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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Impromptu Pizza-Port-Palooza

That is to say, as of Wednesday (12/22/2011) we have a dozen, or so, Pizza Port beers on. Ready? Set- Go! The aforementioned Light Saber, Here and There (a Belgian Pale), Junk in Da Trunkle (a dunkleweizen), the Rhino Chaser Imperial Red, Palapa Pale Ale, Jetty IPA, their tasty-tasty Brown that has a horrible name, Mongo Double IPA, the Honey Blond, Revelations (a Belgian Golden Strong) and the Killer Dana Double IPA.
On Xmas Eve will will tap a cask of Chronic, the hoppy amber hemp seed beer

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

DrinkAbout : Dec 15th

Tonight for DrinkAbout, we'll be tapping a special cask of "Ingrid's 1 in 8": The beer is a Belgian Amber with cocoa nibs, ginger, and orange zest...then aged on Rum-Soaked Oak-Chips! This is a collaboration beer made by Ballast Point and Coronado Brewing Co to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. "Ingrid" refers to Ingrid Qua, new owner of the High Dive bar, and who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The "1 in 8" refer to odds of a woman developing breast cancer, a staggering statistic. Like we did for Automatic Thank You Mamm, we will be donating $1 from each glass of this beer to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Taps at 5pm.

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Reason To Survive BENEFIT

Thursday, December 2, 2010

New English Brewing Tasting Room

We just found out that New English has a tasting room in the Old Mission Brewery Building at the bottom of India Street. Funny thing is that probably about 20 years ago I saw that sign and went searching around the building so i could have a tasty craft beer, but there wasn't a brewery to be found. Awesome thing now is that you can taste beers there 4 days a week. Don't be surprised if you run into one of us there tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Night on Adams

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Holy &*$! It's practically December!

Our holiday hours are as follows:

We are open Christmas Eve, normal hours (bring the family!) .

We are closed during the day but will 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.

And then 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 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. 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 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 Ever Breakdown:
Open at 11:30 am
Belgian New Years at 3:00 pm
Kitchen Closes at 9:00 pm
Last Call at 9:15 pm
Bar Closes at 10:00 pm

Holiday Night On Adams and Tree Lighting
Saturday December 11

We are taking part in this special edition of Night on Adams. Art, music, decorations, crafts, food, drinks, and more. Celebrate the holidays with the businesses of Adams Avenue, many of whom will be open later than usual. Participating businesses include BLAH, Visual Art Asylum, Kai Hair Salon, Mariposa Ice Cream, Andrea Rushing Art Academy, San Diego Urban Rentals, Adams Avenue Integrated Health, Rare Hare Art Studio, Chez Rouge, and Shanti Spa & Gallery with more signing on every day. We will have wonderful Christmas beers on. Let us know if you'll be attending on the Facebook event page you'll also receive updates that way... and spread the word!
UPDATE: We've just got word that the annual Kensington Tree Lighting will take place at 5pm on December 11th to kick of Holiday Night on Adams. This celebration is moving to the Kensington Library Park in honor of the Kensington 100th Anniversary. They will be lighting the living Pine Tree located on the corner of Marlborough and Adams. Check it out early and then head out on the Avenue.

Help us decorate our tree and maybe you will a prize! Bring us an ornament for our tree (handmade is best) and we will pick the best ones after Christmas and award prizes, wonderful prizes! Please no profanity, or mean-ness, we are kid-friendly after all, but beer-related is grand. Just bring it to the counter to "sign in" and get credit. The tree should be going up soon!

Remember, we have gift cards, t-shirts and glassware on hand for your seasonal gift giving.

Friday, November 26, 2010

What we're thankful for...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Pour Line

Read more about the Pour Line and the Honest Pint Project.

We respect beer at the Blind Lady Ale House.
And we’re a little fanatical about quality. This obsession is certainly exemplified in our beer—from the brewery to your glass, we do everything we can to ensure the beer tastes as the brewer intended.

The Art of Organoleptic-Enhancement Engineering.
Draft beer takes center stage at the Blind Lady Ale House. We’ve designed and built a unique system that incorporates a multitude of specialized components to ensure that your drinking experience is the very best it can be.

Our Direct Draw System. Direct-draw is a term used to describe a draft system that places the kegs in direct contact to the faucets so the kegs are cooled by the same refrigeration source that cools the beer-line and the faucets. This means that the beer-line is not very long, and that the beer arriving in your glass has only recently left the keg. This results in a fresher, more accurate beer flavor. If you see a tap tower, and below it there is no refrigerator holding kegs, you are probably not seeing a direct-draw system. Which begs the questions: Where are the kegs on-tap stored? And how long ago did my beer leave the keg on the way to my glass? (Sadly, the answer may be a few days ago!)

