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Flour in SD

I can't remember. Sorry. I think it was regular, but there was some sort of print about it being good in breads.

May 22, 2015
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Flour in SD

King Arthur Whole Wheat Flower spotted in the Regents Road Von's (north UC).

May 21, 2015
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15 fair foods you'll be talking about

I was wondering the same thing, honkman. It might be new at the Fair, but I've seen it a number of places before.

May 21, 2015
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15 fair foods you'll be talking about

Deep fried Slimfast? Good Lord...

May 21, 2015
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Alfonso's La Jolla To Close...

Yes, Duke's is occupying the old Top of the Cove.

If that location is being redeveloped, there is no guarantee it will still be developed.

May 21, 2015
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Will Anthony's remain on the waterfront?

"will include a locally sourced craft beer garden component"

LOL

May 20, 2015
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List of San Diego Breweries

The Harlot is a good, old standby. But unfortunately, I'm IPA-dorked, and mixing IPAs and Belgians is generally not a good idea, so I don't have it as much as I should (though I probably like the Widowmaker more if we are talking about that genre).

May 19, 2015
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List of San Diego Breweries

I would have suggesting trying the Pupil, but you have to cut off somewhere.

The Bachelorette is their stab at a lager. I thought it was pretty good.

May 16, 2015
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List of San Diego Breweries

I'm proud of you.

Which were your favorites?

Do you think that they gave their beers funny names for marketing purposes.

I wish I would have known you were going - I would have suggested that you ask them when their sours will be ready.

May 16, 2015
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San Diego for a few days

I don't think any of those trucks are part of some single company. There may be a few people that have run more than one truck, but generally they are independent operations.

Though your translation is correct, I think in general "Mariscos" is one of those terms that get tied to the taco trucks in general - though all probably have a selection of the shellfish tacos.

At least we are now beyond "could somebody tell me where to find those German tacos?"

May 09, 2015
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San Diego for a few days

He meant Chula Vista, but that is a good point.

Though their typically isn't a taco truck at the Toys-R-Us in Morena, I think for a few weeks there was one once. Now that would be really confusing...

May 08, 2015
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MillerCoors sued for marketing Blue Moon as craft

I have friends that have met the guy before, at Toro.

May 08, 2015
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MillerCoors sued for marketing Blue Moon as craft

If there is any place that needs no legal help versus MillerCoors and Blue Moon, it is San Diego. There is a lot of beer savvy in this city, which is why it is so surprising this guy could have been drinking Blue Moon for years before getting clued in on its origins.

These may have been two guys that met in a bar and started talking. LOL

May 07, 2015
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Cali Comfort BBQ and Sports Bar

Uh-oh.

LOL

I agree with you 100% on "Cali". It's not just being old and curmudgeonly (though I may have those tendencies as well).

May 07, 2015
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Looking for suggestions! Staying in Little Italy from May 4 - 11. Thanks.

Don't you have to do that secret knock to get to the place with good cocktails?

May 06, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

MillerCoors sued for marketing Blue Moon as craft

Way back when, about the time Samuel Adams really took off, there was a "controversy" that they were contract brewing Samuel Adams Lager at the Iron City Brewery. I'm pretty sure they indicated it was brewed in PA on their label, but perhaps it didn't in the beginning. At any rate, I think they got more forward about it because of what happened with them, not what happened with Blue Moon.

May 06, 2015
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Anywhere to get Russian River Pliny the Elder in San Diego

You could have done a lot worse than Societe. Good choice.

You should have asked them when they'd be releasing their sours.

May 06, 2015
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San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

They were closed for a while because of the fire, too.

Though it probably doesn't mean to be stated, I wasn't implying that this new place would be within light years of the Ritual; just that like the Ritual I don't think you'll see wall to wall TVs.

May 06, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

MillerCoors sued for marketing Blue Moon as craft

"Original brewery"?

I'm pretty sure that the brewery front came *after* Coors started cranking out the Blue Moon, so I'm not sure original applies.

Deceptive advertising? You bet. But it's hardly unprecedented. I'm far more insulted by them having billboards and trucks in San Diego stating "San Diego's finest craft beer". LOL

As far as the case goes, there is one point that could be the killer here. Quite a few people in the San Diego beer community have run across this guy in their travels. It will be very, very difficult for him to prove he didn't know over the course of 2 years.

May 06, 2015
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MillerCoors sued for marketing Blue Moon as craft

I don't think this type of case is heard by a jury; just a judge. So, it isn't technically a "waste of the people's time". Picky, picky I know...

May 06, 2015
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San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

I don't think they can put a lot of TVs in that place - sounds more like "The Ritual" than anything else.

Their angle at the first place has been to get taps up featuring some of the real small places whose beer has not yet made it to the big time. I've not heard too many of the San Diego craft beer geek crowd talk a lot about the Brew Project; doubt they will flock to the new place either. No need to fret; they likely will be gone in a year or two.

May 06, 2015
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Looking for suggestions! Staying in Little Italy from May 4 - 11. Thanks.

I've noticed in recent months that the Blue Waters lines have been settling down somewhat, at least at non-peak hours.

May 05, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Looking for suggestions! Staying in Little Italy from May 4 - 11. Thanks.

This reminds me of something happened a long time ago, in the early naughts. My then girlfriend and I had been doing the walk around La Jolla thing, and we found that some of our safe casual dining options all had huge lines (George's terrace, Crab Catcher, Trattoria Aqua). So, we poked our head into Top of the Cove, knowing we were way underdressed. The host called over the maitre d', they looked around the place slowly, then waived us in. Guess it was empty enough they weren't too worried about our lack of dress.

Anyway, mtx, there likely isn't anywhere in Little Italy or the Gaslamp that would be high end in terms of dress. Prices? Sure. But unless you are going out to the Grand Del Mar you probably won't be underdressed.

May 05, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

MillerCoors sued for marketing Blue Moon as craft

Really? What is his user ID?

May 05, 2015
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Looking for suggestions! Staying in Little Italy from May 4 - 11. Thanks.

Most of El Agave's tequilas are way too good/complex/expensive for margaritas. LOL

May 05, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

MillerCoors sued for marketing Blue Moon as craft

It's more likely that the lawyers found the plaintiff than the converse. And watch this get settled quietly out of court for handsome sum of money, less than what it would cost MillerCoors to go to trial than win, but significant nonetheless. Money grab.

May 04, 2015
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MillerCoors sued for marketing Blue Moon as craft

People are anybody drinking the beer, especially those that could use a wonderful thing called the Internet. I think it is cheesy that they don't say MillerCoorsWhatever on their label, but I'm not losing sleep over it.

I'm not sure what your second question means. Are you saying there is a Blue Moon brewery that doesn't make a beer called "Blue Moon"?

May 04, 2015
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MillerCoors sued for marketing Blue Moon as craft

People knew 20 years ago that Blue Moon was being made by Coors. For this guy to claim he was into home brewing and not know is preposterous.

Master List of Beers Owned/Destroyed by Anheuser Busch/InBev

Many of the people that would choose Michelob over the other beers moved on to imports like Stella (just because they seemed more cool) when imports became more prevalent, and the rest had already switched to craft beer and there is no way they'd ever get that group back.

May 01, 2015
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

I'll ignore most of the entire argument, just because we don't need to rehash *everything* time and time again, but there is one point I'd like to make.

Very few people in the "craft beer fetish" are buying an IPA because of how they are named. They might be buying it because of brand reputation, because it has certain hops, because of word of mouth, whatever, but they aren't blindly choosing beer by name. Quite frankly, that wouldn't be geeky enough.

Now your gateway beers - you might have a point.

Apr 29, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego