Sore Eye Sudsmas was a Resounding Success!

Sore Eye Sudsmas happened last Saturday night at Societe Brewing. I’m blown away by the generosity of the craft beer community! We helped push Societe over 15,000 lbs for their month long effort (it’s not over yet, get your donations over there).

There’s only one thing I have to say after collecting 3,573 pounds of donated food for the SD Food Bank: “Thank you #SDBeer , you are amazing!”

Sore Eye Sudsmas Returns December 10th!

soreeyessudsmasbannerCome celebrate the holidays! You have supported me all year and this is my chance to give back to you by throwing a great party at one of the most exceptional breweries in our city, Societe Brewing! Bring non-perishable food to donate to the food drive. Our food drive bolsters Societe Brewings’s Annual food drive. San Diego Food Bank will be the benefactor, so your help is staying right here in SD! RSVP here! Continue reading “Sore Eye Sudsmas Returns December 10th!”

Sore Eye Files – January ’16

It’s been a long time since I invented a new type of serial post, so now there’s the Sore Eye Files for you! Here’s the premise, I dig into my phone and find a bunch of pictures to reminisce with you about the awesome and charmed life I get to live. Member January? Oooh, I member. Let’s dig into my phone and see what happened:

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I started the year off right at Tiger! Tiger! on the 2nd!
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I followed that up with an awesome brunch at S&M on the 3rd.
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My first visit to Bitter Brothers happened on the 4th. Man, they are one of my favorite breweries to open this year.
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Got some holiday Disney in on the 9th
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Visited to the ’14 Sore Eye Cup on the 10th
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Had the world famous triple threat at Carnita’s Snack Shack on the 11th, I’m noticing I really started the year off pretty freaking well!
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Went to Murder Mystery Cafe with my beautiful wife, (not pictured) mom, and grandma on the 16th.
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Celebrated my 10th anniversary with K-Co Construction on the 22nd (actual date was the 5th) and this was my prize! They knew I would want this much more than a watch.
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I was interviewed by John Horn from 10 News on the 28th about my opposition to 10 Barrel getting a conditional use permit from our city to open a brewpub in East Village, my opposition still stands.
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I closed out the month strong with a Bruery brunch at Toronado. If you love beer and food you need to attend one of their monthly brunches, it’s that simple, go!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First off, if you want to see the Channel 10 piece, click here. Did you like this post, should I continue marching through the months of this year? These are questions for you, the greatest humans on earth, let me know your thoughts, I’m a man on the people.

Book Review: Brewing Local by Stan Hieronymus

Brewing Local by Hieronymus.jpgFirst off, thank you to the Brewers Association for sending me a copy of this great publication to review; I truly appreciate it! Secondly, breaking news, I do read actual books! I know in this day and age people think that publications are obsolete, however, I still completely enjoy the advantages of having a physical book, namely, you don’t have to worry about a battery running out, the flight attendant can’t make you turn it off, you can bend the corner of pages you want to review in the future, and you can add notes in the margins if you want. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s the official info for this book:

Brewing Local: American-grown beer by Stan Hieronymus
Published by the Brewers Publications (a division of the Brewers Association)
ISBN:13-978-1-938469-27-5
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Green Flash to Release Super Rare Ochre Frumento Saturday at Cellar 3

wp-1473713961596.jpgWhat? Super rare you say? That’s all us beer geeks need to get ourselves worked into an “I’m entitled to this” frenzy of epic proportions. Everything is relative, right? So Brian, what do you mean by super rare? Cellar 3 will be releasing only 600 bottles of this unique beer, Ochre Frumento, that has spent just over 6 years in its oaky home (first brandy barrels and then bourbon barrels). To put that into perspective, this beer is older than more than 100 San Diego breweries, think about that for a minute, ok, don’t, it’ll hurt your head. For a brewery like Green Flash, this amount of bottles is like me offering a one bottle release of my home brew.

barrelmastersreserve_0-2_052No Brown Paper Tickets, no Eventbrite, no proxies, and no reservations for this two bottle per person beer. You can send your friends though, well, I’m assuming they are humans. To get this fine product, the second release in the Cellar 3 Barrelmaster’s Reserve Series, you must (gasp) actually go to Cellar 3 on Saturday, September 17th! See how I expertly conveyed all the information in this (^) graphic!? With an ABV of 17.5% do you really need 2? Uhh, hell yes you do! Continue reading “Green Flash to Release Super Rare Ochre Frumento Saturday at Cellar 3”