Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Beer to go and a place to sit down and have a good beer and something to eat.  What will they think of next.  If in Park Slope you must go to BierKarft.  Just look at the draft list. I had the Bear Republic Monkey High Black IPA.  This being a newer style of beer I never know what to expect.  Nice and hoppy with a smooth malty back.  Unlike the Lagunitas black IPA I had last night with the man from the bunker.  The Lagunitas was 10% and should be called something other than a Black IPA.  In a 22oz it was a lot of beer. We were able to get through it.   The bride had the Captain Lawrence Freshcnester Pale Ale.  Very well crafted pale ale.  I do like this brewery.  Earlier in the day at Otto I had a Captain Lawrence Kölsch style.  The beer I had was very sour.  I don't remember Kölsch being that way.  As I like sour beers I drank it anyway.   Had to get a grower of Dales Pale on cask and a Greenport Hop-Nami cask to bring home.  .

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Really Boys, Tecate! And the car wash was a good idea

Three Covina men are behind bars after they allegedly stole a 30-pack of Tecate beer from a market and attempted to escape but crashed a car and hit an employee who chased them, then one ran through a car wash and another left behind his ID.
Andy Huynh, Nicholas Kalscheuer and Nicholas Fiumetto, all 19, were arrested Wednesday on charges of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest, according to a Covina police report.
Kalscheuer and Fiumetto entered the Baja Ranch Market about 3 p.m. Wednesday while Huynh remained behind the wheel of a car nearby.
Inside the store, Fiumetto grabbed a 30-pack of beer and the two men ran out. Employees ran after the pair into the parking lot, grabbing and detaining Kalscheuer and later turning him over to police, according to the report.
Fiumetto, meanwhile, threw the beer in the car and jumped in the front passenger seat.
As Huynh pulled out, an employee jumped on the hood of the car to avoid getting run over. Huynh careened through the parking lot, hitting a curb and sending the employee onto the pavement, scraping his arms in the fall, according to the report.
Huynh and Fiumetto ran off. Fiumetto climbed a fence and ran into the Citrus Car Wash next door.
Pepe Pinedo, the car wash manager, was standing amid drying cars when he saw Fiumetto, pursued by two officers, run into the car wash tunnel.
At the time, "there were two cars being washed in the tunnel," Pinedo said. "He got into the wash and the rollers and got all wet.
"By the time, he came out of the car wash, the officer was already on the other end of the tunnel," he continued. "It was kind of funny. It was a nice show."
Huynh ran off but had left his wallet and identification in the car. Police officers contacted him later and convinced him to turn himself in.
All three men are expected to be arraigned in court Friday. Until then, they are being held in Covina City Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

160 beers on tap

Friday, September 16, 2011

Back to Two Stones. The revolution is on.

First. Fuck Off Anna says.Fuck the beer club, El Presendende rules and drink Rodentbock.  OK Anne seemed to nice to be that vulgar.  Maybe she didn't say any of that.  I might have been drinking.  Talked to Patrick one of the three mangers at Two Stones.  Pat says they are doing 30 Kegs a week.  Turning over a keg every other day.  Oh and they only opened in April.  They own 5 firkins that they send out to the brewery's. So they have one cask beer on all the time. Take a look at the keg room. The distributors need to get on board. The beer revolution is on.  

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Two Stones Pub, Newark, DE

 Two Stones Pub. What a great place 25 taps.  Most very interesting.  Had a Yard's IPA on cask and Eruption batch #3 IPA   Both very nice east coast IPA's  And the fish taco's very good as well.