Sunday, July 29, 2012

Surly Goat

At the Surly Goat again this trip and it isn't disappointing with Sextant, an oatmeal stout from Ballast Point on nitro and from Alesmith, Summer Yuelsmith, an Imperial IPA. There is a mix of beers from Ca, with Sierra Nevada, Russian River's Pliny the Elder to Epic from Utah with Hopulent IPA to Colorado's favorite Avery's White Rascal. Surly Goat has a wide selection of beers for everyone's taste.

The Daily Pint

Here is an example of the Whiskey-Scotch selection at the Daily Pint in Santa Monica. They have over 350 different brands ranging from $7-900 a shot.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Daily Pint

Stopped one of Larry's favorite pubs in Santa Monica, The Daily Pint. A quaint pub that looks like a dive bar from the street but makes up for the curb appeal with 33 taps with 4 cask hand pulls. Larry's drinking a pint of Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Dbl IPA and I'm having Seduction Belgian Dark Ale from Ommegang.

The Library

I'm in Santa Monica again and of course, had to stop at The Library Alehouse. Larry has a pint of Ballast Point Big Eye IPA on nitro and I'm drinking Weihenstephan Vitus, a double hefeweizen.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Oskar Blues Can Can Girls Beer Club dinner at Hops and Heifers Farm

The Can Can Girls hosted a beer dinner at the Hops and Heifers farm in Longmont on June 21. The farm is owned by Dale Katechis who also owner of Oskar Blues Brewery. The farm is located in Longmont against the backdrop of the foothills of the Front Range. The dinner was on a patio deck next to the garden of hops.
We started our evening at the Tasty Weasel, the taproom of the brewery in Longmont. With beer in hand we piled into Da Blues Bus, that drove us to the Hops and Heifers farm.

The ride took west towards the foothills, 15 minutes later we where at the farm. We met with Geoff Hess who gave us the history of the farm. It was bought by Dale Katechis eight years ago who was interested in an efficient sustainable agriculture. Hess is the manager of the farm. Besides the home of the Katechis on the farm, they grow 8 different strains of hops for the brewery and they have a small herd of black angus cattle.

The dinner was cooked entirely in the Oskar Blues Bonewagon, a food truck or smokateria on wheels.

We all gathered by the Bonewagon before heading to the patio seating. Here's a photo of our friends Max and Dave Chichura, head brewer for Oskar Blues Brewery.

This was a sold out event, we made sure to sit with our friends, Max, Mitch, and Barbara.

The first course was Marrakesh style with sesame serrano grilled chicken but we shared pickled cucumbers and red onions, roasted red pepper salad, leek fondue, and flat bread paired with Deviant Dales.

Second course, En Papillote, monkfish, mussels, shrimp, clams, cheery tomatoes, garlic, chives, and green olives wrapped in parchment paper. We shared country ham, sweet peas, and risotto, which was paired with Pin-up Pale. The Can Can Girls Beer Club brewed the Pin-up Ale.

Third course was Petite Hops & Heifers Filet wirh tarragon beernaise, shared sweet potato and gorgonzola grits, with grilled asparagus on the side. Dales Pale Ale was paired with this course.

Fourth on the menu was Saint Marcellin Chees with sweet onion jam and fig. This course was paired with Gubna.
The picture quality wasn't good when using an iPhone camera.

The dessert course was Luscious, with creme de banana paired with G'Night. The creme de banana was served in a small beer can.

The Hops and Heifer Farm beer dinner was such a fun and tasty experience that I can't wait for the next one.
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Location:Longmont, Colorado

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel Taproom

Drinking 10 oz Sour Cherry Whiskey Barrel Aged TenFidy, wow what a beer! Cherry aroma with cherry and whiskey flavors, this isn't your ordinary beer. TenFidy is 10.5 ABV. Cheers!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Beer sharing

We get together almost every month and share beer.