Before that however…
The weather in California has been absolutely beautiful lately! I tend to say that a lot, but that’s because it’s beautiful a lot. Yesterday, my dad and I dropped my mom off at LAX and took the coast back up to enjoy the view of the gorgeous beach. Soon enough, we got hungry and stopped by a little restaurant called Thai Dishes and Sushi Bar in Malibu. Two of my favorite foods together!
We decided to sit in the back courtyard to enjoy the sunshine. This place is right on the Pacific Coast Highway, but you’d never know it once you’re surrounded by the flowers, palm trees and gurgling fountains.
This place makes you feel like you’re spending a day at the beach. And if you’re not too lazy, you can cross the PCH and be at the beach. I fall on the lazy side of the scale, so I just consumed foods.
Thai tea! The perfect drink (besides beer, obviously) for cooling down on a warm day.
Tom Kha Gai – creamy, spicy coconut soup filled with chicken, mushrooms, lemongrass and galanga root.
And sushi! We split the Dragon Roll – tempura shrimp, cucumber, avocado and mixed crab topped with eel and more avocado.
Pad Thai – this picture is not edited in any way. That is the color of the pad thai we got. Not quite sure what artificial coloring we consumed, but it was delicious artificial food coloring!
Now for the part you all scrolled down to see – a giveaway! Here’s the deal: I purchased a crapload of growlers in which to bottle-condition my first beer, Dos Beckis. Because of certain circumstances (I’m doing what always drives me nuts when I read other blogs and keeping this a secret until things are official, just in case plans fall through) I’m moving out of my current living space which has LOTS of storage space into a smaller space where I won’t be able to house all of these growlers. Therefore, I’m giving away SIX Ladyface growlers, ONE Karl Strauss growler and ONE Island Brewing Company growler. These growlers are EMPTY, clean, and in great condition.
These decorative bottles are perfect for filling with water and flowers, using as a paperweight, decorating your shelves, or even filling with beer from the designated brewery stamped across the glass (If you are 21 or older, of course)! Here are the rules:
1. You must be 18 or older to enter this giveaway.
2. You must be able to travel to the northern Los Angeles County/Ventura County area to pick up the growler by May 19th. There will be no shipping cuz I’m poor and stuff.
3. I can’t think of a third rule.
How to enter:
1. (For beer lovers) Leave a comment below describing your current favorite beer, including its aroma/flavor profiles (if you’re 21 or older, since you obviously have never tasted beer if you’re not yet 21…) and which growler you’d like to receive.
2. (For those whose eyes haven’t been opened to the magic of craft beer/those under 21) Leave a comment below explaining why you’re entering a giveaway for a growler that traditionally holds beer. If you plan on doing something creative with it, let me know!
1. “Like” me on Facebook and leave a comment below telling me that you did.
2. Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment below telling me that you did.
3. Add me as a friend on Untappd and leave a comment below telling me that you did.
I’ll randomly select eight winners on Wednesday, March 14th, assuming at least eight people enter, and send them the info about where to pick up their winnings!
6 Responses to Growler Giveaway!
My favorite beer is the North Coast cellars reserve old stock ale :
Aroma: light caramel followed by strong bourbon aroma and a hint of wood and vanilla
Taste: A well balanced blend of candied figs, vanilla, and brown sugar alongside caramel and oak flavors
I would like a lady face growler please!
Skip and Go Naked Specialty Lager, by Weed Brewing Company: This is, perhaps, the best lager I’ve ever tasted. It smells like cinnamon and honey, and has a slightly spicy taste. While it’s crisp, like you’d expect a lager to be, it is by no means weak or watery, but doesn’t err in the other direction by being too flavorful. I would enjoy this with honey-baked ham sandwich on wheat, Christmas cookies, or a cold juicy apple while laying in a hammock under a shady tree on a warm day.
I would like the Karl growler, since I live in San Diego, or the Island growler, since I already have a Ladyface growler, and don’t get up there often anyway.
It would be great to pick up a growler but North County is oh so far away haha.
Anyways, I just tried the Stone/Bear Republic/Fat Head TBA collab and it’s fantastic. This new-to-me style is a texas brown ale, which is a hoppy brown ale. I do love my hops and the darker molasses taste differentiates it from the bright IPAs that I normally drink.
Good luck on the move and growler giveaway!
My favorite beer to date is Allagash Brewery’s Curieux Ale. It’s a tripel ale that’s aged in Jim Beam Bourbon Barrels. It’s got coconut, vanilla, and bourbon notes and it packs a punch!
I’d be happy with either the Karl Strauss or the Island Brewing growlers. I’ll probably put some of my own craft brew in there to bottle condition, and I think having a variety of interesting growlers is always cool.
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May I get a Ladyface growler in return ??
As for my current favorite beer….I’m really liking Enegren’s Altbier as my new staple, but my taste bud memory is far too pathetic to go into a flavor profile at this point. Allow me one in-hand and I’ll describe it!
Or how ’bout this – It pairs well with one of your cookies [;