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(SanDiegoUnionTribune)   Think your local beer scene is good? San Diego County's Highway 78 is now being referred to as "Hops Highway"   (utsandiego.com) divider line 147
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2013-11-01 06:17:19 PM
*starts making a checklist*
 
2013-11-01 07:38:12 PM
Needs a list. Starting with Latitude 33.
 
2013-11-01 07:50:25 PM
Quantity does not always equal quality, but lots of competition does.

Sounds like a stop worth making.
 
2013-11-01 07:58:14 PM
So, avoid all of the drunk drivers there?
 
2013-11-01 07:58:55 PM
Like some others do with bacon or Sriracha, I really with this whole fascination with uber-hoppy beers would end.
 
2013-11-01 08:29:39 PM

timujin: Like some others do with bacon or Sriracha, I really with this whole fascination with uber-hoppy beers would end.


At this point I think it's pretty much a self perpetuating myth. Yes, there are a lot of hippy beers available, but there are also a ton of not-hoppy beers being brewed in craft breweries all over.

Don't focus on the ones you don't like, focus on the ones you do.
 
2013-11-01 08:31:00 PM
Apparently my auto correct doesn't like hoppy either. Hippy=hoppy.
 
2013-11-01 09:28:04 PM
Hwy 78 is amazing. It is my favorite part about living down here.
 
2013-11-01 09:28:27 PM
meh. I'd just as soon be sitting in pacific shores drinking double jim beam and cokes

of course, it'd have to be 1995 again when I was younger and there was this lonely navy wife, you see, and....


meh
 
2013-11-01 09:28:34 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Apparently my auto correct doesn't like hoppy either. Hippy=hoppy.


Same thing.
 
2013-11-01 09:29:13 PM
Articles like this constitute my greatest pride as an American.

One day, maybe the red states will catch up to the blue ones regarding microbrews.

One day.

// Fark you shiatty beer red states.
 
2013-11-01 09:30:40 PM
A: "Hops Highway"
Q: How does Frogger get to the next level?

needcoffee.cachefly.net
 
2013-11-01 09:33:55 PM
Fark hops.
 
2013-11-01 09:34:00 PM

IntertubeUser: Articles like this constitute my greatest pride as an American.

One day, maybe the red states will catch up to the blue ones regarding microbrews.

One day.

// Fark you shiatty beer red states.


Missourah is a red state and they got some damn fine beer. MO by itself curbstomps the mid-Atlantic region for beer. I have high hopes for Bluejacket, though.
 
2013-11-01 09:35:52 PM
As someone who moved to San Diego a year ago and discovered their awesome beer - i'm getting a kick.
 
2013-11-01 09:38:20 PM
So Cal Fark Party at each and every one of them
 
2013-11-01 09:40:42 PM
I live in the Kalamazoo/Grand Rapids area, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2013-11-01 09:41:41 PM
When I think beer, I don't think San Diego. And I live here.
 
2013-11-01 09:44:32 PM

Witty Comment: I live in the Kalamazoo/Grand Rapids area, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.


My husband's from San Diego, and my mother's from Grand Rapids. I've got all kinds of beer luck!

/Truth be told, the beer is really the only thing GR has going for it.
//Other than my relatives.
///Well, some of them...
 
2013-11-01 09:44:40 PM

JonBuck: When I think beer, I don't think San Diego. And I live here.


I know at least 4 different guys here in San Diego that do homebrewing, and I've toured at least 4 or 5 of the many different microbreweries. Hell, I work across the street from a microbrewery.

/yes, I've gotten to taste Tactical Nuclear Penguin
 
2013-11-01 09:45:31 PM
HOME SWEET HOME!!!!
 
2013-11-01 09:46:25 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Apparently my auto correct doesn't like hoppy either. Hippy=hoppy.



Oh,oh-oh! You see, the kids these days, they drink the craft beers, which gives them the brain damage. With the hippin' and the hoppin' and the bippin' and the boppin', they don't know what good beer is all about. Y'see, beer is like Jello pudding... no, that's not it. Beer is like Kodak film... no, that's not right neither. I've got it, beer is like the new Coke - it'll be around forever.

/Guinness at the moment, homebrewed porter earlier
//Running out of both, need to fix that.
 
2013-11-01 09:47:21 PM
That's not even where the good beer is.
 
