Tuesday, August 26, 2014

HOP-FU!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pedal to...PEDAL, PICK & GRIN



Blind Lady is the starting point of a bike ride this Saturday, August 23, to Suzie's Farm for their Pedal, Pick and Grin event. This is a favorite of ours. A great farm, a super wonderful family time with bands, food, dancing, veggies and jam for sale and a whole lot more. 
If you want to ride in a group down to the Farm, meet up is at 10am sharp. This is not a little ride! It's 16.7 miles each way. About an hour and a half of riding there and again back. If you got kids, you may want to drive. Just saying.



Friday, August 1, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Get on the Bus


Sunday, June 29, 2014

WORLD CUP KNOCK OUT THRU FINAL

UPCOMING WORLD CUP SCHEDULE:
Monday, June 30 - CLOSED

Tuesday, July 1
9 a.m. - ARG vs SUI ESPN (bar only s/ snacks)
1 p.m. - USA vs BEL ESPN

Friday, July 4
9 a.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN2 (bar only s/ snacks)
1 p.m. - BRA vs COL, ESPN (bar only s/ snacks)
• WE WILL CLOSE AFTER GAME @ 4PM

Saturday, July 5
9 a.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN2 (bar only s/ snacks)
1 p.m. - NED vs CRC, ESPN

Tuesday, July 8
1 p.m. - Semifinals, ESPN

Wednesday, July 9
1 p.m. - Semifinals, ESPN

Saturday, July 12
1 p.m. - Third-place match, ESPN

Sunday, July 13
11:30 a.m. FINAL, ABC

Monday, June 2, 2014

WORLD CUP 2014

HERE'S OUR SCHEDULE....FOR NOW....
• strikethrough games will not be shown
• italicized games are maybe
• when there are 2 games at the same time, one will be shown on bar tv
• some 8:30am games will be shown and be bar only
• monday games listed will be shown bar only

Thursday, June 12
12:30 p.m. - Brazil vs. Croatia, ESPN

Friday, June 13
8:30 a.m. - Mexico vs. Cameroon, ESPN2 (bar only w/ snacks)
11:30 am - Spain vs. Netherlands, ESPN
2:30 p.m. - Chile vs. Australia, ESPN2

Saturday, June 14
8:30 a.m. - Colombia vs. Greece, ABC
11:30 am - Uruguay vs. Costa Rica, ABC
2:30 p.m. - England vs. Italy, ESPN
5:30 p.m. - Ivory Coast vs. Japan, ESPN

Sunday, June 15
8:30 a.m. - Switzerland vs. Euador, ABC
11:30 am - France vs. Honduras, ABC
2:30 p.m. - Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, ESPN

Monday, June 16
8:30 a.m. - Germany vs. Portugal, ESPN (bar only - coffee from Dark Horse w/ snacks)
11:30 am - Iran vs. Nigeria, ESPN (bar only)
2:30 p.m. - Ghana vs. United States, ESPN (bar only)

Tuesday, June 17
8:30 a.m. - Belgium vs. Algeria, ESPN
11:30 am - Brazil vs. Mexico, ESPN
2:30 p.m. - Russia vs. South Korea, ESPN

Wednesday, June 18
8:30 a.m. - Australia vs. Netherlands, ESPN
11:30 am - Spain vs. Chile, ESPN
2:30 p.m. - Cameroon vs. Croatia, ESPN

Thursday, June 19
8:30 a.m. - Colombia vs. Ivory Coast, ESPN
11:30 am - Uruguay vs. England, ESPN
2:30 p.m. - Japan vs. Greece, ESPN

Friday, June 20
8:30 a.m. - Italy vs. Costa Rica, ESPN 
11:30 am - Switzerland vs. France, ESPN
2:30 p.m. - Honduras vs. Ecuador, ESPN

Saturday, June 21
8:30 a.m. - Argentina vs. Iran, ESPN
11:30 am - Germany vs. Ghana, ESPN
2:30 p.m. - Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, ESPN

Sunday, June 22
8:30 a.m. - Belgium vs. Russia, ABC
11:30 am - South Korea vs. Algeria, ABC
2:30 p.m. - United States vs. Portugal, ESPN

Monday, June 23  (one game will be on bar tv)
One of the 8:30 games will be on bar tv. Depends on current standings.
8:30 a.m. - Netherlands vs. Chile, ESPN
8:30 a.m. - Australia vs. Spain, ESPN2
12:30 p.m. - Croatia vs. Mexico, ESPN (bar only)
12:30 p.m. - Cameroon vs. Brazil, ESPN2 (bar only)

Tuesday, June 24  (one game will be on bar tv)
One of the 8:30 games will be on bar tv. Depends on current standings.
8:30 a.m. - Italy vs. Uruguay, ESPN 
8:30 a.m. - Costa Rica vs. England, ESPN2 
12:30 p.m. - Japan vs. Colombia, ESPN
12:30 p.m. - Greece vs. Ivory Coast, ESPN2

Wednesday, June 25  (one game will be on bar tv)
8:30 a.m. - Nigeria vs. Argentina, ESPN
8:30 a.m. - Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran, ESPN2
12:30 p.m. - Ecuador vs. France, ESPN
12:30 p.m. - Honduras vs. Switzerland, ESPN2

Thursday, June 26  (one game will be on bar tv)
8:30 a.m. - United States vs. Germany, ESPN (bar only - coffee from Dark Horse)
8:30 a.m. - Portugal vs. Ghana, ESPN2 (on bar tv)
12:30 p.m. - South Korea vs. Belgium, ESPN
12:30 p.m. - Algeria vs. Russia, ESPN2 (on bar tv)

Saturday, June 28
8:30 a.m. - Round of 16, 1A vs. 2B, ABC (bar only s/ snacks)
12:30 p.m. - Round of 16, 1C vs. 2D, ABC

Sunday, June 29
8:30 a.m. - Round of 16, 1B vs. 2A, ESPN (bar only s/ snacks)
12:30 p.m. - Round of 16, 1D vs. 2C, ESPN

Monday, June 30
8:30 a.m. - Round of 16, 1E vs. 2F, ESPN 
12:30 p.m. - Round of 16, 1G vs. 2H, ESPN 

