Pizza Port’s Real Ale Weekend

by The Editors on June 11, 2009

Pizza-Port.JpgAle will be worshipped as the nectar of the gods that it is this weekend as Pizza Port Carlsbad brings Carlsbadistan its 12th Annual Real Ale Festival June 12 & 13, 2009. The festival begins on Friday afternoon at 4 PM and features:

The most amazing selection of over 60 beers served from casks in the traditional style! It’s a great way to get educated while having too much fun! . . $25 to get in which includes a commemorative glass and 8 taster tickets. Only $1 for each additional 4 ounce taste once you’re inside the festival! Tickets are only available at the door for this the day of the festival!

The VIP session, which begins Friday at 1 PM, is completely sold out, but we’ve heard that if you roll up to the door with $40 in your hand, you just might be able to get in.

[Link: Pizza Port via The Full Pint]

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The Wine Spot Flies Blind

by The Editors on March 26, 2009

Brown-Paper-Bag-Blind-Tasting.JpgFor those who think there is nothing better than drinking wine out of brown paper bag on State Street, Andy and Jen at The Wine Spot have the perfect solution with their April Fool’s Blind Flight.

This week, test your senses with a blind flight and try to win a free tasting. Masquerading as bottles of malt liquor in simple, brown paper bags, the wines we choose will exhibit typical characteristics of common varietals. Swirl it, sniff it, sip it, and take your best guess. After the dust settles, we will take the best guesses and the winners will be rewarded with a deep sense of pride… and a free tasting.

Drop by anytime this week for a little sip and swirl escape.

[Link: The Wine Spot]

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Belgian Beer Party At Pizza Port

by The Editors on March 19, 2009

PizzaportAs if Carlsbadistan needs another reason to drink beer. Pizza Port is loading up on the good stuff next weekend for a Belgian Beer Party blow-out on Saturday, March 28, 2009, according to a story on

More than 100 Belgian and Belgian-style beers will be available for sampling. The first session is from 10 am to 4 pm. The second session is from 5 pm to 11 pm. Pre-Sale tickets are available for $40 at the Pizza Port website – Tickets will be $45 at the door, if there are any left available. There will be 3 liter bottles opened every hour and the Pizza Port bottle shop will have glassware and full bottles for sale. Look for a pre-party on Friday the 27th at Pizza Port Carlsbad with 10-20 Belgian beers on tap.

Pizza port is located at 571 Carlsbad Village Carlsbad. Click the link to buy tickets.

[Link: Pizza Port via]

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Pizza Port’s 12th Annual Strong Ale Festival

by The Editors on December 3, 2008

Saf XiiWe keep saying we’re not going to miss this again, so here is the reminder: The Pizza Port Brewing Company’s Strong Ale Festival starts Friday December 5, 2008 at 4 PM until 11 PM and Saturday December 6 from 11 AM to 11 PM.

The most amazing selection of close to 75 beers above 8% alcohol! It’s a great way to get educated while having too much fun! . . . By popular demand the VIP SESSION is from 1-4pm on Friday featuring the first crack at all the beers and 25 additional taps with limited ticket sales for $40 that go on sale October 15th!

The regular tickets are $25 including a commemorative lass and 8 taster tickets. Or, be a player and go VIP. Click the link for more info and to purchase tickets.

[Link: Pizza Port Brewing Company]

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Pizza Port Medals Up At Denver Beer Fest

by The Editors on October 15, 2008

Carlsbadistan’s Pizza Port Brewery came home from the Great American Beer Festival last weekend loaded down with medals, according to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune .

The Port won five total: silver medals for their Night Rider Imperial Stout and Party Pants Pilsener, and bronzes for Cow Stout, Port Truck Stout and State Beach Blonde.

That’s more medals than any other brewery in San Diego. Nice work.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]

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Skateboard Movie Premiere At Hensley’s

by The Editors on October 8, 2008


Apparently, this premiere is for skateboard fans who are 21 and older.

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Hensley’s Is All Grown Up

by The Editors on July 20, 2008

Ann1Yr HensleysHard to believe that it’s already been over a year since Matt Hensley transformed Squid Joe’s into Hensley’s Flying Elephant and created one of North County’s best live music venues (and drinking establishments).

On July 22, 2008 Hensley’s will be celebrating their one year anniversary all day with “free food, drink specials, promo girls, and live music.” Promo girls? We might have to check that out.

[Link: Hensley’s Flying Elephant Pub & Grill]

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Photos From The Black Van Premiere

by The Editors on June 6, 2008

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The action sports industry invaded Carlsbadistan tonight as Hensley’s Flying Elephant Pub & Grill, Brixton and UNIV hosted the North County premiere of the surf film Tales From The Black Van. But they were also here to rock out with The Embalmers, The Drowning Men, and Japanese Motors. Follow the jump for a couple more photos and a teaser for the film.

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Black Van Surf Movie Premiere At Hensleys

by The Editors on June 2, 2008


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Koko Beach Lightens Up

by The Editors on May 29, 2008

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Koko Beach has been one of our long-time favorite late-night Carlsbadistan dining spots. There is nothing better than a Teriyaki Chicken (or Top Sirloin) dinner with a bowl of French Onion Soup, salad, and warm bread at 11:45 PM when you just don’t feel like anything else. And the lounge is a legendary secret spot for professional imbibers. That’s why we’re wondering what is up with the new windows. We can’t think of anything we do at Koko Beach that will be enhanced by more light, but then we’re sure it’s going to be better once we get used to it.

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