Monday, October 31, 2011
What the Fucking Hell? Can we call a beer this name? Sure, Fucking is a town in Austria. (Fucking nice place) and Hell is a German name for light beer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fucking,_Austria If there is an other meaning . We Fucking Hell, don't know.
The Germans have a saying: "It takes seven minutes to pour a decent beer". In our case it took a little bit longer, but the waiting has been worth it!
A pure and natural product with exquisite aromas (Alc. 4.9% vol., shelf-freshness 1 year).
Fucking Hell is available in these quantities (retail sale deviations are possible):
- Region Available: Europa, Asia
- Aroma: Malty
- Aroma Description: Light
- Serve at Temperature: Cold
- Container: Bottle
- Website: www.fucking-hell.at
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
A great motorcycle racing and pleasure riding movie that showcases the many facets of motorcycling. Filmed and compiled in much the same way as "On Any Sunday", Peter Star's "Take it to the Limit" is a movie that stands on its own. Previously very hard to find due to being tied up in litigation, the re-release 30th aniversary edition is now available in a limited 5000 copy run.
This movie has some scenes that cannot be missed such as the Motorcycle Race of the Year at Mallory Park featuring Barry Sheene, Stevie Baker and Giacomo Agostini squaring off. There is footage of Kenny Roberts at the Indy Miracle Mile flat tracking his famed TZ700 to a win that would see the machine banned from competition. How about Mike Hailwood taking you around the Isle of Man as he comentates the experience. Radness!!!
I picked up my copy and I see a Beerbooters Screening in our future!!!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Newcastle Werewolf: Scottish Ale: 5% ABV: Seasonal Release: Draft
"Formidable Beast". What better way to toast the fall than to have a bottle of this formidable, dual character brew. At first smooth with mellow overtones of sweet berry fruit, a bite of bitterness suddenly cuts through, long, deep and lingering. Brewed with Rye Malt, it is naturally "blood red" in colour. Unlike the mythical wolf-like creature said to roam the bleak moorland surrounding Newcastle, this is real, so consider yourself warned!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
As I said in a prior post, I'm a fan of bands with raspy singers. Screamin' Yeehaws is no exception and I think it fits great with the Punk Rock Country Twang. I've ripped all the MP3s I could from Youtube...but if any of you out there have more...drop me a line...I'd love to get some more.
New Belgium Belgo IPA: Belgian IPA: 8% ABV: Year Round Release: 6pks and draft
Friday Night and the Lights are Low. Amarillo, Willamette Simcoe, Cascade and Chinook looking for a place to belgo. Get it on Bottle. Conditioned beats and hop aroma blast as India Pale Ale grooves with Belgian Yeast.
Fortunately, we have bands like Metric...that offers that subtle mysterious sexiness that we all will never admit we love. The voice (and synthesizer) behind Metric belongs to Emily Haines...and she captures the spirit of Berlin, Blondie et al. without trying to hard.
No go by their albums...really doesn't matter which one...they are all good!
My favorite track from Metric...Help, I'm Alive...
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
New Belgium Hoptober: Golden Ale: 6% ABV: Seasonal Release: Draft and Package
Five hops and four malts make Hoptober Golden Ale a veritable cornucopia of earth. Pale and wheat malt are mashed with rye and oats to create a medium-bodied ale with creamy mouth feel. Centennial, Cascade, Sterling, Willamette and Glacier hops form a bonfire of citrus notes, fruity cheers and a bold finale. ABV: 6% 40 IBU Available in 6-packs and on draught
Monday, October 24, 2011
Left Coast Boardwalk: Saison: 7.8% ABV: 22oz bottles
There is nothing like summer, and no better way to celebrate than with an ice cold Board Walk Saison Ale. The Saison yeast strain provides this brew with a pleasant citrus aroma. Board Walk finishes off with a slight bitterness. Wheat malt balances out all of the flavors keeping this brew silky smooth.
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Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Check out Wompys new Sprocket Cover he made for Lucky Tim - Bitchen...
The 1953 K remained relatively unchanged. A faster acting throttle was installed. New saddlebags made of Royalite plastic were introduced along with a restyled Buddy Seat. Tires and wheels remained at 19″ with the options being Goodyear, Firestone Champion or Firestone Sportsman with the front at 3.25″ and the rear growing to 3.50″ in width. A new Standard Solo Group was added to the option list which consisted of more cadmium plated and painted parts in place of chrome and subsequently a lower base price. The Model KK was introduced which was a factory performance enhanced model. The KK had much larger racing cams, carb modifications, head modifications and cylinder porting to match. It used the old WR racer’s valves and guides and the new KR racer’s lightened roller tappets. The cam set #25500-53 was also used later in the 1954, 55, and 56 KHK Super Sport Models. The standard colors for 1953 were Brilliant Black, Glacier Blue, Forest Green and Pepper Red. For a slight extra charge Cavalier Brown, Glamour Green and White were also available.