Our All Stainless Steel Metal Components. Save for the lines, everything else, from the keg to the faucet, is in fact made from stainless steel. This includes the coupler (the device that connects to the keg), the tail-pieces (the barbed pieces that connect the beer-line), the shank (the part that goes through the wall), and the faucet. In the processing of beer at a brewery, only stainless steel is used. However, most bars use nickel-plated brass—an odd choice indeed, because it reacts horribly with the beer. But the thing is, it’s cheap. A brewer would never use a brass component in the brewery, so why should we in our bar?
And you know what—our beer tastes fresher.

Our Glass Rinser. Many of you have noticed that we rinse the glass just before we fill it with your beer. And many of you have asked, “Why?” The Health Department requires a final rinse of sanitizer before air-drying. This is great for sanitation, but not so good for beer flavor— you’re left with sanitizer residue in your beer! So we rinse your glass with water that has been carbon filtered to neutralize any foul odors or tastes.

The Art of Appropriate Glassware.
A lot of thought has gone into the choices we’ve made regarding our glassware. Each glass is craft-beer appropriate, with it's own set of organoleptic-enhancing features.

The Honest Pint. All of our standard glasses have a pour-line, which ensures that you are getting what you pay for. The serving-sizes are listed on the chalkboard menu, right there next to the %ABV and the price. We were in fact the first Certified Honest Pint establishment in Southern California. No cheater-pints here.

Aroma & Foam. We selected glasses that are larger than our pour, which allows room for foam on top of the beer. The foam not only looks beautiful, it also enhances the experience by releasing the drink’s aroma—and the majority of flavor is aroma. Lasting foam is considered a positive attribute to a beer: it reflects a clean glass and beer-line, as well as the Brewers’ skill during the process, and their ability to preserve subtle flavors in the beer.

Temperature. Cold beer is refreshing! But even a standard 16-ounce pint glass often leaves the last sip of beer warm.

Our larger glass, the 21.5 ounce Willy, is engineered to keep beer cool until the last drop—it features a large, solid mass of glass that acts a little like a non-melting ice-cube. Our Snifter is used for stronger, more complex beers that aren’t served quite as cold. It is engineered to fit nicely in the palm of your hand, which allows you to bring the temperature of the beer up.
The Footed Pilsner is an intermediate between the Willy and the Snifter, combining some features of each glass.

The Footed Pilsner is used for half-pours of beers that normally come in the Willy, as well as some of the more refreshing-yet-strong beers from our daily selection.

Design. The Belgians are probably the most celebrated for their beer-specific glass shapes, which are not just about function, but often express an artistic form. There is a sculptural element to the glass, and the various shapes can add to the landscape of the table. Our array of glassware is not just enjoyable to drink from, but also to view and to hold.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Sunday, November 7, 2010


Our event list is coming together bit by bit.

For San Diego Beer Week this year, we have special beers, and/or flights going on every single evening (except Monday, when we will hold a Beer Dinner, more on that below.) In addition to those general public events, we are also hosting a...

Brewmaster Series

The Brewmaster Series offers you the opportunity to taste, listen and discuss the beers with the brewer who crafted them. You can find out the why and the how and just generally learn more about beer. These events are limited in size and therefore tickets must be purchased ahead of time. The flight of beer is included in the ticket price. Below you will find information about each of these events in the Brewmaster Series, as well as a link to purchase your tickets.

Wednesday, Nov 10th: Chimay Pairings
Chimay Glass Giveaway while supplies last
Oh, and did you know there's a DrinkAbout?

Thursday, Nov 11th:
New Belgium Flight & The Green Flash Progressive
Green Flash Progressive Dinner:
Starts at 5 pm when we open. The Green Flash Progressive is an event with a few of our favorite restaurants (including us) participating. We will have three of their awesome beers (Silva Stout, Matt's Bitter, and Super Freak) and we will have food pairings to go with them. (Word is this includes our version of Bangers and Mash with smoked sausage with edam cheese and cauliflower puree as well as a Silva Stout Chocolate Pudding.) No reservations necessary, purchase one or all. We will have our limited traditional menu as well.
New Belgium Flights:
Beers will include: Trans-Atlantique Kriek, Biere de Mars, Sahti, Belgo IPA, Eric's Ale and La Folie. Sour fans do not miss this one!
Brewmaster Series:
New Belgium Lead Brewer Eric Salazar

Thursday, Nov. 11, 5 pm
Eric is the mastermind behind Eric's Ale and this Brewmaster Series will focus on Lips of Faith beers with a focus on sour ales.
Purchase your tickets now

Friday, Nov 12th:
Green Flash FREAKSHOW Flights

We are open for lunch this day! Flights start after 3 pm.
(Beware: This is a flight of some rare, but also VERY STRONG beers. Please plan accordingly.) Beers will include: Le Freak (ABV: 9.2%), '09 Grand Cru (9.1%), Double Stout Imperial Stout, (8.8%), Black Freak (9.2%), Super Freak, and Grand Mantis (9%). Also of note, we will have a cask of their 8th Anniversary Ale
Brewmaster Series:
Green Flash Brewmaster Chuck Silva

Friday, Nov. 12, 3 pm
Drink with the Brewmaster! Silva is a North Park resident and he will be guiding us through a tasting of the rare, Belgian influenced beers, a flight which we're calling The FREAK SHOW!
Purchase your tickets now

Saturday, Nov 13th:
Alpine Flights

Not sure which beers we'll have, but they're all good. Alpine beers on at 11:30 am.

