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W00tstout 2015

September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

When you count yourself as a beer snob, you might be inquired upon to answer the question “What is your favorite beer?” or “What’s the best beer you’ve ever tasted?” Your answer to these questions...

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Saint Archer Pale Ale

August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Yet another brewery on the San Diego scene, Saint Archer distinguishes itself by maintaining a surprisingly limited line up of beers. While this culture of craft beer definitely values diversity, there’s nothing wrong with a...

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Clown Shoes Brewing – Undead Party Crasher

August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Clown Shoes Brewing out of Ipswich, Massachusetts is an entertaining deal. The name, the story and label artwork all combine to create an unforgettable bottle of beer. Conveniently, their beers are also delicious. Apparently, Clown Shoes...

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Ballast Point Brewing – Black Marlin Porter

August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ballast Point Brewing has been a respectable force in the ultra competitive San Diego beer landscape. Historically, I’ve found their lineup to be more moderate in character than the more notorious Stone and equally capable Green...

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Iron Springs Brewery – The Crippla

August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Iron Springs Brewery out of Fairfax, California brings us this Oatmeal Stout out of relative obscurity. I have had their DIPA “The Crippla” before and found it to be respectable, if not exactly ground breaking....

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El Segundo Brewing Co – Two 5 Left DIPA

August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

El Segundo Brewing Co resides near the beach in the shadow of the Los Angeles International Airport. Most of their beers are named in honor of local landmarks and features; and the double IPA is...

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Mother Earth Brewing Co. – Boo Koo IPA

August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

You can be excused for not knowing Mother Earth Brewing Co. because apparently they’ve existed primarily as a homebrew supply store, and only since 2010. But they do bottle and distribute beer. Boo Koo IPA...

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Anderson Valley in Boonville, California (look that one up on a map) is an established name in the craft beer world; most famously known for their exceptionally smooth Amber Ale. Over the past couple of...

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Rogue Brewing – Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout

August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’ve had a tumultuous relationship with Oregon’s Rogue Brewing- they often produce beers with flavors and themes that sound amazing to me, but the result is bizarre and off target from my expectations. Yet every couple...

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From Dust Bowl Brewing in Turlock, California is Therpaist Imperial IPA. I wasn’t able to track down much specific history about Dust Bowl Brewing, but it seems like they’re relatively young in the regionally-distributed-craft-beer game....

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