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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Last minute fundraiser...

Tomorrow (Sunday) BLAH will be donating 100% of the profits from the entire day to Sandy Hook Elementary School where the terrible shootings took place last week.

Heidi, one of our managers, grew up in Connecticut and her friend, Courtney Martin, has been a teacher at the Sandy Hook Elementary School for ten years. Courtney was a true hero on Friday morning. She locked her classroom door and huddled with her children in a corner, keeping them calm and telling them she loved them. Courtney and her students were fortunately unharmed.

Sandy Hook Elementary School is relocating to a new school in Monroe, a nearby town. Courtney plans to prepare and decorate their new classroom for a fresh start. She wants to make the classroom a peaceful and calm place for her students as they begin the healing process.

To help Courtney and her third graders, BLAH will also be collecting gift cards to Office Depot, Target, Staples- places Courtney and the other teachers can purchase supplies for the new school. If you can, come on by BLAH Sunday (tomorrow.) We are open from 11:30am to midnight- and bring a card to include in our pack, or simply eat and have a beer.

Spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, by carrier pigeon, reindeer network, etc. With your help, we can directly help this teacher, her kids and this school.

And now here are our holiday hours for the next week-

Monday, Christmas Eve, CLOSED AT BOTH PLACES

Tuesday, Christmas, BLAH (Bar Only) will be OPEN at 5pm-10pm ish.
(Tiger will be closed.)

Monday, New Years Eve
            @BLAH: Belgian New Year Celebration at 3pm for the early birds; we will open at 11:30 am and close at 9pm. Go have fun somewhere else, like...
`           @TIGER: Time Zone Beer Fun, open from 6pm-1am. Starting at 8pm we will tap a $3 beer each hour to celebrate it's respective time zone.

Tuesday, New Years Day, CLOSED AT BOTH PLACES - Go for a bike ride!

Friday, December 21, 2012

12.21.12 - LA FIN DU MONDE

12.21.12 LA FIN DU MONDE

(Beers will be served in flights only, not by the glass)
• Blanche de Chambly - White Ale
• Blonde de Chambly - Saison
• Ephemere Apple - White ale w/apples
• Maudite - Strong Amber Ale
• Terrible - Abbey Style Strong Dark Ale
• Trois Pistoles - Abbey Style Dark Ale

Pairing will start at 3pm.
(All pairing beers will be available only as a pairing and will not be sold separately - except La Fin Du Monde)
• La Fin Du Monde
Paired with Fried Plantain Dumpling with a Sweet Curry Sauce, Kale Chips and Crispy Chicken Skins (available vegan without the chicken skins)
• Ephemere (Apple)
Paired with Mustard and Cheddar Whipped Potatoes, House-Made Bratwurst and a Apple, Sweet Onion and Corriander Compote (maybe available vegan)
• Trois Pistoles
Paired with Creamy Polenta, Beef Cheek and Tongue and a Raisin and Anise Jus
• Maudite
Paired with Brown Sugar Gelato with a Date Compote and a Salted Cashew Praline (maybe available vegan)

La Fin Du Monde will be on tap at BLAH for the first time ever and will be available as a pairing and by the glass. Finally.

NOTE: We will be open NYE 11:30am-9pm. Closed New Year's Day.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


It's going to be a wild a crazy Holiday Season at BLAH...

Saturday, December 15th
We will be closed during the day and open at 8pm.
WTF? Yep, we'll be closed for our 3rd annual Will Ferrell Craft Beer Bus. If you don't have tickets, you missed out. This will be an crazy night a bar hopping on a bus with Will Ferrell and 140 friends to raise money for Cancer for College. You can purchase growlers of Automatic Brewing Co Will Powered IPA at Tiger!Tiger! from 11:30am-3pm.

Sunday, December 16th
Shop, Eat & Drink local at our 1st (hopefully) annual crafty shopping day in the Hamm's Room. Check out our facebook event page for details. Watch out for the release of the 2012 BLAH Xmas Sweater T. We will also have one item from each vendor to raffle off with all proceeds going to the San Diego Food Bank. $1 per ticket or $20 for a wingspan.

It's a Monday, so, sadly, we'll be closed.

We'll open the bar from 5pm-10pm. It's become a local tradition. 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.

12.21.12 La Fin Du Monde (The End of the World)
To celebrate the end of the world we'll have flights of Unibroue beers starting at 11:30am.