Tuesday, July 1
8:30 a.m. - Round of 16, 1F vs. 2E, ESPN (bar only s/ snacks)
12:30 p.m. - Round of 16, 1H vs. 2G, ESPN

Friday, July 4
8:30 a.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN2 (bar only s/ snacks)
12:30 p.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN (bar only s/ snacks)

Saturday, July 5
8:30 a.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN2 (bar only s/ snacks)
12:30 p.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN

Tuesday, July 8
12:30 p.m. - Semifinals, ESPN

Wednesday, July 9
12:30 p.m. - Semifinals, ESPN

Saturday, July 12
12:30 p.m. - Third-place match, ESPN

Sunday, July 13

11:30 am - Final, ABC

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Coachella Valley Brewing Co Showcase


Chris Anderson has been brewing for over 20 years he has won world beer cup, great Alaska beer and Balreywine festival best in show and also won the alpha king as a commercial brewer edging out Lagunitas, Russian River, Sierra Nevada, and Bear Republic, As a Homebrewer he has collected over 460 medals and awards to include Best in show at Brewmasters Challenge, Americas Finest City, Fur Rendezvous, and the Alaska State Fair. He has 19 NHC medals as well as two final round gold medals for sour beers. Much of his commercial experience comes from working at Midnight Sun Brewing Company under Gabe Fletcher who is now with Anchorage Brewing Co. and Broken Tooth Brewing Company both in Anchorage, Alaska. He is a classically trained chef and graduated with a culinary arts degree. This background allows him to use my palate to create a subtle layering of flavors rather than muddling his creations as is the case with many of the beers offered today. He is now the owner and brewmaster of Coachella Valley Brewing Company. A fast growing craft brewery specializing in the use of locally sourced ingredients from Coachella Valleys agricultural Mecca the brewery is located in Thousand Palms, Ca. 20 mikes east of Palm Springs. This far he has brewed over 40 different beers and 1500 barrels in our first 10 months.  

This Saturday from 3-4pm Chis will be at BLAH serving a guided tour of 6 of his beers, including 3 which were Fermented with a wild yeast Torrulaspora Delbrukii isolated by White Labs Troels Prahl in Dennark on an a abandoned apple orchard and brought to the US for propogation. The result is dominant bubble gum, banana, mango esters. Come join us as we learn more about yeast, brewing and the amazing things the Coachella Valley has to offer--including craft beer.

Torrulaspora Delbrukii Brews
Luke Rye Walker Belgian Red Rye IPA
Lost Viking Saison w/ Spelt and Rye 
Big Cat Saison w/ Loomi, Fairchild Tangerine peel, desert Sage, Rosemary, lemon thyme, paradise sees and lemon balm.
Farm to Glass brews
Harvester Imperial IPA w/ Oro Blanco, rio Red, and cocktail grapefruit.  
Dubbel Date Abbey style Dubbel with Medjoul and Diglet Noor Dates.
Desert Swarm Honey Double  wit w/ Kumquat, coriander and Africanized Killer Bee honey. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 6-11


This week we'll have our typical Friday Progressive starting at 11:30am with $3 til 3pm & $4 til 4pm. We'll also be serving a cask of New English Dragoon Red on Friday.
Lunch everyday starting at 11:30am with our Margherita & Salad lunch special.

This weekend we celebrate Automatic's 4th Anniversary.
We'll have Limited Edition T-Shirts, Patches, Flights and more.
This starts Saturday at 11:30am and should go all weekend.

Friday, April 18, 2014

AUTOMATIC 4th ANNIV KICK OFF



We're heading out and celebrating. Here's what we've got planned.

This weekend
Beer Barn at Coachella
Yep, Lee & Jen are at Coachella pouring Automatic beers. Look for them.

Saturday, April 19th 
City Beat Festival of Beers

VIP = Blackground Noise w/ subtle dark Horse Coffee blended with a touch of whiskey barrel aged blond ale.
MAIN EVENT = Beer Hunter Belgian Blond - Collab with Pizza Port OB & Solana Beach

Thursday, April 24th 4pm
1) Gute Zeiten - Copper German-style Ale w/ malty backbone, not hoppy. 5.8%abv
2) Goofy Foot - Brewed w/ Whole Organic Oranges From Rancho J’Baile. 6.2%abv
3) Dark Horse Coffee Stout - Dry Stout aged with whole beans from our neighbors at Dark Horse Coffee Roasters. 4.4%abv

Friday, April 25th 6pm
1) Beer Hunter- Belgian Blond brewed for Michael "The Beer Hunter" Jackson's Birthday 5%abv (Collab w/ Devon at Port Solana and Nacho at Port OB) 
2) Roselle Kestrel -  Belgian Ale Brewed w/ Hibiscus for Brewbies Beer Fest. 5%abv
3) Sting Ray- BLAH 5th Anniversary Black Ale Brewed w/ Vanilla & Sea Salt 5.4%abv
3) We're working on what the 4th beer will be.

May 9th & 10th
Flights at Blind Lady Ale House

May 16th
Mohawks Bend

May 17th
LA Vegan Beer Fest

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Cask 11/12/2014


On Tap April 11, 2014


Thursday, April 3, 2014

This week: Soccer, Lunch & More Soccer


Oh, and we also have a cask of Benchmark IPA Friday starting at 11:30am.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Beer Hunter, Benchmark & Fundraisers


It's time again to celebrate the birthday for the late, great Michael "Beer Hunter" Jackson.
On Thursday we'll tap a keg 1-year-old "Beer Hunter" that's been aged and soured by Pizza Port Ocean Beach. We'll also tap a freshly brewed 2014 version from Pizza Port Solana Beach.
The Automatic version will be out in the next couple of weeks.

On Friday we'll have our standard Progressive kegs starting at 11:30am along with a cask of Benchmark Stout. Benchmark brews truly drinkable, enjoyable, sessionable beer. 
The draft version is amazing and we can't wait to taste it on cask.

Saturday our friend in Dead Feather Moon will be in the house from 5-8pm as we host a fundraiser for the recording of their second album. Drink any Port/Lost Abbey beer and we'll donate $1 per glass to their indiegogo campaign. Win! Win!
More info on our facebook event page.

