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mactrail

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Stopped at my favorite Stone outlet (Kettner St by the train station) for four of my least favorite (new to me) Stone beers. Hit and miss. Feb 3, 2015

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      Stopped at my favorite Stone outlet (Kettner St by the train station) for four of my least favorite (new to me) Stone beers. Hit and miss.
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      Brewery new to me in Portland worth visiting-- Ex Novo north of the arena-- and great brisket sandwich.
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      San Francisco-- some interesting beer bars appearing in the neighborhoods, like Place Pigalle on Hayes. Good brews at Church Key on Grant.
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      Rainy night in San Diego and so many people sampling interesting brews at Tiger Tiger. Young women liking IPAs!
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      Four Winds Brewing in Delta, BC, just south of Vancouver: my favorite brewery on a quick trip over the border; nicest folks, serious beers.
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      Brabant in San Diego-- South Park, what a lineup of interesting Belgian drafts.
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      Albina neighborhood in Portland-- HUB, Lompoc, and StormBreaker. Take back the cities, one brewpub at a time!
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      Meanwhile, summer in Anacortes, WA is enjoying a taster set in the hazy sunshine at Swill Craft Beer Dispensary.
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      It's a wino summer in San Diego, plastic sheets, shopping carts, free food, and Mexican preaching all along the way to Monkey Paw.
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      Fort Collins on a summer evening is the place! I liked Equinox but now I'm having a Funkwerks Galaxy to continue the astronomical theme.
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      Thursday eve at Station 26 in northeast Denver lots of folks, Farm to Truck burgers, sandwiches, interesting brews, wide open to the breeze.
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      Summertime in Denver, so many beers to try: I liked Strange Brewing and the jolly neighborhood place in West Denver, Chain Reaction Brewing.
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      Aslan Brewing in Bellingham: a new, swanky location north of the Co-op. Big patio, whole place swarming on a sunny Monday evening.
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      What's new in Seattle?
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      Sampling the latest crop of beers in San Diego.
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    Ah, Colorado, with more breweries I've never heard of opening in the last year.

    Lots of great beers on the Northwest road trip. So many tasty, less obsessively bitter IPAs. San Diegans, look north!

    Texas again. Thunderstorms over the plains. Lubbock to San Antonio. So far, Rahr's Bucking Bock is the start.

    Two interesting weeks in San Francisco. Skipped that toilet Toronado (insert evil laugh). 21 Amendment was totally jammed on an early weekday night. Church Key was jolly fun (go on a Thurs.) , but not so much to taste. Around the corner is Rogue which has a bunch of guest taps and decent prices. Interesting new stuff from Almanac and I want to taste more from Linden in Oakland. Why is SF kind of a lame beer town with the huge population of moneyed overachievers?

    Salt Lake for Christmas and a chance to catch up on the Utah beers. Hello State Liquor Store!

    Was in Denver for Thanksgiving week. What a haul from my favorite store, Grapevine Liquors on South Monaco. New brewpubs and micros keep springing up in Colorado.

    Meanwhile in San Diego there are some slathering hopheads on the loose at Ironfire.

    How bout some more decent Hefeweizens and lighter Belgian styles for thirst quenching?

    This I believe:
    "Give me an underground laboratory, half a dozen atom-smashers, and a beautiful girl in a diaphanous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee, and I care not who writes the nation’s laws." -- S. J. Perelman
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