Thursday, January 3

...but i'm pretty good at drinkin' beer

Perhaps you've noticed... I'm kind of a beer snob geek. 2012 really was the year of the beer. I went from drinking Red Stripe (still good, don't get me wrong) to drinking the hoppiest of IPAs and stouts as dark as night. I braved the crowds and was able to sample Pliny the Younger (not overrated, by the way) and I even made a new friend in blog world when I found out she and her husband brewed beer. What can I tell ya... I love beer. I really do. Luckily, I live in a state seriously crawling with breweries. In San Diego, I frequented Societe and Ballast Point and now that I've made the move to north, Lagunitas and Russian River have been nothing less than a second home to me. 

Lagunitas, Petaluma, CA

tehehe; love this.

around the world... aka... every taster

Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA

also every taster.

guilty. as charged.

What beers do you love? I'm always looking to fall in love with a new brew!


Dominique said...

I grew up in Sonoma County and love both Russian River and Lagunitas. Definitely check out Bear Republic in Healdsburg! Third Street Aleworks can be fun and there are always the area beer fests that are worth checking out!

The Egg said...

after living in colorado and discovering microbrews, i refuse anything less!
such a snob.

xo the egg out west.

Treasure Tromp said...

Oh I miss my hometown breweries!

Martha Rule said...

Like a true WI girl I love my beers too! I'm going light in my old age, love Sofie from Goose Island, it's brewed in champagne barrels.

Amanda k. said...

Yuuum, beeeer! I love Left Hand's "Milk Stout," definitely a favorite of mine. So smooth and creamy!

Adriana Madrigal said...

So what would be the best breweries you went to in San Diego? Looks like you had lots of fun. That's my home & I'm not a beer fan, but my boyfriend is and I'd love to take him to one these days. :)

xo, Adriana @ Horses of Ares.

Emily said...

Russian River is fantastic! love your taste. when we were in santa rosa (for two days) we went three times. their barleywine was my absolutely fav. i crave it often. another one of our favorite breweries is sweetwater in atlanta. they dont distribute outside of the surrounding states, but if you are ever in that part of the country i hiiiiiiighly recommend trying anything of theirs. it's all SO good.

Katie said...

My favorite is Hell or High Watermelon from 21st Amendment (right in your neck of the woods!). Make sure you try it in the summertime!


The Weir House said...

OMG I WANT TO BE IN THAT PICTURE. You and I would be bff, I know it. Hmmmm I love blue moon. I also love flavored beers that taste like fruit :) YUM!