San Diego Beer Tasting

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For my husbands birthday, we took a short trip to San Diego county to visit the new Stone Brewery location. The new restaurant brewery location is in Liberty Station, an old Navy training base. It seemed fitting for Veteran’s day weekend. Liberty station is large and filled with shopping, galleries, and restaurants. The buildings are beautiful as well as the grounds.

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We had brunch outside and played bocci ball in the bocci ball court. As always with Stone, their food is organic and delicious. My kid loved her French toast. My husband enjoyed the beer. I was impressed by the bread with fig in it, genius.

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I love the California gothic, award winning theme of Stone with their focus on using reclaimed materials. They always seem to combine sustainable with great design. The place is massive, but sitting outside was the best on a sunny November day.

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Also on our itinerary was Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, located in the old Stone brewery site in San Marcos. We did the “tour,” which was really a talk on brewing science and history of the site. They compared the two different beer styles brewed on site. It was a great talk. It was San Diego Beer week, so they had a food truck outside supplying necessary beer companions in the form of fries and New York deli styled sandwiches. Yum.

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We also visited Relm, a wine and beer tasting room. I had white wine flights and enjoyed the art on the walls. It’s located in Carlsbad village, along a street lined with cute shops not far from the ocean. We sat around old barrels repurposed as tables. All in all, my husband enjoyed his beer soaked weekend and so did I, despite not being a beer drinker.

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