Hit the total wine today to pick up my spring bourbon lottery win. Snagged a sixer of Waldos'. 11.7%, I think I'll just have one. Oh, and a photo of my latest acquisition. Again, swing by if you're ever in the area for a taste. IMG20240420173615.jpgIMG20240420173632.jpg
Happy Friday, everyone! :)

Made a Friday outing to White Labs Brewing which specializes and provides yeast strains to brewers such as Ballast Point and others.

Got a sampler flight of four and ordered some of their very tasty slider burgers.

Left to Right:
Triple Hop Hazy IPA: London Fog Yeast 6.8%ABV
Triple Hop Hazy IPA: Vermont Yeast 7.3%ABV
Hoppy Lager Australian Yeast 5.0%ABV
Helles Lager Dry Munich Yeast 4.8%ABV

Our favorite was the Triple Hop Vermont
I did not know that White Labs had their own brewery & taproom. I do know that they're quite well regarded for their yeast strains.
I've been in San Diego for a long time and it was only a couple of years ago that I 'discovered' their brewery/taproom.

Here's the White Labs brew list from yesterday - they rotate the selections - not sure how frequently but every couple of months when we go back the choices are different.

As explained to me, the pairs represent that everything is the same between the two beers except the yeast. Makes for interesting taste comparisons.
A very nice sunny Sunday afternoon here in SoCal - enjoying a quiet day on the patio with some Mason Aleworks West Coast IPA
Happy Friday, everyone! :)

The sun finally decided to pop out from the gray clouds - enjoying some music and cold beer.

Brewery X (Anaheim CA) - Slap and Tickle West Coast IPA
Happy Sunday, everyone!

Breezy but sunny here - quite nice. Enjoying a peaceful afternoon at home.

Carlsbad Brewing - Famosa Raceway IPA
Happy Friday, everyone! :)

Another local brewery to visit - Viewpoint Brewery in Del Mar, CA

Coastal cool indoor/outdoor setup and vibe. Good selection of beers and food.

A view outside of the San Dieguito Lagoon right next to the Del Mar Racetrack.

A tall glass of the Penitent Man IPA - classic west coast IPA.
Happy Thursday, everyone! (y)

Starting the weekend festivities early - made a nice outing to Cabrillo Nat'l Monument in San Diego, then a drive down into Ocean Beach to quench the thirst at OB Brewery.

Small tasting room, but spacious vertically up 3 floors with a game room and an open air roof top view of the Pacific on a sunny day.

Guest Tap IPA Altamont Brewing "Dripping In Green" on the Left / OB Brewing "Hop On Board" IPA on the Right
Happy Friday, everyone! :)

Went on a nice walk around Mission Bay/San Diego, then zipped over to Coronado Brewing in the Morena area.

Brewing on site, good selection of beers on tap with pub grub.


Palm Sway Hazy IPA (left) / Weekend Vibes IPA (right)