Let us look at the Redbird from the box-A little White Rat to start with
And some great Mexican food from Casa de Bandini in Carlsbad, yes there is much great Mexican in my town which is 78% Latino. But man this was good.
Some more Redbirds-no Yadi though and in no particular order.
Following the fantastic meal we headed down El Camino Real and hit Pizza Port Bressi Ranch, also in Carlsbad, for a couple of pints. A tip for visitors wanting to hit one of the area Pizza Ports, this location is one of the easiest for parking and ease of getting to. Having already over the years visited the San Clemente, downtown Carlsbad, Solana Beach, and Pizza Port/Lost Abby locations this one is now my preference. Check out the fermentor made in to an aquarium. Apparently it was on the show Tanked. Strong American Pale Ale anyone?
Next some former Cardinals with their original teams-some of these may shock you. Again not in any order.
Since our number one goal of our trip was to visit with family and friends and because Mondays and Tuesdays are days most microbreweries are closed Pizza Port was the only one visited in San Diego. So up to Los Angeles we headed to meet and stay the night with old friends. Nice having great friends who love craft beer-our first stop with them was Golden Road (now owned by ABinBEV) but it was still a great spot for beer-open air, indoor and outdoor seating and solid brewery only beer. Seasonal IPA flight anyone?
Lastly we hit Highland Park Brewing which was a cool place, LA vibe, solid beers, OK food. Happy New Year!