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Beer Cans As Wall Art

As we all know, I love beer.  My favorite part about it is the variety.  I think these folks at Studio On Fire agree with me, but they are doing much cooler things to show it.

Studio On Fire's Beer Can Wall

Studio On Fire's Beer Can Wall

They have, oh so carefully, put up over 500 cans on their wall, from what looks like all ages and styles.  Even more impressive they opened almost all of them from the bottom preserving the orginal seal.

Not only is it an impressive number of cans, they have some of the most unique can’s I’ve ever seen!

I love this one called Old Frothingslosh. Too funny.

A can of Old Frothingslosh.  Do want.

A can of Old Frothingslosh. Do want.

Studio On Fire – “It’s Superior”
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The Monk’s Kettle

I went to the Monk’s Kettle last night and really enjoyed myself. I had heard they have a great beer selection and all, but looking back I realize I just didn’t understand.

The Monk's Kettle San Francisco

The Monk's Kettle San Francisco

It took about twenty minutes to get seated but it felt like nothing because we were too preoccupied at the bar looking at the incredible beer list… actually it’s more like a menu.  Good atmosphere, and though it was full it didn’t feel that way at all.  The staff was awesome and really knew what they were talking about, so their suggestions were perfect.

I started with an Uncle Fudd by Moonlight Brewing. Great start since it was 3.75 for a 10oz and it helps you ease yourself into the trouble you’re about to get into.

Next, the Speakeasy Rumrunner Rye. I was really excited about this one.

Speakeasy Rumrunner Rye

Speakeasy Rumrunner Rye

About two months ago I went to the Speakeasy brewery and ended up getting to try this when it was still in the secondary.  Delicious then and even better now.

Next was Lost Abbey Inferno Ale.  Great Belgium Strong, though whether it was a Pale Ale or just the way they like their Ale’s I couldn’t quite tell.  Great body to it and the strong flavor went great with the Belgium “fluffiness”.

Lost Abbey Inferno Ale

Lost Abbey Inferno Ale

And last but not least, Underberg from Germany.  The 44% ABV, Natural Herb Bitter devil in a 4oz bottle.  It tasted like Fernet’s on steroids.  If you’ve never had Fernet’s, it’s like the bastard offspring of whiskey and a herbal cough drop.

Underberg from Germany. A 44% ABV herbal devil.

Underberg from Germany. A 44% ABV herbal devil.

All that on top of a fantastic meal with cheese plates and lamb burgers and balsamic reduction and… it was just awesome, o.k?

Monks Kettle:  9/10

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Consecration at the Toronado

Mmmmm… Russian River’s Consecration at the Toronado. Nothing better. A 10% ABV Sour Ale that tastes like “wine that’s gone bad with butter” according to Tim, but in a strangley delicious way.

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