Yard House Quest & the Dry Month Ahead

Posted by Darryl | Bars, Restaurants, Tastings, Yard House Quest | Posted on January 27th, 2011

As I explained yesterday in my “drinking every yard house beer” post, and on my “yard house beer quest” page, I’m working my way through trying every beer on the Los Angeles Yard House’s menu during the LA Kings’ 2010-2011 season. Last night the LA Kings hosted the San Jose Sharks (and defeated them in a shootout!), so it was another opportunity for me to stop in at the Yard House and continue my quest to drink every beer they have. This time:

• Maudite by Unibroue
• Wyder’s Raspberry Cider
• Young’s Chocolate Stout
• a Black Velvet; Wyder’s Pear Cider & Guinness Stout

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Drinking Every Yard House Beer

Posted by Darryl | Bars, Restaurants, Tastings, Yard House Quest | Posted on January 26th, 2011

Beer taps at the Yard House

In addition to enjoying good beer, I also enjoy hockey. I’m a Los Angeles Kings fan and season ticket holder, and this season (2010-2011) I’ve been able to make almost every home game so far. The bonus to going to games is that there is a Yard House restaurant across the street from Staples Center (where the LA Kings play), which also allows me to partake of a variety of different beers on game nights…and try to get through them all. CONTINUE READING THE FULL POST

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Orange County Beer Festival – May 15, 2010

Posted by Darryl | Educate Me, Festivals, Tastings | Posted on January 24th, 2011

I originally wrote this post for The Beer Goddess (http://TheBeerGoddess.com), where it was published on 20 May 2010, and is still visible on her site.

It doesn’t get much better than when you get to hang out around the lake on a sunny Southern California day, listening to live music, and tasting your way through over 75 different beers.

Fortunately for me, that’s exactly what I got to do at the Orange County Beer Festival at Irvine Lake in Silverado, CA this past Saturday as an early kick-off to American Craft Beer Week. CONTINUE READING THE FULL POST

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“Dolt”

Posted by Darryl | Misc | Posted on January 20th, 2011

A dolt. Simply put it’s someone that is stupid, ignorant, an ignoramus. Merriam-Webster defines ignorant in part as:

lacking knowledge or comprehension of the thing specified

Our thing in this case, is beer. And I’ll be the first to admit, I lack knowledge of beer.

Follow me on my journey to become educated — through tasting, brewing, and photographing — on this thing called… BEER:

an alcoholic beverage usually made from malted cereal grain (as barley), flavored with hops, and brewed by slow fermentation