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Old 11-19-21, 02:48 PM
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Here is a local brewery from Houston. Smooth made by Karbach Brewing Company. You can drink a 6er in no time the beer is that smooth The official Houston Astros ballpark beer. They sell it at concerts in Austin. Anyways show off your favorite local beers nothing better to do? LoL.


Them cheating Astros lol if you ainít cheating you ainít trying and it is only cheating if ya get caught lol.
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one of my all-time favorites. I'm lucky enough to call a number of great beers local, including New Belgium:


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My preference is strong quality rather than weaker quantity.
Like imperial stouts especially if bourbon barrel aged.
Here is one of my local favs
https://untappd.com/b/tupps-brewery-...wn-man/1484541
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Just had a great stout the other day... From Stone Brewing in San Diego. Stone Woot Stout... Bourbon barrel aged, made with pecans, wheat and rye... 11.5 ABV and quite smooth... definitely for sipping on a cold winter day in front of an open fire.

https://www.stonebrewing.com/beer/st...on-w00tstout-4
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Good topic!

Iím in Victoria, British Columbia and weíve got quite a vibrant beer scene. By coincidence Iíve just ridden out to a local brewpub for a late lunch, now Iím finishing up with a delicious imperial stout (10.3%) ABV

Im going to ride by another brewery that just opened a lounge & Iíll fuel up for the ride home. Iím fortunate enough to be able to get to these via bike paths with almost no riding on the streets
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My favorite local beer:



First time, I only tried it because it was free (work event with open bar with local taps). I didn't expect to like it. I like peanut butter, and lots of peanut things (Thai peanut sauce, Kung Pao chicken), but for some reason not peanut butter cookies.

But this is like a liquid, alcoholic Nutty Bar. Can't get enough!

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This is another favorite,



This beer is what boosted the sale price of Ballast Point to $1B, and now it's available nationwide (probably worldwide).

I've had it fresh on tap at the tasting room that my wife & I can easily ride our bikes to. I've also had fresh on tap the Habanero and Grapefruit versions. Loved 'em both, especially the Hab.
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Always love Nelson hops, Alpine makes this beaut:



Also Alpine Duet is very good
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The Modern Times Fruitlands is a Gose (think half-sour) with a rotation of fruits they go through. The Passionfruit is our favorite

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One of the best Hazy/New England IPAs I've had, from Mike Hess brewing:


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Originally Posted by winston63 View Post
Good topic!

I’m in Victoria, British Columbia and we’ve got quite a vibrant beer scene. By coincidence I’ve just ridden out to a local brewpub for a late lunch, now I’m finishing up with a delicious imperial stout (10.3%) ABV

Im going to ride by another brewery that just opened a lounge & I’ll fuel up for the ride home. I’m fortunate enough to be able to get to these via bike paths with almost no riding on the streets
OK, I'm moving.

Actually a brew pub just opened up a couple months ago, about a mile away from me... as soon as they get the recipes worked out, I might find myself there on a somewhat regular basis... (where everybody knows your name... ) Right now the beer comes out too flat and the flavors are a bit off and somewhat random. Either they will fix it or get a new brew master... it was too large an investment for this space (old converted barn with lots of cool decor) to go under.

Someone just posted "Modern Times" up above... I remember going in there when they first opened... with a couple brew kettles in the back... in this huge warehouse in San Diego... beer was OK... nothing to write home about. They grew. Last time I was there, (pre-covid) it was standing room only, and they had giant tanks in the back... what a transformation. And the beer is good too.

Some times it takes a bit to get it just right.

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This local Nut Brown ale is a tribute to local hero Tony Gwynn. Very smooth and drinkable. Imagine if Newcastle were not just ok, but delicious

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Originally Posted by winston63 View Post
Good topic!

Iím in Victoria, British Columbia and weíve got quite a vibrant beer scene. By coincidence Iíve just ridden out to a local brewpub for a late lunch, now Iím finishing up with a delicious imperial stout (10.3%) ABV

Im going to ride by another brewery that just opened a lounge & Iíll fuel up for the ride home. Iím fortunate enough to be able to get to these via bike paths with almost no riding on the streets
There are craft breweries all over San Diego County, but SR-78 that runs East/West through North County, has been nicknamed "Hop Highway".

From this yelp page https://www.yelp.com/biz/hop-highway-78-vista here's a nice little summary:

The Highway 78 corridor in San Diego's North County runs from Escondido in the east to Oceanside and the Pacific Ocean in the west. It is a 20mile drive that is lovingly called the "Hop Highway". The Hop Highway is home to no less than 22 craft breweries, several wineries and even a meadery! There are also several more craft breweries in the works! Most all locations are located very close to the freeway itself. All have something special to pour for you, so check them out!.
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Someone just posted "Modern Times" up above... I remember going in there when they first opened... with a couple brew kettles in the back... in this huge warehouse in San Diego... beer was OK... nothing to write home about. They grew. Last time I was there, (pre-covid) it was standing room only, and they had giant tanks in the back... what a transformation. And the beer is good too.

