Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Perennial Pour Pour Champ

I took this in February at the Blue Parrot in Ocean Beach, I think it's Green Flash's West Coast IPA. Blue Parrot serves its beer in fat-bottomed, faux pint glasses and its pours typically have too much foam.  I keep coming back because of the craft beer selection, reasonable beer prices and one of the best carne asada burritos in San Diego.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Link Drinks

Here is a imperial pint look-a-like glass that is about 14 oz, or so I am guessing.  If the establishment does not advertise its beers as a pint, is it still a poor pour?  I say yes, unless otherwise noted.  This is Port's Truck Stop Stout at The Linkery in North Park on St. Patrick's day.  The Linkery serves its beers in half-size and full-size glasses.  The picture is full-size glass.

Cutting Corners

I have not forgotten about this blog, just haven't had too many poor pours.  Here is an Allagash White is a mystery sized glass from the 3rd Corner's new taps in Ocean Beach.  It's an elegant glass but how much beer is in it?  I don't know, and at $7 I think that is an important question.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Noise, Noise, Noise, Noise

The Corvette Diner is awful and brings out my inner Grinch. It's the noisiest restaurant I've ever been to, and this is by design. Corvette Diner now carries Stone IPA, so its bland, overpriced American food served with a strong helping of noise-induced headache can be eased with a decent beer - but of course the pint is not a real pint. Why is this not surprising? Corvette Diner, San Diego, December 1, 2009.

What the Hell is This?

I'm still trying to figure out whether these were beer glasses or champagne flutes. Was there a liquidation special at the restaurant supply store? These had to be twelve ounce beers, tops. On the left is a Firehouse Hefeweizen and a Stone Pale Ale is on the right, La Gran Tapa, San Diego, December 6, 2009.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

All I Got Was A Rock

Like Charlie Brown, a friend kept getting poor pours while everyone else at the table was getting served full pints. This happened on three rounds, so I am guessing it must have been the brown ale's fault. The picture is a brown ale, don't know the brewer, at the San Diego Brewing Company November 20th, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Fancy Glass Is Still a Short Pint

Ballast Point's Calico Amber Ale at Roseville in San Diego, September 14, 2009. Despite the neat glass this $4 beer was in a short glass, I am guessing 12 oz, maybe 14 oz. That much foam in such a short glass stinks, too. More on Roseville here.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lazy Pour

San Diego Brewing Company, July 22, 2009, Stone Ruination on cask with simcoe hops. SDBC should know better than serving a pour like this. My guess is the bartender just got tired of the hand pump.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The . Ugliest . Beer . Ever

The Venetian, San Diego, August 2008, Venetian House Beer. House beer? Is it really beer? Looks like root beer and tastes like crap.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cool Glass Won't Hide A Poor Pour

Point Loma Sports Bar and Grill, San Diego, January 2009. Sam Adams Spring Ale. I am pretty sure this is not a 16 oz beer.