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September, 2012 Archives

The interior of the very dark Hamilton’s Tavern in San Diego. The pub serves a huge range of bottled beers as well as many on tap including their own beers. The tap handles hanging from the ceiling is a nice touch and makes a change from pump clips.

Lengthwise Brewing Co. is a Bakersfield based brewery that brews six core beers along with occasional seasonals. As well as excellent beer (I loved the Triple Hop Red), they also serve excellent food, have a large cooled beer garden and very friendly staff.


The unique looking tap handles at the Ironfist Brewing Co. Tasting Room in Vista, CA.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens is a huge restaurant and gardens in Escondido, California. The huge multi-level restaurant, open-air patio and one-acre beer garden offers food containing locally grown, small-farm ingredients and an extensive beer list featuring beers from Stone and other Californian breweries. Also on-site is the Stone Brewery which is currently southern California’s largest brewery.

Josh Neff from the Ballast Point Tasting Room about to pour one of the excellent beers on offer. An impressive 20 beers are available to try including some more unusual beers like their Indra Kunidra curry export stout, Jalapeno Smokescreen and 12% Barmy Ale made with apricots and honey.

The interior of the excellent Small Bar in University Heights, San Diego. The tiny pub offers a selection of 40+ beers from around the world including the UK.

Simple tap handles at The Beer Company in San Diego. Around 7 core beers are brewed on-site and the brewery also barrel ages beers in a variety of barrels such as ones that once contained vermouth and Jack Daniels.

Barleymash during the opening week of NFL. By 10am the bar was already full of football fans having brunch and beer. Located in the Gaslight Quarter of San Diego, around 30 beers are available and all football games are shown on around 30+ big screens.

Located in Soho, London, the Dog and Duck can be traced back to 1734 when a pub was built on the site of the Duke of Monmouth’s home. The present building dates from 1897 and features some stunning tilework and large mirrors advertising old brands of tobacco and mineral water. You can view more photos and read a review on Travels with Beer


The impressive lineup of cask beers and traditional ciders at the Cock Tavern in Hackney, London. You can view more photos of the pub on Travels with Beer.