'Twas the Flight Before Christmas

Saturday & Sunday (12/22-12/23) we'll serve flights of domestic holiday ales. List TBD.

New Years Eve
It a Monday and we'll be open from 11:30am-9pm. Yep, we'll be wide open on a Monday with a bunch of Belgian beers, Belgian glass giveaways, Belgian treats and maybe some Belgian music--first we need to figure out what that is. And, anybody up for a Belgian Waffle Ride in the morning? It's a possibility.

New Years Day CLOSED

Lots more details on all of these events coming soon. Keep yer ears on.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

SDBW Continues

Allagash Food Pairings w/ Chef Todd Renner 4pm-Gone
4pm ‘til we run out. Menu tba but each plate will have a price with and without beer pairing.
1) Fall Squash and Persimmon ravioli with shiitake cream sauce. Paired with Fluxus 2012
2) Roasted Sage Pork Loin with rainbow chard, baby carrots and apple compote. Paired with Hugh Malone 2012
3) Duck sausage with fall squash purée, Suzie's beets, cherry compote and crushed pistachio. Paired with Bourbon Aged Black
4) Chocolate Cake with herry compote paired with Curieux

Progressive Kegs 11:30am-4pm
As usual, of Pete’s choosing.
2 til 2pm, $3 til 3pm, $4 til 4pm. Starts at 11:30am.

Combo Cismontane and Noble Flights 11:30am-All Day
Three beers from Cismontane, three from Noble Aleworks, available all day, $18
Session Saison
Buckwheat Oktoberfest
Nopal de Trigo
Noble Aleworks
Noble ESB
Noble Pistol Whip'd Pilsner and Schmutz
American Strong Ale

Guided Flight Tasting with Two Guys Named Evan 1-3pm
Show up early and register at the bar or guarantee yourself a spot by preregistering at
Brewers Evan Weinberg (of Cismontane) & Evan Price (of Noble Aleworks) will be here to guide you through the flight with us, share insight on their beers, and hold a Q&A session. In the Hamm’s Room. 1-3pm, $22
Close the Hamm’s Room from opening so it’s ready at 1pm.From Cismontane, Evan Weinberg will be bringing their Session Saison, a traditional Belgian table beer (3.7%), their Buckwheat Oktoberfest, a German Amber Lager brewed with buckwheat, and the Nopal de Trigo, a white wheat beer infused with the juice of prickly pear and part of their native species collection (6%)
From Noble Aleworks, Evan Price will be bringing their Noble ESB (5.8%), their Noble Pistol Whip'd Pilsner and Schmutz, and American Strong Ale (10.2%).

Automatic Brew Co Flights 11:30am-All Day
Starting at 11:30 going all day, $20
Brown Metal (flight only)
Creepy Jackalope Irish Red (flight only)
Insider Belgian Insider Kumquat (flight only)
RYE P.A. (available by the glass)
OBAMA WINS Election Ale (available by the glass)
and one special beer more TBA!

Automatic Brew Co Flight tasting w/ Lee 11:30am-1:30pm
In Hamms Room at Noon, $25
Show up early and register at the bar or guarantee yourself a spot by preregistering at

Alpine Flights
For the 3rd year in a row we're closing out SDBW with flights of 6 Alpine beers all day.
3rd Annual Alpine Downhill Challenge 
It's on! The 3rd Annual Bike Ride from Alpine is a bike and beer event like no other. It ends with aa flight of Alpine beers and Pizza/Salad re-fueling at Blind Lady Ale House.
Spaces are limited. Preregister for this event at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/292476

This year, you have a choice of TWO OPTIONS: with bus or without bus. All food and beer noted below is included in the price. No growler-filling at Alpine-sorry.

Two Options:

1. Bus 'n Bike (aka The Alpine Downhill Challenge) $65
Leave BLAH on the bus with your bike at 9am, be chauffered to Alpine Brewing have one pint, check out the facility, and then ride your bike back. At the end of the ride, back at BLAH enjoy a Flight of Alpine's beers with Brewmaster and Owner Pat McIlhenny. Buffet of pizza and salad and Commemorative T-Shirt included!
Limited to 18 people.

2. Bike 'n Bike (aka The Alpine UP and DOWNhill Challenge, round trip roughly 60 miles) $50
Leave BLAH at 8am, 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. Buffet of pizza and salad and Commemorative T-Shirt included!
Limited to 20 people.

