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Monday, August 31, 2009

The Week In Beer :: On Tap Sept 1-6

Tuesday: Ballast Pt. Sculpin
Wednesday: Rodenbach Grand Cru
Thursday: Alpine Nelson
Friday: 2 O'Clock Cask - Alpine Nelson Cask
Saturday & Sunday: Labor Day Lager Flights
.................................Rogue Maierfest
.................................Hangar 24 Helles
.................................Victory Festbier
.................................Aventinus Weizenbock
.................................Ballast Pt. Longfin
.................................Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
Sunday: Automatic Brewing Co #1 (It's been off the board since early July!)


Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Cask + Air Conditioning = Awesome

Yep, we just tapped a cask of Stone Vanilla Bean Smoked Porter and it's delicious. So come on down and enjoy some tasty pizza & a half-liter of cold beer in the comfort of our awesome Air Conditioning! Maybe, just maybe, we can help you forget how unbearably hot it is.

Friday, August 21, 2009


We're so excited about this one, let's get right to it: This coming Sunday is our Adams Avenue Rec Center Event. $1 from every drink will go to fund programs for our local recreation centers. More specifically, it goes to man hours for teachers and leaders to help run workshops and classes for our neighborhood kids. That's pretty cool and we are hoping for a large turn out for this one to support such an amazing and (very) local cause. Come out Sunday, anytime day or night (we're here from 11:30 AM to midnight.) And there will be raffle!

In case you're wondering, no, the rec centers aren't going out of business. We've just heard that funding has been tight and we want to do what we can to make sure our local centers keep on doing what they're doing.

UPDATE: We just got a skateboard pack from Toy Machine, a gift certificate from Riviera, shirts from Ponce's, gift certificates from Viva Pops, Pet Me Please and Tao, and various schwag items to give away! So don't forget to bring some cash for the raffle. $1 per ticket or $20 for your wingspan! See you sunday.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hangar 24 :: JS Ford Award

"A few years removed from making beer at home, Redlands resident Kevin Wright has won one of brewing's highest honors.

Wright, who works for Hangar 24 Craft Brewery in Redlands, opened a letter Saturday congratulating him on the JS Ford Award, given to the top scorer in the exam given by the London-based Institute of Brewing and Distilling..." Read More

Why not stop by the Blind Lady and taste why Kevin was awarded such a high honor.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Week In Beer

The Week In Beer


Monday, August 10, 2009

Campaign For Real Ale :: CAMRA

Date: 6th August 2009

CAMRA would like to announce the winner of the annual competition for American cask-conditioned beer held on the Bières Sans Frontières bar at the Great British Beer Festival.

An international panel of judges agreed that the overall champion cask-conditioned American beer was Cambridge Brewing Company - YouEnjoyMyStout. The head brewer is Will Meyers and the brewery is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The beer is a 10.5% abv Imperial Stout aged for two years in previously used American oak bourbon barrels. Very full-bodied with complex notes of caramel, treacle, and espresso mingled with vanilla and tannin from the oak.

The runner-up was Brooklyn Brewery - East Indian Pale Ale and in third place was Stone Brewery - Levitation Ale.

Bières Sans Frontières featured a record 55 different American cask-conditioned beers in 2009 from breweries as diverse as Stone Brewery in California, Dechutes Brewery in Oregon and Victory Brewing in Pennsylvania.

Bières Sans Frontières is the International bar at the Great British Beer Festival and features 300 different beers from around the world. The bar is organised by Andy Benson and staffed by over 60 volunteers from afar away as America and Japan.

Famers Market on Adams

The AABA is excited to be starting a weekly Certified Farmer's Market on Wednesday, September 9, 2009. The market will be opened each Wednesday evening from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Adams Avenue Farmer's Market will be on 40th Street next to Ward Canyon Park just off Adams Avenue.


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Blind Lady at the Blind Tasting : GABF 2009

Last year, after years of being invited but missing out, Lee finally got a chance to judge beers at the Great American Beer Fest in Denver! GABF is not only the biggest beer festival in the world (with 1800+ different beers being poured!), but before the fest begins, GABF conducts the largest beer Competition in the USA.
Lee was honored to be judging in 2008, and excited to be invited back again this year!
He's looking forward to sitting in a windowless room in the basement of a high-rise hotel for 2.5 days, evaluating about 100 beers per day from tiny cups, as part of an international team of Professional Beer Tasters.

But this year, it's be even better. The BLAH team forms when Jeff and Bartender Andy arrive to tastes some of the beers at the festival... so when the Judging is over, the party gets started...in a windowless hall on the second floor of a convention center for 2.5 days, enjoying as-many-as-possible beers from tiny cups, as part of an international team of 40,000 less-than-professional beer tasters.
Things could be worse...

