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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Kulula Airlines has a Sense of Humor



WHAT A PITY KULULA DOESN'T FLY INTERNATIONALLY - WE SHOULD SUPPORT THEM IF ONLY FOR THEIR HUMOUR - SO TYPICALLY SOUTH AFRICAN.

Kulula is an Airline with head office situated in Johannesburg . Kulula airline attendants make an effort to make the in-flight "safety lecture" and announcements a bit more entertaining.

Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:

On a Kulula flight, (there is no assigned seating, you just sit where you want) passengers were apparently having a hard time choosing, when a flight attendant announced,
"People, people we're not picking out furniture here, find a seat and get in it !"

On another flight with a very "senior" flight attendant crew, the pilot said,
"Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants."

On landing, the stewardess said,
"Please be sure to take all of your belongings.. If you're going to leave anything, please make sure it 's something we'd like to have."

"There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane."

"Thank you for flying Kulula. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride."

As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at DurbanAirport , a lone voice came over the loudspeaker:
"Whoa, big fella. WHOA!"

After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms in the Karoo, a flight attendant on a flight announced, "Please take care when opening the overhead compartments because, after a landing like that, sure as hell everything has shifted."

From a Kulula employee:
"Welcome aboard Kulula 271 to Port Elizabeth . To operate your seat belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seat belt; and, if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised."

"In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child traveling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are traveling with more than one small child, pick your favourite."

"Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but we'll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your money, more than Kulula Airlines."

"Your seat cushions can be used for flotation; and in the event of an emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with our compliments."

"As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses.."

And from the pilot during his welcome message:
"Kulula Airlines is pleased to announce that we have some of the best flight attendants in the industry. Unfortunately, none of them are on this flight!"

Heard on Kulula 255 just after a very hard landing in Cape Town : The flight attendant came on the intercom and said,
"That was quite a bump and I know what y'all are thinking. I'm here to tell you it wasn't the airline's fault, it wasn't the pilot's fault, it wasn't the flight attendant's fault, it was the asphalt."

Overheard on a Kulula flight into Cape Town , on a particularly windy and bumpy day: During the final approach, the Captain really had to fight it. After an extremely hard landing, the Flight Attendant said,
"Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to The Mother City. Please remain in your seats with your seat belts fastened while the Captain taxis what's left of our airplane to the gate!"

Another flight attendant's comment on a less than perfect landing: "We ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal."

An airline pilot wrote that on this particular flight he had hammered his ship into the runway really hard. The airline had a policy which required the first officer to stand at the door while the passengers exited, smile, and give them a "Thanks for flying our airline". He said that, in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the passengers in the eye, thinking that someone would have a smart comment. Finally everyone had gotten off except for a little old lady walking with a cane. She said,
"Sir, do you mind if I ask you a question?"
"Why, no Ma'am," said the pilot. "What is it ?"
The little old lady said,
"Did we land, or were we shot down?"

After a real crusher of a landing in Johannesburg, the attendant came on with,
"Ladies and Gentlemen, please remain in your seats until Captain Crash and the Crew have brought the aircraft to a screeching halt against the gate. And, once the tire smoke has cleared and the warning bells are silenced, we will open the door and you can pick your way through the wreckage to the terminal.."

Part of a flight attendant's arrival announcement:
"We'd like to thank you folks for flying with us today.. And, the next time you get the insane urge to go blasting through the skies in a pressurized metal tube, we hope you'll think of Kulula Airways."

Heard on a Kulula flight:
"Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to smoke, the smoking section on this airplane is on the wing.. If you can light 'em, you can smoke 'em."
 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Slurp'n'Burp Sipometer
Real-time blood alcohol calculator for your iPhone or iPod

Now Available on the App Store!

It's been 36 days from when the app announcement was first posted here. Its been a longer road than expected getting the app approved by Apple.



The Slurp'n'Burp Sipometer monitors your alcohol consumption sip-by-sip in real time.