On Sunday we're teaming up with the Adams Avenue Business Association and raising funds to help pay the bands for their performances at this year's Unplugged.
Can't make it to our event, check out their kickstarter page to donate.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

ST. PADDY'S WEEKEND


BLACK MONDAY IS COMING.



Monday, March 3, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

WORLD CUP 2014

ESPN will air all 64 games from the 2014 World Cup. ESPN will televise 43 matches, while ESPN2 will air 11 and ABC will show 10, including the final. All games will also be available on all available on WatchESPN (ESPN and ESPN2 matches) or WATCH ABC (ABC matches).

Kickoff times are generally noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET until the final games of the group stage when they move to noon and 4 p.m. for the matches that are played simultaneously. The kickoff times remain at noon and 4 p.m. through the knockout stage until the final, which kicks off at 3 p.m. ET.

Of note, the first two U.S. games, June 16 against Ghana and June 22 against Portugal, will air at 6 p.m. ET, the latest U.S. viewers will have watched the USA at the World Cup.

ESPN’s coverage of every game will be preceded by a 30-minute pregame show, including teams walking onto the field, national anthems and ceremonial handshakes. Post-match segments will follow each game presentation.

Special editions of ESPN's SportsCenter will follow all games except when a game precedes another live event on the network. On every match day, World Cup Tonight will recap the day’s action, and ESPN FC World Cup Encore – which will generally air for two hours on match days on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNEWS – will feature condensed versions of the best action in the day’s matches with analysis from ESPN FC pundits.

Note: All times are ET. Kickoff follows after half-hour pregame show.


WE WILL SHOW THESE GAMES...FOR SURE!

ESPN TV SCHEDULE:
Group Stage:

Thursday, June 12
3:30 p.m. ESPN Brazil vs. Croatia A Sao Paulo 1Friday, June 13
11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Mexico vs. Cameroon A Natal 2
2:30 p.m. ESPN Spain vs. Netherlands B Salvador 3
5:30 p.m. ESPN2 Chile vs. Australia B Cuiaba 4
Saturday, June 14
11:30 a.m. ABC Colombia vs. Greece C Belo Horizonte 5
2:30 p.m. ABC Uruguay vs. Costa Rica D Fortaleza 7
5:30 p.m. ESPN England vs. Italy D Manaus 8
8:30 p.m. ESPN Ivory Coast vs. Japan C Recife 6
Sunday, June 15
11:30 a.m. ABC Switzerland vs. Ecuador E Brasilia 9
2:30 p.m. ABC France vs. Honduras E Porto Alegre 10
5:30 p.m. ESPN Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina F Rio de Janeiro 11
Monday, June 16
11:30 a.m. ESPN Germany vs. Portugal G Salvador 13
2:30 p.m. ESPN Iran vs. Nigeria F Curitiba 12
5:30 p.m. ESPN Ghana vs. United States G Natal 14Tuesday, June 17
11:30 a.m. ESPN Belgium vs. Algeria H Belo Horizonte 15
2:30 p.m. ESPN Brazil vs. Mexico A Fortaleza 17
5:30 p.m. ESPN Russia vs. South Korea H Cuiaba 16
Wednesday, June 18 

11:30 a.m. ESPN Australia vs. Netherlands B Porto Alegre 20
2:30 p.m. ESPN Spain vs. Chile B Rio de Janeiro 19
5:30 p.m. ESPN Cameroon vs. Croatia A Manaus 18
Thursday, June 19 

11:30 a.m. ESPN Colombia vs. Ivory Coast C Brasilia 21
2:30 p.m. ESPN Uruguay vs. England D Sao Paulo 23
5:30 p.m. ESPN Japan vs. Greece C Natal 22
Friday, June 20 

11:30 a.m. ESPN Italy vs. Costa Rica D Recife 24
2:30 p.m. ESPN Switzerland vs. France E Salvador 25
5:30 p.m. ESPN Honduras vs. Ecuador E Curitiba 26
Saturday, June 21 

11:30 a.m. ESPN Argentina vs. Iran F Belo Horizonte 27
2:30 p.m. ESPN Germany vs. Ghana G Fortaleza 29
5:30 p.m. ESPN Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina F Cuiaba 28
Sunday, June 22 

11:30 a.m. ABC Belgium vs. Russia H Rio de Janeiro 31
2:30 p.m. ABC South Korea vs. Algeria H Porto Alegre 32
5:30 p.m. ESPN United States vs. Portugal G Manaus 30
Monday, June 23 

11:30 a.m. ESPN Netherlands vs. Chile B Sao Paulo 36
11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Australia vs. Spain B Curitiba 35
3:30 p.m. ESPN Croatia vs. Mexico A Recife 34
3:30 p.m. ESPN2 Cameroon vs. Brazil A Brasilia 33
Tuesday, June 24 

11:30 a.m. ESPN Italy vs. Uruguay D Natal 39
11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Costa Rica vs. England D Belo Horizonte 40
3:30 p.m. ESPN Japan vs. Colombia C Cuiaba 37
3:30 p.m. ESPN2 Greece vs. Ivory Coast C Fortaleza 38
Wednesday, June 25 

11:30 a.m. ESPN Nigeria vs. Argentina F Porto Alegre 43
11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran F Salvador 44
3:30 p.m. ESPN Ecuador vs. France E Rio de Janeiro 423:30 p.m. ESPN2 Honduras vs. Switzerland E Manaus 41
Thursday, June 26 

11:30 a.m. ESPN United States vs. Germany G Recife 45
11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Portugal vs. Ghana G Brasilia 46
3:30 p.m. ESPN South Korea vs. Belgium H Sao Paulo 473:30 p.m. ESPN2 Algeria vs. Russia H Curitiba 48

Knockout Stage:
Round of 16
Saturday, June 28
11:30 a.m. ABC 1A vs. 2B Belo Horizonte 49
3:30 p.m. ABC 1C vs. 2D Rio de Janeiro 50
Sunday, June 29
11:30 a.m. ESPN 1B vs. 2A Fortaleza 51
3:30 p.m. ESPN 1D vs. 2C Recife 52
Monday, June 3011:30 a.m. ESPN 1E vs. 2F Brasilia 53
3:30 p.m. ESPN 1G vs. 2H Porto Alegre 54
Tuesday, July 1
11:30 a.m. ESPN 1F vs. 2E Sao Paulo 55
3:30 p.m. ESPN 1H vs. 2G Salvador 56

