Craft Beer Library

Welcome to the Library! What you see is what you get. Nothing fancy, just a chronicle of all things beer.

Last nights pick (San Diego edition). Thanks to my wonderful wife yet again my old man and I shared a bomber of Mission Brewery, Shipwrecked DIPA. And good grief was it tasty. A must try for any IPA lover out there. You will not be disappointed. Hovering right around 9% abv, there wasn’t even a hint of alcohol anywhere in there. It had a wonderful malty flavor supported by a trifecta of hop varieties. I will definitely be having more from these guys.
truchadacat:

beer and internet… prolly gonna be hitting this place every monday. Dope spot. #oakland #thetelegraph #bison #chillstatus #beergarden #cali4life #tmblr #eastbay (at Beer Garden)

Friend of mine.

truchadacat:

beer and internet… prolly gonna be hitting this place every monday. Dope spot. #oakland #thetelegraph #bison #chillstatus #beergarden #cali4life #tmblr #eastbay (at Beer Garden)

Friend of mine.

Now that’s a hop pellet.

Now that’s a hop pellet.

hopulikeit said: Hi I loved your latest post with te flying dog beer. I was curious if you knew where I could buy the flying dog glass you featured. It's so cool!

It appears as though they are available right from the brewery website. https://flyingdogbrewery.web-stores.biz/mobile/home.asp#page-84. Cheers!

bearmountainbrewing:

A poor man’s gravity system, but it gets the job done.

Yes it does. Whatcha Makin’?

bearmountainbrewing:

A poor man’s gravity system, but it gets the job done.

Yes it does. Whatcha Makin’?

Another day. Another stone. Haven’t been out to the breweries yet, but my old man has a pretty good selection of stuff on hand. So there’s that.

naptownpint:

Last night, Heavy Seas beat Flying Dog for the fourth year in a row in the Maryland Brewer’s Cup sailing race. We rode with the Flying Dog crew, and while losing was a bummer, I’d like to think we were first in friendship and partying.

We ended the night with a quick walk over to Factors Row for the after party. Enjoyed a firkin of Flying Dog’s Bloodline — one of my favorite new beers this year — with lemon zest and a bit of mint. It was pretty good, but a little too much citrus for my taste. Still, it was the perfect way to end our adventure.

Man, I know I said in this week’s column that the weekly beer tasting cruises aboard the Schooner Woodwind were awesome, but this was the coolest event ever. I’m already stoked for next year.

On a side note, the Easy IPA? I dig it. A lot.

Looks fun!

State craft brewers fear drought could alter business, and the beer - LA Times

Time to start thinking about what to do…

Obligatory all-around San Diego photo; Stone IPA and a mess of tacos. Unf, I love being home.
bakersbrews:

Yonder Bock (Tropical Maibock) - Sierra Nevada & Cigar City. 

I really liked this one. Hints of mango and passion fruit. Smooth malt taste. Nice little hop bitterness in the finish.

I heard from many that this was the best of the bunch.

bakersbrews:

Yonder Bock (Tropical Maibock) - Sierra Nevada & Cigar City.

I really liked this one. Hints of mango and passion fruit. Smooth malt taste. Nice little hop bitterness in the finish.

I heard from many that this was the best of the bunch.

alisekimberly:

Dogfish Head: “Keeping Delaware Wet” since 1995. #craftbeer #offcentered (at dogfish head craft brewery)

Hahaha. Of course!

alisekimberly:

Dogfish Head: “Keeping Delaware Wet” since 1995. #craftbeer #offcentered (at dogfish head craft brewery)

Hahaha. Of course!

bakersbrews:

Rico Sauvin DIPA from @atgbrewery. Smooth DIPA - I like what these guys do. #craftbeer #beerporn #ricosauvin #againstthegrain #nipple

bakersbrews:

Rico Sauvin DIPA from @atgbrewery. Smooth DIPA - I like what these guys do. #craftbeer #beerporn #ricosauvin #againstthegrain #nipple

Guess what my wife found for me… Dogfish Head 90min IPA.
Alright. So we made the first leg of our journey through California at a lazy, un-rushed pace. Left the foggy and drizzly Bay Area this morning about 10am and we just pulled into our first stop for the night, The Padre Hotel in Bakersfield. Turns out it’s only warmed up during our trip so far by about 45 degrees. It’s currently 107 outside here. AND since I knew that Bakersfield is really not a craft beer Mecca, I brought along a few beers to tide me over until we do reach the holy land. Here’s to swank hotels with a/c, desert heat and soon to be room service. Cheers everyone!

robotindisguise:

tastefullyoffensive: Man’s greatest invention. [video]

Amazing.

(via bakersbrews)