Some good prices on great denim.
Some good prices on great denim.
I definitely need to expand my collection.
We’re all familiar with the standard “shaker” pint glass, which derives it’s name from it’s original use as a cocktail shaker when paired with a slightly larger metal cup. They’re cheap, durable, and easy to stack, making it a popular choice for many American bar owners. But despite being the common choice for many beer drinkers, it’s not the best fit for craft beer.
You’ve probably seen other glasses of all shapes and sizes… but do they really affect how the beer tastes? Turns out, they do! Not only that, the geometry of the glass can affect how the beer looks, smells, and even how the beer feels in your mouth.
So how do you know which glass to use? When determining appropriate glassware, an educated drinker will note the beer style, and consider things like alcohol content, and whether the beer is bottle conditioned. Here are a few quick tips to…
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Over the past few years fedoras, pork pies and other vintage era hats have continuously grown in renewed popularity. They seem to appeal to everyone from alt rockers to Hollywood celebs to…well, suburban dads like me. They even have their own community The Fedora Lounge. Here in San Diego you’ll find an abundance on display for opening day at Del Mar Racetrack. Of course with every fashion trend comes an influx of cheap imports for the masses. When I finally decided to wear something other than a baseball cap, I settled on this hat from America’s other, Bailey of Hollywood. The 100% wool felt “Fairbanks” is still made right here in the good ol’ USA.
Hat: Bailey Fairbanks. $70 ($29 Gilt.com) Pictured:
Trucker Jacket: Gustin Waxed Canvas Olive Brown. $139.
Oxford: Merona (Target). Fit is everything. For some reason Targets oxfords and t-shirts fit great.
Wool Shirt: Pendleton. Vintage Jeans: Gustin ‘the Natural’. $81
Mentioned: Borsalino Crushable Fedora. $270. Ouch!
If you like Gustin here’s a Discount Referral Code
I don’t often drink red ales, but when I do it’s usually Karl Strauss’ “Red Trolley,” which they described as a medium bodied beer with heavyweight malts. Reddish brown in color, like my Fedora. I think of the era in which men didn’t leave the house without a hat, and took the street cars to various destinations.
Red trolley is very malty without being sweet. Nor does it have any hint of that signature San Diego bitterness. Definitely strong caramel flavors shine through what was once just a holiday ale from these original San Diego brewers. If you’re ever in San Diego I highly recommend you enjoy one of Karl Strauss’ many fine ales at their newly remodeled Sorrento Valley location. there’s worse places to drink beer. Karl Strauss Sorrento Valley.
Beer: Karl Strauss Red Trolley
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Sorry I’ve been so busy. Plenty of Japanese, Italian, and American denim and waxed canvas to discuss. Lightweight, midweight and
heavyweight. Lots on deck.
Plus more successful Gilt and Marshall’s buys.
Thanks for your patience.
I’ve had these around 30 days. 2 soaks just to experiment. I wear scrubs or suits to work so these don’t get worn full time. But I’m in them most of my down-time. 2 car washes. 1 memorial service. Picking up dog poop. Cleaning the garage. Chores.
Gustin Japan Classic – approximately 30 days. 2 soaks
Tito’s Handmade Vodka – Austin, TX
Sorry no beer. Ran out last night and I don’t count the Coors light a well-intentioned but misguided guest brought.
Tito’s makes a damn fine bloody Mary. One of the first modern craft distillers in the U.S. Like Gustin, I consider their prices reasonable in the face of the competition, and their quality outstanding. Zero idea on customer service.