Quarterfinals

Friday, July 4
11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Winners 53 vs. 54 Rio de Janeiro 58
3:30 p.m. ESPN Winners 49 vs. 50 Fortaleza 57
Saturday, July 5
11:30 a.m. ABC Winners 55 vs. 56 Brasilia 60
3:30 p.m. ESPN Winners 51 vs. 52 Salvador 59

Semifinals

Tuesday, July 83:30 p.m. ESPN Winners 57 vs. 58 Belo Horizonte 61Wednesday, July 9
3:30 p.m. ESPN Winners 59 vs. 60 Sao Paulo 62
Third-Place Match

Saturday, July 12
3:30 p.m. ESPN Losers – 61 vs. 62 Brasilia 63
Final

Sunday, July 13 2:30 p.m. ABC Winners – 61 vs. 62 Rio de Janeiro 64

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

LET'S GET NAUGHTY

Monday, February 17, 2014

HOPS & MORE HOPS


Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Friday is going to be a big day for us.
Starting at 11:30am we've got Progressive Friday,
we'll also have a cask of AleSmith My Bloody Valentine.
Then at 5pm you can meet the owner of Brouwerij Brabandere
and taste a flight of Bavic Pils, Wittekerke White along with
Petrus Aged Pale, Oud Bruin, Red Ale and their Winter.

Monday, February 3, 2014

5TH ANNIVERSARY STARTS NOW


We turn FIVE in just over a week. And we have lots, LOTS of things planned to celebrate 
that milestone. Think BEER. Here is the schedule, as always, subject to change.

Tuesday, Feb 4th at 11:30am
5th Anniversary Beer Release & Darkest Thing & Keeper Glass
We'll release Automatic Sting Ray, our 5th Anniversary Blahk Ale and there will be a limited number of Sting Ray t-shirts available. And they're rad. Plus, we unearthed one more keg of the Automatic Barrel-Aged Darkest Thing for our rare beer lunch. We'll have 5th Anniversary Keeper Glasses twice in one day. We'll have 40 to give away at 11:30am and then 100 more at 6pm. Just purchase a Sting Ray and keep the glass (while supplies last).

Wednesday, Feb 5th at 11:30am
Rare Beer Lunch with Vietnamese Speedway & Blind Sour Challenge
When we open in the morning we'll tap a special keg of AleSmith Vietnamese Speedway Stout. But, if coffee stouts aren't your thing, maybe a Blind Sour Challenge is? Yep, it's back. We'll put on a flight of 6 sour beers and you'll tell us which is which for your chance to win a special 5th Anniversary Prize Pack. The Sour Challenge goes all day and night. The Speedway till it runs out.

Thursday, Feb 6th
Rare Beer Lunch with Firestone 17th Anniversary at 11:30am & 
HOPPY CANniversary at 5pm
Our friends at Firestone Walker sent us down a keg of their anniversary beer just to remind us that they've been at it for 12 long years more than we have. That's cool. We'll take it. We'll also bring in some of our favorite hoppy can beers at 5pm --and maybe more--to serve in our 5th Anniversary koozies.

Friday, Feb 7th
Progressive Kegs Gone Wild
& YuleSmith Cask
We'll get the day started with a ridiculous version of Progressive Kegs. EVERY DRAFT BEER will be $3 til 3pm and then $4 til 4pm.
We'll also tap a cask of AleSmith YuleSmith (sorry, not part of the progressive deal).

Saturday, Feb 8th
Rare Beer Lunch with Hair of the Dog Adam 
& Running with Capes
It's not every day we get a keg of Hair of the Dog Adam. It's also not every day you see people running around town wearing capes. But, on this monumental day both will happen. We'll tap HOD Adam at 11:30am and you'll see a hundred, or so, beer enthusiasts attempting to cover 5 kilometers to celebrate 5 years of great beers. The run is sold out!!! But feel free to tag along if you'd like. Just make sure you bring your own cash and your ID.

Sunday, Feb 9th
Mystery Beer & Mystery Ride
Automatic will release a special barrel-aged "mystery" beer Sunday at 11:30am. We'll also host a beers & bikes "mystery" ride. Mystery? Yes. At least for now. The ride will meet at BLAH at 11:30am and roll out at noon-ish for a 26-ish mile ride. Get info on our Facebook event page.

Also on Sunday, Feb 9th...
Customer Appreciation Day w/ "Bad Glass" giveaway
Our glass supplier kinda messed up the printing on their first try with out 5th Anniversary glasses and you are about to benefit from their mistake. To close out our 5th Anniversary we wanna say thanks to everyone and all their support over the years by giving you a "Bad Glass." Just show up on Sunday wearing any BLAH swag (shirts or hoodies) and we'll give you a glass (we've got about 100, or so). That's it. Show us your support and we'll show you ours. BTW, the glasses still look pretty awesome even if they are "bad". Get info on our Facebook event page.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ALLAGASH FLIGHTS




BUT WAIT, THAT'S NOT ALL!

Thursday, January 30th is our true anniversary date. So, we'll be tapping into a keg of our 4th Anniversary Quadracycle. Oh, yes we did. We squirelled away a keg of this Belgian Tripel and just dug it out. We're not sure exactly how it's going to taste, but we're banking on delicious.

Also, keep your eyes on Instagram and Facebook for rare beer releases, more Automatic happenings, as well as Tiger!Tiger! events.

5th Anniversary T-Shirts will be available starting Tuesday, Feb 4th. Limited amount of Zip-Hoodies sometime during the week. 

Pre-Anniversary... as in THIS Saturday!
Saturday, January 25th Allagash Flights with Fluxus, Saison Rye, Confluence, Hugh Malone, Interlude & James Bean.

And then THIS Sunday we'll have a very very limited amount of the Barrel-Aged Dark Horse 1st Anniversary Ale.