Sunday, Nov 14th:
Allagash Flights

Flights will start at 11:30 when we open.
Beers will include: Allagash White, Allagash Dubble, Fluxus, Victoria, Victor and house fave, Curieux.
Brewmaster Series:
Allagash Brewing Brewmaster and Founder Rob Tod
Sunday, Nov. 14, 12:30 pm
Drink with the Brewmaster! Our Allagash Event last year was one of our biggest and this time out Owner Rob Tod will be joining and we couldn't be more thrilled. The guided tasters will also get a last splash of the rare Allagash Blonde Ale after the tasting.
Purchase your tickets now

Also on Sunday:
San Diego Food Bank's "Food 4 Kids" Benefit
The Food 4 Kids Backpack Program provides food to chronically hungry elementary school students from low-income households who are at risk of hunger over the weekend when free school meals are unavailable.
15% of the days food and drink sales will got to Food 4 Kids.

All of these Flights will be on sale to the public during our operating hours, as supply lasts. The Tickets for sale on BrownPaperTickets.com are strictly for the hosted & guided Brewmaster Series Tasting Flights.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Congratulations to Peter for getting a perfect 6 out of 6.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


We will be open Halloween Day/Night and wearing costumes. Last year was a blast. For those of you with kids, we are great place to stop and have dinner before trick or treating. For those who don't then we have five lovely words for you: Alesmith Evil Dead on Casket.
MOVIES: Halloween themed movies will be on all day as well as Evil Dead 1 & 2 after the kids have gone to bed.
COSTUME CONTEST: There will be BLAH Gift Cards given out for the best adult and child costumes.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


WOW! We're up for a People's Choice Award. What an honor. That makes two years in a row that we've been up for an award. You can go to their site here and vote. You'll have to create a user name and password first, but it's super quick and easy.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Jason Sherry : Showing thru 11/28/10

jason sherry : mighty morphin' process colors
Last night's show was fantastic. If you didn't get a chance to check it out, don't worry. Jason's art will be on the walls in the BLAH ART room through November 28th. You can also still purchase editions of any of the pieces on the wall. Here's the way it works. Jason framed the 1st edition of each piece and has 9 more editions of each which you can purchase as just the print or he will frame it for you. Got it? More info, images and prices HERE.

Future shows:
High Tech High 12/12/10
Steve Florman 01/11/10 (one night only)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

City Beat Best of San Diego

The City Beat Best of SD is going on until the 20th. Cast your vote for us as Best Pizza, Best Beer Selection, Best CRAFT Beer Selection, Best Local Bar, Best Chef (Aaron LaMonica) and rumor has it we've been spotted under Best Italian and Best Vegan. VOTE

Sunday, October 10, 2010

More BLAHktober Events

Fruit of the Soul October 16th
No, it's not at Blind Lady. This is an amazing event hosted by Specialty Produce. FoS is dedicated to preserving and implementing music, art and nutritional education programs in San Diego with all proceeds to go to the Monarch School, Reason to Survive and other great orgs. For tickets and more info, go here.

October 17th Keep-A-Breast Benefit:
These are the lovely ladies who cast and paint boobies and have I heart boobies tees and bracelets and all the proceeds go to breast cancer research. This was so fun last year and we raised a good chunk of change for an amazing cause.
UPDATE: Rumor is that there will be a new Automatic Brewing Co beer out for this event. FACEBOOK EVENT

Jason Sherry : October 18th
Morphin' Process Colors
, October 18th we will change out the art. The new show features the crazy-talented Jason Sherry and we will have a little party on the 18th, featuring food from Miho Gastrotruck and of course, the bar will be open. FACEBOOK EVENT

DrinkAbout this month falls on Wednesday, October 20th. Bus, beer, bars.
(Oh and happy birthday Paul.)

Halloween : October 31st
we will be open and wearing costumes. Last year was a blast. For those of you with kids, we are great place to stop and have dinner before trick or treating. For those who don't then we have five lovely words for you: Alesmith Evil Dead on Casket. More info coming soon.

