• 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 Double / Imperial IPA

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: 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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Beer Review: Port Brewing Mongo Imperial IPA

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Ahh, Halloween weekend. There is a chill in the air, leaves are falling and some holiday parties to prepare for.  I need to get creative this year regarding the costume and I need some
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Beer Review: Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Somedays you just crave something that you wouldn’t normally want. You just feel like shaking things up a bit.  Step out of the norm, right?
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