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Backstreet Brewery

I never really knew if this was a legitimate brewery.  The only time I had heard of it in the past was in relation to Lampost Pizza.  It turns out, not only is this a bona fide brewery and they have great beers!  They just happen to make the beer that Lampost Pizza serves.

The location is a bit tucked away in an industrial area but it is very close to the Angels Stadium and the 5 freeway so it’s in a great place.  There are huge empty lots surrounding Backstreet and I think they have been purchased by @Disneyland for expansions of their gentrified kingdom.  I predict that the Backstreet Brewery is going to get as popular and as crowded as @NobleAleWorks is.  The only thing that sucks about the brewery is the parking, there is very little.  And it’s a tiny little industrial complex so there is hardly any street parking.

@BackstreetBrew is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but open for business every other day of the week.  They’ve got a smallish-sized warehouse with the serving area and brewing vats next to each other.  There is a patio out back with picnic tables for hanging out.  They’ve got logo tshirts on display for sale, encouraging you to #drinklocal.

Sean and I went there about 1:30 on a Saturday and it was empty.  Which I like because crowds can sometimes (most of the time) suck.  They were getting ready for a Motocross event they were having later that day so it looked spectacular.

We both tried the Rita Red Ale and it was so tasty, cold, & delicious!  A nice red is my go-to beer at any brewery I visit.  I wanted a second one but I had shit to do that day so I couldn’t linger.  They had a couple other brews that I want to try in the future when I go back.  And I will definitely go back to BackStreet Brewery.  Especially if the BackStreet Boys play their reunion show there.

 

 

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Drunk Like A Pirate

Location: Phoenix Club in #Anaheim

Date: January 23rd, 2016

Occasion: Pirate Ball

Pirate Ball: come one, come all!  Last Saturday was the 2nd Annual Piratenball at the Phoenix Club.  I was lucky enough to hear about it ahead of time so we all planned and dressed up and pre-gamed beforehand and then we set ourselves loose on the Ball!

That day also happened to be the very day my sister-in-law, one Miss Olivia Noel, was celebrating her birthday.  A lady never reveals her true age so I don’t know how old she actually turned but i’m sure it’s around 21.  So we all got together at Heather and Paul’s place to have beer and snacks and cake for her birthday, that was a blast.

There was a great selection of beers in the fridge but what did I grab?  A Bud.  That’s right…I’ll stick to my 5% Bud, tried and true.  Ha.  We were there about 2 hours and I had 3 beers.  Everybody except me had shots of Catch Fire, with the excuse that I had been recovering from a case of bronchitis that won’t go away.  I didn’t want to get too drunk ahead of time because I was ready to go all night long.  Catch Fire is the best tasting alternative to FireBall.  It is not as sweet and goes down smoother.  We started out years ago with the FireBall standard and now we all happily enjoy Catch Fire for our Pirate Shots.  Don’t get me wrong, i’ll still drink FireBall any day of the week but I prefer Catch Fire.  If I drank shots at home, it would be Catch Fire shots.  Even though there is half a bottle of FireBall in my freezer.  I’m such a contradiction.

At the Pirate Ball, I traded up for some of the Phoenix Club’s generic Oktoberfest beer.  Damn, it was so good!  Like I mentioned before, I had been sick and I hadn’t been drinking so that fine beer went down like a dyke at a girl scouts meeting.  Gross, btw.  That was the best I could do.  Sorry.

Sean had Kostriker and that was dark and hearty.  I drank a Bitburger for my last beer.  I got so drunk that by 9:00, I was on the dance floor with all the other Pirates.  Sean and I only danced for one song but it was incredibly romantic (queue violins, release the doves).  We never dance because I am hardly ever that inebriated where there is an opportunity.  I’m one of those people that dances at weddings like a fool until I get out of breath, which only takes about 2 minutes.

We ended up finishing our beers and going out to the car to get another oxygen for me.  It seemed like we were gone only 5 minutes but by the time we got back, mostly everyone had left.  We ran into Olivia and Mat and they were on their way out as we were just coming back in.  So, oh well.  We were home safe by 10:30, where we had a couple more beers and then went off to sleepy time.  And I didn’t even wake up hungover the next day!  That’s a good moral.

 

 

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I Won Star Munchkin the Double-B Way

The Double-B Way, you ask.  It sounds like an old timey western saloon.  But it means the Becks, Budweiser way.  Which seems to be the combination for an outstanding win of Star Munchkin. #munchkinandbeer #drunkmunchkining

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So Wednesday night, Sean and I got together with Ck & Carie,  all three of them better known as: https://www.facebook.com/chuy.poluka.  #barroomjunies  We were all excited to be doing our game night again since we had taken a couple of weeks off for the holiday season.  And the holidays brought a slew of new Munchkin games to try out in the coming months.  I can’t wait!