And then we start all over again with November and San Diego Beer Week which starts on November 5th. Shall we tempt you with some of our events? We shall! We've got a tasting with Craftsman's brewer, another Blind IPA challenge, a Beer Dinner, a New Belgium tasting with the brewmaster, an Alpine Brewery bike ride, a tasting with Allagash's master brewer, a wooden-barrel-aged beer day, we are participating in a Green Flash Progressive Dinner again and maybe even a brewer or two brought in on a hologram (or Skype, whichever works better.) We are gonna start selling tickets to a few of these events that cost (like the Alpine Bike ride) in the next week or two so keep your eyes peeled to your email box.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

BLAH-ktober FEST : AKA SteinFest 2010

Then Ticky-Tocky, Ticky-Tocky... Oi Oi Oi!
It's SteinFest 2010 (aka BLAHktoberfest) on October 9th and 10th at BLAH. There will be Blind Lady steins! Buy one for $18 filled with Fest Bier and then get $7 refills all weekend long (steins and beer are limited, so it's while supplies last) (Got a bitchin' stein already? BYOStein and we'll fill it with up to 1L of bier for just $9).

FOOD: Chef Aaron will be making HOUSE-MADE German sausages, schnitzel, spaetzle and maybe pretzels!
BEERS: Craftsman Oktoberfest, Firestone OAKtoberfest, Kostritzer Schwarzbier Black Lager, Victory FestBier, New Belgium HOPtoberfest, plus a few more.
SHIRTS: If all goes well we'll have a limited run of our BLAHktoberfest Lederhosen shirts ready to go Saturday morning.

All subject to change a bit, but it's on. This is one of our favorite events of the year and it's almost here! (Oh and happy birthday Pete.)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Maui Event : Tuesday, Oct 5th

Maui Brewing sent us a few special kegs we'll be tapping on Tuesday, October 5th.
Hawaiian films on the big TV perhaps?
ON TAP: Hula Honey, Coconut Porter, Big Swell IPA and Mana Pineapple White. We'll also have Bikini Blonde in cans.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


So, this whole blind flight thing was super hard. 79 people (including several professional brewers and certified beer judges) took a swipe at it, but nobody got them all! In fact, only four people got 4 out of 6. Two of them were customers and two were employees. Yes, one of them was Lee. The winners (Mitch B. and John Clark Jr) will be notified via email and will receive $50 gift cards for their skills (or guesses).

Another interesting stat is that of the Blind Pints sold Union Jack and Blind Pig killed it. Guess there's a reason why they've won so many medals.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

This Week at BLAH : 9/13-9/19

Tour de Fat Volunteer Sign Ups
Saturday, Sept 18th

On Saturday we will also be tapping a cask of Firestone Walker Union Jack at 11:30am and it will be just $3.50 'til 3:50pm!

Pints for Prostates meets DrinkAbout
Sunday, Sept 19th
DrinkAbout buses will be running FOR FREE between Blind Lady, Small Bar, Live Wire, Toronado, Ritual Tavern, Sea Rocket, The Station & Hamilton's. Bus schedule coming soon.
more info

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a judge at the Great American Beer Festival? Well, this is your chance. Every year at the GABF the IPA category is the most competitive with the most entries of any category.
This year we're letting you be the judge.
Taste your way through a blind flight of 6 fantastic IPAs, score them, guess which is which and let us know which one gets your Gold Medal Vote. Get the most correct answers and win some great prizes.

What is a "blind flight"?
You'll be served six 5oz tasters, but you won't be told which is which. The breweries and beers will be on the board and you'll try to match the names with the samples.

The Challenge starts
Sunday, September 19th at 11:30am
and goes till midnite.

More details coming soon.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Awesome Land: Women Of Dirt

BLAH will be hosting a screening of Awesome Land: Women Of Dirt on Monday, Sept 13th with food by MIHO Gastrotruck.

Awesome Land: Women of Dirt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIPsY3oERsI&feature=player_embedded) is a groundbreaking film by the filmmakers at Bones Over Metal that spotlights some of the most talented women on two wheels and the lifestyles they lead to allow them to ride. Awesome Land: Women Of Dirt celebrates the mountain bike while celebrating the women who love them. This is a beautiful and energetic film that opens a window into an awesome world.

There will be two showings.
Doors open at 6 PM
First showing is at 7 PM
Second at 9 PM

Please sign up on our EVENT PAGE and let us know if you're coming.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bicycle Film Festival 2010 Trailer

The 10th annual Bicycle Film Fest is this weekend and we're hosting the KICKOFF PARTY on Thursday, Sept 9th. Our brand new West Wing will be dedicated to the BFF KICK OFF PARTY. The night's events will include GoldSprints as well as an AlleyCat (bicycle scavenger hunt). GS and AC signups will be at 7pm, AC starts at 7:30 and will end before GS begin at 9pm.


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lee's Adventure at Beer Camp

**On Wednesday, September 1st we're debuting the Ghidorah Double IPA from Beer Camp at 5 pm. First 45 people get a keeper glass. The following is Lee's account of making the Ghidorah at Sierra.**

So a few weeks back, I was invited to the Sierra Nevada Brewery to make a batch of beer on their Ultra-High-Tech Small brewhouse. Not knowing all the details, and considering it for...oh...less than 1 second, I caved in to the pressure and said "Hell YES! Absolutely!"

