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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.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

THE CANS

Will Ferrell Pictured with Ben Davidson at the Cancer for College Craft Beer Bus benefit.

NO, WE DIDN'T BUY THEM ON EBAY
"Big" Ben Davidson, renowned for his 1960s exploits as an Oakland Raider Defensive End, as well as his enormous frame, grandiose mustache and his famed Miller Lite commercials, was obsessed with collecting cans, and bottles, during his travels as both a professional football player and devoted family man.

    The six foot eight three-time AFL All Star and member of the AFL Hall of Fame began his football career with the Green Bay Packers — and that year the team won the NFL championship. Davidson later landed in the AFL with the Raiders, an iconoclastic team full of larger than life personalities and renegades, Davidson among them. Davidson played in Super Bowl II, three AFL championship games and the first AFC championship game. Davidson was part of the "Eleven Angry Men" defense that set the record for sacks in a season with 73 and made the Raiders the most notorious team in football.

    Davidson's formidable physical presence and equally tremendous personality made him a natural for Hollywood, starting with Robert Altman's "M*A*S*H" in 1970. He can be seen in the movies Conan the Barbarian and Necessary Roughness, as well as innumerous television guest star appearances from Charlies' Angels to Happy Days.

    But his most famous role was as himself in more than two dozen commercials for Miller Lite— he was, alongside Rodney Dangerfield and Bubba Smith, part of the popular, long-running "Tastes great, less filling" campaign that Advertising Age called the eighth-best advertising campaign of the 20th century.

    Despite his relationship with Miller Lite, Ben loved craft beer and could often be seen in Blind Lady telling stories of his travels while sipping a local IPA. It was on just such an occasion that we met Ben and learned about his extensive collection. After sharing a few beers the offer was given: if we display them, we can have them.

    Davidson spent his post-football years traveling the world with his friends and family including his wife of over 50 years, Kathy, and his three daughters— Janella, Dana and Vicky. An amazing storyteller, those adventures took him, on motorcycle, to the Panama Canal and around the US in a four-month adventure with fellow former Raider Tom Keating, but also on bicycle and in motorhomes, traipsing his family to all corners of the world.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

SOCIETE & US SOCCER


SOCIETE FLIGHTS
It's going to be a Belgian meets Hops event.
We're going to put Societe's Belgian & Hoppy beers side-by-side for you to taste your way through. Doug will be here at 5pm to hang out, answer questions and maybe say a few words about the beers.

US SOCCER on the BIG SCREEN
Tues 6/18 6pm US Men vs Hondurus
Thur 6/20 4:30pm US Women vs S. Korea

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Townie Ride and Linus Roadster Raffle

Townie Ride this weekend.
Join us as we ride with our friends from the SDCBC and Adams Avenue Bikes.
Sunday, June 2nd
Meet at Blind Lady at 2pm.
We'll hang out for a little bit, ride around and end up at Tiger!Tiger!, have a beer and raffle off the T!T! bike, then ride a bit longer and head back to BLAH to raffle off our bike.
 Raffle tickets are still available for $1 each or $20 for you wingspan.


Note: Tickets sold at BLAH are for the BLAH raffle only.
Tickets sold at T!T! are for the T!T! raffle only.
Got it? 

UPDATE:
The raffle raised over $2k for the SDCBC. That's Rad!
Cheers to the winners.






Saturday, May 4, 2013

NITRO FLIGHTS & FEEDING AMERICA SD

BALLAST POINT NITRO FLIGHTS
Friday, May 10th
BP beers are tasty, but imagine some of their best beers all served on Nitro. This should be a pretty awesome event. Flights will start Friday at lunch and go until their gone. Beers will be served flight only and NOT as full pours.
  • Copper Nitro Ale BA RYE Victory At Sea Nitro
  • Big Eye IPA Nitro
  • Sculpin IPA Nitro
  • Dorado IPA Nitro
  • Sextant Stout Nitro
  • Tongue Buckler Nitro Tongue Buckler Cask w/ Willamette hops