A Bus 'n Bus option does NOT exist. It was cancelled, due to LAME.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


SDBW at BLAH is looking pretty crazy. Between the line up at BLAH and what we've got going on over at Tiger!Tiger!, we think you've got plenty to do over the 9 days that make up Beer Week.

We're super excited about having the very first Automatic Brewing Co SDBW event. Heck, it's going to be the very first Automatic flight.

Details are still coming in. So check back before the event date just in case.  EVERYTHING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. So, please check back here and/or our blog (http://blindlady.blogspot.com/) for updates/changes.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Meet the Brewer events are limited. You can show up early to register or you can guarantee a spot by preregistering at Brown Paper Tickets.


Our Annual Blind IPA Challenge 11:30am-All Day
$18 a flight; starts at 11:30 am
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!  
Stone IPA
GreenFlash West Coast,
AleSmith IPA
Ballast Point Big Eye
Mission IPA
Societe Dandy


The Blind IPA Challenge 11:30am-6pm

Missed your chance on Friday? Wanna try again. Part 2 through happy hour, ends at 6pm, $18 a flight

Progressive Kegs 11:30am-4pm
$2 til 2pm, $3 til 3pm, $4 til 4pm. Starts at 11:30am.

Bruery Flights 11:30am-All Day
$22 a flight - available all day.
There are two different flights; one is $22 and for the public; the second is $30 and only for the BPT event below. The Public Flight will need to go on Friday night. However, the BPT Brewmaster Flight will not.
Beers Include:
Humulus Lager - draft
Rugbrød - draft
Autumn Maple - draft
Loakal Red - draft
Golden Rings - draft
Mischief - draft

Bruery Flight Tasting w/ the Brewers
*Brown Paper Ticket Event:
In the Hamm’s Room at 12-2pm, $30
Limited to 30 participants
The Bruery makes some amazing beers, mostly Belgian styles. They often use some odd ingredients and techniques. Hear what motivates the brewers, while tasting a flight of six of their beers. These beers are fairly rare, unique and delicious. Many of them can be quite strong as well—so be prepared. Hamm’s Room not available to the public
Brewer's Tasting Flight (prepay) $30
Beers Include:
Sans Pagaie - bottle
A Stein's Throw - bottle
Go Team! - bottle
Rueuze - bottle
BeRazzled - draft
Smoking Wood - draft

Bottle Share with Bine and Vine 12-3pm
Noon-3pm in Hamm’s Room
Show up early and register at the bar or guarantee yourself a spot by preregistering at 
$5 on Brown Paper Tickets, plus you must bring 1-2 bottles
Limited to 45 participants
How Rare? The sky is the limit! You know that "ultra rare" bottle you have? Share it with someone who will love it. You know that Limited-Release beer YOU missed out on? Someone is willing to share their bottle with you. Reserve your spot with the $5 ticket. Then bring a bottle or two (yes, the limit is 2 bottles max) from your bottle cellar to Blind Lady on Sunday at Noon. You'll have a great time sharing one of your favorite beers with other beer lovers, and tasting the gems of up to 44 other people’s beer-cellars! The Hamm's Room at Blind Lady will be reserved for this Bottle Share event, and rinse water & glassware will be provided. Additionally, couple of rare kegs will be tapped by the Blind Lady during the event, so you will have a chance to taste a couple more elusive beers. Glassware will be provided. Hamm’s Room will be closed off for this event only,


Automatic Brewing Co “White House” Red Ale Release! 11:30am-All Day
Automatic Election-Day Beer release based on the White House home-brew. Made with friend/brewer Tom Garcia, Head Brewer of OffBeat Brewing co. The beer costs $7 for a .5L; If you’re wearing your “I VOTED” sticker it’s $5. ABV 5.6%. We will put the Election results live on the big screen, no sound.

Flights Of Societe Brewing 11:30am-All Day
Flights of Societe beers all day.
Beers include :

Societe Brewing Flight Tasting w/ the Brewmaster 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm In Hamm’s Room, $22
Show up early and register at the bar or guarantee yourself a spot by preregistering at
Come taste a flight of Societe's beer while the owner/brewer gives up the details & talks about the philosophy of quality. We will taste all six beers, ask questions and hear stories. Fun, intimate, educational, and inspiring. These talks are among our favorite events in Beer Week.