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Honest Pint Goes National: San Diego's Blind Lady Certified

We just received confirmation from Jeff Allworth at the Honest Pint Project that we've been certified. Here's what he had to say:

"What a perfect exclamation point for this beery week: yesterday I received an email from Jenniffer Chase at the Blind Lady Ale House in San Diego. Attached was this lovely photo. Look carefully and you can see that the glasses are inscribed with a half-liter line, making them the extra-special gold standard of honest glassware. We'll have to update the website to include California--Blind Lady Ale House is now a Certified Purveyor of Honest Pints!
There's been a lot of talk of which city is Beer Town USA, and Denver and Portland tend to think it's a two-city choice. San Diegans differ, and if you click around the Blind Lady website, you can see why. Great food and great beer--just the kind of place to cool your heels with a nice honest pint. Folks in So Cal and folks visiting So Cal should take note and drop in for a pint."

At the Blind Lady Ale House our beers are priced
based on the amount you get in your glass.
We pour .25L into every piece of stemware and .5L into our Willi.
Glass sizes may vary, but the amount of beer you get doesn't.

A good head on a beer is a wonderful thing.
It allows the beer to open up and share its most subtle aromas with the drinker.
An expert pour will leave a head that is about the width of two fingers.
Most brewers take great care during the brewing process
to maintain a beer's proper head-forming properties.

Friday, August 7, 2009


Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Reservation Policy

•We have two large tables available for reservations.
•Reservation start time must be before 6pm and end at 8pm. Table(s) will be held 15 mins past start. After 15 mins tables will be back up for grabs.
•Reservations end at 8pm. At this time tables must be cleared if customers are waiting.
•Availability subject to event schedule.
•Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance.
•We DO NOT take same day reservations.

Reserved tables are in the Hamm's Room and hold up to 24-28 people. This is not a private room, but does occupy the South Side of the Hamm's Room. All inquiries regarding reservations must go to info@BlindLadyAleHouse.com. We will do our best to get back to you within 24 hours, but sometimes it's just not possible. For groups larger than 30 people please see "buy outs" info below.

Depending upon your reason for reserving the table you may want to order individually or pre-order for the entire table. To pre-order, please request our “Party Menu.”

We do not reserve any other tables, however we do "rent" the entire West Room, which is (mostly) private. If you are interested in this "buy out," contact clea@BlindLadyAleHouse.com. Please note, currently we only do "buy outs" on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays. We will rent both rooms simultaneously on Monday evenings when we are traditionally closed—please email us for availability.

This Week at the BLAH

Tuesday: Firestone Walker's Union Jack IPA
Temptation, from Russian River, it's $35 a bottle and only available on, you guessed it, Temptation Tuesdays.
Wednesday: Hangar 24's Amber Alt and Helles. FC Barcelona vs Seattle Sounders FC 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Alpine's Pure Hoppiness. RFTC RIP DVD showing at 10pm and we're giving away passes to NPMT and local band merch courtesy of Merch Lackey.
Friday: Cask of Alesmith X at 2pm. Real Madrid vs Toronto FC 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: It's Saturday! $15 local pitchers from 11:30 am - 6 pm. What else do you need?
Sunday: Real Madrid vs D.C. United @ noon along with $15 local pitchers 'til 6 pm.
Pitcher This: NOW ALL WEEK LONG! $15 local pitchers Tues-Thurs 5-6 pm, Fridays from 2-6 pm and Sat & Sunday 11:30 am-6 pm. Sharing beer makes it taste even better.

North Park Music Thing :: RFTC from the BLAH

Thursday August 6th

We've been into local music for years and we're excited about this weekends North Park Music Thing. In fact we're going to unofficially kick things off on Thursday August 6th by playing tons of local music all night, drinking plenty of local beers, and we'll be giving away some NPMT passes to the Street Fest on Sunday while we show the RFTC RIP DVD will full sound blasting at 10pm. We also are getting some local band merch from our friends at Merch Lackey to give away as well. Giveaway will happen after 10pm.

The North Park Music Thing - San Diego Music & Media Conference and Festival is a three day music event, which is scheduled to take place August 7-9, 2009 at the Lafayette Hotel. On Saturday, following the workshops, NPMT will showcase nearly 150 musical acts from the Southwestern United States, on 20 stages in San Diego, California.


Urban Bike Ride

The ride with the Urban Bike and Social Club and the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition was a hit. There were upwards of 45-50 who showed up for the 1 hour long cruise through uptown.
Thanks for everyone who showed up, thanks to Jeremy for putting it together and thanks to Velo Cult for joining in.
Check out Christa's photos.