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Best Damn Night of the Barrels February 25th!

Jan 9

West Coaster is teaming up with our friend Sid at Best Damn Beer Shop to bring you the Best Damn Night of the Barrels hosted by Downtown Johnny Brown’s on February 25th. Aside from an outstanding bottle lineup, we will also have a cask and keg of Hess Brewing Company’s West Coaster IPA on draft / beer engine. Take a look at this bottle list below. We don’t just attach our name to anything…

Feel free to ask in the comments or via email if you have any questions. The Facebook page for this event is here. Tickets are $45 right now, will jump to $50 soon, and will be $55 at the door. To buy tickets, click here.

Also, get a cab. This one isn’t for amateurs.

The Bruery Black Tuesday
The Bruery Melange #3
The Bruery Cuir
The Bruery Marron Acidfie
The Bruery Coton
Fifty Fifty Eclipse Evan William Barrels 2010
Fifty Fifty Eclipse Elijah Craig 12 yr Barrels
Fifty Fifty Eclipse Elijah Craig 20 yr barrels
Fifty Fifty Eclipse Four Roses Bourbon
Fifty Fifty Eclipse Brandy Blend
Fifty Fifty Eclipse Grand Cru Brewmasters blend
Fifty Fifty Eclipse Rittenhouse Rye
Hanger 24 Pugachev’s Cobra Barrel Roll #3 Bourbon Imperial Stout
Hair of the Dog Bourbon Fred
Deschutes Abyss 2010, 2011
Deschutes Black Butte 2011
Deschutes Dissadent 2010
Cantillon Rose De Grambinus 2010
Cantillon Kriek 2008
Cantillon Iris 2007
Mikkeller Nelson Souvigion Brut
Mikkeller Chipotle Chocolate Porter
Nebraska Hop God Belgian Style IPA Aged Chard Barrels
Nebraska Black Betty Imperial Stout Aged Whiskey
Firestone 14th
Firestone 15th
Firestone Parabola 2010, 2011
Firestone Abacus 2011
Anchorage Bitter Monk Belgian Style IPA Aged Chard Barrels
Anchorage Love Buzz Saison Barrel aged in Pinot Noir
Allagash Interlude 2009 Barrel Aged in Pinot Noir
Allagash Confluence dry hopped sour
Allagash Victor Ale Brewed With Grapes
North Coast Russian Imperial Stout Aged Bourbon Barrels 2009
North Coast Old Stock 2009 Cellar Reserve Aged Bourbon Barrels
North Coast Grand Cru Nectar Agave Aged Bourbon
Iron Fist The Resistance Aged in Chardonnay Barrels
Ale Smith Wee Heavy Bourbon Barrels
Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper bourbon aged 2010
Port Brewing Older Viscosity
Avery Immitis Aged in Zinfindel Barrels
Avery Rumpkin Aged in Rum Barrels
Xyauyu Silver 2006 Barleywine
Lost Abbey Angels Share Bourbon 09,10,11
Lost Abbey Angels Share Brandy 09,10,11
Uinta Cockeyed Cooper Barleywine Aged in Bourbon 2010
Alpine Ichabod Pumpkin White & Red Wine Barrels 2009
Goose Island Bourbon County Imperial Stout 2010
Marin Old Dipsea bourbon Barleywine 2009
New Belgium Le Terroir Aged in Wooden Oak Barrels
New Belgium La Folie French Oak Barrels 2011
Lost Abbey Deliverance
Lost Abbey Cuvee De Tomme 2012


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New WC Event: March Madness Party Announcement

Feb 28

We’re keeping our word and throwing another party. We’re not doing it alone, though. West Coaster has teamed up with Sid of Best Damn Beer Shop, Michael & Alex of, and Sonny at The Beer Co. in Downtown to bring you the March Madness Beer Tasting on March 26th at 6PM. Proceeds from this event will go to the charity Power of Change to help underprivileged children.

The event is two-fold. There will be a $60 VIP Session at 4PM w/ 55 seldom-seen brews (click here for the beer list).  Then, at 6PM, a $25 session will get you five 10oz pours of Beer Co. brews – 3 of which will be fresh out of the tank and branded for our event: Best Damn Double IPA, Awesome Tripel, and WC Red Rye.

To buy tickets, please visit Once you’ve bought ’em, sign up as Attending on the event Facebook page.


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The Week in Review

Jan 24

Coronado's Clinton Smith goes through each beer & food pairing

Tuesday, January 18th

Bay Park’s The High Dive hosted Coronado Brewing Co. for January’s installment of Chicks for Beer, the popular beer-centric social meet-up for women.  Five of the peninsular brewpub’s finest were on tap, paired with plates from brie cheese & fruit to Red Devil-infused pulled pork sliders. As The High Dive’s owners have looked to turn the group into a nonprofit organization benefitting breast cancer research, three members of the Susan G. Komen Foundation were also on hand to enjoy a relaxing Tuesday night by the bay.  Coronado fed the flame of the chili-beer trend by bringing their roasted New Mexico hatch chili-boasting Idiot IPA on cask.

For more photos of the event, click over to our Facebook.

Wednesday, January 19th

Senior Brewer Marty Mendiola discusses each of his beers with the San Diego Beer Club members in Rock Bottom's upstairs party room

The San Diego Beer Club met up in La Jolla on Wednesday night to try some of Rock Bottom’s award-winning beers.  Senior brewer Marty Mendiola mingled with the crowd, fielding questions.  San Diego Beer Club is a group of more than 1,000 craft beer fans who regularly convene at bars and breweries for behind-the-scenes tastes of this city’s finest.  Founding father Travis Fawcett was very happy with the contribution of his co-organizer, Camille Segobia, who stepped down from her post following the event.  Travis made a quick observation as the room began to fill: “It looks like we have about 60% new membership tonight, a testament to Camille’s great work.”  He continued, “It looks like I may get some new volunteers for the position.  We’re about to celebrate four years running, and the club is going strong.”