Allagash Food Pairings w/ Chef Todd Renner 4pm-Gone
4pm ‘til we run out. Menu tba but each plate will have a price with and without beer pairing. Two plates, one dessert, each priced individually and paired with a beer.

Progressive Kegs 11:30am-4pm
As usual, of Pete’s choosing.
2 til 2pm, $3 til 3pm, $4 til 4pm. Starts at 11:30am.

Combo Cismontane and Noble Flights 11:30am-All Day
Three beers from Cismontane, three from Noble Aleworks, available all day, $18
Guided Flight Tasting with Two Guys Named Evan 1-3pm
Show up early and register at the bar or guarantee yourself a spot by preregistering at

Automatic Brew Co Flights 11:30am-All Day
Starting at 11:30 going all day, $20

Automatic Brew Co Flight tasting w/ Lee 11:30am-1:30pm
In Hamms Room at Noon, $25
Show up early and register at the bar or guarantee yourself a spot by preregistering at

Alpine Flights
For the 3rd year in a row we're closing out SDBW with flights of 6 Alpine beers all day.

Getting ready....

The 3rd Annual Will Powered Craft Beer Bus is on it's way.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Our friends at the Wheatpaste Art Collective gave us a heads up on this one...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

BLAHktoberfest IS BACK!

This year we're starting the celebration one day early. Yep, starting on Friday we'll bust out 90 Limited Edition BLAHktoberfest Keeper Steins. Get one full of festbier for $18 and refill it all weekend (Friday-Sunday) for the ridiculous price of $8. That's over 33oz of festbier.

Also, this year we will be importing delicious German Brats all the way from North Park! Ok, so that's not really importing them, but they're probably the best Brats in town and their made in-house at Tiger!Tiger! and will be available (while supplies last) at BLAHktoberfest.

T-Shirt Hosen? Yes! They'll be back with a color change. 
Get in early because last year most sizes sold out fast!


Monday, September 17, 2012


For the fourth consecutive year, Sezio will celebrate PARK(ing) Day, an international take-over of parking spaces to promote more open area in our cities. Each space gets transformed into a unique park for the day, open for all to enjoy.

This year's park is made possible by the folks at NewGrass. Cruise out to 3416 Adams Avenue on Friday, September 21st between 12pm and 6pm. There will be beer specials all day, and some surprise performances throughout the day!


Saturday, September 1, 2012


Dear Jeff,
It's been too long. And now, like lickety-split, the big Adams Avenue Street Fair is upon us: it's THIS WEEKEND. If you hate crowds, it's a good weekend to stay away (or head to TIGER! TIGER!) But if you like beer tents and bands playing in the fresh outdoors and carnival rides, this is the place to be this Saturday and Sunday. And we will be open, with our air-conditioning pumping and our beer flowing.

A few things to look for if you do come out this weekend:

* Our own Automatic Stout 1 will be pouring at 1pm in the Adams Ave Beer Fest tent! You can pre-purchase tickets to that mini fest within the Street Fair at this website: AdamsBeerTaste.com

* The Paladins are playing around the corner from us Saturday night. Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper are playing the next. Let's party like it's 1998! Honestly, there are some fun, FUN bands playing, those aforementioned ones included.

* Leave the car at home. Ride your bike, walk, take a public bus, but do not drive. There is no where to park and lots to drink.

Something else we don't know if we mentioned yet: AUTOMATIC, our brewery, is now pumping out beer sorta, kinda, fairly regularly. And right now, as in today (and tomorrow and so on) we have GROWLERS for sale at both BLAH and TIGER!  For $21 you can get a growler filled of Stout 1 or our OkTIGERfest beer (at BLAH) and the latter at TIGER! If you already have one of our bigger growlers it will cost you just $16 for the re-fill.

BLAH Is open for lunch Tuesday - Sunday. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from the moment we open at 11:30 till 5 pm, we are offering a Margherita Pizza plus a Suzie's Mixed Green Salad for $10. This is awesome to share - get a couple of beers or sodas and you have yourself a fantastic weekday lunch for two. Or, go for the Caesar Salad and Margherita for $12. That is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 11:30 -5. You can do a quick lunch (if you're going back to work) or a leisurely one (if you're not.)

Our regular weekly stuff:

@ TIGER! every Tuesday you can get $3 beers (any of the pitcher-able beers) from 5-8pm
@ TIGER! every day till 6 pm $8 steins (pitcher-able beers)
@ TIGER! every Sunday is brunch with house-made doughnuts, chicken on a biscuit, biscuits and gravy & more.

