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: November 9th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I love cloudy beers. Not fond of hoppy beers, which is interestlingly enough, what Stone is all about, but they do offer beer on their menu that they don't make. AleSmith has some hoppy ones but they, to me, taste better than Stone's and are less perfumy.

I like a good thick beer that is also refreshing. So far, outside of Germany's weizen selections, this Koelsch is my favorite.

kayotae From: kayotae Date: November 9th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)
It looked like you crossed the bridge. Did you stop at Coronado BrewCo? If not, it's definately worth investigating on your next trip South.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: November 9th, 2008 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)
We went to Coronado but we were on the Old Town Trolley so we were on a very tight schedule and unfortunately didn't get to drink or eat on the peninsula. This was sort of a "San Diego Sampler", Skorzy said he wanted to go for more of a focused stay next time so I will definitely hit that up next time we go! (and the lobster bisque at Peohe's, I'm sad we didn't have time for that)
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thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: November 9th, 2008 05:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Why do you think they were warning us? D:
doc_halfmoon From: doc_halfmoon Date: November 9th, 2008 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
BEER!!! XD coincidence: my friends in Italy will start today a lil home-made beer production! ;D (I'd be curious to see the results)

I miss my dear pub in Cabiate (near Meda), "Il Fundeghè" (The Grocer in Milanese Dialect); Fortunately here I found some good Dutch beers, but in Belgian style! XD "La Trappe", cause I love Trappist beers. ;D

selunca From: selunca Date: November 9th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love the heart in the bottom of the glass :)
keesh From: keesh Date: November 9th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
One of these days I'll have to get my paws on the Lightning Keller. :P
spunkywulf From: spunkywulf Date: November 10th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
That first pic of Jeff is frightening and wonderful.
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