If you attach your iPhone or iPod to your beverage container, Slurp'n'Burp will automatically detect when you take a sip and update your blood alcohol concentration. Or you can enter your sips manually. Or you can do it drink-by-drink like other blood alcohol calculators do.

When you take a sip, Slurp'n'Burp emits a contented sigh and when you finish your drink emits a loud burp. If you sip for an extended time, it begins chanting, "Chug! Chug! Chug!" (The sound effects can be disabled.)

Slurp'n'Burp draws a graph of your blood alcohol concentration in real time and depending on your level of inebriation, makes helpful comments such as "Impaired peripheral vision" or "You're probably not as funny as you think."

Settings are provided for the drink size, the alcohol percentage, your weight, and your gender.


 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
If, by using slurp n burp, can I determine how much I weigh by my alcohol content via how many pints I've consumed with alcohol percentage of x? 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Captured on Highway 9 North of Boulder Creek



Photo courtesy Barbara Hammerman 
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[–]westside guy 1527 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Test 123

Just a test. 
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[–]westside guy 1850 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Quantas Airlines Gripe Sheets

After every flight, Qantas pilots fill out a form, called a "gripe sheet," which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft.

The mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, then the pilots review the gripe sheets right before the next flight. Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humour.

Here are some of the actual maintenance complaints submitted by the Qantas' pilots (as marked with a P) and the solutions recorded (as marked with an S) by the maintenance engineers. By the way, it is relevant to note that Qantas is the only major airline in the world that has never, ever, had an accident!



P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.

S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.



P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.

S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.



P: Something loose in the cockpit.

S: Something tightened in the cockpit.



P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.

S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.



P: Evidence of a leak on the right main landing gear.

S: Evidence removed.



P: DME volume unbelievably loud.

S: DME volume reset to a more believable level.



P: Friction locks causes throttle levers to stick.

S: That's what friction locks are for.



P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.

S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.



P: Suspected crack in windshield.

S: Suspect you're right.



P: The number 3 engine is missing.

S: Engine found on right wing after a brief search.



P: Aircraft handles funny. (I love this one!)

S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right and be serious.



P: Target radar hums.

S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.



P: Mouse in cockpit.

S: Cat installed.



P: Noise coming from under the instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.

S: Took hammer away from the midget. 
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[–]westside guy 1704 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
'62 Morgan spotted outside SCMB

 
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[–]westside guy 1704 days ago   [x] [edit]
I think that's Stewart's! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
What year is that '62 Morgan, anyway? 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
I think it's early 60's 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Day 1 of Norms Third Beer Odyssey
(9/14/13)
High Sierra Brewery Carson City, NV


24oz Tall of OMG IPA 6.3% and 80 IBU.
Very refreshing. The Westfalia had to work hard going over #88---about 4 spots was in 2nd gear--18.5 mpg :( puked some coolant at COSTCO. Gas $3.44/gal
Growler refills $10
 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Festivus Pole at SCMB



Don't forget the Festivus traditions:

1. The airing of grievances before the Festivus meal ("I've got a lot of problems with you people...")
2. The feats of strength
3. The labeling of easily explained events as Festivus Miracles 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Is the pole to be made only of iodized aluminum, or can it be made of a non kosher material as well? 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Taylor's Nutsack

 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
That's one big bag-o-peanuts, good thing Taylor is one of the strong women of SCMB! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Just that kind of guy

My neighbor knocked on my door at 2:30am this morning.
Can you believe that, 2:30am?!
Lucky for him I was still up playing my bagpipes.

My girlfriend thinks I'm a stalker.
Well, she's not exactly my girlfriend yet. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
SCMB Amber on tap at Ideal Bar and Grill



Discovered at Jim Gordon's birthday dinner! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
New SCMB Hydro-Flask Sleeve


Maureen Ford Sewing 831 227-5107

Its made from Iraq War Army surplus canvas, zips up tight, and in addition to a shoulder strap that lets you carry it in a no-spill upright position, it has a handle that makes it easy to pour! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Shuttle Endeavour sighted over Santa Cruz



Photo by westsider JIm Gordon. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
West Side Power Outage

A widespread power outage on the Westside started Monday the 24th at about 8 AM. PG&E's estimate for when it will be fixed or when there will be additional information is 11 AM.