@ BLAH every Friday is Progressive Keg Day- $2 till 2pm, $3 till 3pm, $4 till 4pm.
@ BLAH every day except Mondays- we now serve lunch!

Hope to see you out and about this weekend, if not at one of our places, perhaps at El Cajon's awesome OKTOBERFEST? Don't forget to wear your Lederhosen Tees!
Blind Lady Ale House and TIger!Tiger! Staff
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Friday, August 17, 2012


Monday, August 6, 2012

Seen around BLAH

So, you've never been to Blind Lady Ale House? Here are some photos by our bartender Robert. Check them out and you'll get the idea. Click Here.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Thursday, July 5, 2012


We've simplified things....finally!
We're now open

Yep, lunch Tuesday-Sunday.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


EURO 2012
On the old school screen with full-sound.
Wed 11:45am Portugal vs Spain
Thurs 11:45am Germany vs Italy

Yep, starting this week we'll be opening for Lunch on every day, but Monday.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

BLAH & T!T! in the NY & LA Times

Looks like summer's about to hit and San Diego is on everyone's minds. Or is it beer that's on their minds? Either way, we love the press. Here's a link to the LA Times article "Southern California Close-Ups"

How are things on the East Coast? Looks like they might be sitting in their cubicles daydreaming about West Coast beers.  "If Hamiltons shuts out the bright Southern Californian light in classic pub style, the Blind Lady Ale House, in the Normal Heights neighborhood, invites it in with plenty of communal tables near its big plate-glass windows..." Check out the full NY Times article here "Beyond San Diego's Surf and Sun: Suds".

Monday, May 21, 2012

Memorial Day Week/end

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bike To Work Week

So much stuff going on, let's go day by day and start with TODAY-

:: wednesday ::

DrinkAbout is tonight. At TIGER! TIGER! we have a cask of Founders / Green Flash collab called Linchpin (a white ipa).

At BLAH we have a $5 margheritas (the pizza, duh), but you have to ask. It's a secret. Shhh. And only till 7pm.


it's bike to work week and so we are giving 15% instead of our usual 10% if you ride your bike. and B2W culminates on friday with dealios on friday. At BLAH we up the discount to 20% and at TIGER!TIGER! we are serving up a $2.50 hangar 24 cask. But only if you wear your B2W t-shirt, or show your B2W schwag or flaunt your B2W check-in sticker. Otherwise, no $2.50 deal.

There is yet more fun stuff on Friday: Have you heard of Societe Brewing? You should. We'll have kegs of their Apprentice IPA & Harlot Belgian Extra at progressive pricing. $2-2pm, $3-3pm, $4-4pm. Starts at 11:30am on Friday at Tiger!Tiger!

At BLAH we've have progressive kegs starting at 11:30am. Random beers at a nice price. $2-2pm, $3-3pm, $4-4pm.


At TIGER! TIGER! we are opening early, at 11 am, for the UEFA Finals! BAYERN MUNCHE vs CHELSEA. BIG screen with BIG sound.

Saturday is also Bike the Boulevard. If you go on it, you will are scheduled to stop at T!T! from 3-4. We will have Celis White for $3 for that hour to celebrate BTB.

At BLAH we will have a Founders Flight when we open at 11:30 am. Also we will have Lunchpin, that's a lunchtime offering of the Green Flash/Founders Linchpin - say that 5 times fast. Ha. Really, that just means we will have Linchpin on at lunchtime at BLAH, but it's so fun to say Lunchpin.


The jam-packed weekend continues with the Festival o' fArts, we mean Arts, in North Park on Sunday. The beer garden is open 11-6 and Lee will be there with the latest Automatic Brewing creation. Thing Belgian wheat, tangerines, kumquats and maybe some other fresh and fruitiness thrown in at the last minute. Oh, and T!T! is just a short walk from the festival. Nice.

Also there is brunch and doughnuts at T!T! We have coffee now on sundays and we like to highlight / showcase different local coffee roasters, including our neighbors Calabria AND the new guy on the boulevard, the Coffee & Tea Collective, who are open for service as of Wednesday! Speaking of those doughnuts, people are talking 'bout them all over facebook. It's pretty darn flattering (to our sous Sharon Wilson, who makes 'em that is) and yeah, they're vegan. We only make them (for now) on sundays.

