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Old 08-04-2009, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default SOCAL San Diego Stone 13th 08/20/09 - 08/25/09 olllllo's Alegust Beer Trek Part II

I have some free time to spend in SoCal. My only firm date right now is
Saturday for Stone 13th Anniversary Celebration

So the days before and after are flexible.

I'm looking to hit up Port/Lost Abbey as well.

Not sure about where I'll be staying either, yet.

Lets drink some beer. Brewout? Meet up? Tips?

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Old 08-04-2009, 05:44 PM   #2
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I would recommend a visit to AleSmith as well since you'll be in the area.

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Old 08-04-2009, 07:38 PM   #3
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Tip: Don't stay downtown in the gaslamp unless you've got some kind of hook-up. The rooms are expensive and hard to get, as it's tourist season.

There's lots of cool bars with good beer lists, for an evening, check out Toranado Welcome This place is an area called North Park, which is a very hip and beer-y side of town, just a stone's throw from downtown (which also has some cool places, but is kinda expensive, and way busy on weekends).

I'm up for whatever, almost most of the people from HBT that are from San Diego that I know of are all in north county, up near where Stone, Lost Abbey/Port etc. are located.

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Old 08-06-2009, 06:58 PM   #4
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hmm. Yeah, this all depends on where you're staying.

For Port/LA, I think you'd be best served going to this:
The Lost Abbey » Port Brewing’s Annual Pre-Stone Anniversary Brunch

Green Flash is also up in that area, but I've never been to their brewery. Great beer, nice guys, but I'm not sure how user-friendly their brewery is.

Since you'll be in on the 20th, I'd suggest either Thursday or Friday (2-5 only - horrible hours...) going to Alesmith. Again, it is a small brewery, but they are world class, have most of their beer on tap when you go there, and you can buy bottles right from them. And Jess (the person who works at the tap room) is totally rad.

You could also hit up Ballast Point's Scripps location while you're in that area. You don't even have to get on the freeway to get there. If you go on a Thursday, there's typically a cask or a special beer on, so you might get lucky with that. If it is Friday, well, you still get good beer. They just remodeled and I haven't seen the new tasting room yet, but I hear it is bigger which can only be good because the place gets crowded.

The other Ballast Point brewery is also our LHBS, and is a bit further South, which is closer to where you get to the greatest beer hallway in So Cal.

If you start at Blind Lady Alehouse in Normal Heights, then move on to Toronado, and then Hamilton's Tavern, and if you're feeling adventurous, all the way to downtown Johnny Brown's. There's a bus that goes between all but the Blind Lady. There are more beer bars on 30th as well. Ritual Tavern is a small restaurant with good beer. There's a place called the Linkery that I won't set foot in because the owner is a dick. There are a few others as well, but the 3 I mentioned (plus DTJBs) are your best bet.

Blind Lady Alehouse is owned by Lee Chase, of Stone brewing fame. They make pizza and salad and stuff like that. Toronado is loud and sterile, but has great beer, and Hamilton's is sort of the perfect bar. Great beer, shuffleboard, a better jukebox now that they switched it out, and the best atmosphere in SD.

As for brewing, I'm pretty sure I'd be down for a session on the 23rd if you wanted to do so. I could fire up my system or we could do it at someone else's house. My house isn't conducive to multiple brewers, but my old system is portable enough that I could throw it in my truck if we wanted to do so.

OH ****! I forgot Pizza Port. Pizza Port in Carlsbad is a must see. It is North County SD, and along the same corridor as GF, LA, Stone, etc., but is close to the coast, walking distance to the train and the beach, and has an amazing bottle shop next door. Food is good, lots of guest taps, and Jeff Bagby is a great head brewer.

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There is a Lot to see an do in San Diego, Carnevoodoo hit a lot of them, 30th street has probably the most dense collection of places dedicated to serving really good craft beers in San Diego. I don't not the owner of linkery, but the food is good and the beer selection is good, and they usually have a cask or two running, but it is pricey. If you do end up Down town the neighborhood has some good food and lots of beer's

there is also Brewery Tours of San Diegowho from what I hear do a good job, and you can get single person tickets daily.

In my hood C-MONT! there is Obrein's "the hoppiest place on earth" which has an excellent selection on tap, and an impressive bottle list.

No mater what you will have a good time!

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Oh, I forgot about O'Briens. Duh. Yeah, go there if you like hops. However, not much of a night life hot spot.

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Does this mean you won't be at the Alamo City Cervesa Fest in San Antonio?

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This is also a great resource for Brewery information Pub quest

It is a site dedicated to listing Brewery's and Brew houses, so you won't find a lot of the bars that were mentioned, unless they brew as well. Blind lady ale house is not (or not that I know of yet, was there last week) brewing just yet, but I hear they should be soon.

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pubquest is a little limited. beermapping.org is much more thorough.

there's also the San Diego Brewer's Guild site that has a lot of good information.

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This is also a great resource for Brewery information Pub quest

It is a site dedicated to listing Brewery's and Brew houses, so you won't find a lot of the bars that were mentioned, unless they brew as well. Blind lady ale house is not (or not that I know of yet, was there last week) brewing just yet, but I hear they should be soon.
Blind Lady has brewed at the Mission facility. They don't have on-site brewing capability, but Lee has made his first beer there.
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