San Diego Beer Recap

There was obviously more to our visit than just beer, but it certainly played a large part in our decision to visit San Diego.

And being the beer nerd (in addition to a regular nerd) that I am, naturally I kept a list of all the beers we tried while we were here. Here it is, the drool worthy list of beer:

Yep, we're nerdy

Yep, we’re nerdy

Alaskan Brewing Hop-o-thermia IPA
Big Sky Brewing Moose Drool Brown Ale
El Segundo Hop Tanker Double IPA
El Segundo Two-5 Left Double IPA
Fall Brewing The Spirit of 77 IPA
Firestone Double Jack Double IPA
Heretic Brewing Shallow Grave Porter
Hess Brewing North Park IPA
Ironfire Vicious Disposition Imperial Porter
Ironfire Six Killer Stout
Karl Strauss Brewing Towers 20 IIPA
Lost Abbey Devotion Ale
Manzanita Brewing Chaotic Double IPA
Midnight Sun Brewing Pleasure Town IPA
Modern Times City Of The Sun IPA
Mother Earth Kismet IPA
Oceanside Aleworks Dude Double IPA
Pizza Port Owl Bear Imperial IPA
Port Brewing Wipe out IPA
Port Brewing Shark Attack Double Red Ale
Port Brewing Hop 15 IPA
Port Brewing Midnight Expression Black Lager
Red Betty Northwest IPA
Ritual Brewing Hop-O-Matic IPA
Rough Draft Hop Therapy Double IPA
Russian River Pliny the Elder
Saint Archer IPA
Saint Archer Double IPA
Saint Archer Pale Ale
Societe The Bachelor with Simcoe IPA
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Hoppy Lager
Stone Brewing Enjoy By 2-14-15
Stone Brewing IPA
Stone Brewing Nano Arcana Experimental Red IPA
Tahoe Mt. Brewing Coco and the Delicate Oatsters

And yes, the list is alphabetized by brewery. I thought about alphabetizing within the brewery, but wasn’t sure if I should go by style or catchy name, so I just left it where it was.

And before you all think that there is no possible way we could have sampled all of these beers and managed to have any memory of our trip at all, I will point out that a few of these were sipped and immediately poured out due to being terrible beyond words. (i.e. Manzanita Brewing Chaotic Double IPA and both of the Ironfire brews) Also, quite a few of these were had as part of beer flights at various brewpubs around San Diego. So we did not stumble our way through our visit; rather, we sipped, tasted, and enjoyed.

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