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13200 Kirkham Way #105
Poway CA 92064
Telephone: +1 858-513-8070
Hours: Friday 1:30pm-5:30pm, Saturday 1:00pm-5:00pm.
Brewer: Jim Crute
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Opened: 2006

Contributors: Arash Shahzadi, Diane Crawford

Updated: September 4, 2012

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    7.50% abv.
    • Date: July 30, 2011 (#8607)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Stony Brook, Omaha NE
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Red-brown. Dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Toasty, bready.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium body, smooth. Big fruity grassy bitterness on top of biscuity malt. Lingering bitter finish.
      Overall Impression (2)

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    10.00% abv.
    • Date: July 29, 2011 (#8606)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Stony Brook, Omaha NE
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Deep golden, hazy. Massive head.
      Aroma (3)
      Spicy. Toffee. Very grassy.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Big and fizzy. Lots of sweet malt with a light toffee character. Fruity. Warming. Grassy, fruity hop flavor, reasonably bitter.
      Overall Impression (2½)

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    Bohemian-Style Pilsener
    5.60% abv.
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    • Date: July 29, 2011 (#8605)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Stony Brook, Omaha NE
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. Big thick head.
      Aroma (4)
      Sulfury, grainy, grassy.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light-medium body, fairly fizzy. Big pilsner malt flavor, grainy and biscuity, with a big grassy, mildly floral hop bitterness. Long hoppy finish.
      Overall Impression (2)

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    Strong Ale
    9.00% abv.
    • Date: July 30, 2011 (#8608)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Stony Brook, Omaha NE
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (3)
      Amber-brown. Low head.
      Aroma (3)
      Biscuity, grassy. Piney, fruity.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Big and chewy, low carbonation. Sweet, bready malt with an oaky, leathery note, like a lighter version of Thomas Hardy's Ale. Dark fruit and citrus.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Good smooth strong beer.

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    German-Style Sour Ale

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    Thunderweizen Ale
    South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier
    5.50% abv.