Some times it takes a bit to get it just right.
MT is a collaboration between a business guy, and brewing wizard Mike Tonsmeire aka the Mad Fermentationist. Tonsmeire wasn't interested in co-founding the brewery, so he moved out to I think D.C. but still provided creative support in terms of innovative brew recipes.

EDIT according to here, more like he was already in DC, was invited to relocate as head brewer, but declined

https://www.themadfermentationist.co...ng-here-i.html
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
There are craft breweries all over San Diego County, but SR-78 that runs East/West through North County, has been nicknamed "Hop Highway".

From this yelp page https://www.yelp.com/biz/hop-highway-78-vista here's a nice little summary:
Wow, thatís officially on my bucket list now!!

we do have a good number of breweries easily accessible by bike paths but not that many.
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anybody know how to edit an IMG bbmarkup tag to control the size? I wouldn't mind shrinking that belching beaver up there a bit. There are smaller pics online, but I liked that close-up of the logo
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Originally Posted by winston63 View Post
Wow, thatís officially on my bucket list now!!

we do have a good number of breweries easily accessible by bike paths but not that many.
One of these days (maybe even today? I'm not sure), most of 78 should be accessible by bike using a MUP adjacent to the train route. SR-78 is like a 20min drive from my house though, I don't ever bike up that way.

BTW Stone is considered part of the Hop Highway.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
This local Nut Brown ale is a tribute to local hero Tony Gwynn. Very smooth and drinkable. Imagine if Newcastle were not just ok, but delicious

Correction, I was confused (just thinking about all these great local beers is making me tipsy!) The .394 is just a Pale Ale. It's OK, but Nut Brown is my favorite Alesmith:

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Part of what made me think of the .394 though is the can design. The .394 uses throwback Padres colors, like that can in the OP is Astros
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
anybody know how to edit an IMG bbmarkup tag to control the size? I wouldn't mind shrinking that belching beaver up there a bit. There are smaller pics online, but I liked that close-up of the logo
Can't you just use the image post tool here? Sure, it comes out huge...

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I prefer to link to existing URLs just by typing, I think I see what you mean though, hold up...

nope, BF img thingy didn't like the URL (which I got from the duckduckgo search results via 'copy image address'). It has to be a good URL in some sense, because it works when pasted into the post box between IMG tags
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
I prefer to link to existing URLs just by typing, I think I see what you mean though, hold up...

nope, BF img thingy didn't like the URL (which I got from the duckduckgo search results via 'copy image address'). It has to be a good URL in some sense, because it works when pasted into the post box between IMG tags
I used your URL... I just went between the first "html" and the ".jpg" and pasted it in. see below (although it may become truncated when I post.)
https://external-content.duckduckgo....tter-Stout.jpg
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OK, I'm moving.

Actually a brew pub just opened up a couple months ago, about a mile away from me... as soon as they get the recipes worked out, I might find myself there on a somewhat regular basis... (where everybody knows your name... ) Right now the beer comes out too flat and the flavors are a bit off and somewhat random. Either they will fix it or get a new brew master... it was too large an investment for this space (old converted barn with lots of cool decor) to go under.

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Some times it takes a bit to get it just right.
Yeah, in fact the brew pub I was at for lunch had a pretty shaky start with uneven quality and some beers that frankly tasted like poorly made home brews. It took them some time to really get it together but they are producing excellent beers now.

I recall they brought in a new brewer and a consultant to address their quality control issues, it certainly paid off
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Correction, I was confused (just thinking about all these great local beers is making me tipsy!) The .394 is just a Pale Ale. It's OK, but Nut Brown is my favorite Alesmith:

I donít generally see Alesmith beers in my market, but back in something like 2007 (?) I was at a conference in San Diego and made a pilgrimage out to the brewery. I just showed up with a colleague but the brew crew were happy to give us a personalized tour and poured us numerous samplesÖ I was very impressed with the whole thing though I was a bit shocked at how high gravity most of the beers were!
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Just had a great stout the other day... From Stone Brewing in San Diego. Stone Woot Stout... Bourbon barrel aged, made with pecans, wheat and rye... 11.5 ABV and quite smooth... definitely for sipping on a cold winter day in front of an open fire.

https://www.stonebrewing.com/beer/st...on-w00tstout-4
I have enjoyed many of Stone Brewing offerings and also love visiting the Stone Beer Garden. The Woot's are fantastic.
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