:: but wait, there is more ::

We are gonna open for lunches at BLAH for Summer, as in Tuesday-Sunday starting June 19. More info to come as we get closer. but now we have said it out loud so we have to do it!

We are giving away a bike, did you know that? Courtesy of the wonderful Adams Avenue Bikes - it's a LINUS Dutchi 3-speed. You can see one at both T!T! and BLAH! (look up) and you can buy raffle tickets at either place too and they are $1 or $20 wingspan and all the money goes to the SD County Bike Coalition. Win-win.

Blind Lady Ale House

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Pit Stop 6-9am
Open 11:30am-12am with bike discounts all day/night, bike movies and more.
Wear your Bike To Work shirt and save BIG! Shirt specials TBA
Win a Linus Dutchie and raise money for the SDCBC
(bike courtesy of Adams Avenue Bicycles).
Tickets on sale at BLAH and TIGER!TIGER!

Pit Stop 6-9am
Open 11:30am-12am with bike discounts all day/night, bike movies and more.
Wear your Bike To Work shirt and save BIG! Shirt specials TBA
Win a Linus Dutchie and raise money for the SDCBC
(bike courtesy of Adams Avenue Bicycles).
Tickets on sale at BLAH and TIGER!TIGER!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

CBC Events

For the CBC DrinkAbout we will have....
Victory Brewing Flights featuring:
  • Helios
  • St Boisterous
  • Scarlett Fire
  • Ranch Double IPA
  • Baltic thunder
  • Whirlwind Wit
Flights will start when we open at 5pm
Then it's Can Diego
We love cans. We love our friends. We love our friends that can their beer, so it's absolutely time we all get together.
After kicking off the Craft Brewers Conference, come join Team GRB, our dear beer friend Lee Chase and several of our favorite, hand-picked breweries who CAN at our very first CAN DIEGO event at Blind Lady Ale House!

Confirmed in attendance we have:

Golden Road Brewing Co-founder Meg Gill and Brewmaster Jon Carpenter with cans of Point the Way IPA and Golden Road Hefeweizen

Maui Brewing Company Founder Garrett Marrero with cans of Coconut Porter and La Perouse

Avery Brewing Co. Owner & Brewmaster Adam Avery with cans of Joe's Pilsner and Ellie's Brown Ale

Oskar Blues Head Brewer Dave Chichura, Marketing Director Chad Melis, and Beer Traffic Control Freak Jeremy Rudolf with cans of G'Knight Imperial Red Ale and Chaka, their epic Belgian Pale collaboration with Sun King http://beerstreetjournal.com/oskar-blues-sun-king-create-chaka/

21st Amendment Co-founder Shaun O'Sullivan and Sales Director Dave Wilson

Tallgrass Brewing Co. from Kansas!

Ska Brewing Co. plus more to come...

JUST ADDED! Surly Brewing Co. from Minnesota!

Try some of the best canned brews in the nation and meet these great peeps to talk beer and cans from 9 PM - 12 AM at BLAH. There is no entry fee.

One night. One place. Many many cans. CAN you handle it?


Thursday, April 12, 2012


Tuesday, April 10, 2012


We are always interested in receiving resumes from thoughtful, skilled, optimistic cooks, chefs, runners, bartenders and managers who are curious about beer and inspired by scratch food. We are a hard-working and fun-loving team with benefit packages for full-time employees. Send your resume and a brief email telling us why you would want to work for us to clea@blindladyalehouse.com
with "Resume" in the subject.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012



Monday, March 26, 2012


To kick off a whole month of IPAs, we're gonna fool you. Yep, on April Fools Day we will hold another Blind IPA Challenge. We'll serve you 6 IPAs,  give you the names of them, and you try to tell us which is which. Think you can? Probably not. The winner will get a gift card to both BLAH and TIGER!TIGER! (If there are multiple winners the prizes will be split equally, but we're banking on the fact that non of y'all will get 'em all right!)

Then, it's 30 Days of IPAs. We'll tap a different IPA every day 'til May.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


At last count we have 13+ Black Craft Beers to tap for St. Paddy's Day.

