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TheBEERSgoneBAD: ShotGun Beer Challenge

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Posted by on August 19, 2011 in ALE'S, HEF'S, IPA, LAGER, PILSNERS, PORTER, STOUTS


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TheBEERSgoneBAD: “Amber Ale” by Lightning Brewery

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Posted by on August 13, 2011 in ALE'S


TheBEERSgoneBAD: “Summer Ale” by Samuel Adams

Bright and citrusy, brewed with Grains of Paradise.

Samuel Adams® Summer Ale is an American wheat ale. This summer seasonal uses malted wheat, lemon peel and Grains of Paradise, a rare pepper from Africa first used as a brewing spice in the 13th century, to create a crisp taste, spicy flavor and medium body. The ale fermentation imparts a background tropical fruit note reminiscent of mangos and peaches.  All of these flavors come together to create a thirst quenching, clean finishing beer perfect for those warm summer days.

Samuel Adams Summer Ale is an American wheat ale that takes its inspiration from Belgian witbiers, or white beers. White ales originated near Brussels, a wheat growing region in the 14th century. The style got its name from its lighter color and cloudiness or veil, the result of suspended wheat proteins in the beer. These crisp ales were often brewed with coriander, juniper berries, and orange peel for additional flavor and refreshment. Instead of the classic orange peel and coriander, we use lemon peel and Grains of Paradise to add that special taste that says summer.

Our brewers use lemon peel and Grains of Paradise, to give our Samuel Adams Summer Ale its unique flavor. Grains of Paradise, also known as the Melegueta pepper, are more closely related to cardamom than pepper.  According to medieval legend Grains of Paradise was erroneously thought to have aphrodisiac properties.  In Samuel AdamsSummer Ale, the peppery taste adds a distinct yet subtle bite and depth to the refreshing citrus and wheat tastes of the brew.

Flavor: Crisp, tangy, and refreshing. Slight citrus and spicy flavor

Color: Golden with a slight veil

Original Gravity: 12.3° Plato

Alcohol by Vol/Wt: 5.3%ABV – 4.1%ABW
Calories/12 oz.: 162
Malt Varieties: Two-row Harrington, Metcalfe, and Copeland pale malts, and Malted Wheat
Hop Variety: Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble hops
Special Ingredients: Lemons and Grains of Paradise
Yeast Strain: Samuel Adams ale yeast
Availability: Seasonal (April – August)
First Brewed: 1995

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Posted by on July 30, 2011 in ALE'S


TheBEERSgoneBAD: “Blonde Ale” by Mission Brewery



Mission Brewery  1441 L Street San Diego Ca 92101

P: 619-544-0555  F: 858-430-3732



Hours: Mon – Saturday 12-8, Sun 12-5.

Open earlier if there is a Padre game.

Mission Blonde

Kolsch-Style Ale
With the color of a pilsner and the character of an ale, our blonde settles into the realm of restorative. Endowed with an authentic Kolsch yeast strain for a peck of fruitiness that compliments the blend of noble hops. Lager-like with its delicate dryness, it really is redolent of ales from Koln, Germany.
5% ABV, 20 IBU
2008 Gold Medal, Mission Blonde, Los Angeles International Beer Competition
2008 Silver Medal, Mission Blonde, San Diego Professional Beer Competition

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Posted by on July 29, 2011 in ALE'S


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TheBEERSgoneBAD: “Blacktop Blonde” by Tailgate Beer

TailGate Beer
Brewed at Cold Spring Brewery

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
San DiegoCalifornia USA

Blacktop Blonde: ABV: 5.0% IBU: 19

Blacktop Blonde is our homage to you, the tailgater. It is our way to say, “We see you out there on the blacktop and we know you’re thirsty.” This is why you deserve a 100% natural craft beer brewed with the same stuff cavemen used thousands of years ago. Named with the help of “Jay the Tailgate Guy,” this is an American blonde ale that stays true to form. Bold use of magnum and cascade hops create a soft, subtle spice that sets this easy drinker apart from the rest. Beautiful golden malts complete this light colored, easy drinking ale. Crack one of these beauties wherever you are, and in the immortal words of Jay the Tailgate Guy, “Grill on.”

– Available in 12oz cans by the 6 pack and draft

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Posted by on July 28, 2011 in ALE'S


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TheBEERSgoneBAD: “BlueBerry Flavored Ale” by Marin Brewing Co.

Appearance: Faintly cloudy with sediment. Nice golden color. Good head that dies fast.
Smell: Yeah – this has some blueberries in it. Pilsner musk. Little sour.
Taste: Blueberries – but not sweet. Subtle side of a blueberry, over a light Pilsner. Blueberry breath 😉
Drinkability: Very drinkable beer. Good medium carbonation.

ABV: 5.0%
Serving Type: Bottle poured in a glass.

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Posted by on July 24, 2011 in ALE'S


TheBEERSgoneBAD: “Mermaid’s Red” by Coronado Brewing Co.

Coronado Mermaids Red Ale A well balanced, medium-to full bodied beer, red in color and very flavorful. The red color and slight caramel-roasted flavor comes from generous amounts of caramel malts and a touch of chocolate malts. Well hopped to balance the malty sweetness, and dry-hopped with cascade for a full hop flavor and aroma. (5.7% ABV)

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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in ALE'S


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