Wednesday, April 28, 2010
My friend Larry Stonestreet aka Stoner sent me this pick about a month ago from Torrance at a BMW Airheads meet up. Not really cool, not really my taste and probably wouldnt ride it, but you got to admire people doing what they want.
at 4:12 PM
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Green Flash Brewery
West Coast I.P.A.
This West Coast-Style India Pale Ale is extravagantly hopped, full flavored, medium bodied and copper colored. A menagerie of hops is combined throughout the brewing process to impart specific characteristics. Hops used include Simcoe for a unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes, and Cascade for floral aroma.
West Coast IPA pours a very nice deep copper color with a decent yellowish white head that lasts throughout the glass followed by a medium lacing and absolutely a perfect amount of carbonation for this style of beer.
The nose has a citrus Pine with a wonderful hoppy note of floral and citrus.
The Beer is a West Coast IPA with its strong hoppy notes throughout the glass but always evenly bitter, followed heavily with strong pine notes, citrus and finishing with very a minor floral from the mid pallet. For such a hoppy beer the backbone of malt is not too bad making it more drinkable than the early styles of the West Coast style of IPA.
A truly fantastic IPA and should be recognized as so. For years this beer has struggled with constancy but now I am proud to say the brewers at Green Flash have figured it out and are producing a great IPA that everyone can enjoy on a regular basis.
Back when there were not that many choices of IPA as well local brews this was one of my favorites. But it seemed that every time I would buy a sixer I got a different beer until that one fatal day that I couldn’t even stand what was in my bottle. Flash forward eight years and here I am again, contemplating that this may be one of my favorites, is it going to beat out the Ballast Point Big Eye, shit man it may have a very good chance – really!
I love that Green Flash West Coast IPA sticks to the traditional BIG BEER style of the west coast but noticeably time has been taken to make sure it still can be a drinker not a one pinter that is usually followed with a glass of ice water.
I judged this beer off of a 5gal keg that I picked up last week, the foam, the color and lace is absolutely perfect in my book for an IPA – not a beer that is absolutely off the hook but never the less almost a perfect West Coast style of IPA , in which it deserves – four SOLID stars. ****
at 8:10 PM
Saturday, April 24, 2010
BSA B25 (250cc) unstamped cases, original Ray Hensley Sonicweld frame, built motor with Carrillo rod, lightened crank,
hc piston, Kenny Noggle cam, Mikuni carb, dual plug head, ported with matching intake, ARD ign. shift pattern one up
and three down, wm3 2.15 x 19 Borrani rims, custom primary cover, custom reverse cone exhaust. Good running bike
I'm the only one who has ever ridden this bike, nickel plating in good shape, Continental on rear and Dunlop on front,
Redwing front forks. Bike located in TN $3500
Really, can someone help me translate this, I used the universal translator and all I can get is;
at 11:44 AM
Friday, April 23, 2010
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Thursday, April 15, 2010
I went over to Green Flash yesterday to pay a visit and pick up myself a little kegeroo. While there I got to watch one of the assistant brewers clean out a Brew Pot as well sample some fine beers, including a one of a kind beer thats was a nice soft Belgian ale that had almost zero finish - a very clean and simple style - that was an outstanding beer!
at 7:06 PM
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
This is where I will be on Saturday - but before that, come on by between 10am-12 for a refreshing Green Flash West Coast IPA on tap and we'll ride out as a group - leaving at noon, sharp!
Heres me email: email@example.com for directions.
at 6:31 PM
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
San Francisco's famous Anchor Steam®, the classic of American brewing tradition since 1896, is virtually handmade, with an exceptional respect for the ancient art of brewing. The deep amber color, thick creamy head, and rich flavor all testify to our traditional brewing methods. Anchor Steam is unique, for our brewing process has evolved over many decades and is like no other in the world.
A San Francisco original since 1896 Anchor Steam derives its unusual name from the 19th century when "steam" seems to have been a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice. The brewing methods of those days are a mystery and, although there are many theories, no one can say with certainty why the word "steam" came to be associated with beer. For many decades Anchor alone has used this quaint name for its unique beer. In modern times, "Steam" has become a trademark of Anchor Brewing.
First Brewed: 1896
Modern Bottling: 1971
Malt: 2-row Barley
Alc. By Volume 4.9%
Anchor Steam pours a very nice dark copper color with a very white foamy head in which dissipates fairly quickly leaving a nice creamy film which lasts throughout the glass leaving a very light lace.
The nose has a very fresh wonderful caramel bitter earthy smell to it leaving you craving the sweetness it possesses.
The Beer has a very bitter sweep hoppy beginning that is followed with a soft taste of malted caramel, finishing off with a wonderful roasted malt flavor.
This beer is truly a legend within the beer world and a unique look at the age of craft brewing and how it has grown in America – a truly unique experience.
I grew up in the Bay Area and this is one beer that was always available in any store. I personally was never a big fan of Anchor Steam and I am still not to my dismay. It is a great beer to experience and if you want to know what beer used to taste like all over America before the great depression as well experience a fine example of the sweet malts that German beer is famous for with a bit of American ingenuity, then this is your beer.
If you are not a fan, you will be if you ever get the chance to tour the Anchor Brewery. I really appreciate what Anchor Steam has to offer and I truly do enjoy drinking an Anchor Steam once or twice a year when visiting my home away from home - San Francisco. If Anchor Steam beer wasn’t made by Anchor Brewing, I would probably give it two stars, but with the history and knowledge of the craftsmanship that goes into it as well not selling out like Coors / Miller and Bud did after the depression, this beer honestly deserves three stars without a hitch.
at 8:58 PM
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
I love this bike so much I would start going to church on Easter if God would give it to me - swear!
For those of you not in CA, there was a big quake today, lasted 71 seconds and I had no idear that it was going on, matter of fact I was trying to teach my kid how to fly a kite and my wife started to freak out.
Anyhow, we have a good friend thats one of those born again Christians that belong to one of those big cult churches, you know the ones; big, expensive, they tell you whatever you want to hear and are chalked full of torn people whom have found god - hahahah
Anyhow, she was humbled by gods power today, yep he made that earthquake to remind everyone of his power - man! Same person that told me that Dinosaurs are fake and never existed....enough said!
at 7:31 PM
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
A New Beer in Town from Fucking...
The "Fucking Hell" trademark may raise eyebrows in the Anglo-Saxon world, but it has a genuine meaning in German because "Hell" can be a term for light ale in Austria and southern Germany. So "Fucking Hell" could refer to a light ale from Fucking. The European Union trademarks authority has permitted a German firm to register the trademark. "The word combination claimed contains no semantic indication that could refer to a certain person or group of persons. Nor does it incite a particular act. It cannot even be understood as an instruction that the reader should go to hell," the EU's Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office said in a statement.
Cheers to Fucking Hell
at 7:01 PM