The outage is from Mission St. to the coast.

PG&E's outage phone number is 800-743-5002.

9:15am update: PG&E crews are on site. Power restoration expected by 11 AM.

10:05am Power restored.

There is one unsubstantiated report that the outage was caused by a car colliding with a power pole. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
From the Santa Cruz Sentinel:

SANTA CRUZ - Power was knocked out for 1,671 customers in Westside Santa Cruz for about an hour and 45 minutes Monday, according to officials. The outage, which occurred at about 8 a.m., affected signal lights on Mission Street, and homes and businesses from Mission Street to West Cliff Drive north of the wharf, authorities said.

Safeway was affected, too, one customer said.

Monica Tell of PG&E said the cause was not yet known.

She said she did not have an estimate of when power would be restored to the remaining customers.
 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
An Interview with Denny Joints




Best Album of 2011 CD Review

Cry Truly, Apollo of St Paul, Last Beast in Heaven, Cry On


WF: Your name is Denny Joints? (J pronounced like the Y in Yo!)

DJ: That's right.

WF: Joints?

DJ: That's what I put on my CDs that I put out.

WF: You're a musician in Santa Cruz and you're working currently at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing as a bartender on weekends. Tell us about your music.

DJ: I've been doing it around here forever.

WF: What does forever mean?

DJ: Well, since I was 18....about 10 years I've been playing around here. Now I'm doing just music for the 12 string guitar and the voice solo.

I have a big visual thing that I have all these candles and a music stand and this big fucking iPhone prop that I made.

WF: You have a whole environment you create when you play your music?

DJ: That's the kind of the point. I don't want it to be some guy in your fucking living room with a guitar... like..... there's the sound, and the delivery, and the whole atmosphere is very coherent.

WF: Where do you present your show?

DJ: I do house shows all the time because those are easy and people always come. Metavinyl, downtown, is a great place because it's quiet and I always pack it when I play. Everyone always comes and I can really generate this thing.

WF: Do you have any dates that we can....

DJ: I just played on Friday but don't have one right now.

WF: We'll post it on Westside Fog whenever it happens.

DJ: I know a few people who do solo stuff around here whether it's acoustic or not so I always try and keep in touch with them. In San Francisco, my friend has house shows pretty frequently. Thats actually when I started doing this because I never wanted to do solo acoustic but then she said can you play at my party? I went, Well what the fuck am I going to do? What about all the songs on the guitar you've been writing, why don't you do those? Cuz you know I just don't always write for the voice and the guitar.

WF: Do you play exclusively music you've written yourself?

DJ: Well, mostly, and then I do... this last show I did a song by Van X, that I've been playing all the time. It's just a fun song to play..... and then I did an English version of a disjoined German band and they are all about playing on metal and plastic drums and drills and saws. I did a version for the 12 string guitar and a voice and it's in English. I play Patti Smith now and again but mostly it's all the whole set I've written. I play in a punk band in Oakland and I played in Santa Cruz.

WF: Do you play music that your punk band plays?

DJ: Not usually because there's no beat and no electric guitar and there's no, there's just my voice. The last time I played at Metavinyl I played two songs that I do in that band because I ran out of stuff to play. And I played this song, kinda a Ramones song...."Hey asshole, I'm in love with your girlfriend. She's a babe and you're a caveman. Go fuck yourself." and then I did this song, "What do you do when you live in a car?" that I wrote for our punk band but the last several shows I've been doing just all this 12 string guitar.

WF: We're going to be looking for you to be playing ay Metavinyl in the near future?

DJ: Or the Crepe Place. In this town, I haven't really explored a lot of the other places to play for this particular thing because it's all about the environment.

I played at a house party down the street from here on the Westside last week.

WF: Here being Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing.

