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andy_k

Member since Jul 2010 • Last active Feb 2017

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    We're here until 10pm tomorrow, might try and swing by for a breakfast beverage if the weather's slightly less shit than forecast...

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    5oz tasters are just less than 1/3 a pint. I think it'll be ok :p

    Only managed a couple more mini drinks last night at a little dive bar called Toronado. Almanac's Blueberry something? was nice and tart. Sante Adairius 'Four Legs Good', a barrel aged belgian quad. Mmm...

    Popped out to get some food at an Ethiopian cafe down the road, split a $20 platter between us and could still barely move afterwards. Edible plates ftw!

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    US beer update...

    San Luis Obispo - popped to Woodstock pizza and had some more Fig Mtn beer, wishing I'd got the Founders Watermelon Gose but forgot to bring any cash with me, would have popped into Firestone's taphouse across the road too

    Santa Cruz - entered a total burrito coma when we arrived, no beer

    Yosemite - June Bug Cafe had a few beers on, tried some super bland pale ale and then a really hoppy IPA to restore the balance. Neither stood out, and while I wouldn't recommend it for boozing, if you need food or accommodation just outside the valley it's a great spot.

    San Francisco - day 1:

    • Cellarmaker tap house = fuckin' a! Tried 4 or 5 of their beers in 5oz measures (the perfect sample size?) including a collab with Cloudwater. Also tried somehting made with cryogenic hops, very nice
    • City Beer Store - one hell of a bottle shop! Just at the end of their SF beer week with a "sea of sours", tried 3 or 4, Cascade's 'Tangerine Dream' and Sante Adarius' 'Contact Barrier' were the stand outs. They had 750ml bottles of Trappist Achel Blonde, took a lot of effort not to buy one.

    SF day 2, currently hotel boozing - Logsdon Farmhouse' 'Seizoen Bretta' is nice and refreshing. Got Crux Fermentation Project's 'Half Hitch' coming up next, an imperial mosaic IPA...

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    Popped into Figueroa Mountain brewing in Santa Barbara last night, tried a few including Sleeper in the Rye, everything was good and the venue had a good vibe. Quite a few places nearby that looked to be brewing or bringing in decent beer.

    Might call into Central Coast Brewing later, no idea what it's like but it's half a mile from the motel...

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    Haven't had much beer in the US yet. Almanac's Hoppy Sour: Citra was pretty good though, had the brewery recommended as a stop when we get to SF along with Cellarmaker Brewing Co.

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    Aren't rockers modern equivalent of this?

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    Velocity Cliffhanger 30ext 25internal

    Velocity NoBS and Atlas both 19.8 internal

    Sun Rhyno Lite 26 ext, 20 int

    Do H+Son Todestrieb have a machined surface these days? Same question for Sun MTX 33?

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    Point North/Profabrics sell a variety of reflective/high vis fabric if you have access to a sewing machine, search on the site is a bit hit and miss so worth skimming through the categories.

    I'll probably call by Riv. bikes so I'll see if they have any in and post on the cheap.

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    Anyone after a 59cm cream 'roller either beater-spec full bike or f&f drop me a PM! #sorryforthespam

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