Monday, August 31, 2009
Wednesday: Rodenbach Grand Cru
Thursday: Alpine Nelson
Friday: 2 O'Clock Cask - Alpine Nelson Cask
Saturday & Sunday: Labor Day Lager Flights
.................................Hangar 24 Helles
.................................Ballast Pt. Longfin
.................................Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
Sunday: Automatic Brewing Co #1 (It's been off the board since early July!)
Monday: WE'RE CLOSED!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
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
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
TUE: LAGUNITAS IPA WED: PORT BREWING HOP 15 DOUBLE IPA
THUR: HITACHINO NEST WHITE (ON TAP!)
FRI: CASK OF STONE RUINATION
THIS WEEKEND: AUG 15-16th.
CRAFTSMAN BREWING FLIGHTS.
FROM TRIPLE WHITE SAGE TO SMOKED BLACK LAGER.
$12 GETS YOU SIX 5OZ GLASSES
Monday, August 10, 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.
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
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
"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."
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
•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.
•NO RESERVATIONS FRIDAY or SATURDAY NIGHTS
•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.
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.
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.
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.