From time to time you can find me at a bar or a party with a glass of whiskey in my hand. I have never truly enjoyed the drink, but I feel that having it makes me seem more dignified and fun to talk to. Plus when my wife introduces me to people, they see […]Read More Stone Double Bastard Bigger Longer Uncut: Liquor is Quicker
I remember the first time I ever felt that I was playing a “next gen” game. I had walked into a Funcoland with my dad to buy a couple of games for our Dreamcast. We bought the old Sega beast second-hand after I played one at my friend’s house. Six hours of the best console […]Read More Halo series part 1: Reach
Hey, all six of you who read this regularly – Ryan here with a quick update. I have been silent on the site for a while because I have been working on some changes to how this blog works. This blog has changed styles and formats many times in the past and I did that […]Read More Homebody will be changing.
When Stone Brewing discontinued their Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA, I was pretty bummed about it. This was one of my favorite IPAs ever, combining crisp and bright hops with a delightfully dark and roasty body. I was so upset by the beer being retired I decided to throw it a going-away party at the restaurant […]Read More Sam Adams Black IPA: Righteous and Sublime
If you have not yet been to one, or you do not have one near you, Aldi is a grocery store chain that has become my new favorite place to purchase cheap provisions. The prices are extremely low (we pay about $50 per week for two people for all our groceries), the selection is good […]Read More Aldi Beer of the Week: Kinroo Blue Belgian White Ale
There is no doubt in my mind that the reason I love craft beer so much is because of Sierra Nevada. I know that sometimes this blog seems like a repository for the rantings of a fanboy, and while I do not mean for it to be that way: it is. Sierra Nevada is my […]Read More Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2016: Welcome Home, Friend
If you know anything about San Diego beer, you probably know about a little brewery called Ballast Point. If you know about Ballast Point, you probably know about Sculpin. And if you know about Sculpin, chances are you know about Grapefruit Sculpin. This citrusy hop bomb made waves a few years ago by introducing the […]Read More Refuge Brewing Company Grapefruit IPA: A challenger approaches.
Can we take a minute and talk about the simple act of loving a beer? Not just beer in general, but an individual beer. One of those beers that once you have one, its all you are drinking for the night. That kind of beer that always comes home with you when you see it […]Read More Latitude 33 Blood Orange IPA: A Bloody Good Beer
I want to write a scathing review of Guinness Nitro IPA. Honestly, I feel like it could do for me what so many other bloggers depend on scathing reviews for. The almighty click which drives so many review sites, both in beer and entertainment is something that I struggle with daily. Sure having a ton […]Read More Guinness Nitro IPA: We need to have a talk
As a lover of all things beer and coffee, one would easily conclude that I am purely fanatical of the combination of the two. Strangely though, coffee and beer are not always a combination of flavors that I jump for. The coffee is usually too bitter or metallic, or sometimes the beer is given a […]Read More Stone Americano Stout: Quit Starbuckin’ Us!
Anytime Sierra Nevada releases a new beer, I get excited. While I adore that breweries like Sam Adams, Blue Moon and Stone have dozens of new releases every year (variety…something something spice of life), Sierra Nevada’s restrained release calendar makes each new beer seem special. It does not hurt that I am a huge SN […]Read More Sierra Nevada Otra Vez: Totes-ma-Gose
So I love Blue Moon. I know that I am supposed to try and refrain from macro beers but I can’t help it- Blue Moon is great. The regular Blue Moon is a great everyday beer. It makes for a great beer cocktail and for an awesome brew to have while grilling. The seasonal offerings […]Read More Blue Moon Cappuccino Oatmeal Stout: Simple as it Should Be
Canned cocktails… canned… craft(?) cocktails… from Ballast Point… at Trader Joe’s… for $13 a 4-pack… what… the… ACTUAL FUCK?! OK so I am going to get real with you: I want to hate this. I really want to hate this abomination in a can but… dammit… I love it. I love rum. I know nothing […]Read More Ballast Point Rum & Cola: Huh… Hmm…Well… Where did it go?
I know that the subtitle for this review was less than stellar, but I honestly feel it is appropriate. Trader Joe’s is my favorite grocery store but they were never my favorite place to buy beer. Sure you can grab a single bottle from literally anything on the shelf (make a six pack if you […]Read More Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale 2015 – Damn Delicious
Ice cream. We all know it. We all love it. The wonderful combination of milk, sugar and sub-zero temperatures creates a delicacy that is enjoyed by all ages, nations, races and borders. Everyone has a favorite ice cream. Personally I am a mint-chip fan (but that stems from an old belief that mint means healthy, […]Read More New Belgium + Ben & Jerry’s Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale: Welcome to Brown Town