craftbeerlibrary:

bearmountainbrewing:

A poor man’s gravity system, but it gets the job done.

Yes it does. Whatcha Makin’?

Today is a robust porter and tomorrow is a pale ale hopped only with German hull Mellon hops.

craftbeerlibrary:

bearmountainbrewing:

A poor man’s gravity system, but it gets the job done.

Yes it does. Whatcha Makin’?

Today is a robust porter and tomorrow is a pale ale hopped only with German hull Mellon hops.

A poor man’s gravity system, but it gets the job done.

A poor man’s gravity system, but it gets the job done.

bearmountainbrewing:

bearmountainbrewing:

brewgiehowser:

Founders “Dirty Bastard” Scotch Ale: I’m becoming more and more a fan of Scotch Ales / Wee Heavies. Probably linked to my growing fondness for Barleywines. The aroma has sweet toffee notes coupled with plum (perhaps even dark cherry) and mild fusel notes. Vanilla undertones with almost a peat-like nutty character. Plenty of toffee and dark fruit on the palate. Molasses. Chocolate-covered cherries with just a hint of tobacco. Subtle toasted malt character. Medium-plus body with minimal carbonation and a lingering malt finish. Very palatable.
I wish this style would become more popular. Obviously the growing styles are Session Ales / IPAs and American Saisons. As my palate matures, I see much more potential in malt than hop. Both are essential, but I think what a brewer can do with malt is infinitely more inspiring than what they can do with hops.

I wish there were more good ones out there too. I had a 80/- at a micro in the Oceanside area that was the best Scottish I have ever had. Now if only I could remember the name of the place…

I have been updated by my brother that the brewery is called Rip Current and us outside of San Marcos. Looking at their website, the only beer close to what I remember is The Black Lagoon Scottish wee heavy. I don’t recall this beer being that strong, but boy was it tasty.

Damnit. Should have fully looked through the site before the last post. The Scottish I loved so much was the Stringer Scottish 80. It appears to not be currently on tap.

bearmountainbrewing:

bearmountainbrewing:

brewgiehowser:

Founders “Dirty Bastard” Scotch Ale: I’m becoming more and more a fan of Scotch Ales / Wee Heavies. Probably linked to my growing fondness for Barleywines. The aroma has sweet toffee notes coupled with plum (perhaps even dark cherry) and mild fusel notes. Vanilla undertones with almost a peat-like nutty character. Plenty of toffee and dark fruit on the palate. Molasses. Chocolate-covered cherries with just a hint of tobacco. Subtle toasted malt character. Medium-plus body with minimal carbonation and a lingering malt finish. Very palatable.

I wish this style would become more popular. Obviously the growing styles are Session Ales / IPAs and American Saisons. As my palate matures, I see much more potential in malt than hop. Both are essential, but I think what a brewer can do with malt is infinitely more inspiring than what they can do with hops.

I wish there were more good ones out there too. I had a 80/- at a micro in the Oceanside area that was the best Scottish I have ever had. Now if only I could remember the name of the place…

I have been updated by my brother that the brewery is called Rip Current and us outside of San Marcos. Looking at their website, the only beer close to what I remember is The Black Lagoon Scottish wee heavy. I don’t recall this beer being that strong, but boy was it tasty.

Damnit. Should have fully looked through the site before the last post. The Scottish I loved so much was the Stringer Scottish 80. It appears to not be currently on tap.

bearmountainbrewing:

brewgiehowser:

Founders “Dirty Bastard” Scotch Ale: I’m becoming more and more a fan of Scotch Ales / Wee Heavies. Probably linked to my growing fondness for Barleywines. The aroma has sweet toffee notes coupled with plum (perhaps even dark cherry) and mild fusel notes. Vanilla undertones with almost a peat-like nutty character. Plenty of toffee and dark fruit on the palate. Molasses. Chocolate-covered cherries with just a hint of tobacco. Subtle toasted malt character. Medium-plus body with minimal carbonation and a lingering malt finish. Very palatable.
I wish this style would become more popular. Obviously the growing styles are Session Ales / IPAs and American Saisons. As my palate matures, I see much more potential in malt than hop. Both are essential, but I think what a brewer can do with malt is infinitely more inspiring than what they can do with hops.

I wish there were more good ones out there too. I had a 80/- at a micro in the Oceanside area that was the best Scottish I have ever had. Now if only I could remember the name of the place…

I have been updated by my brother that the brewery is called Rip Current and us outside of San Marcos. Looking at their website, the only beer close to what I remember is The Black Lagoon Scottish wee heavy. I don’t recall this beer being that strong, but boy was it tasty.

bearmountainbrewing:

brewgiehowser:

Founders “Dirty Bastard” Scotch Ale: I’m becoming more and more a fan of Scotch Ales / Wee Heavies. Probably linked to my growing fondness for Barleywines. The aroma has sweet toffee notes coupled with plum (perhaps even dark cherry) and mild fusel notes. Vanilla undertones with almost a peat-like nutty character. Plenty of toffee and dark fruit on the palate. Molasses. Chocolate-covered cherries with just a hint of tobacco. Subtle toasted malt character. Medium-plus body with minimal carbonation and a lingering malt finish. Very palatable.

