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San Pedro Brewing Company

Photo of San Pedro Brewing Co. Beer Flight

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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Monkish, El Segundo Brewing & Strand Brewing Co

photo of the Feminist Beer by Monkish Brewing Company

The Feminist Belgian-style tripel ale which was yummy! Made by Monkish Brewing Company in Torrance, California

On day 5 of American Craft Beer Week we stopped by three different local brewing companies. We started off at Monkish Brewing Company located at 20311 South Western Avenue Torrance, California. Lloyd enjoyed a sampler and I went for a glass of their Feminist beer. The Feminist is Belgian-style tripel ale spiced with hibiscus, yummy.  They described this beer as being heavily infused with hibiscus and it displays a pink tinge. The beer greets you with a malty sweetness that quickly dissipates into a dry and tart grapefruit, lemonade finish. I really enjoyed this beer, so much that it took out Batch 100 by the Strand Brewing Company as my favorite. I usually lean towards dark beers so this one was a surprise for me.

 

Photo of Hyperion's Doube Stout by El Segundo Brewing Company

Hyperion's Doube Stout by El Segundo Brewing Company

Next we headed over to El Segundo Brewing Company which is located at 140 Main Street El Segundo, California. Lloyd went for the flight and I went for the Hyperion’s Double Stout. They describe this beer as being for chocolate lovers. A bit on the sweet side, with a nice dark roasted coffee bitterness to balance. A huge chocolate presence throughout supported by a heady, velvety texture with creamy carbonation. Welcome to my favorites list Hyperion’s Double Stout.

 

Photo of Strand Brewing Company Beach House Amber Beer.

Beach House Amber Ale by Strand Brewing Company Torrance, California.

Finally we ended our evening with a stop at Strand Brewing Company which is located at 23520 Telo Avenue # 2, Torrance, California. Since I already had a Batch 100 earlier this week at the Select Beer Store, I decided to try the Beach House. The Beach House is an Amber Ale that they describe as  a slightly hoppier amber.  Hoppy but not bitter – well within the style guidelines.  Floral nose, nutty and having a full malt characteristics. I enjoyed this beer as well.

 

I took the first photo with my Android Motorola Xoom and I edited it with Google Picasa. The last two photos I took with my point and shoot camera which is a Sony Cyber-shot and I edited these with Adobe Photoshop. If you would like to see the high quality photos from our American Craft Beer Week tour of breweries head over to Lloyd’s website Got Baddog for his reviews.

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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.

American Craft Beer Week

Photo of three dark beers from Select Beer Store in Torrance, California

Three dark beers from Select Beer Store in Redondo Beach, California.

This week is American Craft Beer week and I have been enjoying each evening so far this week! Yesterday we went to the Select Beer Store and the Redondo Beach Brewing Company. At Select Beer Store I was able to enjoy three samples of dark beers they had on tap. This photo is of those three dark beers. First dark beer is the Strand Batch 100 Stout, second was the Smog City Ground Works Coffee Porter and the last one was Monkis Anomaly. I enjoyed each one of these but I think my favorite was the Strand Batch 100 Stout, yum.

So finally I have a new category for this blog, Beer & Wine! This week has been fun so far and I am sure I will be enjoying the entire week.

I took this photo with my Motorola Xoom and edited it with Google Picasa.

Edit: Select Beer Store is located at 1613 South Pacific Coast Highway Redondo Beach, California

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