Monthly Archives: September 2008

5th Annual Wet Hop Festival at the Bistro

With Summer but a pleasant memory and Fall coming into its own, you’d have thunk that the beer festival scene would be over and done with. Nope, not just yet. Our favorite hophead’s heaven, The Bistro, will be holding their … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Dinner with the Beer Chef

Chef Paton, aka The Beer Chef, is holding another one of his beer and food pairing events. Usually Chef Paton will organize one of these dinners with a single brewery but, similar to his 5 Guys and a Barrel dinner, … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Alesmith Brewing Company

Alesmith is one of those breweries that was originally on my list of places to visit. At first, I was 50/50 about going but after getting recommended by a former San Diego resident and beer lover, I decided that this … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Toronado-San Diego

When it comes to beer bars, the name Toronado is held in high regard by many who know. Their draught beer list is rotational and is always fresh with the finest examples of crafted ales from around the world. While … Continue reading

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Gravenstein apples make good humble pie

I thought I’d take a break and write about something not related to my San Diego trip. I’ll plan on having the next San Diego related post up by very late tonight but enjoy this diversion until then. There’s nothing … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Churchills Pub & Grille

Still reeling from our fantastic experience at Lost Abbey, Sammy and I decide it’s time to eat. We ask Terri, Sage and some locals sitting next to us at Lost Abbey where there’s a good place to eat around here. … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Lost Abbey

Lost Abbey is a line of beers brewed by Port Brewing. Port Brewing, as you may or may not know, is a sister company of the Pizza Port brew pubs. Tomme Arthur is the master brewer and he’s come up … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Pizza Port Solana Beach

On our way to San Diego, Sammy and I decided to stop by Pizza Port Solana Beach. For those who aren’t familiar with Pizza Port, let me give you a little history. There are 3 Pizza Ports. The Solana Beach … Continue reading

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…and we’re back!

This trip was just what the doctor ordered. Things have been pretty tense at work and this vacation was just what I needed to recharge the batteries. I can’t say enough good things about San Diego and the surrounding areas. … Continue reading

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It’s that time of the year again, for the very first time

This Saturday will mark the one-year anniversary of my marriage. To celebrate, the wife and I will be driving down to San Diego for some much needed rest and relaxation. My wife, being the cool chick she is, is cool … Continue reading

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