2013-11-01 09:48:28 PM
The problem with going to those places though is that the food is terrible.  Stone brewery has awesome beer, a kick ass atmosphere, the tours are cool, and they have really nice servers/ staff / event specialists.  The food though is overpriced, almost certainly made by line cooks and there are only like 5 things on the menu anyways.  It's fun going there, but they really need to work on that
 
2013-11-01 09:49:37 PM

JonBuck: When I think beer, I don't think San Diego. And I live here.


Then you haven't a fark'n clue where you live.  Which is pretty sad.
 
2013-11-01 09:49:42 PM

aerojockey: So Cal Fark Party at each and every one of them


don't give people any ideas, I have yet to see a Fark Party in the actual city of San Diego.
 
2013-11-01 09:50:00 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: IntertubeUser: Articles like this constitute my greatest pride as an American.

One day, maybe the red states will catch up to the blue ones regarding microbrews.

One day.

// Fark you shiatty beer red states.

Missourah is a red state and they got some damn fine beer. MO by itself curbstomps the mid-Atlantic region for beer. I have high hopes for Bluejacket, though.


The Mid-Atlantic has Dogfish Head, Victory, and Flying Dog which are great, plus a bunch of others I'm sure.  While they don't distribute, Iron Hill Brewery has a bunch of brewpubs in Delaware, PA, and NJ, and their beer is top notch.
 
2013-11-01 09:50:55 PM

a particular individual: A: "Hops Highway"
Q: How does Frogger get to the next level?

[needcoffee.cachefly.net image 250x241]


i275.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-01 09:52:59 PM

pedobearapproved: aerojockey: So Cal Fark Party at each and every one of them

don't give people any ideas, I have yet to see a Fark Party in the actual city of San Diego.


THere was one at Comic Con. These kind of headlines make me happy to be in SoCal area. :)
 
2013-11-01 09:53:54 PM

JonBuck: When I think beer, I don't think San Diego. And I live here.


Talk about a fail on your part.

For several years, I lived down the road from the San Marcos Brewery. Not only is their beer delicious, but their food is awesome, too.


SnakeLee: The problem with going to those places though is that the food is terrible.


San Marcos Brewery has awesome food. I recommend the chicken tortilla soup, burger, sausage platter, fish and chips, and for lunch you can't lose with the French dip (best one I've ever had) or their reuben.
 
2013-11-01 09:54:52 PM
Hops blech.
 
2013-11-01 09:55:32 PM
If by "local beer scene" you mean this:

www.esquire.com

Then yes, I do think it's good.

/Don't know shiat about your "beer scene" so I won't say anything about it
//There's also a microbrewery in my town but I don't care for it
///Threes
 
2013-11-01 09:57:57 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: IntertubeUser: Articles like this constitute my greatest pride as an American.

One day, maybe the red states will catch up to the blue ones regarding microbrews.

One day.

// Fark you shiatty beer red states.

Missourah is a red state and they got some damn fine beer. MO by itself curbstomps the mid-Atlantic region for beer. I have high hopes for Bluejacket, though.


I'll be deep in the cold cold ground before I recognize Missourah.
 
2013-11-01 09:58:21 PM

Mike Chewbacca: JonBuck: When I think beer, I don't think San Diego. And I live here.

Talk about a fail on your part.


Is it a fail on my part if I didn't know because I don't drink beer? I've tried various types of alcoholic drinks over the years and I can't find a single one I like.
 
2013-11-01 10:01:27 PM

The_Sponge: a particular individual: A: "Hops Highway"
Q: How does Frogger get to the next level?

[needcoffee.cachefly.net image 250x241]

[i275.photobucket.com image 300x225]


Thankyouverymuch. I'll be here all week.
 
2013-11-01 10:02:24 PM

Iworkformsn: Hwy 78 is amazing. It is my favorite part about living down here.


In that it links I-5 and I-15 in north county it is pretty useful,but amazing?  don't think so.  and i lived down there for 25 years.
 
2013-11-01 10:04:46 PM
Some people are just bitter about this.
 
2013-11-01 10:05:11 PM

JonBuck: Mike Chewbacca: JonBuck: When I think beer, I don't think San Diego. And I live here.

Talk about a fail on your part.

Is it a fail on my part if I didn't know because I don't drink beer? I've tried various types of alcoholic drinks over the years and I can't find a single one I like.


Masterful. 10/10 would feed troll again.
 
2013-11-01 10:07:29 PM
Pour it back into the horse.
 
2013-11-01 10:08:16 PM

Spaced Lion: If by "local beer scene" you mean this:

[www.esquire.com image 614x345]

Then yes, I do think it's good.

