Originally Posted by carnevoodoo
If you're driving out to Yuma, you have a few options, all which are freeway close. 1. Best Damn Beer Shop in downtown SD might have it. 2. There are two stores off the 8 called Windmill Farms and K&B Wine Cellars that are next door to each other. 3. You could try Whole Foods in Hillcrest. Oh! 4. Olive Tree in Ocean Beach isn't that bad from where you will be, and might be your best bet for fresh stock.
That said, Pliny always runs out. For it to be available might be lucky, and if a store other than a heavily trafficked store has it, I'd check the date on it to make sure it isn't old. Call or email any of them to see what they have. BDBS and Olive Tree will probably hold stuff for you. It'll be cheapest at Windmill Farms.
And you should also plan to stop in Alpine on your way to Yuma to go to Alpine Brew Co's pub. They have some of the best hoppy beer in the county, and they're right on the way.
Well I did end up at the BDBS. Great place. Bought Pliny, Blind Pig, Temptation, Alpine Duet, and Exponential Hopiness.
Now don't get me wrong. Pliny is great! I loved it. But I made a clone that ended a little sweeter that the Pliny and I think I liked the clone better.
The next day I drank the Alpine Duet. Hands done one of the best beers I have ever had. So flavorful, smooth and drinkable. Delicious.
I plan on stopping by the Alpine Brewery on the way back to SD on friday.
Then making another stop at the BDBS before going back to the airport.
Thanks for the suggestions.
Any idea where I could find a bottle of Deschutes Abyss? Didn't see any at BDBS. They have said they have trouble keeping on the shelf. Might stop for dinner at Downtown Johnny Browns for dinner and it looks liek there is a possibility of them having it on tap there. But I would really like to take a bottle home to share with some friends.
Anybody ever do any Alpine clones??? Have a recipe???