Hope to see you out during our celebratory week. And thank you, all of you, for we couldn't have done it with ya'!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

100 BEST EVERY YEAR WE'VE BEEN OPEN

We've made the Draft Magazine "America's 100 Best Beer Bars"
every year we've been open. That's pretty awesome.
This year feels even better with their new definition 
of what makes a bar "a top-notch beer bar."

"After six years of making this annual list, we had to rethink the definition of a top-notch beer bar. New ones are opening every second, and “good beer bar” no longer equals a zillion taps; there’s just more to it now. We needed to walk out of these places saying, “Now there’s a bar that really, really cares about your experience with beer.” So what does that mean? Having well-cared for, thoughtfully selected beer with an eye toward variety, trends and tradition, in the kind of place you’d want to stay awhile, delivered by someone who knows their stuff. We don’t want to send you to a place where the server doesn’t look up from her texting when you ask questions, or where you’ll be told a saison “is basically a lager.” (And yes, both of those things happened on our visits.) We’d rather you to go to ChurchKey in D.C., where beers are smartly grouped by flavor (citrusy, woodsy, etc.), rather than just by style. We want you to go to Bailey’s Taproom in Portland, Ore., which cares so much about beer freshness, the digital menu says when each keg was tapped and how much is left. We want you to go to all 100 of these places, because they really are a cut above the rest." - Click here to see complete Draft Magazine 100 Best Beer Bars 2014

We serve from a DIRECT DRAW system.
We cold store EVERY keg of beer.
We serve ALL beers in glasses with proper pour lines marked.
We us ALL stainless steal draft parts.
We clean our lines in between EVERY keg change.
We deep clean our entire draft system EVERY week.
We change out ALL of our lines at least TWICE a year.
EVERY bartender knows how to clean & change lines.
WE RESPECT BEER!

December 2008

 This is what it all looked like before we took over back in December of '08.







Monday, January 6, 2014

BEERS AS OF 01/05/2014


Saturday, December 28, 2013

BELGIAN NYE

Tuesday, December 31st
NEW YEARS & 100 GLASS GIVE AWAY
We are going to celebrate New Years Eve Belgian style! What does that mean? It means that we will open at 11:30am for lunch with 100 Belgian stemware glasses to give away and then toast at 3:00 pm PST, when the native Belgians will be celebrating their New Years turnover, we will be tooting our horns and screaming Happy Day! And we will have a lot of Belgian beer on to celebrate as well as our somewhat famous Moules Frites (Mussels & House-Cut Kennebec Fries), Belgian appetizers, desserts & more.  Also... If you have a young family and want to celebrate New Years but don't want the kids staying up till Midnight, this is the perfect time and place to bring 'em and celebrate. And then, and please take note, we are closing the kitchen at 8 pm and the whole place at 9 pm (last call at 8:15 pm) on New Years' Eve so that our employees can actually celebrate elsewhere. You can come hang out beforehand here, eat and drink and be merry and then celebrate the turning of the clock elsewhere!

FOOD UPDATE (all are very limited starting at 11:30am):
1) Yellow Curry Moules Frites
2) Filet Americaine (Belgian Steak Tartare) served with house made pickles and grilled bread. 
3) House Made Boudin Blanc Sausage
4) Belgian Chocolate Cake


New Years Eve Breakdown:
Open at 11:30 am w/ 100 glasses
Belgian New Years at 3:00 pm
Kitchen Closes at 8:00 pm
Last Call at 8:15 pm

Bar Closes at 9:00 pm

Wednesday, January 1st
CLOSED NEW YEARS DAY


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

BLAHoliday Schedule 2013


BLAH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: THE SHORT OF IT

XMAS EVE: CLOSED
XMAS: BAR ONLY 6-10pm
NEW YEARS EVE: OPEN 11:30AM-9PM
NEW YEARS DAY: CLOSED

BLAH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: THE LONG OF IT

Saturday & Sunday, December 21 & 22
'TWAS THE FLIGHT BEFORE XMAS
All day we'll serve flights of holiday ales. List TBD. 

Tuesday, December 24th
XMAS EVE
Closed

Wednesday, December 25th
XMAS DAY
Bar Only 6-10PM! It's become a Normal Heights tradition, of sorts. Hang out with the family and then get the you-know-what out of there and join us for a well needed beer. Or. Bring the family and remember that a family that drinks together really enjoys their beer. We'll have plenty of beers, holiday music and family friendly movies on the BIG screen, but we won't have any food. Eat first or bring food with you.

Tuesday, December 31st
NEW YEARS & 100 GLASS GIVE AWAY
We are going to celebrate New Years Eve Belgian style! What does that mean? It means that we will open at 11:30am for lunch with 100 Belgian stemware glasses to give away and then toast at 3:00 pm PST, when the native Belgians will be celebrating their New Years turnover, we will be tooting our horns and screaming Happy Day! And we will have a lot of Belgian beer on to celebrate as well as our somewhat famous Moules Frites (Mussels & House-Cut Kennebec Fries), Belgian appetizers, desserts & more.  Also... If you have a young family and want to celebrate New Years but don't want the kids staying up till Midnight, this is the perfect time and place to bring 'em and celebrate. And then, and please take note, we are closing the kitchen at 8 pm and the whole place at 9 pm (last call at 8:15 pm) on New Years' Eve so that our employees can actually celebrate elsewhere. You can come hang out beforehand here, eat and drink and be merry and then celebrate the turning of the clock elsewhere!

New Years Eve Breakdown:
Open at 11:30 am w/ 100 glasses
Belgian New Years at 3:00 pm
Kitchen Closes at 8:00 pm
Last Call at 8:15 pm

Bar Closes at 9:00 pm

Wednesday, January 1st
NEW YEARS DAY
Closed!!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

CRAFT & DRAFT 2013


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH 11:30AM-4PM

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

2013 TWEED RIDE


Sunday December 15th, 2013
Gather downtown at the Mission Brewery beginning 10:30 AM.
Tweed Ride Starts at 12:00 Noon

Thursday, November 14, 2013

FREE THE BEERS


JOIN THE GENERIC GROWLER MOVEMENT TODAY!


Governor Signs CCBA Bill into Law!

Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law AB 647, the CCBA sponsored bill authored by Assemblymember Wes Chesbro. This bill makes three separate changes to the state statute (we're mostly interested in the 1st change):

Amends the definition of beer manufacturer

Changes the regulations regarding the labeling of refilled growlers
Allows regional guilds and the CCBA to sample beer at association and guild meetings.

Below are the details of these changes. More information can also be found on our web site.

1) The CCBA supports current labeling law that requires a brewery to “obscure” information from another brewery on a container before refilling and selling it. We believe it is important that when a consumer takes home a container of beer that the container (growler, bottle or keg) be accurately labeled with the name of the brewery and the beer inside the container. In some cases, breweries were simply putting a growler into a brown paper bag to “obscure” the previous label and then putting their label on the bag to meet the current requirements. When the consumer walked out the door, they would often take the growler out of the bag, and the growler was then improperly labeled. The growler was labeled as being from Brewery A, but had beer in it from Brewery B. If you were Brewery A, you now had your growler with your name on it with beer in it from another brewery. The ABC had no way to enforce this under current statute. AB 647 adds simple language to B&P code section 25200(c), which states that the previous label must be completely obscured in a manner “not readily removable by the consumer….” Additionally, some breweries were obscuring the name of the previous brewery but not the logo or text from the previous brewery. AB 647 adds that “any information concerning any beer previously packaged in the container, including the information regarding the manufacturer and bottler of such beer, or any associated trademarks must be removed, or completely obscured.” Please read the CCBA Growler Clarification for complete details and best practices on growler refills.


PICK UP YOUR GENERIC DRAUGHT BEER GROWLER AT
TIGER!TIGER OR BLIND LADY ALE HOUSE TODAY!


Saturday, November 9, 2013

THE FINAL STRETCH

SATURDAY, NOV 9TH
• AUTOMATIC FLIGHTS 11:30AM 

PassionFruitSuperDuper, A Good (red or) Amber, Ghost Town, Boss Mango, DarkHorse Coffee Barrel-Aged Darkest Thing You Have
•MODERN TIMES CANS
 5PM
MT is canning and we're celebrating. Starting at 5pm we'll have a bunch of cans and when you buy one we'll give you a MT keeper glass to pour it into. Cheers that!
 

SUNDAY, NOV 10TH
• ALPINE TASTER FLIGHTS ALL DAY
Not riding with us, but love Alpine beers? Well, we'll have a flight of 6 of them all day.
• ALPINE (UP AND) DOWNHILL CHALLENGE
It’s on! The 4TH Annual Bike Ride from Alpine concludes with a tasting of a flight of Alpine beers and Pizza/Salad re-fueling at Blind Lady ale house. Limited tickets available.
PURCHASE TICKETS: http://alpinedownhill.bpt.me 

Rough details: 
It’s on! The 4TH Annual Bike Ride from Alpine concludes with a tasting of a flight of Alpine beers and Pizza/Salad re-fueling at Blind Lady Ale House. Limited tickets available. Here is the lowdown. Leave BLAH ride your bike to Alpine Brewing, have one pint, check out the facility, and then ride back. At the end of the ride, back at BLAH enjoy a Flight of Alpine’s beers with Brewmaster and Owner Pat McIlhenny and. Buffet of pizza and salad and Commemorative T-Shirt included! $50. This is not a fast ride but it is a hilly one. We will stay together mostly and ride as a group. Leave no one behind!



Saturday, October 26, 2013

BLAH SDBW ROUGH DRAFT - DETAILS ARE HERE

THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GO NUTS!!
Keep checking back here and on our facebook page for more and more details. Seriously, things are changing pretty much every hour at this point. So, treat this list as a rough draft.
Sign up for our BLAH/T!T!/AUTO mailing list to get even more info.

BLAH SDBW 2013
Our theme for this year is LOCAL. All events feature local breweries and local beers.

STANDARD DISCLAIMER:
EVERYTHING SUBJECT TO CHANGE!!



THURSDAY, OCT 31 – HALLOWEEN
• Automatic Ghost Town Brown release BY-THE-GLASS! GROWLERS!!
• MOVIES IN THE HAMM’S ROOM 6pm
AleSmith: Evil Dead Red
MOVIE SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
STARTING AT 5PM Nightmare Before Xmas (Family Friendly)
THEN Young Frankenstein (Less Family Friendly)
THEN Rocky Horror Picture Show (Not as Family Friendly) THEN....

FRIDAY, NOV 1ST

• Automatic Good (Red or) Amber release
• IPA BLIND CHALLENGE  “SD’S GREATEST” EDITION ALL DAY

W/ RATE THE BEST IPA
$18 flight; starts at 11:30 am
Alpine Duet, Ballast Pt Sculpin, Societe Pupil, Stone IPA, AleSmith IPA & Green Flash West Coast. That's six IPAs served Side-By-Side in our Flight Board. The Brand Names will be given, but not in the order of the beers. Talented Palates will be tested to match the brand with the Beer. If you get them in the correct order, you will be entered to win $100 gift card to BLAH! 

We will also be rating them to see which one is SD’s Greatest IPA.
Also on Tap: Green Flash West Coast Cask, Double Dry Hopped West Coast and a bunch of IPAs. Seriously.


IPA CHALLENGE ANSWERS
1. Stone IPA
2. Ballast Point Scuplin
3. Alpine Duet
4. Green Flash West Coast
5. Societe Pupil
6. AleSmith IPA
WINNER
IPA CHALLENGE WINNER(S): Nolan Seaton, Seth Moran, Sebastian Widman & Kelsey McNair.
All 4 will split the cash and we'll throw in a growler ofAutomaticBrewingCo Flying Ace to bump up the party. Congrats!
SAN DIEGO'S BEST RESULTS 
With 24% of the vote the winner is Societe Pupil.

SATURDAY, NOV 2ND
• IPA BLIND CHALLENGE SD’S GREATEST EDITION continued

SUNDAY, NOV 3RD
• IPA BLIND CHALLENGE  SD’S GREATEST EDITION continued
• PLANKS FOR LOOKING 5PM
A show of 100(ish) vintage skateboards.
AUTOMATIC BOSSMAN DIPA, FLYING ACE IPA & KURLER SESSION 

Event Page
• AUTOMATIC FLYING ACE IPA RELEASE! Keeper Glass! The 1st 50 people to purchase a Flying Ace will receive an Automatic .5L Keeper Glass.