The Grill's Stephen Kurpinsky serves up

Elsewhere in La Jolla, The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines welcomed Ballast Point for a chili beer dinner that Hamilton’s proprietor Scot Blair proclaimed was “the best beer and food event in San Diego. Ever.”  Sparkling comments from the local innovator were evidence of a job-well-done; chili beers have really caught fire, and this flaming fare fought with even the most tolerant of taste buds.  Check out the post on the event, including more photos.

Thursday, January 20th

Brewers listen to comments from David Moore about the new Board of Directors

AleSmith Brewing Company held the most recent meeting of the San Diego Brewers Guild in their newly-expanded tasting room this past Thursday.  On the agenda: the new Board of Directors that will streamline operations with the assistance of various committees.  The financial outlook of the year was discussed, as the planning stages of San Diego Beer Week begin again.  Doug Constantiner and Travis Smith (the latter formerly of the La Jolla Brew House) officially announced the future Societe Brewing Company, coming in 2012.  WC Staff Writer and San Diego Beer Blog writer Jeff Hammett got the scoop on Travis’ previously anonymous partner, with more to come in his February “Beer and Now” column.

Friday, January 21st

WC Launch Party at The South Park Abbey

We hosted our Launch Party this past Friday, and were comprehensively overwhelmed by the response we received.  Our apologies to those who showed up and didn’t get a glass as almost all of them were sold out an hour and a half into the event! We hope to throw another party like this soon, and it won’t disappoint.  The West Coaster IPA is still available at Hess Brewing under the name “Solis Occasus,” meaning “where the sun sets” in Latin.  Big thanks to The Rezsonation and DJs The Office Twins for providing the music, Hess for the beer, SPA for the space, and everyone who came out to support us – we’d love to hear your feedback on our first beer event.

Friday was also O’Brien’s 17th Birthday.  Check out our event preview, including a bit of pub history.

Saturday, January 22nd

ABD's Michael Bowen and Alex McKee in tandem

11 in ’11 members hosted their first beer tasting event of 2011 in coordination with the Best Damn Beer Shop at The Beer Co. on 6th and Broadway downtown.  Close to sixty highly-coveted and rare beers were available to try for $35, a bargain considering the quality available for your ten 4oz. tasters.  We look forward to collaborating with these guys soon.

Click over to our Facebook for more photos of the event.

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West Coaster Launch Party

Dec 29

Amanda strikes a pose at The South Park Abbey

We are hosting our launch party on Friday, January 21st at The South Park Abbey at 6PM.

We will be doing a Keep the Glass Night with our own West Coaster IPA specially made by Hess Brewing.
Glassware: custom-screened West Coaster / Hess Brewing 21oz Willi Becher Pub Glasses. (Same style as the iconic Hess glasses)

Hess will be bringing down a few more beers to have on draft @ The South Park Abbey as well.

The South Park Abbey has a great draft & bottle selection, and will be doing food specials for the night as well.
Up-and-coming local musician

There will be music by Pete Loague Jr., and then DJs Jorge and Luis Medina of The Office Twins.

We’d love to have you. Please go to our Facebook event page and sign up!

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Twofer Tuesday

Dec 21

Get Tipsy at The Crow (and have a designated driver)

Even more arrogant and evil than its younger sibling, Stone Brewing Co.’s Double Bastard Ale is just plain mean this year, weighing in at 10.5%ABV.  If you’d like to refute the brewery’s claim that “You’re Not Worthy,” head on down to The Tipsy Crow at 6pm.  The West Coaster team will be tapping a cask of this Stone Special Release.  Stick around for a great beer & cheese pairing at 7:30pm.  Some highlights: Smokey Blue with Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza and Spanish La leyenda sheep’s milk with Lost Abbey’s Gift of the Magi.

After that, hitch a ride on The Cool Bus to Holiday Spiritville where Hamiltons and Small Bar found Santa’s Secret Stash.  The great bearded one was holding out on us.  Now, Christmas is coming early with great beers on tap at both locations and refill discounts with your commemorative holiday belgian glassware.  Also, a “Yule” call it special – try 6 small pours and you get a free glass.

SMALL BAR LINEUP De koninck Winter , Gouden Noel , Delirium Noel, Craftsman Edgar Winter RIS, Haandbryggerie Nissefar, Great Divide Oaked Yeti. RIS, Emilisse Imp Stout, St Bernardus Xmas, Barbar Winterbok, Rogue 2006 Old Crusty, Kerstmutske Christmas Nightcap, Affligem Noel, Rodenbach 2008 Vintage, Boone Kriek, Mikkeller 30ltr Santas little Helper 2009 , Russian River supplication, Serafijn Christmas Angel, De Struise Black Damnation III Black Mes

HAMILTONS LINE UP Ellezuige Hercule Belgian Stout, Haandbryggeriet Hesjeol Norwegian Farmhouse Ale, Midnight Sun CoHoHO Imperial IPA with Brown Sugar/Honey and Juniper Berries, 50/50 Old Conundrum , Hof Ten Dormaal. , Bravoure Smoked Beer, Russian River Temptation, De Struise Tsjeeses Reserva, BP Barrel Aged Vic @ Sea on Nitro, Blaugies Special Winter, Green Flash Silva Stout, Avery Rumpkin, Jolly Pumpkin Noel De Calabaza, Cazeau Tournay de Noel, De Struise Black Damnation IV Coffee Club

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