DRINKABOUT: FEEDING AMERICA SD BENEFIT
Wednesday, May 15th
Each stop will donate $1 from the sales of a designated beer/s. Right now there is a 2:1 matching program. So, every dollar provides 18 meals!!! We'll post a list of the benefit beers on the 15th. Choose from the list and help raise money. It's that easy.
www.FeedingAmericaSD.org



Hamilton's Tavern, Small Bar, Station Tavern and Burgers ,Ritual Tavern, Blind Lady Ale House, Tiger!Tiger!, Live Wire & Toronado San Diego

Friday, May 3, 2013

WIN THIS BIKE


Eat, drink and win a bike. 
Well, you're actually going to have to purchase some raffle tix, but it's almost that easy. 
 In honor of National Bike Month we are selling our BLAH Sharrow Ts while they last. 
We also have AutomaticBrewing Co Give Me 3 Witbier (named for senate bill 1464 - http://givemethree.squarespace.com/) and D.R.M.O. IPA (aka Don't Run Me Over). 

Oh, and we are also selling raffle tix to win a brand new Linus Roadster with all proceeds going to the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition
Get on your bikes and ride.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

MAY DAY MAY DAY




Tuesday, April 16, 2013

NOSE to TAIL


NOSE TO TAIL DINNER
Monday, April 29th at Tiger!Tiger!

Chefs Todd Renner and Sharon Wilson, of Blind Lady and Tiger!Tiger! respectively, bring you their take on Snout to Tail cooking. Utilizing many parts of the Berkshire Pig they bring you five courses, each carefully paired to a beer from our rotating line-up. The first course it a tray pass an after that we will sit communally at our large tables and eat a California-inspired meal family style. This is hearty one folks. Here is the menu, subject to change of course. Beers to be announced next week.

Nose to Tail Beer Dinner Menu Featuring Berkshire Pork

TRAY PASS :: Appetizers
House Made Sausage served with House Made Mustard, House Made Currywurst Corn Dogs served with House Made Ketchup, and BLT Triangles made with House Made Bacon And House Made Bread

Pork Cracklin's at Each Table

FIRST COURSE :: Appetizer
House Made Head Cheese Terrine with Lemon Verbena served with Crispy Pig Ear, Local Greens Salad garnished with Suzie's Radishes and Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

SECOND COURSE :: Main
Wood Fired Porchetta with a House Made Rosemary "Agro dolce" Mustarda and served with House Made Lard Wood-Fired Spring Vegetables and Pigs Feet Baked Beans

THIRD COURSE :: Cheese
Fresh, House Made Goat Cheese with Lardo, Local Honey, Local Fruit and Smoked Paprika

FOURTH COURSE :: Dessert
Local Fruit Pie made with a House Made Lard and Butter crust and House Made Vanilla Gelato

Purchase Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/372985

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

THE BEER HUNTER RELEASE : WEDNESDAY


Join us on Wednesday, March 27th for the release of "The Beer Hunter," an Automatic Brewing Co / Pizza Port collaboration beer to celebrate the birthday of the late writer Michael Jackson. The beer is a Belgian Golden that drinks light, refreshing and comes in at about 5.5% abv. We'll also be showing three DVDs worth of his Beer Hunter series all night long on the BIG screen. See you after work. Cheers.

Thursday, March 14, 2013


BLACK SUNDAY
starging at 11:30am
 
We'll have a SoCal Craft NITRO Flight with...
Eagle Rock - Solidarity Dark Mild
Hangar 24 - Small Stout
Monkey Paw - Down's Family Stout
Ballast Point - Sextant Stout
New English - Pacific Storm Stout
Automatic - Circa: Stout!

From the kitchen...
House-Made Corned Beef served with House-Made Saurkraut and Irish Potato Salad 
(Potato Salad will be available for sale individually and available vegan).
Vegan Irish Stew 
(Made with Vegan Sausage, Potatoes, Cabbage, Kale, Leeks, Green Garlic, and Beans).  

