Three years ago (April 30, 2010) Automatic Brewing Co served it's
very first beer that was brewed at Blind Lady Ale House. Some of you
might remember tasting Chocolate Rain, too at the CityBeat Festival of
Beer. It was an oatmeal stout brewed on a 2bbl "system" in the kitchen
at BLAH soon after getting our license.
"celebrating" with some beers we've been squirreling away. Watch for a 6
beer flight at BLAH and a 3 beer flight at Tiger!Tiger!. Flights will
start on Tuesday the 30th and hopefully pour all week long. We'll also
be releasing two new beers to help celebrat. On Friday the 26th the plan
is to release a new Wit and then on Tuesday the 30th watch for DRMO IPA
hitting the taps. DRMO (Don't Run Me Over) IPA features tangerines we
picked at Bailey's Farm in Valley Center.
San Diego/Leipzig IPA with Simcoe & Citra Hops and a dash of Sea Salt. Dry-hopped, un-filtered, un-fined, & 100 naturally
carbonated...effectively, the whole batch is “Tank-Conditioned” (like Bottle- or Cask-Conditioned).
.4L Willi $6
64oz Growlers $16
Release: 4/5/13 at Blind Lady Ale House & Tiger!Tiger!
Wednesday, March 27th join us after work as we celebrate Michael Jackson - The Beer Hunter's birthday with an Automatic/Port collaboration beer brewed in honor of the late writer. We'll be watching 3 DVDs worth of "The Beer Hunter" and toasting with this special beer release.
Tuesday, April 30th will mark 3 years since we served Chocolate Rain, Too for the first time. We'll be celebrating the date with a new version of the beer. Maybe with peanuts, maybe with something else. We'll also have plenty of other Automatic beers on tap along with some other fun stuff. More details to come.
New beers have been popping up a BLAH and Tiger!Tiger! each week. Our Current Line-Up... Peel Sessions - Pale Ale Blactagon - Black Ale Quadracycle - Belgian Golden (brewed for BLAH's 4th Anniversary) Cape Townie - Pale Ale
And Released Today: White Riot - Wit Thank You Ma'am - Pink Wit (brewed for Brewbies and yes, it's PINK!)
AutomaticBrewingCo will be at San Francisco Beer Week Feb 15-17th.
HERE'S THE PLAN, SO FAR.... At THE MONK'S KETTLE on the afternoon of the afternoon of the 15th from 2-5:30-ish. 1) White Riot 2) Quadracycle 3) Blactagon 4) White Riot on Coffee http://www.monkskettle.com/
ALEMBIC on the 16th for happy hour from around 4-7pm. 1) Thank You Ma'am 2) Cape Townie 3) Quadracycle 4) Peel Sessions http://www.alembicbar.com/
Mon, Jan 28th we'll kick of the BLAH 4th Anniversary events with our very first All Automatic Brewing Co, All Vegan Beer Dinner at Tiger!Tiger! Buy tickets here.
Tuesday the 29th at 5pm we will release Automatic Quadracycle, a Belgian Strong brewed for Blind Lady's Anniversary.
Saturday, Feb 2ndAutomatic Cape Townie will go on tap at BLAH & Tiger!Tiger! for our annual Cape Run and Townie Ride (buy tickets for the cape run here http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/319661). Watch for it possibly going on tap at at Live Wire & Toronado on Fri, Feb 1st. More info TBA.
Also, keep a look out for a Belgian Pink Wit for Port's Brewbies Fest.
Pale Ale brewed with Orange Peels and Sea Salt
Pour Size .4L Willi
Release Date 01/18/13
On tap at Blind Lady Ale House & Tiger!Tiger!
Released 1/18/13: Orange Peel Pale Ale 5.8% ABV, 35IBU, brewed with Organic Malt, Centennial Hops for bittering, Orange Peel for Aroma & Flavor...and sea salt for general satisfaction & mouth-fullness. Hoppy, Citrus-y, and Session-able, while still being 5.8%. Filled 16x50L kegs, and 4x30L kegs.