I have a huge amount of respect for Sierra Nevada. Not only for their consistently delicious beers, but a few of my classmates from UC Davis Brewing Science school went to work there right out of school, and relayed their stories of how cool it was to work there.

About a year ago, Sierra Nevada started doing a thing called "Beer Camp" where people can come participate in the beer-making process on their small-but-sophisticated pilot brewhouse, making 10 barrels at a time. They spent an insane amount of money on this Pilot brewhouse, adding all the bells and whistles of a large, automated brewery in order to get the most valid information from the process. This allows them to experiment with the goal of accurately replicating a pilot batch on their larger 200 barrel brewhouse. Genius, right!? Of course. What a great opportunity to see some cool engineering, make some tasty beer, and generally shuck-and-jive with some seriously smart, passionate people.

So, I packed up my tent, a few changes of clothes, my skate board, a couple of technical brewing resources, and headed off to camp!

Upon arrival, our host, Steve Grossman says "What hotel do you have?" Hotel? I thought this was beer camp! And I seriously hoped to test out the CAMP part of the adventure. I mentioned that, being summer in Chico, with warm nights, and plenty of open space, I was prepared to camp. Steve is the brother of the owner of Sierra Nevada, Ken Grossman, so they discussed the camping option. They thought the idea was reasonable enough--they looked at each other and said "That sounds fun. We know a place where you can camp..." and gave me directions.

The next day our crew focused on the recipe, with a lot of emphasis on Hop variety. While we toured the facilities, getting familiar with the brewery grounds by bike-car (equipped with a keg of beer and a tap), we were able to discuss all of the aspects of their production--from Growing barley and hops (they have about 30 acres of barley, and about 9 acres of hops), to treating wastewater, and developing energy from Photovoltaic (solar) and waste-water-developed methane to power hydrogen fuel cells.

On the final day, we set out to brew the Ghidorah Double IPA. But before brewing it, we crossed paths with Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing Co. He was, of course, near the hop storage area, so we discussed some ideas for hopping this batch of beer. Why not get as much info as possible... and if anyone is an authority on hoppy beers, he certainly qualifies.

Once we had the recipe, the brewing process was fairly hands-off. We had the opportunity to add the hops, check out the pipe paths, test gravities, etc. And of course, taste the beer along the way.It would be a few weeks until we heard how the beer was coming along. But it was in safe hands.

Flash forward to September and here we are: we have the final product in-house at Blind Lady. A big 8.2% Double IPA. We are anxious to get familiar with it, and hope you have a chance to as well.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Meet the Brewer La Chouffe Lunch

Meet the Brewer La Chouffe Lunch
September 4th, 2010 - 12:30

First Course, Paired with La Chouffe
House-made Bacon-Wrapped Diver Scallop, Fried Green Tomato,
Succotash, Grilled Prawn, Chilli Aioli
Vegetarian: House-Smoked Tofu, Fried Green Tomatoes, Succotash, Chilli Aioli
Vegan: House-Smoked Tofu, Pickled Corn Relish, Collard Greens

Second Course, Paired With Houblon Chouffe
Mole-Braised Meyer Ranch Short Ribs, Potato Gnocchi, Pepitas, Cotija Cheese, Fried Padron Peppers
Vegetarian/Vegan: Vegetables Stewed in Curry with Potato Gnocchi

Third Course, Paired with McChouffe
Dessert By Rachel Going, To Be Announced

To reserve a spot email Clea@BlindLadyAleHouse.com
Seating is limited. Menu subject to change.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Riding Bikes with the Dutch - Movie Trailer 5

We'll be showing this one Sunday, August 29th with a townie ride prior to th screenings. More details on the facebook event page.
Second screening will now be a 9pm!
Check HERE for more details.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

[pelada] movie screening at BLAH

NEWPORT BEACH 2010 Award Winner Pelada
Comes to San Diego: August 23rd
Plus a Q&A with director and film subject
Gwendolyn Oxenham following the film!
$10 suggested donation.

A film about pick-up soccer in 25 countries around the world. From prisoners in Bolivia to moonshine brewers in Kenya, Pelada is the story of the people who play.