Monkey Paw Downs Family Irish Stout Nitro
Ballast Point Sextant Stout Nitro
Hangar 24 Chocolate Porter Nitro
Mother Earth Coffee Porter Nitro
Alpine Odins Raven Imperial Porter Nitro
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter Nitro

Also on tap, you can find everything from Black IPA to Black Lager (aka Schwarzbier)...and even Black Tea (iced tea from Halcyon Tea:) !

Oh, and don't miss our on the limited edition BLACK SATURDAY t-shirts. They're a total Black Sabbath rip-off and they're awesome. We printed just 10 dozen (120) shirts.

Not at BLAH or T!T! We're serving Black Craft Beers only. If you want a Guinness, head over to one of our Irish neighbors and get yourself a proper pint. Ould Sod has been called the best pint in town by most of our Irish friend. So, say "hi" and don't be surprised if you see us squeezed in the corner.

BTW, IT'S St. PaDDy's not PaTTy's Day.

Monday, March 5, 2012


San Diego CityBeat Beer Club 4th Anniversary

Blind Lady Ale House
San Diego, CA

San Diego CityBeat Beer Club - 4 Year Anniversary Beer Tasting
Monday, March 12, 2012
7pm - 11pm

Three years in a row Blind Lady Ale House has been rated as one of Draft Magazines 100 Best Places in America to Drink Beer. So, it's fitting that San Diego's best Beer Club will celebrate it's 4th anniversary at BLAH to taste some of the best beers of San Diego and beyond.

Beer Tasting will include two flights of six 5 oz tasters (or 4 single beers) and the food tasting will include a buffet of Blind Lady pizzas. This will be a CityBeat Beer Club exclusive event and only 150 of Blind Lady patrons will be able to attend this one, so get your tickets before they are sold out. Last year this event sold out and was crazy fun. That's why we're doing it again.

Nautical Nut Brown
Little Devil
Horny Devil

New English IPA
Drakes 1500
GreenFlash West Coast IPA
Cismontane Coulter IPA
Hangar 24 Columbus IPA
Port Mongo Double IPA

Ommegang Witte
Russian River Damnation
Duvel Single
Rodenbach Grand Cru (sour)
Maredsous 10

*Beers are subject to change
Tickets Available HERE

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


We're proud to announce that once again we're on Draft Magazine's list of "America's 100 Best Beer Bars." Maybe they've been in and sampled beers through one of the cleanest draft systems their gonna find out there. Cheers to the staff at Draft Mag and thanks for noticing.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

3rd Anniversary Get Off Yer Ass Events



Thursday, January 26, 2012


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Monday, January 23, 2012

3rd Anniversary Week

Blind Lady Ale House Craft Pizza & Beer
Greetings! – Three years ago this week we served our very first beer: Hangar 24 Alt, to be exact. Yep, Blind Lady is officially three. ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRTS are on sale starting tonight!


>> HANGAR 24 was our first beer served so we are kicking off our weekend festivities with Hangar 24 Night and Glass Giveaway! Order Hangar 24 for just $2, and get a glass. Two per person, while supplies last. We open at 5!

>> CAN-A-PALOOZA for our THIRD CANNIVERSARY, with Koozie Giveaways! Craft beer cans are always fun, especially when you can hold it in a BLAH Koozie. We will give you a Koozie with the purchase of a can, while supplies last. What do we have in can? Maui, Oskar Blues, Avery, Golden Road, Caldera, New Belgium, Anderson Valley, and more…

>> Drink along with 94.9! At 7pm the boys will be drinking the same beers you can get in a flight on their show, Rock and Roll Happy Hour. Yep, we will have a flight of hoppy beers on, starting at 11:30am.
>>Progressive Casks All Day! You know the drill, $2 till 2pm, $3 till 3pm and $4 till 4pm and $5 till 5pm! We will have casks of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Hangar 24 Pale Ale, Stone Double-Dry-Hopped IPA In that order, starting at 11:30 AM). From 5pm on it’s $6 bucks, if we make it that far.

>> Craft Beer Run: So this is how we are gonna do it. Show up at BLAH at 10am, give us $23.33. You get an Anniversary T-shirt and 4 Beers on the run! At 10:15 we will run to Small Bar, drink a beer, run to Tiger, drink a beer, run to Toronado, drink a beer, and then run back to BLAH to drink the new Automatic release! It’s 5 miles in all, at a pretty slow pace, particularly at the end. Lee suggested people wear capes. Just saying. Meet us at 10! You don’t have to carry money, you can leave your stuff at BLAH, and you can wear a cape! Finish the run (in under three hours) and we will throw in a Three-Year Anniversary Glass!
>> AUTOMATIC RELEASE of THREE SPEED BROWN, very limited. We will run out. Made with Treehouse Coffee’s Yirgacheffe and organic malts. We are tapping it at 11:30am (but Lee might show up a little later sweaty and in a cape.) No growler-fills or sales (except the ONE in the raffle prize!)

