Beach House Winery

This was another place I found while bored and scoping out Yelp. This was a hidden gem out in east (very east) Oceanside. It’s a bit far from the beach, but the name refers to the view. They have a small tasting room here, and you can taste for $15 or buy a bottle and take it upstairs and enjoy it on the deck.

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We grabbed a bottle of their Nebbiolo and enjoyed it upstairs. The Nebbiolo was oaky, smoky, deep, rich, and tasted of berries. We paired great wine with gorgeous scenery, and searched for unrealistically extravagant and expensive houses nearby for purchase. It was a Sunday to remember.

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Night Time and Red Seal

Another good beer I’ve had the pleasure of drinking recently is the Night Time by Lagunitas. It is an American Black Ale and is smoky, deep, bitter, and rich. It has a little bit of a spicy bite. I had it recently, but it would be a wonderful holiday beer with the warm spices. It’s a little reminiscent of chocolate and coffee, and is nutty. It’s 7.9% ABV, and 74 IBU’s. The beer cutely warns the drinker to “fear the dark” (pictured above).

On Saturday, I met a friend in San Clemente. The weather was amazing (I guess not surprising for SoCal this time of year). We had a beer at the Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar outside on the balcony, overlooking the ocean. I had a Red Seal Pale Ale by North Coast Brewing. It’s on the hoppy and flavorful side for a pale ale, and the color is sort of an amber. It starts to taste a bit sweeter and nuttier as it gets warner. It is 5.4% ABV and 42 IBU’s. Overall, nice beer (see below).

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