Living near Hamilton’s is a blessing (even though I haven’t checked in Untappd yet). There are plenty of beers, with a great variety. Just like Hamilton’s, Monkey Paw has a wonderful selection and a mellow atmosphere.
One night on my way home from work a co-worker giving me a lift suggested Monkey Paw. of course I was all in with that idea. Oddly enough we ran into a second co- worker grabbing brews with his roommates.
I had only two beers while at Monkey Paw and only rating/registering one of them on Untapped. as I stated in may posts prior I don’t like my phone to be the center of attention so I try to stay off of it. The first beer I had was
Hop Sour Mandarina – By Almanac Beer Co. an American Wild Ale at 7.00% ABV I gave it 4.25 stars on Untappd. as I get the bill back I was astounded 10 bucks for a glass of sour, I thought hopefully the taste is worth it. With my rating and feeling on Untappd I did like it. Over all my opinion it is a really great sour yet expensive as balls! good for a taste but not a multi drinker, nor an all night drinker. The second beer was a Monkey Paw original.
Meaty Beety Big and Bouncy – By Monkey Paw Brewing Company – an Imperial IPA/ American Double with an ABV of 9.00%. It was an odd red, yet tasty. I liked it a lot but did not record it.
While drinking I met my co-worker’s roommate who works at the Liverpool Bar, Princess Pub and informed her I would be in for the Liverpool game the following day. She didn’t believe me, which leads into my next post.
So, I haven’t been very active on the blog in a long time. I feel like I need to fix that, I’m going to try to be more regular with posts and articles. Here is a small story that will slowly transition into my other events that have happened in my absence. My fun day off and an amazing bike ride, so with out further ado my bike ride adventure.
Finally I have a day off, it has been about two weeks prior without a break from work. It was a beautiful Sunday that absolutely warranted a bike ride. I googled (isn’t that weird it’s a verb) breweries in San Diego and zoomed out of the regular South Park and North Park breweries and saw one on the edge of Chula Vista. Being on the edge of the northern part of Chula Vista made this ride more feasible, the distance was perfect.
My trip took me through the heart of down town, a fun but slow ferry ride to Coronado, and then a trip South on Silver Strand bike path. The day was beautiful. There was a side wind with a little tail wind to push me by the pulsing ocean. There were tons of people out riding the bike path as well as they highway it seemed as if each individual had a smile of wonder or struggle as I passed them. As soon as I finished the path around the beach and reached Imperial Beach it directed me west which was perfect. It put me right where I wanted to go to a really cool but not known brewery Bay Bridge Brewery.
Continue reading “Bike Ride”
coming up there will be a lot. Ideas, journeys and logo stay tuned.
Font needs to be addressed, on the draft screen I like how it looks but when it gets published it looks squashed (fixed).
That is besides the point Monday I was a little hung over from Sunday, we stopped beers at coin-op and preceded to wine and shots through out the rest of the night.
First stop Draft in Mission Beach. Made a flight out of 9oz tasters. The picture is courtesy of my instgram account. Four beers were had, I did not record these on my Untappd profile but they are above in picture as well as listed below.
Beer 1- Saint Archer Blonde Ale brought to you by Saint Archer Brewing Company from San Diego California. Kölsche style beer with an alcohol content of 4.8%.
Beer 2- The Apprentice by Societe Brewing Company also from San Diego California, It is a American IPA in style with an alcohol content of 7.6%.
Beer 3- Freshsqueezed made by Deschutes Brewery from Bend, Oregon. Another American IPA but darker than The Apprentice, with an alcohol content of 6.4%
Beer 4- Campfire Stout from High Water Brewing out of Chico California. The Style is an American Stout, and it has an alcohol content of 6.5%.
After draft it was a nice walk to the next stop. Pacific Beach Shore Club, where we got two 20oz Goblets of Beer.
Beer 1- Newcastle from Heineken Nederland B.V. out of the Netherlands. It is an English Brown Ale with an Alcohol content of 4.7%. I stated it was in a goblet which is true, a giant plastic goblet and I couldn’t really tell much details from them. But it tasted as a Newcastle would, not bad at all.
Beer 2- West Coast IPA (2015) from Green Flash Brewing Company out of San Diego, Ca. It is an American Double, or Imperial IPA with an ABV of 8.10%. Tasty on a beautiful day in San Diego.
No advances on the site yet, but there have been some adventures, and of course beer drinking. Sunday night was a fun filled night. I went to a few locations in North Park (San Diego) and had a variate of beer, as well as alcoholic drinks.
First stop Crazy Burger on 30th. Street. Not only did I get beers it was accompanied by a Duck burger with hoisin sauce, sesame seeds, lettuce, tomato and pickles I took off the red onion. A burger is only as good as it’s companion (besides beer), so Sweet Potato fries were added. The beers I drank were marked down on the Untappd profile, but I’ll mention them here any ways.
There are a few things about rating that I would like to mention. I don’t think I have given a beer under a 3.0 star review. I kind of like all beers. If I do go under the 3.0 review that beer must have not sat well with me. Secondly. I would consider myself a hop heavy individual. Meaning I seek IPA’s as well as Pale Ales. Being from San Diego it is hop heaven. I am a bit biased, I will admit that. I do not dig wheat beers. So my ratings on those will be heavily based on my taste buds. I’m not to educated in the wheat department. And thirdly, when I am out I try to not be on my phone to much and to pay attention to company present. So my 3 key things I rate are V- Visual appearance, S- Smell and aromas that catch my nose, and T- Taste and feel in the mouth in little words as possible.
Beer 1- Bro-ceanography Pils from Fat Cat Beer Company out of San Diego, California. If you don’t want to go to my Untappd page, here is the details and I use details lightly. “V:golden straw S:cinnamon light. T:Has a light cinnamon taste begging finish clean Thumbs up.” I said thumbs up because I know I would drink it again, and as I was checking in I thought I could use a catchy profile only thing at the end of each beer. But that needs to be worked on
Beer 2- The Calling from Boulevard Brewing company based in Kansas City, Missouri. This is the first beer I saw on the list and was the first I wanted to try because of the name. Maybe it was my calling to start a blog or instgram/ untappd profile. I don’t know silly happenstances. So the light details of this beer brought directly from my untappd profile. “V:straw golden/amber S:Minimal hops(can’t tell stuffy nose) some malts T:sweet pruney but well hidden alcohol.”
Next Stop a little place called Coin-Op. I was super stoked when I heard we were getting a barcade type of place in San Diego. The first Barcade I went to was in New York, I want to say Williamsburg, but I could be incredibly wrong. Any ways the atmosphere is drinks and vintage arcade games. Continue reading “Number 2”
I have a few ideas for this beerblog that I would like to take public. I don’t know how other beer blogs work, nor what I can differ from them but this is my journey of beer. Hopefully I will be able to expand this idea and dream and make it a reality.
So about me. I have no Idea how to work word press right now so major adjustments will be made. Youtube, you and those who do tutorials on, are god. So there are a few sites, Instagram handles, twitter accounts, and youtube channels that I visit regularly and would like to express gratitude towards them, I don’t how to link them yet remember this is a test run. So there is my idea so far. If any one out there has some suggestions or what not I would like to take the criticism, and use it to my advantage.
So there. First post under my belt.