Friday, October 21, 2011
George Romero was not just making his second Zombie film with this one. He was touching on some profound concepts that were beginning to plauge society much like the Zombies.
This movie exposes the gross reality that surrounds American materialism. He does this in two ways; first by showing the zombies as mindless walking death coming back to this super mall. Its what they remember, including human flesh it is what they crave. Second, our four escapees from the city find some sort of sadistic peace in the mall as they all of a sudden have everything they ever needed or wanted at their finger tips...and still it does not come without the imminent danger of being eaten alive.
I am a traditionalist when it comes to zombie movies. I think zombies should be slow moving, easy to handle on a one on one situation, but devastating in large numbers. I like when the return from death is unexplainable, like it is some fantastic wrath of god. Bio-zombies are alright but for some reason they are not quite as terrifying to me.
There is also a really great scene when a biker gang breaks into the mall to raid it. This is the quick beginning to the end on the movie. Tom Savini, the make up artist of the zombies plays the gang leader, and does a damn good job.
This movie has some great gore, an exploding head by means of a shotgun, a great message, and is a very enjoyable viewing. I recommend it to anyone who has not seen it yet. Although the remake is descent, the OG Dawn of the Dead blows it out of the water. This has to be in my all time top 3 favorite movies.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Model K Sport and Sport Solo motorcycles were introduced this year. They were all new designs. They featured styling and influence that was part 125 Model S, part W 45 Sidevalve and part FL 61 OHV Big Twin, with other innovations incorporated. The Model K was an exciting and different motorcycle. It represented the most technologically advanced and modern motorcycle that Harley Davidson had produced to date. Although based on the proven 45 Side Valve formula from 1929, the engine was an all new design. It featured larger cams, carburetor, and higher compression than the W. The engine and transmission now shared the same engine cases. The transmission had four speeds and a hand operated clutch. The K was the first Harley Davidson to incorporate modern hydraulic dampened suspension on both wheels, with telescopic forks in front and a rear swingarm and shock absorber combination. The K foot-shifted on the right and braked on the left not so much as to copy the British but to lay out the controls in anticipation of flat track racing.
Facts about the 1952 Model K: The engine had a relatively high (for a Side Valve) compression ratio of 6.5 to 1. The cylinder bore was 2-3/4″ with a 3-13/16″ stroke for a total displacement of 45.12 Cubic Inches. It came with an 1-1/2″ Bore Linkert “Bombsight” carburetor Model M-53. The engine produced 30 horsepower. The motorcycle had a wheelbase of 56″. Standard tires and wheels were Goodyear or Firestone and measured 19″ by 3.25″, front and rear. The gas tank held 4-1/2 gallons. The oil tank held 3 quarts. The transmission oil which was separate held 1-1/5 pints. Standard sprockets were Engine-30, Clutch-59, Countershaft-21, and Rear Wheel-51 teeth. Gear ratios were 1st- 12.37, 2nd- 8.74, 3rd- 6.21 with a final 4th- 4.77 to 1. Tire pressures were recommended at 20psi front and 22psi rear for a 150 lb rider. When this weight is exceeded by 50 lbs or more increase front pressure 1psi and rear 2psi for each additional 50 lbs. Spark Plug gap with circuit breaker (distributor) should be .025″ to .030″. Point gap is .022″ Ignition timing is 19/64″ BTDC, with the spark control in the fully advanced position. Cold Valve Tappet clearance is .004″-.005″ on the intake tappets and .010″-.011″ on the exhaust. Adjust every 1500 miles minimum. Forks hold 4-1/2 ounces dry or add 3-1/2 ounces after draining during regular service. These specs are for most K`s and remain the same unless noted later. 1952 Model K`s were available in the following standard colors: Tropical Green, Rio Blue, Persian Red, and Brilliant Black. Special colors at a slight extra charge were Metallic Bronco Bronze, White, and Metallic Marine Blue.
1952 and 1953 K Sport Models, (not KK), performance figures: The K was known to run the 1/4 mile in about 16.8 seconds at around 53 miles per hour and had a top speed of just over a hundred miles per hour flat out.
Contributed Erik `K` Hoopes
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Big Eye IPA CASK on tap at Scripps Ranch taster bar on Thursday!
Seems like a good day for some cask conditioned IPA! Come to our Scripps Ranch taster bar on Thursday for a delicious pint of our venerable Big Eye IPA. Even though it is already generously hopped with Columbus and Centennial hops, an extra dose of Crystal Hop Flowers were added directly to the cask for additional love. Because we love you. Come share in good times and good beers with your pals at Ballast Point. Hope to see you here. Cheers
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Karl Strauss Octoberfest: Marzen: 5% ABV: Limited Release 6pk
We brew Oktoberfest in tribute to the world’s biggest beer party. Vienna and Munich malts produce the deep golden color, nutty undertones, and toasted malt flavors characteristic of this renowned Bavarian beer style. Perle hops imported directly from the Hallertau region of Germany give the beer a smooth balanced finish. This celebratory lager puts the ‘fest’ in the month of October.