#beercation, San Diego to Hollywood

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It’s always a weird sort of “homeless” feeling when you’ve checked out of your hotel & are moving on, but that’s what we did this day in San Diego. We had no real plans for the day so we leisurely enjoyed some coffee in Escondido before deciding it was probably okay to enjoy the last few drops of our San Diego #beercation.

coronado brewing - life with the lushersWe ended up in Coronado for an early lunch on the patio of Coronado Brewing Company…right next to a couple we had met the day before at Ale Smith, visiting for the area for sake of the beer, just like us. We enjoyed the warm sun, good food, & several new-to-us beers, some with new accolades fresh from GABF.

société brewing - life with the lushersOur last tasting stop in San Diego was Societe Brewing Company, which came highly recommended by our friends & several others in the area. We sampled The Apprentice American IPA, The Publican American Pale Ale, The Widow Belgian Strong Dark Ale, The Roustabout DIPA, The Pugilist Irish Dry Stout & grabbed a growler of The Debutante Belgian Brown Ale before we hit the road. We rated all but one of the beers four stars Untappd, so it’s worth a visit for sure.

We made a quick stop into Keg-N-Bottle & grabbed some goodies from the Firestone Walker Proprietor’s Vintage Series–the Parabola & Velvet Merkin–plus some Russian River Pliny the Elder, which the clerk offered up when he saw our purchases.

& with that, we were off to Los Angeles.

surly goat - life with the lushersWe dropped our bags in our hotel room in West Hollywood & headed down to Santa Monica Boulevard for Happy Hour at our favorite bar in LA, The Surly Goat, where we sipped away the afternoon in the dimly lit bar in the nondescript grey building, only identifiable by the goat logo above the front door.

hollywood blvd - life with the lushers

Next, we walked (why do people in LA not walk places? The weather is so nice!) up to Hollywood Boulevard to Blue Palms Brewhouse.

blue palm - life with the lushersIt’s right beyond the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which is packed with tourists & gift shops & not at all where you would expect to find a craft beer bar, but they have 24 taps & the list is updated to the minute on big projector screens throughout the room. We stuffed ourselves with truffle burgers, wedge salads, onion rings & a few more drinks before declaring the day a success.

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2 Responses to #beercation, San Diego to Hollywood

  1. I always love your beer stories. I remember some of my best vacations were doing just that…

  2. What’s not to love about having a beer with gorgeous views to go with it!

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