Can you even believe tomorrow is December? We cannot.
But that's what the calendar man tells us. We have loads going on this month, let's get started, shall we? First up, the new place-
DRAUGHT BEER & SANDWICHES
3025 El Cajon Boulevard, just 3 doors east of 30th.
Have you been yet? Tiger! sports the same hours as BLAH-- Tuesday-Thursday we open at 5pm and close at Midnight (kitchen closes at 10) and on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, we open at 11:30 am and close again at Midnight with the kitchen closing at 10pm. Closed on Mondays.
The food? Well there is this giant wood fired oven in the middle of the room and with it, we make bread (all of of it in-house, fresh, daily) and oysters and a few other delicious things. The primary menu is Sandwiches- our take on the Bahn Mi, a Ham & Cheese with Egg and Bechamella, a Fried Polenta sandwich and more. Plus, raw and wood-fired oysters, soups and oh, some beer. We are leaning heavy on the drinkable beers, like the ones that maybe come in giant steins? Yes, we serve giant steins of session beers on Friday, Saturday & Sunday days for just $8 till 5pm.
That's one full liter of beer in a big fun glass for only $8.
This Thursday we are tapping Alesmith's Winter Yulesmith at Tiger! and calling it out here because it's delicious. And seasonal. And perfect for the slightly cooler temperatures coming our way tomorrow.
Every Friday until the end of the year we've got a glass giveaway at 11:30 am. Up this week? The gorgeous .4 liter tulip from Allagash, which will come to you for no charge with the purchase of an Allagash White (and maybe their Dubbel.)
And on Sunday, we are doing this vaguely late brunch-y thing by adding DOUGHNUTS to our menu, Sunday mornings only. These are yummy sugar-spice donuts (and tasty vegan ones as well) and we will have on hand a coffee beer of our choosing to compliment the sweet treats.
Have you seen the logo? We have just a few t-shirts and a couple hats left until the next time we decide to print them. They make fashionable holiday presents.
Finally, we never really officially announced our opening so stay tuned for some Grand Opening Hoo-Haa on December 16th, 17th and 18th. More to come...
BLIND LADY ALE HOUSE
This Friday's Progressive Cask is none other than Hangar 24s Pale Ale, a delicious drinker that we are quite fond of. That's $2 till 2pm (we open at 11:30) and $3 till 3pm or until we run out.
This Saturday we are gonna have at least one and maybe even two Allagash Flights over at BLAH. Which beers you may be wondering? Pretty much ALL of them. We have got limited quantities of most of their beers and will be serving them flight only on Saturday, from 11:30 am until we run out. Lunch anyone?
Last time we checked BLAH had Russian River's Damnation Batch 23 on, as well as the Bruery's 4 Calling Birds and Mission's Dark Seas, plus a whole host of other great beers. Have you tried any or all of those yet?
On December 10th Adams Avenue is having a holiday soiree of sorts - businesses up and down the street are lighting their lights and showcasing what's special about the holidays. We are gonna have ourselves a little TRUNK SHOW in the Hamm's Room from 3-8pm with a handful of crafty vendors, plus, our back stock of T-SHIRTS and a few other goodies. And we may, although we promise no one nothing just yet, have the new 2011 SWEATER TEE in that day, as well. More on that next week...
::: HOLIDAY HOURS :::
BLAH & T!T! :: BOTH OPEN, but will be closing early.
Hours are 11:30am-10pm
T!T! :: Closed.
BLAH :: OPEN at 5pm for evening drinking only (no food!)
*We are a great place to go after the family thing for a drink and some socializing.
New Years Eve
T!T! :: Open from 11:30 am to LATE - yep, we are keeping it open til ???!
BLAH :: Celebrating (again) Belgian New Years - we will open at 11:30am for lunch and then 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. 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 9 pm and the whole place at 10 pm (last call at 9:15 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 Day
T!T! :: Closed
BLAH :: Open normal hours, 11:30 am - Midnight
And that's it for now, but New Years will be here before we know it and then it's 2012. Thanks everyone for coming out and supporting us, truly.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
We're going all in this year....
