Monthly Archives: May 2006

Pelican Pub & Brewery

Okay, if you read my other blog where I describe our Memorial Day weekend, you’ll see that I mentioned the Pelican Pub & Brewery. I’ve written about it before; they are located literally on the beach in Pacific City—which for my money gives them hands-down the best location of any brewery, anywhere. More to the point, we had lunch and beers there again, after too many years, and I can finally—finally!—write a review for it! … Continue reading →

Offline for Memorial Day

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I’ll be offline for the Memorial Day weekend—through Tuesday, actually. Hopefully everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend!

Big Eye IPA

The other beer I had from Ballast Point Brewing was their Big Eye IPA, a 6% alcohol ale with an interesting hop profile. It’s not an extreme hop-bomb India pale ale that seems to be all the rage these days, but for that, it’s still a pretty good, drinkable beer. I’d like to try it on tap. Appearance: Clear and coppery orange. A half inch of fuzzy bone-colored head coated the top; when it went … Continue reading →

Calico Amber Ale

I had a couple of 22-ounce bombers from Ballast Point Brewing Company that I drank last week, and I’m blogging my notes on the first this evening: Calico Amber Ale. It’s a decent beer, an American amber style that weighs in at 5% alcohol by volume… the American amber designation is interesting because Ballast Point’s website spends a paragraph describing the English bitter style for this beer. So it’s inspired by a bitter but hopped … Continue reading →

Thirsty Thursday 5/18/06

Quick Thirsty Thursday report: today it was summer-themed beers. First up was Sierra Nevada’s Summerfest. Not bad, a hoppy, wheaty pilsner-style lager. Very crisp. Next, Pyramid’s Curve Ball. I liked this better than the Summerfest. It’s a Kölsch style ale, and they’ve flavored it with some not-quite-definable herb. Third up was Weinhard’s Summer Wheat. I know, you’re thinking, "Weinhard’s? That’s too mainstream, it doesn’t fit with an upscale tasting!" But you know what? It’s actually … Continue reading →