About I Stop For Hops

I’ve been blessed to be able to visit a number of breweries and brew pubs across the United States and have enjoyed many wonderful tours given by passionate brewers and have enjoyed many wonderful pints of great beer.  This blog is a simple opportunity for me to share my experiences with others who may be interested.  I hope you find something you enjoy.

Pizza Port, Ocean Beach, CA

I stopped in at Pizza Port in Ocean Beach, California.  I threw caution to the wind and had a slice of pizza – mind you, I haven’t had carbs in four months and have dropped 50 pounds – and it was delicious!  I did also have a big kale salad as well.  Their Jetty IPA was a perfect pairing.  I need to drop another 50 before I’m back in the area again so I can have another slice!

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Half Door Brewing Company, San Diego, CA

I stopped in at Half Door Brewing Company in San Diego, California for dinner.  The Victorian house they occupy right down the in Gaslamp District near Petco park is wonderful.  It feels like the Irish pub that it emulates.  Their food and beer are delightful.  I enjoyed the Hanger Steak and my wife said the Scottish Salmon was one of the best dinners she’d ever had.  Roark Red Ale is a malty treat that paired well with dinner.  And rather than dessert, their Gimmick Ale did not disappoint as an after-dinner drink.  Think golden stout with hints of white chocolate and peanut butter.  Like a white chocolate peanut butter cup in a glass.

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