El Segundo Brewing Company – Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Broken Skull IPA

Brewery: El Segundo Brewing Company in Los Angeles, California Style: IPA ABV: 6.7% Rate Beer: 90 Pour: Crystal straw yellow with decent head on pour. Awwww hell yeah. Austin 3:16 just said I whooped your ass, with this easy drinking IPA. Collaboration with former WWE wrestle Stone Cold Steve Austin, this light grain bill with Cascade, Chinook and Citra hops is a very smashable beer. A … Continue reading El Segundo Brewing Company – Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Broken Skull IPA

Ballast Point – Aloha Sculpin

Brewery: Ballast Point Brewing Co in San Diego, California Style: IPA ABV: 7% IBUs: 70 Rate Beer: 95/100 Pour: Golden citrus orange colour.  They call it their hazy IPA. I assume their take on a NEIPA. It doesn’t look hazy and not much different to their unfiltered Sculpin. Strong citrus flavours with orange, mandarin, grapefruit and tangerine. Juicy and easy drinking. A few of these on … Continue reading Ballast Point – Aloha Sculpin

Weihenstephaner collab with Sierra Nevada – Braupakt

Brewery: Weihenstephaner in Bavaria, Germany & Sierra Nevada in Chico, California USA Style: Hefe Weissbier ABV: 6% IBUs: 35 Rate Beer: 95/100 Pour: Opaque golden yellow with a big white foamy head Crisp, zesty Hefeweizen with nice wheat flavours and little bit of hop zing in the tail. Two classic breweries coming together to make a great beer in time for the Northern hemisphere summer. I … Continue reading Weihenstephaner collab with Sierra Nevada – Braupakt

Sierra Nevada – Hop Bullet

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California USA Style: DIPA ABV: 8.0% IBUs: 60 Rate Beer: 93/100 Pour: Beautiful golden colour and strong biscuit nose  Sometimes you don’t have to go over the top with hops for DIPA. This just takes their Torpedo and increases the hop and grain bill to give a lighter colour and crisper drinking beer. I’m sure regular readers know my love for … Continue reading Sierra Nevada – Hop Bullet

San Diego, California USA

San Diego is a bit of a craft beer Mecca. With over 300 independent breweries operating out of the area, you’d be doing something very wrong to not find a beer. The city has embraced the craft beer culture. Most bars and pubs will have more craft beer taps than your big megaswill beers. There are plenty of beer festivals and events throughout the year.  … Continue reading San Diego, California USA

Alesmith – Double Red India Pale Ale

Brewery: Alesmith Brewing in San Diego, California Style: Red DIPA ABV: 8.5% IBUs: 80 Rate Beer: 100/100 Pour: Rustic, Cooper red colour with a big head on pour that settles after a few minutes.  Big sweet caramel flavours as this one hits the tongue. Malt flavours drive it on the back end with a hop bitterness to give this a complex taste. Great beer for cool, … Continue reading Alesmith – Double Red India Pale Ale