My Friends

Arrow Up

Arrow Up
Arrow Down
,
  • Sun
    26
  • Mon
    27
  • Tue
    28
  • Wed
    29
  • Thu
    30
  • Fri
    31
  • Sat
    1
Spring Valley Tailgate & BBQ Festival Oct 26, 2014 The community event takes over the streets surrounding the Cali Comfort restaurant, where 30 teams vie for title of best BBQ. Event includes games, live music, street vendors and more. Proceed benefit after-school sports programs. 65 other events on Sunday, October 26
 
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays
Theater
A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
News
City’s contract tweaks both tighten and loosen requirements
Editorial
From San Diego City Council and Congress to Secretary of State and all the proposition, we have your ballot covered

 

 
Log in to use your Facebook account with
San Diego CityBeat

Login With Facebook Account

Recent Activity on San Diego CityBeat
 
Home / Blogs / Get to the Pint
. . . .
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 - Get to the Pint

New brew reviews: Bellowsman smoked stout

I drink it so you don't have to -- but you still probably should, though

By Ian Cheesman
societe Another fine chap joins the Societe
- Image courtesy facebook.com/societebrewing
It was a Saturday night. I'd been granted an extraordinarily rare hall pass and was ready to party non-stop until the break of 11 or maybe 11:30. I mean, could have probably gone on longer, but I had a lot of yard work to do the next day and wanted to get a jump on it so it didn’t eat up my whole morning, y’know? Anyway, come hell or high water, I was on a mission to get sensibly tipsy and make it to bed at a reasonable hour. I only hoped Toronado was ready to take me on.

I like to start of my evenings of carefully curtailed hedonism with a new beer, so I reached for a Bellowsman from Societe Brewing. It's Societe's smoked stout, and it looks it: This brew is an entirely opaque, inky black. It has bountiful aromas of coffee, caramelized malts and bacon. However, it’s much lighter in the mouth than that foreboding presence would have you believe. The prominent flavors of smoke, pepper, bacon and coffee glide through without being overly chewy.

This one was a no-brainer for me. The Bellowsman is a mighty smoky quaff, but light enough that it won’t feel out of place as the weather veers to the warmer. If you can find it, try it.
 
 
Close
Close
Close