>> Family Friendly Townie Ride Through Normal Heights. Meet up at BLAH at 10am. It will be an easy-going and back to BLAH in time for lunch.
>> It’s SOUR SUNDAY! Join us for a flight of amazing sours. Check this list out – Russian River Supplication, Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme, the brand new The Bruery Be-Razzled, Firestone Walker’s three year aged sour Aggrestic and Craftsman’s El Prieto Black Sour. Starts at 11:30 am.
>>Anniversary Glassware Giveaway @ 3pm. So Port just released their FNG Pale Ale, 5.5% and we decided that if you buy one of those, we will give you a glass. Starts at 3pm. That’s the only beer that will get you a glass. While supplies last.
Let’s re-cap: if you want one of our new Anniversary Glasses, you need to run or come on Sunday post 3pm and buy a Port FNG beer.

There are about 10 tickets left to this dinner. Purchase them online at Brown Paper Tickets, here.And here is the Menu, subject to change.
First Course: Hitachino Nest White Ale
Mingle over a tray pass of Green Garlic-Yuzu Arancini with Lobster Stuffing and Bruschetta with Fuerte Avocado, Oro Blanco Grapefruit & Mint
Second Course: Automatic Three-Speed Brown
Sit for the Second Course of Scallops, Brussels Sprouts & Brown Butter
And if you’re Vegetarian or Vegan you will dine on a Mushroom Risotto
Third Course: Alpine Nelson
Wood-oven-fired Berkshire Pork Chop, Boulangere Potatoes, Suzie’s Farm Brocolini and a Kumquat-Ginger-Chili marmalade
If you’re Vegetarian or Vegan you will be dining on a similar dish to the above but with a House-Smoked Tofu in place of the meat.
Fourth Course: Straffe Hendrik Quadruple
Hooligan Cheese with Honeycomb, Crostini and Hazelnuts
If you are Vegan, you will be served a stinky cheese alternative in our house-made Durian Fruit Sorbet!
Fifth Course: The just about to be released Cuvee de Tomme!
Chocolate cherry semifredo with candied almonds.
And for the Vegans’ a delectable chocolate cake!
We’ve got just about ten tickets left. Buy yours here, now.

RAFFLE TIX: All Anniversary Weekend, starting tonight, we will be selling raffle tickets so you can win a big giant BLAH – TIGER!TIGER! Prize Package that includes sweatshirts, and t-shirts and the only growler fills of the new beer, plus glassware and a bicycle hat and more. It’s worth a few hundred bucks easily. And all proceeds from raffle sales are going to Seeds @ City, the urban farm at City College.

Super Bowl Sunday at BLAH? Meh.
But Tiger! Tiger! has been fitted with a big screen! So we will show it there. Great steins o’ beer + big TV = Swell.

TUES-THURS 5pm-Midnite
FRI-SUN 11:30am-Midnite
TUES-THURS 5pm-Midnite
FRI & SAT 11:30am-1am
SUN 11:30am-Midnite

Blind Lady Ale House and Tiger!Tiger! Staff

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

America's 100 Best Beer Bars, again.

Nice. Every year we've been open Blind Lady Ale House has been named to Draft Magazine's "America's 100 Best Beer Bars." We're especially proud because we are truly a Beer Bar—we don't serve spirits or beer cocktails and we have no desire to start. We love beer.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

When Craft Beer Goes Bad: A Guide to Refusing a Beer

Just read this article and it speaks volumes to why at BLAH and Tiger!Tiger! we have short lines (direct draw) & clean them in between every beer change, we use only stainless steel draught parts, taste every keg before serving, return bad kegs before they reach your glass, rinse glassware with filtered water, serve honest pours, and encourage our staff to constantly educate themselves on beer styles and flavors. It's also why we gladly serve tasters. All these things allow us to serve beer the way the brewer intended. Cheers.
Read: When Craft Beer Goes Bad: A Guide to Refusing a Beer

Monday, January 2, 2012

This week at BLAH