MONDAY, NOV 4TH
BLAH IS CLOSED
BEER HUNTER: THE MOVIE
@ TIGER!TIGER!
Doors open 6pm. Movie 7pm(ish).

Bar only with San Diego Taco Company on the Patio.
Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ4JEt9J27E

TUESDAY, NOV 5TH
• SOUR FLIGHTS: all day
Automatic SuperDuper, Boon Framboise, The Bruery Oude Tart, New Belgium La Folie, Craftsman Cabernale and Russian River Consecration. Plus we will have more by the glass.
• MONKEY PAW PAIRINGS:
Chef Todd (BLAH) and Brew Master Cossimo (Money Paw) are collaborating on food & beer pairings. We will have three food and beer pairings to purchase separately or all together. Equinox (pumpkin, curry squash beer) paired with a pork dish, veg, apples and ginger. Bonobos (American Pale Ale) paired with a Squash soup and/or a Ravioli with Duck. And Ashes from the Grave (lightly cherrywood-beechwood smoked brown) paired with both a S’more and a brule├ęd pumpkin cheesecake. Say what? Some vegan options will be available.

• $3 KEG CLEAN-UP, 11:30am-3pm Tue-Thu
We need to keep our kegs moving so anything that is low-low-low will be on special for $3 till 3pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

WEDNESDAY, NOV 6TH
• SOUR FLIGHTS CONTINUED based on availability
• MONKEY PAW PAIRINGS CONTINUED
based on availability
 • $3 KEG CLEAN-UP 11:30am-3pm Tue-Thu
We need to keep our kegs moving so anything that is low-low-low will be on special for $3 till 3pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
 

THURSDAY, NOV 7TH
• NEW ENGLISH FLIGHTS
Why Not Wheat, ESB, Troopers Tipple, Humbly Legit, Zumbar & Big Sting. Also on tap: cask of Troopers Tipple English IPA, dry hoppy with Cascade. Keeper Glass at 6pm. And Simon from NE will be around to chat and answer questions.
• $3 KEG CLEAN-UP, 11:30am-3pm Tue-Thu
We need to keep our kegs moving so anything that is low-low-low will be on special for $3 till 3pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
 

FRIDAY, NOV 8TH
• PROGR-HESS-IVE BEERS 11:30AM
Progr-HESS-ive Lunch: Progressive Deal on Hess Beers 11:30-4
$2 til 2pm, $3 til 3pm, $4 til 4pm
Solis Minor, Gaszias Nitro and Kolsch as Progressive-kegs from 11:30 on…
KEEPER "CAN" GLASS @4PM
Buy a Hess beer and keep the glass starting at 4pm.

SATURDAY, NOV 9TH
• AUTOMATIC FLIGHTS 11:30AM 

PassionFruitSuperDuper, A Good (red or) Amber, Ghost Town, Boss Mango, DarkHorse Coffee Barrel-Aged Darkest Thing You Have
•MODERN TIMES CANS
5PM
MT is canning and we're celebrating. Starting at 5pm we'll have a bunch of cans and when you buy one we'll give you a MT keeper glass to pour it into. Cheers that!
 

SUNDAY, NOV 10TH
• ALPINE TASTER FLIGHTS ALL DAY
Not riding with us, but love Alpine beers? Well, we'll have a flight of 6 of them all day.
• ALPINE (UP AND) DOWNHILL CHALLENGE
It’s on! The 4TH Annual Bike Ride from Alpine concludes with a tasting of a flight of Alpine beers and Pizza/Salad re-fueling at Blind Lady ale house. Limited tickets available.
PURCHASE TICKETS: http://alpinedownhill.bpt.me 

Rough details:
It’s on! The 4TH Annual Bike Ride from Alpine concludes with a tasting of a flight of Alpine beers and Pizza/Salad re-fueling at Blind Lady Ale House. Limited tickets available. Here is the lowdown. Leave BLAH ride your bike to Alpine Brewing, have one pint, check out the facility, and then ride back. At the end of the ride, back at BLAH enjoy a Flight of Alpine’s beers with Brewmaster and Owner Pat McIlhenny and. Buffet of pizza and salad and Commemorative T-Shirt included! $50. This is not a fast ride but it is a hilly one. We will stay together mostly and ride as a group. Leave no one behind!
STANDARD DISCLAIMER:
EVERYTHING SUBJECT TO CHANGE!!















Thursday, October 10, 2013

BLAHktoberfest IS COMING


BLAHKTOBERFEST 2013
OKTOBER 19TH & 20TH
DOORS OPEN AT 11:30am
$15 KEEPER STEINS W/ BIER*
$8 REFILLS ALL WEEKEND*
BRATS, BIERS, T-SHIRT HOSEN & GERMAN TREATS
(*While Supplies Last *Festbiers only)

Click photos to see photos from this year's event.

Friday, August 16, 2013

IPA FLIGHT & PROGRESSIVE KEGS


Sunday, August 4, 2013

DOGFISH HEAD, PROGRESSIVE & CicloSDias


THURSDAY
Modern Times Keeper Glass at 5pm
Pre-CicloSDias Twilight Townie at 5:30pm

FRIDAY 
DogFish Head Flights start at 11:30am.

SUNDAY
Meet us out front at 9:15am and we'll ride together to the CicloSDias Kickoff.
Wear you best Summer Whites.

...and watch out for Pedal to Pedal, Pick & Grin


CicloSDias

Sunday, August 11th 
CicloSDias 
Sunday, August 11th, 10am-4pm
6 Hours of Car-Free Streets
Will this be the best bike day in San Diego EVER? We'll be meeting at BLAH around 9:30am and heading over to the event as a group. Join us and be sure to wear your best summer whites.

Then join us after the ride for 20%! Just prove you participated. Show us a photo, some schwag from the event, anything that puts you there w/o a reasonable doubt and you'll get the discount.