I wish this style would become more popular. Obviously the growing styles are Session Ales / IPAs and American Saisons. As my palate matures, I see much more potential in malt than hop. Both are essential, but I think what a brewer can do with malt is infinitely more inspiring than what they can do with hops.

I wish there were more good ones out there too. I had a 80/- at a micro in the Oceanside area that was the best Scottish I have ever had. Now if only I could remember the name of the place…

I have been updated by my brother that the brewery is called Rip Current and us outside of San Marcos. Looking at their website, the only beer close to what I remember is The Black Lagoon Scottish wee heavy. I don’t recall this beer being that strong, but boy was it tasty.

brewgiehowser:

Founders “Dirty Bastard” Scotch Ale: I’m becoming more and more a fan of Scotch Ales / Wee Heavies. Probably linked to my growing fondness for Barleywines. The aroma has sweet toffee notes coupled with plum (perhaps even dark cherry) and mild fusel notes. Vanilla undertones with almost a peat-like nutty character. Plenty of toffee and dark fruit on the palate. Molasses. Chocolate-covered cherries with just a hint of tobacco. Subtle toasted malt character. Medium-plus body with minimal carbonation and a lingering malt finish. Very palatable.
I wish this style would become more popular. Obviously the growing styles are Session Ales / IPAs and American Saisons. As my palate matures, I see much more potential in malt than hop. Both are essential, but I think what a brewer can do with malt is infinitely more inspiring than what they can do with hops.

I wish there were more good ones out there too. I had a 80/- at a micro in the Oceanside area that was the best Scottish I have ever had. Now if only I could remember the name of the place…

brewgiehowser:

Founders “Dirty Bastard” Scotch Ale: I’m becoming more and more a fan of Scotch Ales / Wee Heavies. Probably linked to my growing fondness for Barleywines. The aroma has sweet toffee notes coupled with plum (perhaps even dark cherry) and mild fusel notes. Vanilla undertones with almost a peat-like nutty character. Plenty of toffee and dark fruit on the palate. Molasses. Chocolate-covered cherries with just a hint of tobacco. Subtle toasted malt character. Medium-plus body with minimal carbonation and a lingering malt finish. Very palatable.

I wish this style would become more popular. Obviously the growing styles are Session Ales / IPAs and American Saisons. As my palate matures, I see much more potential in malt than hop. Both are essential, but I think what a brewer can do with malt is infinitely more inspiring than what they can do with hops.

I wish there were more good ones out there too. I had a 80/- at a micro in the Oceanside area that was the best Scottish I have ever had. Now if only I could remember the name of the place…

Days off

I am lucky enough to work four 10s then get 2 or 3 days off (I still work at the LHBS every other Friday).  What do I do on my days off?  Well, this week it is brewing.  I am making a Robust Porter today (that I am crossing my fingers will be ready for the beehive brewoff on August 15th), then a Pale Ale using all German Hull Mellon hops.  Friday I am at the LHBS, then Saturday I am working then packaging a wedding saison and kegging a wedding Munich Helles.  So much beer, so little time.

http://beerburritowhiskey.tumblr.com/post/93109003229/bearmountainbrewing-breweries-are-filled-with

beerburritowhiskey:

bearmountainbrewing:

Breweries are filled with people who gave up soul crushing jobs, and higher pay, to pursue their passion.

They are also powered by beer in the evenings and coffee in the morning.

My buddy who got into homebrewing in a big way really wants to save up his money and…

That is my dream too. Uinta is great, but there is much less magic in brewing at a large production brewery. A little micro or brewpub is where you get to experiment.

Breweries are filled with people who have up soul crushing jobs, and higher pay, to pursue their passion.

They are also powered by beer in the evenings and coffee in the morning.

ineedasweetdistraction said: What breweries are you going to visit while you're in San Diego?

craftbeerlibrary:

Haven’t decided yet. With soooo many to choose from and a family-in-tow; we’re more than likely going to play it by ear. BNS is literally a mile from the rents’ so that one is a given. Other than that I’m kinda excited about the prospect of just stumbling upon something wherever we are at the time. I really, really want to make it to Societe if at all possible, but they are kinda outta the way from where we’ll be spending most of our time. We shall see! Thanks for the question! I’ll definitely be posting about wherever we end up.

If you make it into the Escondido or Oceanside area (i am not super familiar with the area and was not driving when we were there so I don’t know which one they were in) it is worth checking out Indian Joe Brewing, and The Belching Beaver.