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Any place to buy alpine in town? Brewery is closed today and we're leaving

Beer menus and untapped sucks so much and twitter isn't helping

At pizza port in solana beach



Had the swami ipa (buy six packs of this. Nice juicy and lots of herbal weedy characteristics) and the gangbanger (fresh simcoe single hopped. Honestly one of the best IPAs I've had) and the ponto (sessionable ipa). My money's on ponto tho. Best sessionable I've had. Super aromatic and the malt sweetness is well dialed in. Also that herbal notes from swami

I didn't know this but apparently each pizza port brews their own beer and has their own head brewer that has license to do what they want. Very cool concept

Pizza kinda mediocre tho

Beer quality in san Diego is extraordinary. You guys are really lucky.

Prolly heading to alpine tomorrow.

Really craving some westbrook gose tho. Surprised it's not a popular category yet. Perfect summer beer
Edited by indesertum - Yesterday at 7:54 pm
post #7382 of 7389
Olive Tree Market, in Ocean Beach, usually has 22oz bottles. O'Brien's, 4646 Convoy St., usually has Nelson or Duet on tap, though it's not a particularly atmospheric destination in and of itself.

Pizza Port S.I.P.A. is one of my favorites. Love the 16oz 6pack of cans. CRUSHABLE!!!

Hamilton's Tavern, 1521 30th St., usually has a solid amount of Guez, Saisson, etc... in bottles available. Plus they always have Pliny on tap. There's also a new-ish Belgian bar in the same neighborhood called Bar Brabant, 2310 30th St., which also has a real solid selection. I think you'd really dig Small Bar, on 4628 Park Blvd. too.
post #7383 of 7389
Shared some Lunch and Morph with a friend this weekend and Sunday I cracked open one of my last bottles from Ocooney. Definitely sour, up there with Hanssens Kriek.

Couple BA trades landed yesterday, really excited about these.


Of course had to crack one of these. Definitely could had been fresher but oh well. Tasty, although [IMO] Heady is better.

Edited by Ken P - Today at 8:13 am
post #7384 of 7389
(I think so too)

Looked at the tap list for small bar and they have supplication, consecration, lost abbey framboise, red poppy ale, angels share grand cru, societes the pupil, seizon bretta

Oh my. Makes me want to move here
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(I think so too)

Looked at the tap list for small bar and they have supplication, consecration, lost abbey framboise, red poppy ale, angels share grand cru, societes the pupil, seizon bretta

Oh my. Makes me want to move here
God damn. I have one more box on its way from CA and its all RR sours, can't wait. Something you and @nahneun will be excited to hear, word on the street is Almanac is distro-ing to NYC now.

Speaking in generalities: VT beer>CA beer, but CA has way more variety of options and all the options seem to be on point. When I was out there and in a bar I'd just order whatever was local and I'd find the stuff I hadn't heard of or under-hyped on BA was always really good. While I've definitely had some bad VT beer. (MA is the same).
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

(I think so too)

Looked at the tap list for small bar and they have supplication, consecration, lost abbey framboise, red poppy ale, angels share grand cru, societes the pupil, seizon bretta

Oh my. Makes me want to move here

It's in a pretty cool 'hood, has solid juke box, great atmosphere and well above average food to boot. Owner's one of my BFFs, is a cicerone (sp?) and takes his shit seriously. Highly recommend, along with Hamilton's Tavern and Monkey Paw, his other joints.

How long you in town for?
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We were going to Santa Barbara yesterday but stayed last night at a beach near San Diego. we're hitting up alpine and then heading to Santa Barbara today

Eating at this place called carnitas snack shack and they have societe the pupil and ballast point sculpin on tap. God if only fast food restaurants in NYC had similar options.

I would live here if it didn't get so hot in the day
post #7388 of 7389
Far out. Have a safe drive and enjoy Alpine!
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I'm drinking the unaged Liquid Confidence right now. It's so much sweeter than the sherry-cask-aged one. Weird. Way too sweet for me. Other than that, very nice.
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