2/12 Sculpin IPA by Ballast Point at Slater’s 50/50 in Liberty Station. I ordered My Bloody Valentine from Alesmith since it’s a seasonal but they “just ran out” somehow right when I ordered. The waitress kindly brought me a shot glass of Arrogant Bastard to try instead but since I can get that anytime I opted for the harder to find Sculpin. They did have a huge selection on draft but I was overwhelmed and with the food on the way already I didn’t have time to ponder the whole menu.
2/17 Eye of the Hawk “Select Ale” from Mendocino Brewing Co. (bomber). I’d class this as a pale ale, not hoppy enough to be an IPA.
2/17 DogZilla Black IPA from Laughing Dog in Idaho (bomber). I have always loved porters & stouts so Black IPAs are right up my alley: nice and hoppy but with the roastiness of a darker beer. This was a good one.
2/18 Magic Hat #9 (fruity “not quite pale ale” from Vermont) on tap at Slater’s. A little too sweet for my taste, it was classed in the Fruity section of the beer menu.
2/18 New English ESB (San Diego) on tap at Slater’s. This was a good example of a classic English bitter.