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Raw Denim and Workwear in San Diego! +…beer

Lone Flag

Finally found a real store carrying raw denim in North County. Not Nordstrom or G-Star raw but a true MAN’S STORE. Be sure to stop by Lone Flag next time you’re in the Del Mar area.

 

Brands include:
Tellason
3Sixteen
Rogue Territory

and more. I might have spotted Railcar too.

 

BONUS: Beer tastings with local brewers. Beer and Denim? You bet.

The Perfect Pint?

I definitely need to expand my collection.

the Craft Beer Girl

A Perfect Pint? - Read more: http://thecraftbeergirl.comWe’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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Poll: Denim weight preference

With all the talk of heavyweight denim, summer denim, exotic fabrics etc, I was curious what the most preferred weights for jeans are.

What do you prefer?

Gustin Japan Classics – 1 Month

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

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Full jeans.

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Belt scuff. You can see the beautiful blue into which they'll fade

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Slight ropes

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More infant roping

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Whiskers setting in

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More whiskers. Vertical grain showing.

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Young combs. You can also see the vertical grain coming out.

PAIR WITH:
Tito’s Handmade Vodka – Austin, TX
PROOF: 80

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.

Channeling The Beeroness: Chocolate Stout Crinkle Cookies

No denim here but some fine looking cookies. I’ve seen some great Cone Mills work aprons. Might be a good excuse to get one.

the Craft Beer Girl

I have a confession to make; I’m not a good cook. My husband will be the first to tell you, if it weren’t for him, we would starve… or at the very least, live on a diet that consists mainly of charcuterie, aged cheese, and the occasional burrito. So when a request for Christmas cookies came, I knew I needed to reach out to my old friend, The Internet, for guidance… Chocolate crinkle cookies have been a holiday favorite of mine since I was a kid. My mom would make them every year and I was always intrigued by the way the sugared top would crack, revealing the dark chocolate cookie inside… and they taste freaking awesome. So when I came across Jackie Dodd’s recipe for Chocolate Stout Crinkle Cookies on her site, The Beeroness, I knew I had found something special.

If you’re ready to make these for…

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