Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Beer And Brewing

We love a good craft beer. We seek it out when we travel, and we're lucky enough to be blessed with a lot of it at home here in San Diego. We've also been known to brew up a batch or two ourselves.

Our Beer Recipes:

Partial Mash IPA Recipe"Piggish" IPA - Partial Mash Brewing and an IPA Recipe Modeled After Blind Pig

This was our first partial mash recipe, and we haven't looked back since. It was loosely inspired by Russian River's Blind Pig IPA. This post also contains an overview of the partial mash brewing process.
Rye IPA RecipePiggish Rye IPA

This is a variant of our Piggish IPA that has some Rye malt in the mix.
Belgian Tripel IPA RecipeBelgian Tripel IPA

Belgian Tripel meets West Coast IPA in the style of Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel. A perfect match.
Partial Mash Imperial Stout RecipeImperial Stout

Our first adventure on the dark side, and boy did it come out nicely.
San Diego Session AleSan Diego Session Ale

A light, hoppy and not too high octane beer that is perfect for a summer day when you are having a few.
Fresh Hop Brewing - A Wet Hop IPA RecipeFresh Hop Brewing - A Wet Hop IPA Recipe

After hand-picking fresh Cascade and Nugget hops at Star B Ranch our near Ramona, California, this is the recipe we used to brew a fresh hop IPA with them.
All Grain Brewing on the StovetopAll Grain Brewing on the Stovetop, and a "Half Nelson" IPA Recipe

An all-grain beer featuring Nelson Sauvin hops, done on the stovetop.
IPAison West Coast IPA with Saison HopsIPAison - A West Coast IPA with Saison Yeast

A marriage of a West Coast style IPA malt/hop profile with a Saison yeast.
Late Extract AdditionBatch #4 - Late Extract Addition

A recipe from our pre-partial-mash days, with a discussion of how important using late extract addition is when making a West Coast IPA.

Beer At Home
San Diego Pale Ale
Liars' Club R.I.P.
Liar's Club Alpine Tavern and Alpine Beer Company
San Diego Strong Ale Festival
Ballast Point 12th Anniversary Party
Pizza Port Belgian Beer Party
Our Magic Beer Fridge
Picking Fresh Cascade and Nugget Hops at Star B Ranch

Beer On The Road
Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver
Beer Tasting in Sonoma County
Toronado and Magnolia in San Francisco
Beer In Austin - Beer Alley, St. Arnold Elissa IPA, The Ginger Man
Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah, Georgia
Beer Blessed in Asheville, North Carolina

Favorite Beers
Racer 5, Bear Republic Brewing Co.
O'Brien's IPA, Alpine Brewing Company

Cooking With Beer
Beer-Braised Lamb Shanks


  1. I'd recognize that bar and the 'gone to pee' anywhere.

    Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa! Amazing beer! Amazing beer bites! Amazing Beer-tenders!

  2. Hi Samantha - yes, Russian River brews some pretty fantastic stuff. Fortunately they are something of an "honorary" brewery here in San Diego and we get their beer on tap pretty frequently.

  3. Any visits to Stone Brewing Co. in San Marcos? They are my FAVE local beer! <3 Also I love Lagunitas IPA yummmm.


  4. Stone is a bit of a drive for us. We've only been there once, but I enjoyed it.


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