"To get a sense of Pelada's unique motivational quality, take the gut feeling a killer Nike commercial can evoke and imagine riding that high for 90 minutes." -Variety

Watch the trailer here

Monday, August 16, 2010

DrinkAbout Wed, August 18th

Follow DrinkAbout on facebook to stay updated
and watch sddrinkabout.com
...oh, and don't forget to pick up a t-shirt for $12 at BLAH

Friday, August 13, 2010


here are the basics so far...
event: Tour de Five Cities - A Benefit for SDCBC
date: sunday, august 15th
Ride time: 9am - lunch
route: aa bikes to silver strand loop end at blind lady - 30+ miles
start place: aa bikes for coffee, air and minor bike adjustments
cost: free
why: we're raising money for the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and all the awesome stuff the do 'cuz someone needs to do it!
how much money: 15% of the days food & drink sales will go to the SDCBC
who: BLAH, AA Bikes and SDCBC

Ride notes: this isn't a hard ride, but it isn't an easy one. We'll ride 20+ miles around the strand, take the 12:30 ferry to downtown and ride to blind lady for lunch. 30+ miles in total.

We updated the map.
Dowload PDF here
view it here

Benefit for San Diego County Bicycle Coalition will last entire day!
Sign up on our Facebook Event page to get updates

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Aaron LaMonica at Farmers' Market

Chef Aaron will be at the Adams Ave Farmers' Market this Wednesday (Aug 11th) for a cooking demo. Join him as he shops, preps and serves up some tasty, farm fresh food. What's he gonna make? We don't know, but he's thinking squash, eggplant, peaches and a grill. More info to come.

Who: Chef Aaron LaMonica of Blind Lady Ale House
What: Cooking Demo
When: Wednesday, August 11th at 5pm & 6pm
Where: Adams Ave Farmers' Market

Watch our blog and facebook event page for more detail.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Bruery Flights

Saturday is THE BRUERY flights at Blind Lady. If you get there early, you might meet Patrick Rue, BrewMaster/Owner. He'll be hosting a tasting at 12:30am (sold out), then hanging out for a bit afterward. 6 fun and delicious beers: TradeWinds Tripel, Oude Tart Flanders Red, Humulus Lager, Mischief Belgian Strong Pale Ale, Hothenroth Berliner Weiss and Coton, a blended Anniversary Ale.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ben Davidson & BLAH in the LA Times

Ben Davidson is one of the great names in American Football. He's also become a great friend and we're so proud to be showing off his cans — beer cans, that is. Ben's been collecting cans and bottles for longer than most of you all have been alive. Recently we visited Ben's storage facility and cleaned it out — with his permission, of course. And you should see the boxes. Twelve feet high! Over the next few months watch for more of them going on display at the Blind Lady.

Read the LA Times article about Ben and his career with the Raiders here.

And yes, Will Ferrell was in during Comic Con.
No, it wasn't Lee without his hat.
Read the UT article here.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Expanding the Horizons, Expanding Our Parameters...

Over the past few days people have seen the circa 1966 Hamm's billboard come down and they're wondering what's happening. Chill. We're not scrapping it for the sake of expansion. We've removed it from the wall and are in the process of re-mounting it in our new—yet to be named—west room. Click on the image to see the progress or stop by and see it in person.
UPDATE: The room is open and the billboard is up. Come check it out!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Le Tour de France at BLAH

We're teaming up with Adams Ave Bikes to present Le Tour. The plan is to show the VS re-cap every night at 9pm and on the weekends at lunch. We're also thinking it will be on at 5pm each evening.



Monday, July 12, 2010

Ben Davidson and the LA Times

Ben was in the other day to do a photo shoot for the LA times. We're super proud of his cans we've been slowly putting on display. As a graphic designer and beer fan I can't say how cool it is to have these in our place. Watch over the next few weeks as we expand into our new space and add the rest of the around 2,000 cans and bottles.


Please join us for our first FNHC Benefit on Sunday, July 18 at the Blind Lady Ale House! People who have been to BLAH know about their terrific pizza, salad, beers, and other delicious food and drink choices. 15% of sales will be donated to FNHC to support our habitat restoration and canyon maintenance projects. See the attached flyer for all the details. Hope to see you there!

Reminder - the next meeting of the Friends of Normal Heights Canyons is our odd month canyon maintenance/meeting, Saturday, July 10, 10:00am - 11:30, meet at the end of Eugene Place.

If you haven't already, please voice your opinion on the City's Stormwater Maintenance Plan, which has passed the City Planning Commission and has been appealed to the City Council. See this link for details -

Friday, July 2, 2010

Joshua Krause at BLAH

Monday, June 28, 2010

AHA's 2011 National Conference

San Diego's homebrewing clubs, led by Quaff and the San Diego Brewers Guild, will host the American Homebrewers Association's 2011 national conference. Here is a teaser for homebrewers and their families who might like to make San Diego their family vacation during conference week, June 16-18, 2011

Friday, June 18, 2010


Blind Lady Ale House : World Cup


Wednesday, July 7th
Open 11am

Saturday, July 10
Kitchen Opens at 11am

Sunday, July 11
Kitchen Opens at 11am


*RANCHWOOD BBQ will be set up outside with their Farmers' Market Rig to serve some tasty BBQ goodness before they head over to the market.

