With the holidays coming up, we have various new holiday tours aimed at celebrating the good life. Several breweries make up their own holiday brews for us to enjoy. Here are some quick notes: Gift of the Magi from Lost Abbey
It seems that everyone knows the story of the Three Kings. Sent to follow the star in the sky each brought a gift for the baby they sought. One King brought Gold, the other Frankincense and the other Myrrh. Many breweries produce a Christmas Seasonal beer and this is our beer to celebrate the holiday season.
Gold in color and bittered with the bark of Frankincense, we have even used the smallest amount of Myrrh which is an herb that has roots in ancient winemaking as well.
A massive Golden Ale fit for a king (or Queen) we offer the Gift of the Magi each holiday season.
ABV: 9.5% ABV
Availability: Autumn Holiday releaseSanta’s Little Helper from Port Brewery
Each and every year, the Jolly Old Fatman sits down and compiles a list of who’s been naughty and nice. It’s curious that he never knows which list to put our brewers on as this is one naughty but incredibly nice beer.
Originally brewed at the Pizza Port in Solana Beach in November of 1997. As dark as the biggest lump of coal Santa can deliver, this beer has earned a dedicated following and is code named Satan’s Little Hangover by those who have indulged in a holiday like manner from time to time.
Originally shipped from London to the Czarist rulers of Russia, Imperial Stouts are stronger, richer and more robust versions of traditional stouts. The increase in alcohol content means that literally, many of these beers are a meal in a glass all on their own. Made from copious amounts of Roasted and Black Barleys, our stout invites you to share a silky black body with hints of freshly pulled espresso from the coffee house, melding with dark bitter sweet chocolate from a Belgian Chocolateer and the ash of a smoldering fire on a dark winters night.
Just remember that somewhere out there, the jolly old fat man is making a list and checking it twice. He knows who’s been naughty and nice… Might we suggest that you forgo the Milk with the cookies this year and leave him of bottle of something incredibly nice- Say like Santa’s Little Helper? Mrs. Claus would probably like some as well. That is if Rudolph doesn’t drink it all himself. Bad Reindeer.
Malts – Two Row, Wheat, Domestic and English Crystal, Roasted, Black and Chocolate Malts
Hops – Phoenix, Challenger and East Kent Goldings
Yeast – White Labs California Ale and Proprietary Yeast Strains
Original Gravity – 1.092
Terminal Gravity – 1.014
ABV – 10.5 %
Availability – Early Winter
Stone Anniversary Transportation Package on Saturday, August 20, 2011
Five Star Tours invites you to the Stone 15th Anniversary Celebration and Beer Festival.. Why Drive? When you can drink and enjoy a great time with us! We are offering round trip transportation from Chula Vista, Downtown, Mira Mesa and Rancho Bernardo to the this annual event:
Pick Up Locations & Times:
H Street Trolley Station @ 9:45 AM
Santa Fe Train Station @ 10 AM
Governor Park & Ride, La Jolla @ 10: 20 AM
Departs Stone at 2:30 PM
Stone 15th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival
Session A 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | ONLY TRANSPORTATION
* Commemorative 15th Anniversary tasting glass
* Admission to one 3-hour session
* 10 samples
* Over 40 breweries
* 100+ amazing beers
* Stone brews on cask
* Free homebrewed sodas
* Samples of Mike's Beer Cheese
* Arrogant Bastard Ale onion rings
Costs: $ 20.00 per person Transportation only Round Trip
( does not include admission to festival)
For Actual Festival Tickets, please visit: http://www.stonebrew.com/anniv
Pick-up at major San Diego Hotels, Attractions and Transportation Hubs.
Call us at 619.232.5040 in USA or 664.622.22.03 in MEX
This past Thursday, I went to an event at the San Diego Beer Co. located in Downtown San Diego on 6th and Broadway and had to say that i loved it. The brewery is set up like a Southern California pub and decked out with a lot of televisions to watch the sports game. They have about five to seven different types of craft beer all made at the brewery. I have three favorites that I really enjoyed and paired with excellent food.
My first was the Red Ale which is a rich and textured brew that is characterize by a rich hoppy flavor and made with local hops that give its red colored.
My second was the Dark IPA which is brewed in the traditional setting of an IPA but is dark like dark and is earthy flavor. This is not a beer for anyone and reminds me of Stone's Arrogarant Bastard. This beer has an alocholic content of 9%!!!
The third is called a Blonde which is a light beer and was prefered by all the women in the group! This beer is light and crisp and is yellow thus its name the Blonde.
I really enjoyed the San Diego Brewery Company and have a new idea for a walking brewery tour of San Diego's brewery spots! I love the beer culture!
Our tours were created because of the love of local San Diego brewed beer. As a beer lover, I have gone to various breweries throughout the USA, Mexico and Chec Republic and have enjoyed the taste and flavor of local beer. I started drinking a young age but enough me I hope that you can come along and savor San Diego and Baja beer. Join our tours which will start very soon.
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Born and raised in San Diego border town, has tasted over 100 beers and knows local beer like the back of his tongue.