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

THAT FEELS GOOD!

Our PLINY the FUNDRAISER was a huge success this year and it sure feels good to click "donate" with $2,000 attached to it. That one morning of drinking beer with friends will help put books in children's hands all over the world. That's pretty awesome.


Friday, March 1, 2013

PLINY the FUNDRAISER & AUTOMATIC

BLIND LADY ALE HOUSE
PLINY the FUNDRAISER @ BLAH
Sunday, March 10 at 11am
Just like last year we will pre-sale tickets for our PLINY the FUNDRAISER event via BPT and all profits will go to charity. At BLAH you will get BOTH a .25L glass of PLINY the YOUNGER & ELDER side by side for $15. Additional glasses will be available via raffle on Sunday with all proceeds going to charity. Tickets will go on sale at Brown Paper Tickets today, Friday, March 1st at 6pm via this LINK. This is a pre-sale only event. You can not just pop in for a PtY.

AUTOMATIC BREWING CO
AUTOMATIC WHITE RIOT w/ DARK HORSE COFFEE
This Saturday, March 2nd at 11:30am at Blind Lady Ale House.
One keg on coffee starting at opening. Dark Horse roasted a custom blend for this one and it should be pretty awesome. By the glass and by the growler.
IN THE FERMENTER
We've got an Oatmeal stout in the fermenter. Watch for a beer coming out for Black Sunday (aka St. Pats) and a new version of Chocolate Rain coming out for City Beat Festival of Beers. Also on the horizon:  a new pale ale and IPA, coming soon.
THREE YEARS OF AUTOMATIC
April 20th will mark three years since our first in-house beer, Chocolate Rain, was served. Watch out for an Automatic party of sorts happening. More details coming soon.

ANNIVERSARY STUFF
We still have some BLAH 4th Anniversary shirts, hoodies and glasses available. Stop in and find out what bundle prices we've got going. We'll keep selling them for another week, or two, and then they're gone.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

02/28/13 - BEER & SPECIALS

TODAY'S BOARD
Our beers change constantly because no beer owns a line at Blind Lady Ale House. We typically order one keg at a time and when it's gone we clean the line for the next one up. This assures you, the customer, an ever changing selection served through the cleanest/shortest lines possible.
Our Seasonal "Specials" change constantly, as well. We purchase through small/local sources and don't do business with any of the big boys who sell food a the lowest price and quality. Almost all of our produce is grown in San Diego County, with some coming from around Southern California. 
Our meats only come through sources where we know what's up. Our Chef picks sources he trusts and then crafts house-made sausage, chorizo, soyrizo, ciccioli, country pate, chicken liver pate and brats. Yep, they are all made in house from the best possible meats we can find.

We won't drop any names, but those big trucks you see dropping food off all over town don't stop in front of our place, and if they do, you can be sure it's not for us. We just won't do it.

Friday, February 22, 2013

4 YEARS IN A ROW

Just in time for our 4th Anniversary Celebration.
Draft Magazine "America's 100 Best Beer Bars".
That's 4 years in a row for BLAH. 
Year number 1 for Tiger!Tiger!
Nice.

Why does the beer & food taste some damn fresh at BLAH and T!T!?
Read all about it here


FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS!

BLAH 4th Anniversary details are coming together. Here's the rough schedule so far....

Mon, Jan 28 : Beer Dinner at Tiger!Tiger! w/ Chef Todd (BLAH) and Chef Sharon (T!T!)

Tue, Jan 29 : 4th anniversary beer release and merch release

Wed, Jan 30 : Blind Sour Challenge

Thu, Jan 31 : Canniversary event w/ koozies

Fri, Feb 01 : Progressive Casks

Sat, Feb 02 : Running w/ Capes

Sun, Feb 03 : Townie Ride, Anniversary Glass Giveaway & some football game

Times and details coming soon. As usual, everything is subject to change.



Saturday, February 9, 2013

AUTOMATIC IN SAN FRANCISCO!

