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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

WELCOME TO RAGLAN PUBLIC HOUSE!

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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Speedway and the City

05 Apr

We started a beer blog to express our appreciation of craft beer. Appreciation… not abuse.  However, I find myself sitting here, on a couch, being subjected to Sex and the City playing in the background. Now notice, I did not say watching, but this show is being played loud enough in the background that it is commanding some level of my attention. So my journey to express my affection for craft beer is quickly being pushed to the on shoulder of abuse. Aiding every derailed train of thought I have is a sip of a craft beer high in ABV. For these kinds of situations I generally bring out the big guns. The heavy hitters if you will. The beers that masquerade as the session style beers that have smooth drinkable qualities, but really hold an ABV north of 8 percent. Some of my trusted friends I call upon in these situations? Hercules Double IPA, by the Great divide. Ten percent. Thank you. Idiot IPA by Coronado Brewing company. At  8.5 percent, it has the potential to make Miranda look attractive. And my ace in the hole? My friend who I can always turn to? The one who always understands? Speedway Stout by Ale Smith. thank you Speedway for your generous contribution of 12 percent ABV. You always know how to pick me up in speedily like fashion and take me away to the land of dulled senses, including, but not limited to hearing and vision. That always helps when being subjected to poor television. I never intended to abuse alcohol when doing these reviews, but you cant appreciate the beer if you don’t appreciate all of its qualities. And perhaps I owe a thank you to Sex and the City for leading me to appreciate, arguably the most notable of the beer qualities, alcohol.

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Sea Monster Imperial Stout ( Ballast Point Brewing Co) | TheBEERSgoneBAD #113

20 Feb

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From the deep dark depths of our Brewmaster’s imagination comes this rich and monstrous oatmeal stout. Our Sea Monster embodies all that the true dark beer aficionado will appreciate: roasted coffee notes, with hints of bittersweet chocolate and currant flavors all brought together by a perfect hop balance. Don’t fear the Monster! Our Robust Series gives all beer lovers an opportunity to try our most rare beers, previously available only on draft at select tap houses. Enjoy!

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John Henry Three Lick Spiker Ale (Cold Spring Brewing Co) | TheBEERSgoneBAD #111

08 Feb

In recognition of the men who built railroads across this country we dedicate this ale. These skilled railroad men could swing a nine pound spike mall and drive an iron spike into the railroad tie in three swings. That is the basis of the term “3 lick spiker”. Named after the mystical folk hero, John Henry, who competed and beat the automatic machine spiker.
John Henry Three Lick Spiker Ale is an imperial stout brew style that has been bourbon oak aged. This beer is brewed with three different dark roasted malts creating chocolate flavors and a dark appearance. Oats are also added for additional body and flavor. Combined with the pale and caramel malts, there are over 12,000 lbs. of barley in the brew. Cascade, Willamette, and Alsace Hops are the three hops added for a hoppy tasty and full aroma. After fermentation has been completed with our top fermenting ale yeast, conditioning starts and the fun begins. We condition our brew with bourbon oak and let the extended aging process take over. Hints of bourbon and vanilla from the oak come through in the aroma and flavor. This is a big beer that you can not pass up.

 
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Double Stout (Green Flash Brewing Co.) | TheBEERSgoneBAD #88

22 Dec

For this week’s Happy Hour Review we went down to Donovan’s Prime Seafood at 333 5th Ave in down town San Diego. We set up lights and our camera while trying not to annoy the other guests. The beer review for this night was the Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co. This beer was paired with a seafood chowder and it was amazing. Get on down to Donovan’s and check out there awesome Happy Hour specials along with amazing dinner menu.

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