DJ: Down on Dufour where ever it is. It was kinda ridiculous because the people who came to see me really paid attention, everybody else was just getting drunk and yelling. I was yelling at them for awhile, "Shut the fuck up" and then they actually went outside. This isn't like party sex butt music. This is like intellectual music. It's like Schubert, right?

WF: You don't want people to come and listen to you who are there to get drunk.

DJ: Get drunk, yeah, but if you're not really taking it in you'd loose out on what it is. If I had a huge drum machine or a funk band and it was like where no matter how near or far you are from the sound you're gonna just move your ass, that would be one thing. This is not that type of music at all. This is more like Schubert. It's poetry set to harmony basically ?on the guitar? I'm only dealing with harmony and rhythm. That's all I can really do. I don't play a lot of melody on the guitar because I'm trying to keep up the rhythm.

WF: I know that you're a musician who has some training -- not just some guy with a guitar who's figured this shit out. When you talk about Schubert you actually know what you're talking about.

DJ: Yes there is modulations in the stuff I write... there is...I am absolutely aware of every harmonic change that happens. I don't just pick it out of a hat or just fucking do it because I'm used to it. There's definite purpose. That's why it bears listening because there is a lot of and the music really does move and it really does go places and if you're not paying attention you're not going to know that.

WF: So how do you find venues that allow you to present this kind of music?

DJ: I don't know....I don't really try. I've gotten a lot of house shows.

WF: What do you mean by a house show?

DJ: Where people are having a party and a bunch of people are going to play.

WF: So it's friends of the people of the house?

DJ: Yeah, so like this girl called me up and said I'm going to have a house show do you want to get some people to play and I said yeah, so me and my one friend and one of her friends played.

WF: So if the readers of Westside Fog wanted to attend one of your house shows?

DJ: You could come,

WF: It would have to be publicized somehow...

DJ: Yeah it's pretty much word of mouth and Facebook we do amongst people we know.

Since September alone I've played 5 shows, which is amazing and I found out about all of them within a week or two of the show so they have to be quick.

Denny Joints and Midnite Snack - Facebook

 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Buncha Dems


at the Santa Cruz Democratic Headquarters in The Galleria,

including, beginning one to the left of Obama and working to the right) Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane, Richelle Noroyan (candidate for Santz Cruz City Council), 5th District County Supervisor Mark Stone (running for 29th District California Assemblyman), and our representative in the US House of Representatives (17th congressional district) Sam Farr.

The candidates came to thank the volunteers at the end of Saturday's phone bank in support of Eric Hammer (candidate for 5th District Supervisor) and supporting YES on proposition 30 and NO on proposition 32
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Day 3 of Norms Third Beer Odyssey
Guess where I am now..,
A hint:


Made it back to Rapid City and the Firehouse Brewing Co

for lunch and a beer. No IPA's currently but had a tasty Mojo Bone a little maltier with a bit of hops.
 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Halloween West Side


First demon sighting of the season at the Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Looks like one of the cast of the tv show "true blood." 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Our Man on West Cliff


Photo courtesy Steve Fannell. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Day 5 of Norms Third Beer Odyssey
Lunch at the Ale Asylum in Madison WI

Chicken avocado wrap w/whole wheat and cole slaw---healthy except for the "Satisfaction Jacksin" double IPA 8.35 ABV IBU?

Very strong Santa Cruz vibe down to the tattooed brewmaid.
A nice stop.
 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
So where are the photos of the brewmaid? 
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[–]NormC 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
She was neither willing nor social. I did meet a fellow Bearwolf in spirit. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Day 13 of Norm's Third Beer Odyssey
We stopped in Hastings at Walldorff's Brewery for a Hopaholic DBL IPA 9.4% and 92 IBU's. It was very well balanced so I had 2! The black and blue burger did me in.

Bought a 6 pack if their Hopnoxxious IPA 7.5% and 90 IBU's for $10.50 to go.
Headed to Mason and on to Debbie's to watch her daughter play powder puff football.
 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Day 10 of Norm's Third Beer Odyssey

Outside the Cellar in Sparta MI. The inside was dark as a cave and the beer 2 dimensional and forgettable.
Decided to go to the Rockford Brewery in picture postcard town of Rockford MI.

