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Stone Sabbatical IPA – Liberty Station

The Stone Brewing & Bistro at Liberty Station was a pretty incredible spot. Great food. Amazing atmosphere. And even better food. And Stone continues to push the envelope with its unique beers, including this local special, Stone Sabbatical IPA - Liberty Station. Definitely ...

Where’s My Lightsaber Stout (Nitro)

After spending all day at a tech conference in San Diego, it was fitting to wrap up the day with Pizza Port's Where's My Lightsaber? Stout. On this day, it was even made with a little more technology, and was served ...

Bacon & Eggs Imperial Porter

Looking for a hearty breakfast after a long night in Ocean Beach? Well, look no further than Bacon & Eggs Imperial Porter by Pizza Port Brewing. This dark, thick porter has hints of coffee and hot chocolate, which adds to the ...

Barrelhouse Brewing Rye Style Pale Ale

Barrelhouse Brewing Rye Style Pale Ale wasn't quite what I expected. Unlike other ryes on the shelf, this Paso Robles pale was a bit light and fruity. The citrus, apricot, mango, ginger and lemongrass lightened the mood, making this the most ...

Barrelhouse Brewing Stout

We didn't think they had it in 'em. As the new brewery on the block, in Firestone's backyard here in Paso Robles, Calif., we weren't sure how complex Barrelhouse Brewing Company's Stout was going to be. Consider it complex. This surly, somewhat hoppy ...

Mavericks Frosty Wave Winter Ale

Mavericks Frosty Wave Winter Ale is a classic, almost European winter warmer. Only this winter swell is brewed by Half Moon Bay Brewing company, located just a stone's throw from world-famous Mavs surf spot. Like a Mavs winter swell, this beer is ...

Dogfish Head Chicory Stout

Dogfish Head Chicory Stout, a photo by BeerHyped.com on Flickr.In honor of ...

Rogue Captain Sig’s Northwestern Ale

Rogue Northwestern Ale is a mariner's red. It's a dark red, but it tastes like it's been mixed with a more complex Pacific Northwest pale. That's because of that hint of a floral, slightly citrus hop nose, followed by a hoppy kick ...

Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout

If there's one style of beer I love in the late fall and early winter, it's an oatmeal stout. Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout fits the bill, a dark, old world style stout that has a bit of sour to go with ...

Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale

Looking for a good brown ale for the holidays? Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale went great with our turkey dinner on Thanksgiving today. This classic from Sam Smith has all the fall flavors along with that old, English aftertaste that is ...

Firestone Walker Brewery Tour

Our friends at Firestone Walker Brewing Company were nice enough to give us a tour of the new brewhouse in Paso Robles, Calif., today. Thanks to Jason Schmidt for the impromptu tour of the brewery, which has been renovated over the past year.    – BeerHyped It’s hard to believe it’s been 16, make that XVI […]

A Look Back at the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest

To say the first ever Firestone Walker International Beer Fest was a hit would be an understatement. The Firestone Invitational, held at the Mid-State Fairgrounds in Paso Robles, Calif.,  for the first time in June 2012, was unbelievable in terms of the quality of food and beer tastings on hand. Here are some of our […]

Photo Gallery: 2012 Calif. Festival of Beers

BeerHyped.com takes a look back at the 2012 California Festival of Beers, held at San Luis Obispo’s historic Madonna Inn. Thanks to Aaron Lambert for the great shots and for everyone who volunteered and helped put this great event on. Here were some of our favorite tastings over the weekend (click for a closer look):

Firestone Walker International Beer Fest Set to Debut

The Firestone Walker International Beer Fest is about here, and we’re Hyped to be part of it. Tickets for the inaugural event have been sold out for weeks, so if you’re hoping to be part of Saturday’s event (1-6 p.m.) at the Mid-State Fairgrounds in Paso Robles, Calif., you better get on Craigslist or start […]

Cismontane Highlights Calif. Festival of Beers

We’re spoiled here in San Luis Obispo with dozens of local pubs and breweries that serve up some of the finest craft beers the Golden State has to offer. So when we headed out to the California Festival of Beers at San Luis Obispo’s historic Madonna Inn this weekend, we didn’t spend a ton of […]

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