Dogs, Books, and Beer. Not necessarily in that order.

My dog, the beer snob.

Elinor sneaks a sipBeware of leaving unattended adult beverages within Elinor’s reach. She has been known to sample.

Elinor, fastest tongue in the West, gets caught in the act sneaking a sip of Jester King Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale.

Dorado Double IPA

Ballast Point Dorado Double IPAGrapefruit and earthy hop nose; orange rind, sweet caramel, and pepper tongue. Big, big bite! Continue reading

Mixtape Ale

Stone Mixtape AleStone 16th Anniversary Celebration – Sample #10

Last one! Stone Mixtape. Considering that this week included @MixtapeSD and a whole lot of memories, unclassifyable. Continue reading


Haven UpRYEsing IPAStone 16th Anniversary Celebration – Sample #9

Pleasant rye/malt nose. Sweet and bitter. This one might just be the perfect closer. Continue reading

Chesebro IPA

Ladyface Chesebro IPAStone 16th Anniversary Celebration – Sample #8

Delicate at first, but quickly turns palate-wreckingly bitter. Wow! Continue reading

Monkey Knife Fight

Rubicon Monkey Knife FightStone 16th Anniversary Celebration – Sample #7

Grassy nose, sweet cereals on the palate. Can’t resist a monkey. Or a fight. Continue reading

Sour Wench Blackberry Ale

Ballast Point Sour Wench Blackberry AleStone 16th Anniversary Celebration – Sample #6

Fruity nose, blackberry jam on the tongue, and then sour kicks in. Pucker up! Continue reading

Liberation IPA

Black Market Brewing Liberation IPAStone 16th Anniversary Celebration – Sample #5

Nice and bitey. Tons of hop character. Bitter finish. Foamy by far. Continue reading

LeVariation Ale

Stone LeVariation AleStone 16th Anniversary Celebration – Sample #4

Stone LeVariation to go with 40 minute wait $5 onion rings. Spirit-lifting and hoppy. Continue reading

Belgian Style Yeti Imperial Stout

Great Divide Belgian Style Yeti Imperial StoutStone 16th Anniversary Celebration – Sample #3

Sweet black coffee, and more delicate and refreshing than expected. Continue reading