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San Pedro Brewing Company

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The beer flight from San Pedro Brewing Company in San Pedro, California.

The last day of American Craft Beer Week we headed over to San Pedro Brewing Company which is located at 331 West 6th Street, San Pedro, California. Lloyd went with the flight which had each of their American craft beers. He realized after we were home that he had 7 beers on the 7th day of the 7th Annual American Craft Beer Week.

I had to try each one so I waited to order so I could try the beers in his flight to decide which one I wanted to drink.  So I guess I can say I had 7 beers on the 7th day of the 7th Annual American Craft Beer Week as well.  Okay back to the flight which had the following beers Harbor Hefeweizen, Port Town Pilsner, Bruin Blonde, Kings “Blackout” Lager, Shanghai Red, SoCal Tattoo Ink Ale and the Munich Spring Lager.

photo of the Harbor Hefeweizen from San Pedro Brewing Company

Harbor Hefeweizen from San Pedro Brewing Company in San Pedro, California.

We first noticed I was going to have a harder time deciding which beer to go with. All 7 were not too hoppy which I do not care for hoppy beers. After trying them, I decided to go with the Harbor Hefeweizen which was really good.

We had a couple appetizers, starting with the grilled artichoke, which is not as good as our own grilled artichokes. We also had the bruschetta which was really good. I think they should try using the sauce they have in the bruschetta on the artichoke, I bet that would of been good.

This was the end of our journey through the 7th Annual American Craft Beer Week. You can see Lloyd’s reviews and all the high quality photos from our journey on Got Baddog.

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The Rockefeller & Abigaile’s

Photo of flights of american craft beer.

My customized flight of American Craft Beer at The Rockefeller Gastropub in Hermosa Beach, California

Yesterday we had to do some searching to find new places to try more American craft beer. Lloyd mentioned to me to try looking for “Gastropub”, so I did and found The Rockefeller was listed in Hermosa Beach. We headed to The Rockefeller Gastropub located at 422 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach, California for day 6 of American Craft Beer Week.

It is unusual for me to do beer flights but there was plenty of beer on tap to come up with four for me to try. This first photo is a flight that I had which Lloyd help pick them out for me, Boont Amber which is an American Aber, Mission Blonde an American Ale, Bayhawk Chocolate Porter and the Jamaican Red Ale which was another American Amber. They were all good. The Mission Blonde was very good and the Bayhawk Chocolate Porter and the Jamaican Red Ale were great. It is getting to hard to choose how I would rank them, if I could. We might have to do a follow up to the top 5 sometime. I will not complain.

photo of the Rockefeller Gourmet Burger

Rockefeller Gourmet Burger at The Rockefeller Gastropub in Hermosa Beach, California.

We also enjoyed their house salad which had wild arugula, parmesan crips, shaved bermude onion with a shery-hazelnut vinaigrette. Then we decided to give their Burger Rockefeller which was served with garlic aioli, wild mushrooms, apricot chutney, arugula and chaumes cheese a try. It was a great burger; we both agreed on that which does not happen often with a burger. So I had to include a photo of their Gourmet Burger which is to the right.

The staff were all helpful and the atmosphere was open with a nice breeze. We even gained a lead on a place in walking distance that also made their own brews called Abigaile. They offered to let us park our car in their back parking lot if we needed. Very friendly place with many great beers on tap. I am sure we will be a repeat customer.

Photo of a glass of Brown Sugar Porter from Abigaile's.

A glass of Brown Sugar Porter from Abigaile's located in Hermosa Beach, California.

So next we walked down to Abigaile’s Resteraunt to give their american craft beer a try and to meet a friend, Pamela from My Man’s Belly. I mentioned to her that I looked at some recipes on her website, I remember saving a lamb chop recipe. I thought it was one with mint, but I just did a search and found an Easy Greek Lamb Chops recipe. Going to give that a try sometime.

Back to American Craft Beer Week. Abigaile’s ,with Brian the Brewmaster, has serveral types of house-brewed craft beers. Lloyd ordered a flight so he could taste them all, I gave a few of his a try and then decided to go with the Brown Sugar Porter. The Brown Sugar Porter has brown sugar and chocolate wheat malt. It was pretty good.

Photo of the charcuterie and cheese board from Abigail's Restaurant

The charcuterie and cheese board from Abigail's Restaurant in Hermosa Beach, California.

We shared the charcuterie and cheese board to snack on while we enjoyed the beers at Abigaile’s. The description said a selection from home and abroad. See the photo to the right, it was a nice selection of goodies to snack on with the beer.

Abigaile’s Restaurant is located at 1301 Manhattan Ave, Hermosa Beach, California. Between 14th Street and Pier Avenue. It opens daily at 5:30 P.M.

I took my Canon Rebel with me yesterday so these are all high quality photos. To see all the photos of our American Craft Beer Week tour, which ends today, check out Lloyd’s photo & review blog Got Baddog.

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This post is part of my 2012 RA Twist on Project 365.  Do you know someone that suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis? Please let them know about Rheumatoid Patient Foundation create by Rheumatoid Arthritis patients for patients.

Blueberry Cream French Toast Casserole

I found this Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole recipe through Pinterest. It looked yummy and Lloyd expressed he was interested in trying this one; so I made it for dinner this past Sunday evening. I did not follow the recipe exactly. I cut it down to 1/3 since the serving size was for 8-10 and there is only two of us. I changed the french bread to multigrain. I also did not soak overnight, since I was using softer bread. The thing I would change the next time is the amount of cream cheese, I think I used 5 ounces and will try 2-3 next time.

photo of Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole

My blueberry cream multigrain casserole.


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