AutomaticBrewingCo will be at San Francisco Beer Week Feb 15-17th.

HERE'S THE PLAN, SO FAR....

At THE MONK'S KETTLE on the afternoon of the afternoon of the 15th from 2-5:30-ish.
1) White Riot
2) Quadracycle
3) Blactagon
4) White Riot on Coffee
http://www.monkskettle.com/

ALEMBIC on the 16th for happy hour from around 4-7pm.
1) Thank You Ma'am
2) Cape Townie
3) Quadracycle
4) Peel Sessions
http://www.alembicbar.com/

THE CELEBRATOR BEER NEWS 25th Anniv Party on the 17th.
Blactagon 3 Ways 1) Draught 2) Coffee 3) Coconut
http://www.celebrator.com/anniversary/2013/

Join this event and we'll keep updating it as details come in.

http://www.facebook.com/events/144694789023107/?fref=ts

Thursday, January 17, 2013

4th BLAHnniversary

The Anniversary festivities
- and there ARE festivities -
will begin on Monday, January 28 and run through Sunday, February 3rd.


UPDATED Sunday, Jan 27th, 10:00am

The BLAH ANNIVERSARY AUTOMATIC BEER DINNER
Monday, January 28th, 6:30pm
This year's beer dinner will feature FOUR Automatic Beers. Those four beers will be served with an all Vegan meal. Tickets are $75 a person and include all four beers, the lovely meal and gratuity. You must pre-purchase tickets.
• UPDATE: We've slightly updated the menu and beer info is starting to trickle in... 

Chef Todd Renner - Blind Lady Ale House
Chef Sharon Wilson - Tiger!Tiger!
Master Brewer Lee Chase - Automatic Brewing Co.

FIRST COURSE - TRAY PASS
Fried Wontons with Savoy and Napa Cabbage Slaw and Satsuma Mandarins and a Kumquat Spring Roll.
Paired with
AUTOMATIC BREWING CO. PEEL SESSIONS w/ GINGER
Pale Ale Brewed with Orange Peels & Sea Salt, and "Dry-Hopped" w/ Fresh Ginger
Pour Size: .4L Stem
SECOND COURSE
Steamed Buns filled with Oyster Mushrooms and a Green Papaya Salad.
Paired with
AUTOMATIC BREWING CO. CAPE TOWNIE
Crisp American Pale Ale with Simcoe & Centennial Hops. Organic 2 row Barley Malt, 50 IBUs, with lots of Centennial Hops added to the Kettle at the Whirlpool Stage.
Pour Size: .4L Willi

THIRD COURSE
Red Rice, Wood-Fired Tofu, Sauteed Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms, Wood Ear Mushrooms,
Roasted Kabocha Squash, Sweet and Tangy Coconut Sauce.
Paired with
AUTOMATIC BREWING CO. BLACTAGON
Black Ale made with Midnight Wheat (tm), a Black Wheat Malt (as opposed to Barley Malt) which adds a clean, light roasted character that comes across as Chocolate more than Roasty or Coffee-like.
Pour Size: .4L WILLI

DESSERT
Banana Upside Down Cake with Soy Sauce Caramel and Cashew and Sesame Sugar Tuilles
Paired with
AUTOMATIC BREWING CO. QUADRACYCLE
The Official Beer of Blind Lady's 4th Anniversary. Belgian Golden Ale, Brewed with Belgian Yeast which gives Fruity & Spicy Flavors. Centennial Hops add a Slightly Citrus Complexity to the Finish.
Pour Size: .25L
 


Purchase Tickets to the Beer Dinner on Brown Paper Tickets Now!
http://blahfourthannualbeerdinner.bpt.me/
Purchase Tickets to the Beer Dinner on Brown Paper Tickets Now!

