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Best Lager beer in the World!

You're correct, I guess I was thinking of the limited edition presidential beer...

Nov 08, 2011
DejaDru in Beer

Favorite Beer Bar Ever?

I do like Toronado's in San Diego, but I prefer Small Bar in University Heights. They have WAY better food, a better range of beers with some wacky's thrown in...Wacky's meaning hard to find, limited productions and new flavor's...And they rotate it smoothly. The beer has always been fresh there too....

Nov 07, 2011
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What's Your Favorite Domestic Beer and Why?

There are A LOT of domestic beers now, it really depends on where you reside as to the ratio of quality beers at your availability...I like darkish beers, one of my faves by far is Shiner Bock, I think its rocks, even though its from Texas...LOL

Nov 07, 2011
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What's Your Favorite Domestic Beer and Why?

I agree on the Old Viscosity, had one tonight, it was...awesome!. See if you can get your hands on Old, Old Viscosity...its been bourbon barreled for extra tastiness...Lost Abbey's Lost n Found was amazing with the raisin yeast, quite tasty...

Nov 07, 2011
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Worst Beer Ever?

Zima, was talking about it tonight, their marketing slogan should have read, "10% abv, that's all ya need to know" and it would probably still be avbl...lol. Gave a great cheap buzz...

Nov 07, 2011
DejaDru in Beer

Worst Beer Ever?

There's a subjective topic, worst beer's, more post than alot of other topic's, lol. I have to put ANY Stroh's (fire brewed ass*#+^ was the nickname) on that list, and Tecate, I have stories that are not fit for this or any other site for that matter....We have all had a skunky beer here and there, and possibly a Sam Adams Triple Bock, that was corked and tasted like you should mix it with Wasabi. But judging by the posts, we know the difference, RIGHT?

Nov 07, 2011
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Best Lager beer in the World!

I forgot Tsing Tao, one of my top tens period...

Nov 07, 2011
DejaDru in Beer

Best Cheap Beer

While at said Trader Joe's, buy a sixer of Peter Pils 16oz for 5 or 6 bucks AND get a 12'er of sessions for under $20...Yep that works...

Nov 07, 2011
DejaDru in Beer

Best Lager beer in the World!

First, it REALLY depends on whether you hail from the right or left coast, as to what is available, I'm in San Diego where local and Mexican beers pour abundantly...As far as thirst quenchers go I would take an ice cold Foster's oil can, a Red Stripe big bottle, Beck's, Stella on tap or Hofbrau original. But I do like my Pilsner's too, they are excellent thirst fixer's. Truman Pils is awesome, as is Victory, Prima pils, Pilsner Urquell and Scrimshaw by North Coast. Yueng Ling is awesome too, I just don't see it much...Any Spaten, Ayinger, especially Ayinger my fave brewery, Weihenstaphaner, Bitburger, Warsteiner, and Paulaner rock my taste buds!!!

Nov 07, 2011
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Best BBQ in San Diego?

I did not know T&H is serving BBQ, thanks for the info. I had lived in Valley Center for quite awhile, and made MANY trips to T&H for cuts of meat and SAUSAGES!!! This guy is a master at making flavored sausages, I think he has like 50 different flavors, ALL amazing...They don't call him the sausagemeister for nothing.
Many posts here have been talking about BBQ in SD. They have mentioned that is doesnt compare to anything in the BBQ belt. There are MANY reasons why, some posts giving reasons along the lines of "it just isn't popular enough..". Well... take a look at the lines outside, every night, at Phil's BBQ. We DO like our BBQ! There are plenty of midwesterners and southern transplants to support great BBQ. I am definitely not a big fan of Phil's, liquid smoke in the baste and a quick grill over wood chips does not constitute traditional deeply smoked meats...Phil's DOES have some delicious items BUT...Also, when we say San Diego, what part are we talking about? There are plenty of great BBQ places in East County, Abbey's Texas BBQ in Clairemont-Mesa (pretty good), BBQ house in OB and some newer places I havn't tried yet, its just after all the meat and sides are ordered...its expensive... For the average San Diegan, living on the westside, driving 45 mins to an hour to eat damn good, less expensive BBQ in a questionable location is a stretch...My point is this, land and leases are a tad more expensive than in the BBQ belt... It takes a little longer to smoke meats, thus more expenses due to labor involved (how long does it take to slap a NY on the grill at your fave steakhouse?) Equipment costs and permits due to controlling heavy smoke fumes are another huge expense (ask Phil about his old location in Hillcrest..). The expense's go on n on. It is just VERY expensive to make high quality smoked meats in the big city here in CA. PERIOD. So the only way around that is to throw a ton of money at it, be lucky enough to have started sometime back or open up in a less expensive semi-rural location...If a LEGIT BBQ restaurant, that fits the demographics, and isn't overly expensive hits the scene I think it would do very well...Brazen BBQ here I come! lets see how the prices are!

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Phil's BBQ
3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

Nov 06, 2011
DejaDru in San Diego

Sam Adams triple bock

I realize this is an OLD post but...My thought process is the same as yours concerning how to use SA Triple Bock correctly after my experience tasting it...It needs to be use in a marinade/braising sauce. My thoughts were along the line of a teriyaki (low sodium soy) and Bock and Brown Sugar, with assorted spices. The Bock would take the place of sherry, etc used in many teriyaki recipes...

Nov 06, 2011
DejaDru in Beer