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Slaters 50/50 (Liberty Station) | TheBEERSgoneBAD #127

07 Jun

This week we decided to go check out the newest edition to Liberty Station, Slaters 50/50. From the outside it may look like any burger joint aside from the fact that it has a 15′ tall bronze hamburger by the front door. The real difference is inside. As you walk towards the bar you see it……the longest tap line you have probably ever encounted. Slaters carries on average 110 beers on tap and any given time!!! It’s insane. We got a tour with there Beer Master and tried everything we could get our hands on. We even did a pairing with one of there amazing burgers. Heres our little video of our night out with Slaters 50/50.

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Raglan Public House (Ocean Beach) | TheBEERSgoneBAD #126

30 May


In a land Down Under… on the preferred and more heavenly blessed, East side of Down Under, a few not so pretty and sophisticated Yanks were tramping about New Zealand jumping into any activity of outdoor fun they could dig up between rounds of pint plunging,  when one evening…

Late one evening, after another accomplished night of touring the local pubs, they stumbled upon a small burger kitchen in a back alley.   After taking their proper place in the generally tipsy “queue” and sharing some laughs, desperately needed burgers were at last ordered.

Upon receiving their burgers, as culturally lacking Yanks, they inquired as to whether the establishment had ketchup for the burger.   Without hesitation and prepared for such ale-induced comments, they replied, “I got ketchup, try the burger, Mate”. Not understanding this new local language, or the change we received, we blurted back, “We’ll try the burger, but you do have ketchup right?”  A final reply was returned with a chuckle and shake of the head “Just try the burger, Mate”.   For which while stubbornly refusing to leave the counter without their all important ketchup, a bite was taken into the monster, and with a mouthful blurted, “F..k, the ketchup!  What’s on the Burger!?  The kiwi with a friendly grin bounced back a “Welcome to Fergburger, Mate”

From that humbling experience, a thought stumbled through the fog of the next morning, “why isn’t there a Burger Joint that has different, actually really unique, great tasting, big juicy burgers – not the same boring burgers with the same sauces and toppings, but something with a whole different taste and twist.   And to really bring in the Kiwi Experience of pure and fresh ingredients; burgers made with fresh ground Grass-Fed Organic Beef and Organic ingredients with homemade, unique sauces and freshly baked buns, in a fun lively casual atmosphere that really embraced the unique culture and friendly attitude found in New Zealand, its people and its love of nature and extreme outdoor activities”

From that less than wise thought grew Bare Back Grill and the Public House brand and experience.

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A Beer Review with the Mayor of Coronado (Coronado Brewing C.) | TheBEERSgoneBAD #85

16 Dec

Tonights Beer Review: Cherry Porter by The Coronado Brewing Co. with the Mayor of Coronado, Mr. Casey Tanaka

The Coronado Brewing Company, in beautiful Coronado (located just a few minutes from downtown San Diego) welcomes you to come and enjoy quality handcrafted beers and delicious food in a casual family environment. Join us for a refreshing pint while we make you one of our signature pizzas or calzones in the wood fired oven, or choose from a wide selection of fresh seafood, steaks, pastas and dining specials. The Coronado Brewing Company is perfect for a quick lunch, a relaxing beverage or a wonderful dinner. If you’re a sports fan come relax with a cold beer and an appetizer while watching your favorite team on one of our many HD TV’s. Open 7 days a week from 10:30 am (until closing) & offering a weekly happy hour (M-F) from (2-6pm). CBC Website

170 Orange Avenue, Coronado Ca, 92118.

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Organic Strawberry Fruit Ale (Samuel Smith) | TheBEERSgoneBAD #46

03 Oct

Samuel Smith’s Organic Fruit Beers are brewed and fermented at Melbourn Bros. Brewery in Stamford; then blended, conditioned and packaged at Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery in Tadcaster; they are Certified Organic by the USDA-accredited UK Soil Association.

While there are older breweries in England, it would be safe to say that few breweries are so little changed as this gem at Stamford, which has stood in the center of the beautifully preserved market community since 1825. From the antique grist mill to the ancient copper vessels, Melbourn Bros. remains today, a working brewery which blends the traditions of the ancient craft with that of the early industrial revolution. Closed in the 1970s, restoration with respect for the historical brewing equipment was begun by Samuel Smith’s in the 1990s.


Strawberries offer a soft and subtle flavour, making the character of this fruit beer extremely sophisticated and refined. The smooth malt and aromatic strawberry flavours merge together in an elegant fashion, with fresh, ripe strawberries shining through.

Serving Suggestion

Roast spring lamb with orange-horseradish cream; Waldorf salad; scones or fresh plump strawberries and cream.


First place, fruit beer category - US Open Beer Championship, 2009

Product Sizes and Quantities

  • 18.7-ounce (550 ml) “Victorian Pint” bottles / 12 boxes per case


ABV: 5.1% – OG: 1.065 – IBU: 14

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PUNK’N Ale (Uinta Brewing Company) | TheBEERSgoneBAD #30

06 Sep

What does Four + mean?

The Four: Our beers are brewed with four primary ingredients: hops, water, yeast, and barley. Only the highest quality ingredients make the final four. The Plus: The magical combination of elements to create an exceptional beer requires the alchemy of the brewer’s art: skills, palate, and creativitiy. This is a key component of the “plus”, but not all of it. There’s always an element that defies defintion. We keep it simple (elemental, if you will) and playful (elementary, at times).

Review: If you are looking for a beer to help you bring in the fall, look no further than Unita’s Punk’n Ale. Just the aroma from this beer is going to make the idea of dawning a sweater for the fall months enjoyable. It lives up to its name, it tastes like pumpkins. But if you are looking for a beer that is going to replace a meal for you, than keep looking my friends. At 4% abv I don’t think anyone had any illusions about this being a heavy beer. Its not going to be overwhelming in flavor either. Although the taste of pumpkins is prevalent enough, this is a very mild beer. It is a beer that can be enjoyed by all, and for that matter should, if you see this one on the shelves do yourself a favor and throw it in the basket.

Color: 3.5 out of 10

Taste: Pumpkin and cinnamon, actually it’s more like a bottled version of pumpkin pie.

Price and ABV: Easy on the wallet, $1.75 for a 12oz beer that’s weighing in at 4%

Shotgun-ability: A pleasure, 8.0 out of 10

Time and Place: Fall, from the Thanksgiving table to your local pumpkin patch

Overall Rating: 8.0 out of 10

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TheBEERSgoneBAD: ShotGun Beer Challenge

19 Aug

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