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Coleslaw 6.00
Beef Brisket Sandwich and Tri Tip 6.00
Plates w/ two sides 9.00
BBQ Nachos 6.00

Ride The Divide


Ride The Divide is a full length feature film about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, which traverses over 2700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains.
This will be a free showing, with donations accepted. Thanks!
NOTE: There will be two showings. A 6:00 PM and an 8:00 PM
Due to the size of the Blind Lady Ale House, we will have to limit attendance to the first 100 people for each showing.
RSVP Facebook Invite

Monday, June 14, 2010

Dump the Pump Day is June 17th

With gas prices creeping higher each day, it is an ideal time to share the ride, take public transportation or ride your bike to work.

Nationally, the fifth annual Dump the Pump Day emphasizes that public transportation is a great travel choice. Dump the pump and take advantage of special offers from iCommute, MTS and NCTD, as well as vanpool discounts from Enterprise and VPSI for new vanpools through the month of June. On June 17th drop by the Old Town Transit Station between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. for more Dump the Pump fun and specials.

A two-car household that downsizes to one car can save – on average – more than $9,000 a year. Consider these additional benefits also identified by APTA:
  • The average household spends 18 cents of every dollar on transportation, and 94 percent of that goes to buying, maintaining, and operating cars, the largest expenditure after housing.
  • Public transportation’s overall effects save the United States 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually – more than three times the amount of gasoline imported from Kuwait.
  • One person switching to public transit can reduce daily carbon emissions by 20 pounds, or more than 4,800 pounds in a year.
  • Every dollar communities invest in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns.
  • Communities that invest in public transit reduce the nation’s carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons annually – equivalent to New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Denver, and Los Angeles combined stopping using electricity.
It’s time to get on board and dump the pump! For more information, visit www.iCommuteSD.com or call 511 and say “iCommute.”

Don't forget the cyclists always save 10% when they bike to BLAH and mention the SD Bike Commuter Discount.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


This weekend is the San Diego Beer Week'nd preview event and we're getting some pretty good stuff lined up.

Thursday: Automatic Brewing Co.
"Chocolate Rain, Too" will be on tap. 5 gallons will go on at 9pm and it's gonna go fast!

Friday: Friday Night Flights
We're putting together a flight of six beers that will showcase some fantastic samples of six different beer styles.
(The bar will be open at 11am for URUGUAY vs FRANCE game - NO KITCHEN)

Saturday: Green Flash Showcase
West Coast IPA , Xtra, Hophead Red, Matts Bitter , Citra Session Ale(5 gal), Cask American ESB, Draft ESB, Double Stout (5gal), Belgian Brown, Imperial IPA (5gal), Black Freak!!

We will have flights of six 5 oz tasters of:
1 xtra pale ale
2 citra session ale
3 hop head red
4 belgian brown
5 double stout
6 imperial ipa

(We will open at 11am for the USA vs ENGLAND game w/ sound!!!!!!)

Sunday: New English Showcase
New English beers are great pitcher beers. So, we're digging out some Blind Lady Pitchers and you'll be able to buy the full of New English beers and then get a great deal on refill. Quantities will be very limited! Starts at 11am.
(We will be opening at 11am for the GERMANY vs AUSTRALIA game w/ sound!)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Art Around Adams was a Blast

Hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy this year's Art Around Adams. We were so excited to present art by Joshua Krause. In Fact, he's agreed to leave the art up for a bit. So, come by and take a peak this weekend before it's gone.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It's June Already?

Wed, June 2nd : Farmers' Market
Farmers’ Market Specials (all made with Suzie’s Farm organic produce)
Crab Stuffed Squash Blossoms w/ Summer Beans, Safritto, and a petite salad of arugula, watermelon radish and cucumber 13.00
Meyer Ranch Achiote Marinated Burette w/ Grilled Summer Squash and Salsa Verde 12.50
Beet and Mauna Salad w/ Balsamic Emulsion, Goat Cheese, Tarragon 10.00
Side of Grilled Squash with Salsa Verde and Pecorino Romano (Available Vegan served with Extra Version Olive Oil And Basil) $6.00
Summer Beans with Safritto $6.50
Carrots with Butter, Tarragon and Hazelnuts $___

Sat, June 5th : Art Around Adams
Allagash Flights, Joshua Krause & Real Ale Fest
NO $3.50 CASK THIS WEEK: We will be sending our Beer Engine along with a cask of Automatic Brewing Co "Chocolate Rain, Too" to the Real Ale Fest at Pizza Port Carlsbad.

Allagash Flights will begin Saturday morning (June 5) at 11:30 featuring White, Black, Victor, Victoria, Dubbel and Curieux. Ride a bike, take a cab, hop on the bus or walk.

Later that day is Art Around Adams, from 3-9. This is a FREE event with 1.6 miles of art! We will be showing Joshua Krause's work in our unfinished space next door. It's your chance to see a peek into our progress AND check out Joshua's amazing work. We are big, big fans.