Blacktagon Black Ale .4L Willi/ $5.50
Released 1/11/13This beer is Black Ale made with Midnight Wheat (tm), a black Wheat Malt (as opposed to Barley Malt) which adds a clean, light roasted character that comes across as Chocolate more than Roasty or Coffee-like. While this isnt a hoppy beer, it isn’t really sweet either. It’s balanced, dark, dry, and fairly “sessionable” at 5.5%Abv. Almost like a German Schwartzbier (Black Lager), but Schwarzbier would be a lager, and this is an Ale.
Automatic Election-Day Beer releasebased
on the White House home-brew. Made with friend/brewer Tom Garcia, Head
Brewer of OffBeat Brewing co. The beer is called VOTE FOR OBAMA and
costs $7 for a .5L; If you’re wearing your I VOTED sticker it’s $5. ABV
Election on the big screen.
@ BLAH Saturday, November 10
Automatic Brew Co Flights, all day $20
Brown Metal, Creepy Jackalope Irish Red, Insider Belgian Insider Kumquat, RYE P.A., OBAMA WINS Election Ale, and one special beer more TBA!
@ BLAH Saturday, November 10
Automatic Brew Co Flight Tasting with Brewmaster Lee Chase
The time has come: Automatic Brewing has made the transition from Nano to Small Brew-pub, which means...GROWLERS! Today we begin offering 64oz Jugs of beer To-go at BLAH, and Transition Pale Ale is a nice summer-time beer for a warm San Diego day!
On Friday, Oct 24th we finally sold growlers at Tiger!Tiger! We're thinking this was probably the first ever growler sale on El Cajon Boulevard and most likely the first every in North Park. Hopefully this marks the start of growlers being available all the time at Tiger!Tiger! Standard growler laws apply. No bottle from other breweries (for now) and only Automatic Brewing Co beers. Cheers!
On Saturday January 29th we will release 3-SPEED BROWN in honor of Blind Lady Ale House's 3rd Anniversary. It will run out. Made with Treehouse Coffee's Yirgacheffe and organic malts. We are tapping it at 11:30am (but Lee might show up a little later sweaty and in a cape.) No growler-fills or sales (except the ONE in the raffle prize!)
Sorry we've been a little out of it, but we've been busy building our new Daught Beer & Sandwiches spot. Tiger!Tiger! is now open. Hopefully we'll get back to building out our new 10bbl system pretty soon. Meanwhile, watch for an Automatic Brewing Co / Mother Earth collaboration Coffee IPA available during SDBW.
TapHunter.com’s American Craft Beer Week blogging series continues with an in-depth look at brewer Lee Chase’s efforts to raise the beer bar (part 1 and 2 here). Above: Chase writing up his beer offering for the first in a series of coffee beers by Automatic Brewing. More on Chase’s coffee series and what we can expect to drink by summer time, below.
Artisan pizza pies from Blind Lady Ale House decorate the cover of this month’s San Diego Magazine, the perfect snack to accompany Candace Woo’s Critic’s Pick for ‘Best Craft Beer Selection’ in town. BLAH’s curated selection of craft beers from around the world to those small batches made in-house represent brewer Lee Chase’s dedication to quality, a relevant concern as San Diego breweries and pubs grow in numbers. Curious to find out more on Chase’s quest to raise the beer bar, TapHunter.com asked a few questions exploring BLAH’s involvement with the Honest Pint Project, the quest for clean beer, and an expansion for Automatic Brewing Company debuting this summer. TapHunter: What did you learn at Stone Brewing Company that you still put to use and think about in your endeavors at Blind Lady and/or Automatic Brewing Co? Chase: Undoubtedly, I learned a ton from my years working at Stone: We grew the brewery from 0-55,000 barrels of beer per year over the 9+ years I was there. However, a lot of that growth was applying what I’d learned from studying Malting & Brewing Science at UC Davis. Read More...
We started off Bike to Work Week in typical Automatic style with a 3-wheeled delivery of Insider Belgian Cream Ale to the North Park Festival of Arts. This beer was chosen by FM94/9 Insiders and was brewed specifically for the North Park Festival of Arts. Money raised at the festival from this beer benefits "About the Music Fund" which supports music education in San Diego County public schools.