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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Here's a conversation piece. At your next party, you should offer this delightful snack. Top a NY Style Crispini Cracker with smoked salmon, cream cheese and fresh dill. Pair with Aecht Schlenkerla Urbock. Pour 4oz tasters for your guests to sample while they snack on the salmon. Smoked beers are definitely an acquired taste, but a 4oz pour isn't going to kill anybody. I for one love smoked beers and the right paring can enhance your experience even more. Enjoy!
All products can be purchased at the Olive Tree Market. Aecht Schlenkerla Urbock, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Nova Smoked Salmon, New York Style Crispini Crackers, and fresh dill.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Beer List

New and Returning Beers:

Deschutes - Red Chair -6.4% - 6pk
Karl Strauss - 23rd Anniversary - 12.3% - 22oz
Knee Deep - Hoptologist - 9% - 22oz (Winner in the DIPA category during San Francisco Beer Week)
Marin - Raspberry Trail Ale - 5% - 22oz
Midnight Sun - Arctic Devil - 13% - 22oz

Midnight Sun-  Obliteration VIII Double IPA - 8.5% - 22oz
Russian River - Blind Pig - 6.10% - 500ml


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tasting Room Menu

This weekends menu:

Bayerisscher Bahnhof Original Leipziger Gose
Orange Wheat - Hangar 24
Good Chit Pilsner – Rogue Brewery
Saison de Lente – The Bruery
Imperial Red – Lagunitas
Fuego del  Otono (Autumn Fire) – Jolly Pumpkin
Fallen Angel – Midnight Sun
Hopocalypse – Drakes
Victory at Sea – Ballast Point(ON TAP)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Pretty Things

New Arrivals:
Alpine - Captain Stout - 6% - 22oz
Bockor - Cuvee des Jacobine Rouge - 5.5%
Lagunitas - Wilco Tango Foxtrot - 7.83% - 22oz
Logsdon - Seizoen - 7.5% - 750ml
Logsdon - Seizoen Bretta - 8% - 750ml
Pretty Things - Our Finest Regards - 13.5 - 22oz
Russian River - Pliny the Elder - 8% - 500ml -
Stone - Old Guardian - 11% - 22oz(try this with blue stilton cheese)
Telegraph - Obscura Cocao - 7.3% - 750

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tasting Room

Menu this weekend in the TR:

Southland Bitter - Adnams 
Dream Pils - Mikkeller
Nomad - Great Divide
Prohibition - Speakeasy
Hop Notch - Uinta
Cuvee des Jacobine - Bockor
Black Metal - Jester King
Our Finest Regards - Pretty Things
Spike & Jerome's Cuvee Delirante - BFM/Terrapin

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I often waffle over what my favorite style of beer is. The problem is I have different cravings – do I want hops, dark roasted malts, a little funk, or a crisp lager? These are the decisions that keep me up at night – and standing in the beer aisle until my girlfriend is tugging not so gently on my arm to go.

Regardless of what your palate is craving, the most versatile beer for food pairing would have to be the Saison. It can stand up to the heartiest dishes, the spiciest seasonings, and the juiciest meats. Last night I enjoyed a To Øl Snowball Saison paired with jerk chicken, Spanish rice, and cole slaw. I was not disappointed. Snowball Saison is tangy, earthy, a little funky, and dry – a perfect with the combination on my plate. 

Supplies of To Øl Snowball Saison is limited. All products were purchased at the Olive Tree. Chicken breast, Mahatama Spanish rice, and cole slaw from the deli.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

BFM/Terrapin - Spike & Jerome's Collabartion Ale Cuvee Delirante - 10.02% - 330ml
Bootleggers - Scareface Impewrial Stout - 9.5% - 22oz
Caldera - Old Growth Imperial Stout - 8.8% - 22oz
Cismontane - Coulter IPA - 7.2% - 500ml
New Belgium - Lips of Faith - Biere De Mars - 6.2% - 22oz
New Belgium - Lips of Faith - Coca Mole - 9% - 22oz
Russian River - Blind Pig - 6.10% - 500ml
Sierra Nevada - Bigfoot - 9.6% - 6pk
Widmer - Rotator Series "Spiced IPA" - 7% - 6pk(Brewed by two local homebrewers, Paul Sangster and Chris Stawney, from the San Diego homebrew club QUAFF. I've shared many great beers with Paul. He's a  fantastic homebrewer. We will be pouring this beer in the Tasting Room all weekend.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tasting Room

New menu in the Tasting Room:

Alpine Spring - Sam Adams
Dig - New Belgium, 
Anchor Bock - Anchor Brewing
Prohibition - Speakeasy(ON TAP)
Rotator IPA Series - Widmer
Espresso Stout - Kiuchi Brewery
The Tide and It's Takers - Anchorage Brewing Co.
Aphotic - High Water
Adam - Hair of the Dog

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Boar's Head brand Prosciutto Panino, orzo feta salad, and antipasti paired with Port Brewing Midnight Expressions. Just a little snack before dinner. I love the clean roasted flavors of this style. Light in alcohol, but full of bittersweet roastiness. This was a nice match with the savory flavors of the antipasti. After a few olives and a swig of Midnight Expressions, the roasted flavors seemed to be heightened.  Schwarzbiers are great with meats and prosciutto wrapped in mozzarella is no exception. I also had this beer with our Manhattan sandwich which is a pipping hot pastrami with provolone cheese served on a onion roll. Midnight Expressions is only available for a limited time.


Friday, February 3, 2012

Super Sunday

Beer Valley - Delta 9 - 6.6% - 22oz
Midnight Sun - Fallen Angel - 8% - 22oz
Midnight Sun - Mammoth Extra Stout - 7.8% - 22oz
Stillwater/Hof Ten Dormaal - Bronze Age - 6% - 12.7oz

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tasting Room Menu

Menu for this weekend in the Tasting Room:

Rosee d' Hibiscus - Brasserrie Dieu Du Ciel
Tweason' Ale - Dogfish Head
Marin Stinson Beach Peach - Marin
Red Rocket - Bear Republic
Saison De Lente - The Bruery
Mikkeller Porter - Mikkeller
The Gauntlet - Iron Fist
Pere Jacques - Goose Island
Aphotic - High Water

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