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San Diego Breweries In 24 Hours

Last weekend, I had an opportunity with some friends to hit up San Diego for a mancation which included brewery tours and running a half marathon. The genesis of the trip was when a lot of us realized our summer was going to be busy as hell so we better get a quick vacation in before things get hellish again. To have a proper mancation, you need to have an attention grabbing colored Mustang.

The first stop on our brewery tour was Green Flash Brewing.

I’ll have to say, this is one of the most pleasant and unpretentious breweries I’ve ever been to. It also has one of my favorite beers, Le Freak, which is a Belgian Style IPA. All you have to imagine is a ménage à trois between an American IPA, a Belgian Trippel and some extra hops… so delicious. After spending $6 for 10 or so generously poured 2oz samples of all their beers, we were ready to move on. The next stop on the brewery tour was Stone Brewing which I almost confused for a winery given how nice it was. On top of that, the restaurant inside the brewery is top notch.

I’m a fan of Stone’s Ruination IPA and their selection of beers on draft was impressive… I mean they had Piny the Elder on draft which made me a bit jealous and salivate…

After awhile, we decided to stop the brewery tour a bit short because the lack of a designated driver and the desire to run a half marathon the next morning at 6:15am. So the obvious next choice was to stop at Trader Joes (since we don’t have one in Austin) and shamelessly fill up on chocolate…

In the end, I always enjoy my time in the San Diego area.

Beer, Coffee and Pumpkins

I always like October… however… my health suffers due to the evil pumpkin.

Scary Pumpkin

To start things off… the pumpkin spiced latte is deadly…

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Even worse… deliciously pumpkin flavored beers like Dogfish Head Punkin Ale don’t help…

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

Welcome to October.

Frosty Beverages in Berlin

Are you in Berlin tomorrow?

Do you want to have some frosty beverages with the Eclipse Board of Directors and chat about Eclipse-related things?

Frosty Beverage

If so, please join us at the Bavarium at 7pm.

Personally, I’m excited to practice my German, “Eine Berliner Weiße mit Schuss, bitte!”

Eclipse Regional Communities, Austin Edition

I finally got around to starting an Austin Eclipse Regional Community. Forgive me for taking so long. If you’re in Austin, please sign up on the mailing list!

In the small group of Eclipse Platform committers based Austin, we tend to go for an “Eclipse lunch” on Wednesday or every other Wednesday. We are opening up this fine tradition of Eclipse luncheons to the public in Austin. We will be doing these Eclipse luncheons every other Wednesday, with the first one starting tomorrow at Mandola’s Market @ noon. It’s a fairly central location to try to accommodate everyone… it should even be close enough for those cool Nokia people who have a nice office downtown.

Since I’m a big fan of beer and talk to Germans frequently, I plan on doing a monthly “Eclipse Stammtisch” in Austin. I still have yet to plan that one… but expect it to be towards the end of the month at a place with a lot of beer on tap.

So if you have time tomorrow, come to the Eclipse luncheon to chat and eat some food! If you’re not in Austin, how about starting your own Eclipse regional community?