Excellent service. Hoplust IPA 7.1% a big improvement over the Cellar. Food OK, not great. The waitress said we'd like Harmony Brewing in GD Rapids....She was right! 

The Crossroads Rye PA 7% was a flavor bomb! Eric destroyed a Black Squirrel smokey peated porter--amongst others. 6.9%. Check out their menu online.

I may be starting a new congregation in the Midwest. Let the tithing begin. Rev Norv
 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Day 12 of Norm's Third Beer Odyssey
Only one brewery today in Hastings Michigan called the Walldorff. Heading to the middle of the state to visit Debbie. Daughter junior high school involved in a powder puff football game against some other girls. I get the chance to live what middle America is all about. I should be heading east continuing my journey leaving with regrets or on Monday I'll keep in touch bye 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Days 23, 24, and 25 of Norm's Third Beer Odyssey
Day 23
At the S&pP Oyster Co having Mystic Bridge IPA And lunch. Eric said I needed to visit Mystic River, CT. Good suggestion.

With the entree I had a Shed IPA 6% from Vermont.

I ordered the Seafood Ambrosia---crab. Scallops shrimp and cod $16.95 to go with the Shed.

For just over $30 a wonderful lunch. Thanks, Eric!

Day 24
At the Lancaster Brewing Co in Lancaster PA.

Drove in CT, NY, NJ and PA today. Very windy and rainy. Getting wet on the inside with a Hop Hog IPA 7.9% and 55 IBU's. Not overly hoppy but tasty.

Day 25
Harrisonburg VA

EL: Wow. I had to pay 3.02 yesterday !
NC: A GasWar??? In less than 200 miles I was in PA, MD, WV and VA. Much rather drive in the Appalachians than the coast.
Enjoying a Uinta Hop Notch IPA 7.3% and 82 IBU's at Corgan's Public House in Harrisonburg VA. Closest thing to a brewpub I could find. Best IPA I've had in a while. Hope the County Cobb salad is as good.

A very nice $9 salad! 
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[–]blackswan 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Headed to the Singer-Songwriter Showcase Tonight in Aptos(non-westside turf) to see the Semi-Finalists
compete for the Final Win! It starts at 7 pm. goes until around 9-10pm.
It's at Brittannia Arms Pub. Let me know if "westside guy" wants to go along... 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Britannia Arms Pub
8017 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
Tel: 831-688-1233

18 Draft Ales, Stouts and Lagers 
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[–]ChelseaNicholeCollections 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]


Come & Shop our Holiday Jewelry Open House - Tonight & Tomorrow

Thursday 11/14 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm & Friday 11/15 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Location - Five Gables Family Dentistry - 500 Mission Street - Santa Cruz, Ca

Our jewelry is handmade, unique, one-of-a-kind designs made with european & austrian crystal, natural pearls, and natural stones. We have something for everyone! Come & Shop for the Holidays!

See you there!
 
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[–]Voodoo Girl 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
SCMB at Vintner's Dinner
Fantastic event! We have another opportunity to indulge: August 18. And for a good cause Harvest Food Bank. Be there or be square.

The mighty Guido appeared with flamingo couple. When no one was looking....they got it on.

Holy hops! Anthony serves Stevo-O a pint of Liquid Gold. Look out.

Who knew Nita was a "groupie"........she forced Billy to set up camp in front of the band. I suspect the sax player had a pork chop in his back pocket.
Whoa! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Day 14 of Norm's Third Beer Odyssey
On the road today. Hopefully will hit Quay St Brewing in Port Huron before crossing in to Canada. The "last supper" w/Eric consisted of Dungeness crab cakes, filet and Southern-style green beans.
It's been a wonderful visit and leaving is kind of tough.

Stopped Port Huron at the Quay St Brewing for lunch before crossing over the bridge into Canada.