Real Ale Fest in Carlsbad at Pizza Port. It continues through Saturday the 5th, but we are bringing our beer, Chocolate Rain, Too to the Friday night event. If you've got tickets, you're in for a treat! In related news, we have a new house beer, unnamed as of yet, that we will debut next week (we think.) Look for updates in your email box.

Friday, June 11
Beer Hall and the World Cup

Beer Hall at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.
San Diego Beer Week'nd's Beer Hall is coming soon. Our own chef Aaron LaMonica is participating and has been paired up with Jeff Bagby of Pizza Port and boy o' boy is that a good thing. Get your tickets, this will sell out.

World Cup
On that same day we kick off our World Cup Lunch Series. We'll be open during the Cup for Friday lunches and will open on the weekends at 11am for all the 11:30 games. Watch for an email with a full schedule for those interested in playing hooky on Fridays or at least taking a long lunch.

Monday, May 24, 2010

This Week at BLAH

U.S. Men vs Czech Republic. We'll be showing the game on the big screen (w/o sound) at 5pm.

Adams Ave Farmers' Market at it's temporary location on 35th St. more info
Farmers' Market Specials:
Suzie’s Farm Beet and Mizuna Salad
Goat Cheese, Hazelnuts, Balsamic Emulsion
Zucchini Pizza $15.50
Caramelized Onion, Oil-Cured Olives, Orange Zest, Goat Cheese, Fontina, White Anchovy
Squash Blossoms Stuffed With Crab $13.00
Summer Beans, Soffritto, Romesco Sauce, served with a Suzie’s Farm Petite Salad of Arugula, Cucumber and Radish
Side of Braised Greens $7.00
Bacon, White Wine, Parmigiano-Reggiano, EVO
Side of Grilled Summer Squash
Salsa Verde, Pecorino Romano $5.00

$3.50 Cask 'til 3:50pm.
U.S. Men vs Turkey. We'll be showing the game on the big screen (w/o sound) at 11am.

Ballast Point Showcase. To celebrate their being named World Beer Cup's Best Small Brewery/Brewmaster of the Year, we are serving flights featuring Sculpin IPA (gold medal), Sour Wench, Big Eye IPA, Calico Amber, Wahoo Wheat and Cask Ballast Point Spirits Rum-Soaked, Oak-Aged Piper Down (gold medal). Come celebrate their award and taste what got them there.
Edible San Diego Issue Release Celebration: It looks like we'll have the publishers in house with the new issue hot off the press. Come by, meet the staff, read the new issue and have some lunch.
Chicago Fire vs AC Milan at 5:30pm


Art Around Adams:
June 5th from 3-9pm. www.artaroundadams.org

Taste of Adams:
June 13th taste of adams.com

San Diego Beer Week'nd:
June 11-13 we will be participating in the SDBW Preview Weekend. Events will be posted soon.

The World Cup is coming
! We'll release a schedule of the games we plan on showing ASAP.

Le Tour at BLAH: Running from Saturday July 3rd to Sunday July 25th 2010, the 97th Tour de France will be made up of 1 prologue and 20 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,600 kilometres. Last year we showed the 9pm recap nightly and plan on doing the same this year. More info to come.

Monday, May 17, 2010

American Bike to Craft Beer Work Week

It's American Craft Beer Week and National Bike to Work Week. So, what better way to celebrate than by biking to work and then over to Blind Lady? Cyclists always save 10%, and then on Friday in honor of National Bike to Work Day cyclists save 20%!!

Tuesday, May 18th

Firestone Walker event with a glass giveaway. Info will be announce on Facebook on Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 19th
Showcase of Lost Abbey (Framboise, Barrel Fermented Serpent Stout and maybe Angels Share).
JUST ADDED: Pookie Imperial Black IPA, and Good Grief Brown Ale
DrinkAbout 6: check out the website for info

Thursday, May 20
American Belgians: RR Consecration/Damnation, Allagash White/Curieux, Bruery Berliner/more tba ...

Friday, May 21
American Germans: Craftsman Hefe, Sierra Summerfest, Sierra Glissade, Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier, Victory Prima Pils, Hangar 24 Alt.
Bike to Work Day: Ride your bike and get 20% off!!!

Saturday, May 22nd
Champions League Final @ 11:30am. We will open at 11am for you to come in and cheer on either Bayern Munich or Inter Milan. It's a beer vs pizza throwdown. After the game we will have either a German beer or Pizza special depending on who reigns supreme!

more info tba

Friday, May 14, 2010


Saturday, May 22nd
Champions League Final @ 11:30am. We will open at 11am for you to come in and cheer on either Bayern Munich or Inter Milan. It's a beer vs pizza throwdown. After the game we will have either a German beer or Pizza special depending on who reigns supreme!