Here's a quick note from the people putting on the event:
Please join us in supporting CicloSDias -- San Diego’s first-ever open streets community-wide event. 
CicloSDias will open 5.2 miles of car-free streets in the heart of San Diego to pedestrians, cyclists, families, and anyone who can imagine a new way to use them.
This is an exciting opportunity for neighbors and community members to come together and enjoy open, car-free streets on Sunday, August 11th. This event supports a clean, healthy and vibrant San Diego. What’s more, ‘open street’ initiatives in other cities have proven to be a powerful catalyst, driving those cities to become more walk-able, bike-able, and transit friendly.
We are asking you to invest in San Diego with a donation to help launch CicloSDias.
The CicloSDias Steering Committee is seeking to raise the funds necessary to cover event-related expenses, including traffic re-routing and control, police, and emergency medical services, and community outreach efforts.
Please become a supporter of CicloSDias and DONATE today!
http://fundly.com/ciclosdias
CicloSDias Route
From Logan Heights, on 30th Street @ K Street, to City Heights (Cherokee  Point Elementary School) via Golden Hill, South and North Park…the route (approximately 5.2miles) will be continuous through popular family orientated neighborhoods, including hundreds of businesses and in areas vocally and physically active in increasing the quality of life in this part of the City.

The bookends of the event are Cherokee Point Elementary School (3735 38th St, San Diego, CA 92105) and 30th Street at K Street intersection.

The route will make a small "loop" to include both 30th Street and Fern Street from Ash Street to Juniper Street.

Participants will walk, ride, stroll, shop in a counter clockwise direction that is free flowing at a low rate of speed.  Entry to the event route is also free-flowing meaning access to the route is available from any intersection during the CicloSDias hours of 10:00am – 4:00pm.

In order to accommodate residents, businesses, places of worship and to minimize any disruption, there are periodic crossings along the route.  These crossings will allow traffic to cross Wightman Street, Landis and 30th Streets at designated spots along the CicloSDias route.  Please click here for a the periodic crossing locations.

CicloSDias Hubs are spots along the route for participants stop and take a look around.  Hubs will have information stations, CicloSDias merchandise available for purchase, bike repair, portable toilets and other offerings.  Hubs are located at:
38th and Wightman
30th and Upas
30th and Ash

30th and K

JOIN US AT BLAH AFTER THE RIDER FOR 15% OFF!!
Yep, just prove to us beyond a reasonable doubt that you rode and we'll give you 15% off. How can you prove it? Show us a pic from the ride, some schwag you picked up, etc. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Beachwood Brewing


Saturday, July 13th
Julian will be heading down from the LBC for...
BEACHWOOD FLIGHTS at BLAH
• Dank Matter DIPA (Their 2nd Anniversary Beer)
• Fahrenheit 342 Rye IPA
• Foam Top Cream Ale
• James Brown Ale
• Jean-Quad Van Damme (Belgian Quad)
• Still Life Stout (Smoked Couble Oat Stout)
Flights will start at 11:30am and Julian will be in the house around 5pm-ish.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

SUMMER FLIGHTS

This week we have a Summer Saison Flight, RuinTen Side-by-Side Cask & Draft on Wednesday, and Hangar 24 Local Fields flights on Friday.


HANGAR 24 "LOCAL FIELDS" 
Friday, June 28th starting at 11:30am

Hangar 24 was the first beer delivery ever made to Blind Lady Ale House. So, we love getting the chance to celebrate their amazing beers every chance we get. This weekend we're so happy to be putting on a flight of H24 "Local Fields" beers. Check out the flight list and be amazed!

Hangar 24 Polycot 7.2%
Polycot is a wheat beer brewed with hundreds of pounds of organic apricots grown in Southern California’s High Desert. We brew this beer during the very small window of time when the apricots are at their peak of freshness, usually early July. The pureed apricots add a wonderful fruit flavor to the beer and combine with the wheat for a refreshing tart finish. This  beer goes down smooth, but at over 1.5 times the alcohol of the Orange Wheat, it will sneak up on you.
Hangar 24 Palmero 7%
For our second Local Fields Series offering we looked to match a Belgian classic with the sweetness of Southern California Dates. Palmero is a traditional Abbey Dubbel with a healthy addition of dates from the Coachella Valley. Fruity esters from the Belgian yeast strain combine with a delicate date sweetness. This beer is full of flavors of caramel, raisin, rum and spice.
Hangar 24 Vinaceous 8.7%
The first beer in our Local Fields Series, Vinaceous was created to combine the best characteristics of wine and beer. Brewed in the style of an English Old Ale, this beer deviates from tradition with an ample addition of freshly crushed Mourvedre grapes from Temecula. Vinaceous pours a deep burgundy color and boasts flavors of rich malt, brown sugar, dark berries and a touch of oak in the finish.
Hangar 24 Gourdgeous 8.5%
It's time to usher in autumn with this robust porter. Using pumpkins grown just a half mile from the brewery, Gourdgeous also features traditional pumpkin pie spices and molasses. Rich with notes of dark chocolate, pumpkin pie, and sweet caramel, it's the perfect pour for when the days get shorter.
Hangar 24 Essence 8.5%
This beer is the essence of Southern California. A traditional west coast IPA with a distinct copper hue, enhanced by generous additions of navel oranges, sweet blood oranges and grapefruit, all grown in Redlands, CA. The citrus flavors and aromas intensify the zesty cascade and zythos hops to deliver a one-of-a-kind drinking experience. An invigorating beer with a  pleasant, defining bitterness, perfect for warm weather.
Hangar 24 Warmer 7.8%
This rich, strong ale neatly balances caramel malts and spices, providing warmth on a cool winter day. Every fall, we trek up the San Bernardino Mountains to harvest fresh spruce, then carefully add just the right amount of cinnamon and maple syrup to create our Warmer. It's a lightly hopped, tantalizing ale with festive notes of maple, spruce and spice; a nice complement to a cooler time of year.


SUMMER SAISON FLIGHT
Starts Tuesday June 25th at 11:30am

Celebrate summer 5 ounces at a time with this light, refreshing, summery flight of domestic saisons. Flight starts Tuesday at 11:30am, but should be on for a few days. Pairs well with our $10 Margherita and Local Greens lunch special.

HOURS

NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH!
TUESDAY
-SUNDAY 11:30AM-MIDNITE
MONDAY CLOSED! Kitchen closes @ 10PM