Tuesday, January 29th, 5pm
AUTOMATIC BEER RELEASE
Automatic Brewing Co - Quadracycle Belgian StrongMore info TBA
• RARE BEER LUNCH DAY #1
Tuesday will kick off our Rare Beer Lunch Week. At 11:30 each week day this week we will tap a rare beer. Tuesday's beer is Firestone Reginald Brett. It's their double DBA with brett! This is a 13% abv beer so after lunch you may need a nap....


Wednesday, January 30th, 11:30 - close
BLIND SOUR CHALLENGE
Remember our Blind IPA Challenges? This will be kinda sorta like that but not. Instead we will have a flight of sours and it will be up to you to match the brewery with the tasty sour in your little glass.
I was thinking of the following 6 beers in the flight:
Cuvee Jacobins
Rodenbach
Echt kriek
Oud Beersel Framboise
St Louis  gueuze fond tradition
Beachwood Tart Simpson
• RARE BEER LUNCH DAY #2
Wednesday's rare lunch beer is the 16th Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker. It scored a perfect 100 on Rate Beer. And an "Exceptional" on Beer Advocate.


Thursday, January 31st, 11:30am - close
CANNIVERSARY
We got a lot of Anniversary Koozies and we will be giving one away with each can until we run out.
Here's what we think we'll have:
Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout
Anderson Valley Winter Solstice
Wittekerke White
Yoho Tokyo Black Porter
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Torpedo
New Belgium Shift
HUB mix
Hangar 24 Helles
Hangar 24 Orange Wheat
Maui Big Swell
Oskar Deviant Dales
Avery Ellies
Avery Joes Pils
Ruhstaller

• RARE BEER LUNCH DAY #3
Today's rare beer will be the Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin Anniversary Beer. It's a big one, it's a rare one. Starts at 11:30.


Friday, February 1st, 11:30
PROGRESSIVE CASK DAY
It's our classic Progressive Keg Friday but amped up with CASKS! $2 till 2pm, $3 till 3pm and so on.
Saturday, February 2, 10am
THE SECOND ANNUAL CAPE RUN
Last year we had a wildly successful 5K Beer Run (inexplicably with capes!) This year we will repeat, but with a few tweaks. There will be THREE teams and they will be delineated by their color headbands, which you will receive if you PRE-SIGN-UP. (You will also receive and Anniversary Tee Shirt and FOUR beer tickets, if you sign up ahead of time.) Each team has a different map to the same four bars: Toronado, Livewire, Tiger! and BLAH. This way we will not overwhelm any one bar, and yet, we will. You will pass other teams along the way. You will drink a beer at each stop. You will return back to BLAH, in your headband and tee, a little juiced up and sweaty. And you will inexplicably wear a cape, if you remember to bring one. To participate if will cost you $44 - four bars, four beers, four years, plus the cool tee and sweatband!Purchase Tickets to the Cape Run on Brown Paper Tickets Now!
• RARE BEER LUNCH DAY #4 - the DOGFISH HEAD FLIGHT EDITION
Starting when we open at 11:30 am we will have a mini flight of Dogfish Head beers that include their Immort Ale (an English Strong Ale), Hellhound on My Ale (a superhopped ale) and Birra Etrusca (an "anceitn" ale). We will be serving these in our "Tiger!" flight glasses.



THE FOURTH ANNIVERSARY TOWNIE RIDE
Sunday, February 3, 10am or TBD
We love bikes. We love riding them fast but we also love riding them leisurely through the streets of our wonderful neighborhoods. We are gathering at Blind Lady in the morning (time to be announced, but likely around 10am) to ride around as a group and enjoy that San Diego air.  And it costs nothing, no Brown Paper Tickets to buy because we are giving you nothing but camaraderie and community and that is free. This is also SUPERBOWL SUNDAY and what better way to start that day than with some fresh air and exercise?

Whew. Thanks for four great years. Here is to four more!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

4th ANNIVERSARY

This January marks our 4th Anniversary. Keep your eyes out for a list of events being posted soon for the last week of the month. Think 4th Anniv beer release from Automatic Brewing Co, running with capes, 4th Anniv keeper glasses and a lot more. Cheers to 4 more years!