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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hitachino Nest White Ale : Tapping Tuesday the 30th

We just received a delivery with a couple of Hitachino kegs! We're super excited about it because until now you couldn't get it on draught in SD. We'll be tapping the first one this Tuesday the 30th. You might have had a chance to taste this one out of a bottle during our "Whites Wits Wheats Weekend," but in case you missed it, Hitachino Nest White Ale is a refreshing mildly hopped Belgian styled beer with a complex flavor of coriander, orange peel and nutmeg.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

USA in Confederations Cup Final vs. Brazil June 28th

We'll be showing the game live on our old school screen at 11:30am on Sunday, June 28th during Taste of Adams. So, drop by for a "Taste" (if you've got your badge) and stick around for the game.

Taste of Adams :: Sunday June 28th

This Sunday is Taste of Adams. Tickets are now available online. The tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 the day of the event. Tickets purchased on-line will be held at “will call” located at the corner of 34th Street and Adams Avenue in the parking lot of the Normal Heights Masonic Lodge (across from Rosie's). Tickets will also be available at the BLAH.

Trolleys provided by Old Town Trolley Tours. So jump on board, swing by the BLAH to samples some tasty beers and check out a few new spots.

We're pretty excited about everyone checking out our new friends over at ¡Viva Pops! and the new El Zarape Restaurant.

Participating Restaurants:
Adams Avenue Grill, Bleu Boheme, Burger Lounge, Blind Lady Alehouse, Café 2121, Café Cabaret, California-Antilles Trading Consortium, Casa Adams , DiMille’s Italian Restaurant, El Zarape Mexican Restaurant, Great Panda Restaurant, Incredible Cheesecake Company, Jayne's Gastropub, Kensington Grill, Kensington Cafe, Lestat’s Coffee House, Mariposa Ice Cream, Pinto Thai Cuisine, Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant, Proprietor’s Reserve Wine Bar, Rosie O’Grady’s Pub, Senior Mango, The Antique Row Café, Twiggs Bakery & Coffee House, Viva Pops!, Zia Gourmet Pizza

Joe Girandola : Duct Tape Drawings

A lot of people have been asking, so we thought we'd tell you a little about the new artwork hanging on our walls. Our good friend (and fellow pizza enthusiast) Joe Giandola creates these amazing pieces out of duct tape—yep, we said duct tape—and has loaned us two of our favorites. You can check out his complete portfolio at DuctTapeDrawings.com.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Recent BLAH Press :: Alice Q. Foodie & SDNN

Alice Q. Foodie gave us a review this past month (read it). We also heard something about her having her b-day party at the BLAH.

UT/SignOnSanDiego.com Editor's Pick. Read Erin Garin's Review.

Amy T. Granite's "Through thick and thin: Eight great San Diego pizzas" includes the BLAH along with some of our favorite SD pizza spots. Read Article

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Help Our Community Grow : Sunday June 21st

SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2009 11:30am-MIDNITE

$1 PER LOCAL DRAFT SOLD will go to create a
front yard victory garden for a family of eight in South Park.

Victory Gardens San Diego is a collaborative effort of many individuals and several gardening, farming, educational and food-justice groups that help develop sustainable, healthy, earth-friendly gardens for homes, communities and schools throughout the San Diego area.

Victory Gardens San Diego is a project of several organizations including San Diego Roots’ sustainable food project, a non profit that works to strengthen the local food movement.


Budweiser in a Footed Pilsner?

Have you seen the new Bud commercial? If not, we just thought you might want to see that even AB likes the way we pour.

The only thing more disappointing than watching Brazil spank the USA this morning was seeing The Great American Lager in a footed pilsner.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Wonderful Whites, Wits & Wheats Weekend : UPDATE

SATURDAY (6/13) & SUNDAY (6/14) 11:30am-MIDNITE

The line-up for this weekend is looking pretty Awesome, FUN, and Refreshing.
But how about this for diversity: These beers are representing So & No Cal, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Southern and Northern Germany, Netherlands, Japan, and Belgium! Yes, we said Japan!

$12 Taster Flights

Flight #1
Alpine Willy Wheat
Mission Hefeweizen
Hangar 24 OW
Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat
Victory Whirlwind Wit
Hitachino Nest White Ale

Flight #2
Craftsman Heavenly Hefe
Karl Strauss Windansea Wheat
Lagunitas Lil Sumpin Summer Wheat (new to SD)
Avery White Rascal
Koningshoeven Trappist Witte on Saturday (new to SD)
St Bernardus Wit on Sunday
Dogfish Head Festina Peche (new to SD, sour Berlin Style wheat, with Peaches)

Remember to wear all white and win.
Everyone who wears all white will wind a special prize (while supplies last).

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wonderful Whites, Wits & Wheats Weekend 6/13-6/14

Our Allagash tasting event was such a hit that we're back at it again.

Starting this Saturday at 11:30 we will kick off our first White, Wit, Wheat Weekend. Why? Because it's almost summer and these beers are the perfect daytime, warm weather drink. We will have taster flights, too. Some of the beers included are the Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat, Craftsman Hefeweizen, Avery White Rascal, Hitachino Nest White Ale, St. Bernardus Wit, Alpine Willy Wheat, Mission Hefe and the Karl Strauss Windansea Wheat. There are more and this list is subject to change, but admit, it whets your whistle, doesn't it? Wear all white and you will get a special prize. The WWWWeekend will go through Sunday, till we run out. And remember, we serve lunch on the weekends from 11:30 on.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Alex's Lemonade Stand

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation evolved from a young cancer patient's front yard lemonade stand to a nationwide fundraising movement to find a cure for childhood cancer. Since Alexandra "Alex" Scott (1996-2004) set up her front-yard stand at the age of four, more than $25 million has been raised towards fulfilling her dream of finding a cure for all children with cancer.
Normal Heights Stand will be open Saturday June 13, 2009 11:00 am - Sunday June 14, 2009 3:00 pm at 35th st. and No. Mountain View

Crows Pass

Several of us had the opportunity to go out to Temecula and visit our friends at Crows Pass Farm. After and afternoon of picking strawberries, checking out the veggies, drinking a few tastey beers and hitting some balls in the batting cages, we're pretty darn happy about working with such great people. Check out our fotos on our flickr page.

Friday, June 5, 2009

New Stemware

Our new stemware and tasters showed up. Now it's off to North Park Trophy to have Dutch engrave the pour lines!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Maine Event : Sat, June 6th

We stumbled into some treats from Allagash in the form of 6 different kegs, but I only have one keg of each:
Hugh Malone
Allagash White

These are all on draft, and we have yet to taste a few of them--pretty excited!

Starting at 11:30am on Saturday June 6th.

So come on by, and try some beers that you (probably) haven't had yet... (We know you haven't had them from an all-stainless-steel Direct-draw draft system into a freshly rinsed glass!:)
We know a few of these are going to be awesome!


And we'll have 16 more craft beers on tap if Allagash isn't your thing.

$15 LOCAL PITCHERS : Weekend Days 11:30am-5pm
We now do pitchers of locals on Saturday and Sunday days only until 5pm.
It's kind of like our version of Happy Hour. Because they cost only $15.

LUNCH : Weekend Days at 11:30am
We're open for lunch every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am. It's a great time to get in and get a table. Plus, you can enjoy the $15 pitchers and give to a great charity on Sunday.