This was our second visit to Alpine's brewpub (the first time was during last year's brief trip during our West Coast venture). This time, the tap selection was equally impressive, with a whopping FOUR IPAs on draught: the aforementioned three IPAs plus a brand new offering, a DIPA named Bad Boy. I opted for the Nelson first (one of my favorite beers of all time - an IPA hopped with nothing but the zesty Nelson Sauvin variety from New Zealand, the country's best export since Flight of the Conchords). Following the pint of Nelson, I went with the Bad Boy and also Odin's Raven, a delicious bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout. Brewslut opted for the Odin's Raven first, which promoted me to get my own snifter... yeah, it was THAT good! She also tried the Captain Stout and the Chez Moneiux Kreik, the latter of which was the only clunker of the bunch. For lunch, we both agreed that the Southwestern salad was the way to go. With spring mix greens, black bean corn salsa, cheese and avocado served in a tortilla bowl and topped with chipotle ranch dressing, this proved to be a delicious (and filling) lunch.
|Pleeps lookin' cool and sharin' my Odin's Raven.|
|Joking with Pleeps as he poses with the coaster at Manzanita.|
|Surf's up at Pizza Port OB!|