brp2 - You had a bad bottle. Hoppy Bday is real good. I'm under the impression Alpine's beers don't travel too well, for some reason. Not sure they have decent distribution, or maybe something else... Dunno.
I've worn Lands End polos (and turtle necks) at work exclusively for 20yrs. The navy color lasts a long time. They're trim, well made, have the longer tail in back and you can get them in tall sizes, which I like. For the pub, etc. I prefer Lacoste (vintage or L!ve, which have the longer tail) and some bright colored FPs. I also have a few pairs of nice and slim chinos, from their now defunct Canvas line, which are really well made.
^ No knock on Colorado, my man. I'm a big fan of quite a few breweries there. Just drank a Great Divide "Titan" a few minutes ago, which I always enjoy. Also dig everything that I've had from Odell. Oscar Blues Dale's is a staple of mine and I really like most of there others too. My wife's favorite gluten free beer is New Belgium's. Of course, Avery is top notch too. However, the sheer amount of excellent beer in San Diego is overwhelming.
Modern Times is fine, but way down on the list of good San Diego breweries. If I was visiting here from out of town and only had a few days, they wouldn't make the cut. Don't get me wrong, I've had plenty of their offerings on several different occasions. Enjoyed most all of them. However, there's just a shit-ton of better options available here.