Thursday, November LOST ABBEY & PORT BREWING RARE BEER FLIGHT-TASTING WITH BREWMASTER TOMME ARTHUR The Hamm’s Room will be saved for the Flight Tasting from 5-7pm. Tasting will start at 5:30. Flights will be available all night long, but the Flight tasting is for the first 40 or so people who want to join in with Tomme and whom comfortably fit in the Hamm’s Room. No flight beers (below) are available individually. BEERS: (Beers are in correct Flight Order) Port Brewing Bourbon Santa's Little Helper - Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout, 10%abv Lost Abbey Ad Lib – a blend of Bourbon Barrel Aged Midnight Expression, Bourbon Barrel Aged Judgment Day and Rye Barrel aged Serpent’s Stout 10%abv Lost Abbey Lost & Found - Modeled after the great Trappist and Monastic beers, richly deep garnet color, Malts, raisins and a fantastic yeast strain working in harmony produce a beer of amazing complexity and depth, 7.5%abv Port Brewing Fallbrook Estate Ale – An American Pale made entirely of Hops grown in Northern SD County 5.5%abv Port Brewing Packaging Line Pale – Limited American Pale Ale with citrus-y brightness, 5.5%abv Lost Abbey Road to Helles 5.2% Flight Cost: $18; $22 for Flight with Meet the Brewer Talk in Hamm’s Room
Friday, November 4 PROGRESSIVE CASK LIVE-SHORT PRINTING with STRONG PRINTING CARLSBAD PIZZA PORT TASTING WITH BREWER JEFF BAGBY Three events in one day. Beers: (This is the correct Flight Order) Poor Mans IPA – Double Imperial IPA, GABF Best in Show 9%abv Hakuna Ma Tatas – Pink IPA brewed to benefit Breast Cancer Research 7.5%abv Sharkbite Red – Red Ale with Centennial and Cascade Hops, 6.% Whipper Snapper – Chinook Fresh Hop Pale Ale 5.6%abv Port Truck Stout – Dry Irish style Stout, 4.5% High Maintenance Blonde – Golden Blonde Ale, 5.3%abv Flight Price: $16; $20 for Flight with Meet the Brewer Talk in Hamm’s Room
Saturday, November 5 PROGRESSIVE CASK DAY
During the day we are doing our classic Progressive Casks, but we are gonna keep them a coming with one after the other. $2 till 2, $3 till 3:00, $4 till 4:00 and $5 till 5. BEERS: Hangar 24 IPA & Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin
Sunday, November 6 MOTHER EARTH FLIGHT TASTING WITH THE BREWERS Hamm’s Room is saved for Brewer Tasting till 2:30. Event starts at 12:30. Brewers Dan and Cameron will be walking the folks through their beers. Mother Earth is out of Vista, started in 2008, they went bigger (and added a home brew store) in 2010. We are showcasing some of their wackiest beers, including one they made in collaboration with Automatic Brewing Co. BEERS: Wet Hop Dream - Super Wet Hopped Ale, 6%abv Collaboration with Automatic Brewing Co Coffee IPA California Creamin’ - Nitrogen-dispensed Cream Ale with Vanilla Beans, 5.2%abv Mother’s Milk - Chocolate-Vanilla Cream Ale Pep In Your Step - Porter with Habanero Vanilla Storm - Imperial Porter with Coffee and Vanilla Flight Cost: $16; $20 for Flight with Meet the Brewer Talk in Hamm’s Room
Monday, November 7 BEER CRAZE: DANCE CRAZE ON THE BIG SCREEN + SKA BREWING BEER + MIHO It’s the 30th Anniversary of the famous Ska Movie, Dance Craze. It will go on the big screen @ 8 pm. MIHO will be outside from 6-9pm. Doors open @5pm
Tuesday, November 8 BLIND IPA FLIGHT CHALLENGE This is our classic Challenge. Guess them all right and you will win $100. Of course, no one has ever gotten them all right. We will give smaller GC to the winner who gets the most right as long as it’s more than 3. Flight Cost: $16
Saturday, November 12
Flight Price: $16
Progressive Cask – This is our classic $2 till 2:00; $3 till 3:00, and so on. Starts at 11:30. BEER: Green Flash Hop Head Red Cask Live T-Shirt Printing - Ultra-Limited Edition SDBW Tee-Shirt, printed on-site, just for you! This will start around 2-ish. Andrew from Strong will be at Tiger! Tiger! after dinner doing a different graphic for the other side of the Tee. Jeff Bagby will be there at 12:30 for the Meet The Brewer event in the Hamm’s Room. We will keep the Hamm’s Room free for this event until 2:30 with the divider. Flight Beers are NOT for sale individually.
Wednesday, November 9
OB PIZZA PORT FLIGHT TASTING WITH BREWER YIGA
Hamm’s Room is saved for Brewer Tasting till 7PM. GABF Small Brewery and Brewmaster of the Year 2011!
Citra Fresh Hop Amber Ale, 6.2%abv
Monkey Tail Chinook Fresh Hop Pale Ale, 5.3%abv
Rhino Chaser Imperial Red—it’s been on, see list
Where is my Light Saber Stout — Irish Dry on Nitro —it’s been on, see list
Z-Man Stout (I should have this transferred by then), 7.2%abv
ABLE American Stout- Imperial Stout, 8.2%abv — A.B.L.E stands for Achievement Beyond Life’s Experiences and is a tribute/ benefit beer for our friend Brit Antrim who was recently paralyzed in a workplace accident.
Flight Cost: $16; $20 for the flight tasting in the Hamm’s Room
Thursday, November 10
HOPPY GREEN FLASH FLIGHT TASTING WITH BREWER CHUCK SILVA
Chuck Silva will guide out group through the hoppiest of the Green Flash beers. Th Hamm’s Room is saved for Flight Tasting until 7pm. Event starts at 5:30
Flight Cost: $16; $20 for the guided flight in the Hamm’s Room
Friday, November 11
THE BRUERY FLIGHT TASTING WITH BREWER PATRICK RUE
And PROGRESSIVE CASK
Hamm’s Room is saved for Flight Tasting until 2:30. Event starts at 12:30. The Bruery is bringing some crazy bers. Classic Progressive Cask rules - $2 till 2:00; $3 till $3 and so on. It’s 11/11/11.
CASK: Hangar 24 IPA
Burly Gourd - Milk stout brewed with pumpkins, pumpkin pie spices and cedar, 6.66%
Oude Tart - Flemish Red, 7.5%
Loakal Red - Hoppy oak-aged red ale, 6.9%
Birra Basta - Biere de Garde with roasted zucchini, lemon peel, fennel seed and cedar, 8.5%
Snicklefritz - Belgian-style golden strong ale with juniper, cardamom, coriander, ginger, and four kinds of citrus zest and oak, 10%
4 Calling Birds - This year's winter seasonal, spiced dark strong ale, 11%
Flight Cost: $18; $22 for the guided flight in the Hamm’s Room
Saturday, November 12
Classic Progressive Cask rules - $2 till 2:00; $3 till $3 and so on.
Cask: Alesmith Yulesmith
Sunday, November 13ALPINE FLIGHTS ALL DAY & NIGHT
Flight Price: $16