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Watering Holes

Beer is like water in San Diego. We joined the never-ending brewery crawl. So far, I don’t think we’ve tasted a bad beer.

Bottom’s Up at the Best Coast Beer Festival.
#kvpinmybelly Bottom's Up! Best Coast Beer Fest at #SanDiego Embarcadero South. NOM! #beerfest
It was a pleasure to try beers from San Diego and around the state: from Firestone to Sudwerk. It reminded me of our first beer festival in Anderson Valley.…without the rain.

Haberdasher English IPA at Societe.
#kvpinmybelly TGIF! Haberdasher English IPA at @SocieteBrewing. Loving the puppies and brew! #beerheaven
We live about 10 minutes away from this watering hole. With a pack of cards and our Daisy, it has become our watering hole.

Introducing Daisy to #SanDiego beer scene at @SocieteBrewing #dogstagram
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The Perfect Pint

Davis is a fantastic town for beer fans!
Little Prague had the same pilsner we sampled on the streets of Stare Mesto (Old Town). My favorite meal in the Czech Republic: Cold pilsner with hot sausage in a bun, standing next to a food truck. I remember brushing away snowflakes from my face.
Prince Julep and Strawberries Napoleon in Davis
In Davis, Little Prague had a great selection of Czech beer and absinthe cocktails, like this Prince Julep. I was also addicted to the devil’s toast: Czech bread covered with spicy ground beef, pork and cheese.
Amazing Beer
Another place to fuel up on beer in Davis: Burgers and Brew. Unlike it’s Sacramento counterpart, the Davis location had a wonderful patio and it has a bigger selection of beer.

My hubby was impressed with the Belgium beers on the menu. The kitchen knew how to serve up burgers, medium-rare and plenty of flavor. This is the BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger.
BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger

Russian Beer

Original post on my Eurotrip Photoblog

In St. Petersburg, I had issues ordering vodka.

At a cafe near my hotel, I told the server I wanted to sample their vodka. She looked horrified and said she didn’t understand English. I thought this was odd since we managed to go through my orders for an appetizer, dinner entree and a cocktail.

“So sorry,” she said, refusing to offer any selections on what some people call Russia’s national drink. I gave up and asked for the bill.

Moon over St. Petersburg
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Hopeful on Hops

A few weekends ago – we had a preview of Summertime in the Bay Area. As we waited for the meat on the grill, I sipped on vodka cocktails under sunny skies in Oakland – meeting new friends at a birthday BBQ at Scott’s house.

We got the pickled string beans for our New Year’s Day Bloody Mary’s from Scott’s garden. On this weekend, he introduced us to his new garden project – growing hops.

Beer from scratch

He ordered the seedlings online. He prepped the area near what looked like a flag pole, giving them plenty of space for the vines to climb when they start rocking.
Growing Hops

I’m looking forward to the hoppy harvest. I can’t wait to see/smell/taste the beer from this urban garden.
Hoppy Goodness!

We spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying yummy tacos, BBQ chicken and good conversation.

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