• Toronado Pub, San Francisco

    Once you arrive and push the salon-style swing doors, you walk into a Mecca, a drinkers haven.

  • Beer Paradise in the East Bay

    I was fairly caught off guard by the appearance of the place. Once inside, I made my way to the beer section. Wow!

  • Ben & Nick’s

    I love the locale of it, right down the street from BART

American ales

Beer Review: Knee Deep SIMTRA Triple IPA

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Wow, I must be tasting too many beers, as I keep forgetting to update Barleypop. My apologies, as I have a notebook full of new beer reviews and notes that I need to upload.  So, with
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Beer Review: Stone Brewing Ruination 10th Anniversary IPA

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

First, I must apologize for my absence with Barleypop. Went through another round of P90X and beer was OFF the menu for 90 days. Pure torture. More to come about that in later posts.
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Beer Review: Lagunitas SUCKS Ipa

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

My friend texted me last week just two words.  “Lagunitas Sucks”  I naturally responded, “why?” bad bottle? Had a bad experience at the brewery?  10 minutes went by and no response. 
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Beer Review: Alpine Brewing Nelson IPA

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Going through my “Alpine” purchases this weekend, I reach in for the “Nelson” IPA.  From reading the description, this looks interesting AND good!  Rye and Grapefruit, huh? I’m
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Beer Review: Alpine Brewing Pure Hoppiness Imperial IPA

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

It was Friday and I was looking to stock up for the weekend.  My local beer store just received a palate of Alpine beers that had come in the day before. Nelson and Pure Hoppiness quickly
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