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Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394 (Tony Gwynn Tribute) Video Beer Review

AleSmith dialed in the recipe resulting in an extremely drinkable 6% ABV Pale Ale with light bitterness and accentuated hoppiness designed to fill the gap between AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale and AleSmith IPA. This San Diego Pale Ale will showcase abundant piney and citrusy hop aroma and flavor from an intense dry-hopping schedule. A balanced malt profile will round out these hoppy flavors with a biscuity finish to enhance drinkability throughout the innings. The name “394” (.394) references the highest single-season batting average Gwynn set back in 1994. Ready to be released at the June 6th Padres Beerfest, San Diego Pale Ale 394 will reflect the commitment to excellence shared by the legendary Tony Gwynn and the AleSmith team. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Three Floyds Pride & Joy Mild Ale Video Beer Review

Three Floyds interpretation of an American mild. A smooth medium bodied session beer with a bright citrus hop aroma and finish. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Sun King Hop Up Offa That Brett Video Beer Review

Hop Up Offa That Brett is a Belgian-Style Golden Ale fermented with Brettanomyces, a wild yeast that imparts a funky character, and then dry hopped. The result is a beer with subtle bitterness balanced by flavors of lemon meringue, peach, and apricot. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Firestone Walker Easy Jack Video Beer Review

Brewmaster Matt Brynildson went to the mountain and returned with a vision for a different kind of Session IPA, one that would be brewed and dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of new hop varieties from Europe, New Zealand and North America. He foresaw a beer that would deliver massive hop aromas, a signature malt balance and an empty glass before you knew what hit you. And so the newest member of our Jack IPA family was born. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Karl Strauss Mosaic Session Ale Video Beer Review

So when the Mosaic hop first came on the scene, they couldn’t wait to get their hands on some. Mosaic Session Ale is bursting with vibrant grapefruit aroma and flavors of citrus and tropical fruit. Our signature dry-hopping technique delivers an incredibly drinkable, lower ABV beer; without sacrificing hop appeal. From a small test batch to the bottle you now hold in your hands, this isn’t a one-and-done beer. Sit back, have a few, and enjoy your session. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Stone Go To IPA Video Beer Review

Since Day One, we’ve been abundantly forthright and fully transparent about our lust for hops. It’s led us to craft many an IPA, most of them imperial—some intense for their time and all timeless in their intensity. For Stone Go To IPA, we are embracing our hop obsession in a new way, funneling an abundance of lupulin-borne bitterness into a “session” IPA delivering all the fruity, piney character of a much bigger IPA. To accomplish this, we employed “hop bursting,” a new technique wherein an irrational amount of hops is added during the final phase of the brewing process to coax out extreme flavors and aromas while also imparting a burst of desirably pleasant bitterness. The result is an Alpha-acid-rich beer that fans can enjoy more of without missing out on the assertive hop character you, like us, crave. So, sit back and go ... Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Pizza Port Ponto Video Beer Review

A tasty hoppy Pale Ale brewed in San Diego. The judges seem to think it’s a nice IPA. Whatever you want to call it, we like it too! One of the best selling beers in Solana Beach. Enjoy a pint and savor the citrus flavors of the bittering hops and the maltiness of our ale strain. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Sun King Osiris Pale Ale Video Beer Review

Osiris Pale Ale is an assertive American Pale and is not meant for the timid. Crafted by our Brewers for our Brewers, Osiris blends three choice varieties of American hops to create a spicy, citrus hop punch that is sure to satisfy any hop head. Every batch of Osiris is dry-hopped towards the end of fermentation for maximum hop flavor, aroma and character. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Hangar 24 Amarillo Pale Ale Video Beer Review

Balanced and Resinous. Midwestern malted barley provides a pedestal for you to experience the flavor and aroma of the citrusy Northwestern hops which are the showcase of Hangar 24’s version of a true classic. An American Pale Ale. Additional Information: What makes Hangar 24 Pale Ale special is its smoothness. Carefully selected hops added at just the right times during the brewing process, including post fermentation, give a deep hop flavor without the coarse bitterness that some associate with pale ale. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale Video Beer Review

Brewed with hefty amounts of European malts and four kinds of American hops, it delivers a blast of hop aromas, a rich middle of malt and hops, and a thrilling finish. It weighs in at 6.5 % alcohol by volume. Why squeeze such a big brew into a little can? Because we think fun in the great outdoors calls for great beer. Our cans go where bottled beers can’t, where flavorless canned beers don’t belong. And no matter where you drink Dale’s Pale Ale, our can protect it from light and oxidation far better than bottles do. Northern Brewer for bittering, Cascade and Columbus for flavor, and a big, post-boil addition of Centennial for aroma. Read More »