We started out with a 12 pack of Beck’s.  German quality?  Is it made in Germany?  I don’t know.  I don’t really care.  As long as it gets me drunk.  It tastes pretty decent, too.

Between the four of us, the 12 pack was gone pretty quickly.  Out of necessity, we switched to Budweiser.  It was the same old, water-tasting, 5% Budweiser that i’m used to at home.  But damn, did we pound those things!  Cheap beer is easy to guzzle.  Go #cheapbeer!

I got drunk, Sean got drunk, Ck got drunk, Carie got maybe buzzed (she didn’t drink much).  We all had an awesome time.  We made plans to check out the new @HoparrazziBrewingCo on the 17th.  We also made plans for the Pirate Fest at the Anaheim Phoenix Club on the 23rd https://www.facebook.com/events/1709814889304829/.  I know we will have a great time at that because we get to dress up in our pirate gear and get drunk right down the street from my house.  Instead of going 45 minutes to the Renaissance Faire, paying $8.50 for one beer, getting almost drunk on those $8.50 beers, and then having to drive another 45 minutes home.  Much better!

Well, another drunk game night under my belt.  #Winning with the double-B’s!  That makes it seem like i’m promoting my breast size, which I am certainly not doing.  Get your drunk mind out of the gutter.

 

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I Am An Arrogant Bastard

Tonight, on this the 3rd of January in the year of our lord 2016, I was given the privilege of downing not one, but two glorious bottles of @StoneBrewingCo #ArrogantBastardAle.  One was regular style and the second one we drank was of the Oaked variety.  They went down smooth as hell.  What you are looking for in a strong beer.  Sean tasted a little hint of banana peel in the ABA.  Both of the bottles were from the gifting hands of Heather and @paulminick for Christmas.  They were well enjoyed!

@brewbroadblog loves cleaning out the fridge.  We had a 24 oz. bottle of #DubbelAle from @Allagashbrewing in Portland, Maine.  Our friend has been to the Allagash brewery in his travels so we hold it dear to our hearts.  The Allagash was the first place prize from the Halloween Costume Contest that Sean had won with his frog-riding elf man get-up.  It was perfect to follow the harsh flavors of the Stone Arrogant Bastard.  It tasted like a mellow, brown beer with hints of smokiness that I could detect.

Here is a family shot to celebrate all that we have in the new year.  I’m the one with the mustache.

I finished up with Bud, of course, as per usual.  This is a bud, am I drinking it or smoking it?  Maybe a little bit of both.

That’s all I have to report for the night.  Keep drinking beer and other stuff.  Do drugs if you want.  Have a good time all the time.  Because you won’t get nothing when you die.

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Doll Hut is boss

So THE World Famous Doll Hut in Anaheim, which can be found on Facebook as https://www.facebook.com/worldfamousdh/, formerly known as Linda’s World Famous Doll Hut in Anaheim, was the site of tonight’s drinking extravaganza.  It was the Doll Hut’s 2nd year anniversary of being owned by this really nice guy, Mac.

For some reason, he sometimes let’s my boyfriends’ band play there and tonight was no exception.  Litmus Fucking Green @litmusgreen #OCpunkrock

Here’s a shot of a rare Litmus Green 7 inch that came out before you were born.

Also, DMFuckingF #beaver.  Danger Inc (go riot grrl).  Crash Cadillacs rocking the stand up bass.  BuzzKills all the fucking way from BFE Hemet.  And I missed a couple good bands because I was too busy drinking Red Stripes with my sister and brother in law.  Rodents of Unusual Size.  Porkchops & Applesauce.  It’s just a fact of science that you can’t be everywhere all the time.

What does any respectable girl drink when she goes to the Doll Hut?  A tall can of PBR, of course!  They’re $6.00.  A little like a dollar too expensive but hey, I’m supporting the local economy, right?  You like my graphic?  It reminds me of how a nice, mellow can of PBR starts the ignition fires up in my nether regions.  Plus, I would love to ensconce myself in Blue Velvet.

Can you smell what i’m drinking?

I had a few, 3 or 4 or 6, Budweiser’s when we got home. 

For fuck’s sake, NO, you say?  Yeah, I pound PBR’s and you’re surprised I go home to Budweiser?  I will have you know it’s the highest in alcohol content of all the domestic and most imported beers.  So there, asshole.  Drink your Miller, drink your Coors.  They’re the same company.

So now you found me out.  I drink a lot.  I try to entertain.  Laugh or i’ll cut you like a  bitch.  Haha, J/K.  Just kidding about J/K.  Figure that one out.

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