/Don't know shiat about your "beer scene" so I won't say anything about it
//There's also a microbrewery in my town but I don't care for it
///Threes


Man. Zegan and Amber were my two favorites before I quit a few years ago. Most of those weren't even made. Hell, we were happy to find Shiner in a damn CAN most of the time.

I feel old. And faintly wistful at not being able to drink teh funs

/but not really
//it was bad enough for me to stop and never start again hopefully
 
2013-11-01 10:08:22 PM

IntertubeUser: One day, maybe the red states will catch up to the blue ones regarding microbrews.


San Diego is the lame red state part of the coast
 
2013-11-01 10:09:19 PM

SnakeLee: The problem with going to those places though is that the food is terrible.  Stone brewery has awesome beer, a kick ass atmosphere, the tours are cool, and they have really nice servers/ staff / event specialists.  The food though is overpriced, almost certainly made by line cooks and there are only like 5 things on the menu anyways.  It's fun going there, but they really need to work on that


YMMV

I've been to Stone twice (my bro lives in SD), and their bison burger is one of the best I've ever had.
 
2013-11-01 10:12:35 PM
This is what i think of when i hear "California beer"
2.bp.blogspot.com

Be quicker to steep the hops in boiling water and drink my hop tea
 
2013-11-01 10:13:24 PM
you should see the pile ups down the road when hops highway merges with schnapps highway
 
2013-11-01 10:14:10 PM

TuteTibiImperes: TofuTheAlmighty: IntertubeUser: Articles like this constitute my greatest pride as an American.

One day, maybe the red states will catch up to the blue ones regarding microbrews.

One day.

// Fark you shiatty beer red states.

Missourah is a red state and they got some damn fine beer. MO by itself curbstomps the mid-Atlantic region for beer. I have high hopes for Bluejacket, though.

The Mid-Atlantic has Dogfish Head, Victory, and Flying Dog which are great, plus a bunch of others I'm sure.  While they don't distribute, Iron Hill Brewery has a bunch of brewpubs in Delaware, PA, and NJ, and their beer is top notch.


Flying Dog has some good stuff. DFH is good in the sense of that-was-nice-for-one-bottle but they're coasting on past success. And I've never been enamored of Victory (though my experience is limited). Weyerbacher is growing on me and DuClaw puts out the occasional nifty brew. Still, I'd gladly trade all of those for Boulevard, Schlafly, and Perennial.
 
2013-11-01 10:17:20 PM
Think your local beer scene is good? San Diego County's Highway 78 is now being referred to as "Hops Highway"

I live 10 minutes outside of Denver. Subby, you know so little.
 
2013-11-01 10:19:03 PM

JonBuck: Mike Chewbacca: JonBuck: When I think beer, I don't think San Diego. And I live here.

Talk about a fail on your part.

Is it a fail on my part if I didn't know because I don't drink beer? I've tried various types of alcoholic drinks over the years and I can't find a single one I like.


It's probably biological. Your body chemistry is not compatible with hard drink. No big deal.

Like some people with garlic, or durian. Addiction is the flip side.

Think of the Indians who go red in the face and crazy homicidal drunk on one beer. Wrong body chemistry for alcohol.
 
2013-11-01 10:20:01 PM

Franklin Delano Bluth: Think your local beer scene is good? San Diego County's Highway 78 is now being referred to as "Hops Highway"

I live 10 minutes outside of Denver. Subby, you know so little.


This.

Of course, I live where they are growing a good chunk of these hops....
 
2013-11-01 10:20:20 PM

TuteTibiImperes: timujin: Like some others do with bacon or Sriracha, I really with this whole fascination with uber-hoppy beers would end.

At this point I think it's pretty much a self perpetuating myth. Yes, there are a lot of hippy beers available, but there are also a ton of not-hoppy beers being brewed in craft breweries all over.

Don't focus on the ones you don't like, focus on the ones you do.


Exactly.  The only problem I have is most of guys I hang out with are hopheads.  Past a certain IBU, it becomes too overwhelming (and that IBU varies.)  I'm the token Belgian fan of the group and the also only one that seems to really appreciate stouts and porters.
 
2013-11-01 10:21:15 PM

Franklin Delano Bluth: Think your local beer scene is good? San Diego County's Highway 78 is now being referred to as "Hops Highway"

I live 10 minutes outside of Denver. Subby, you know so little.


Boulder here, and no farking kidding. I can't throw a rock without hitting a brewery. Of course, when I do throw a rock its usually to break a window to get at that sweet sweet beer.
 
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