Just 3 house brewed beers-a cram ale, apricot lager and a pale. I did the pale which was far maltier than hoppy.
The $9.99 fish and chips made up for it.
 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Day 9 of Norm's Third Beer Odyssey
Norm eating a Dirty Bastard and drinking a Double Trouble IPA 120 IBU and 9.4%

At Founders Brewery in Grand Rapids aka Beer City USA.
World's largest art prize. 1500 entries $500,000 in prizes. (For Mo!)

For Tony & Dave

We hoofed it over to Grand Rapids Brewing (at least 10 mi and 95*)

Enjoying a Fishladder IPA 80 IBU's and 6.5% ABV---ambrosia....

Only 3 breweries today. The third, just outside Grand Rapids, Perrin Brewing. Their IIPA w/7 American hops--60 IBU's and ABV 8.9%. They say the flavor "lingers like a four day old house guest"!
Eric's been warned... A very well balanced and pretty smooth IPA.
 
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[–]Voodoo Girl 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
The Beer Wolves wonder if Norm is bringing beer back ? 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
That first pic is great! What a happy guy! Norm in his natural habitat. 
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Day 2 of Norm's Third Beer Odyssey
The Westfalia in its natural environment with its larger relations:


The Westfalia on America's loneliest highway--US #50 in central Nevada. Needed a rest break and a little "hair of the dog"!


At the entrance to the Bonneville Salt Flats--cheap, but OK. The wet summer has wreaked havoc on the speed contests.


Beer cheaper than parking $6 v $4.99 for 1/2 liter. All draft beer was 4% alc and growler refills $7.99. Pale Ale pretty tasty. The Captain Oatmeal Stout was very creamy with hints of coffee and cocoa. It would be a good breakfast drink since I'm favoring a heat sensitive molar.


Bitter Creek Brewing Rock Springs WY. This has been a full day. The mustang pale ale could have been cooler and hoppier.
A good $12 Cobb salad.
Won't go out of my way to return.

 
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Drone spotted on the west side


Well, okay. It was on the ground. But it had just landed.

Maximum flight time is about 20 min. Cost: $10,000. Designed and manufactured in China.

Sky Cityscapes Photography Services http://www.skycityscapes.com 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Day 6 of Norm's Third Beer Odyssey
At my cousin's in Lake Forest, IL.

13,000 sqft on 1860's architecture.
Wes even provided my an attached bathroom...

At least I was served a Goose island 312 Urban Wheat Beer.
Sightseeing in Chicago... 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Day 7 of Norm's Third Beer Odyssey
Last day in Lake Forest and tomorrow I will arrive at the lone beerwolf's aka Eric Longpre, in Spring Lake MI. It'll take a little over 4 hrs and some toll roads and Siri to get there.
Our day in Chicago was illuminating for me. The downtown area was clean, vibrant and possessed some truly amazing architecture.

The second picture was from my cousin's condo. Lake Michigan looks more like the ocean.
I had a Goose Island "Matilda" a Belgian pale ale that was pretty full-bodied and 7% ABV. The locals a pretty proud of this brewery,
Eric has promised some wonderful breweries, but I'll be happier seeing him! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Santa Cruz Cider's First Annual Apple Crush
Two days of picking, sorting, washing, crushing, squeezing, and carousing hosted by Nicole, Felix, and Dave. Cider Rules!
 
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[–]Voodoo Girl 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Thanks Nicole, Felix and Dave............it was a blast! 
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Day 8 of Norm's Third Beer Odyssey
I got to Eric's at noon, lost.
An hour due to EST. I think I'd still be in Chicago if I didn't have GPS. Went to Old Boys Brewery.

And you can boat here. Good pizza and imperial IPA.
Send picture later.
Then went to Odd Sides in Grand Haven.

Third brewery of the day. Mad hatter IPA 5% ABV --kind of a session IPA. Good balance but not aggressively hopped.

A very happy beerwolf!
Eric definitely picked a beer Mecca in which to retire.

Brewery #4 Our Brewing Co. A tasty Careless Whisper IPA 7% 67 IBU. It's been quite a day. Hopefully there will time for cigars later. 
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Day 4 of Norms Third Beer Odyssey
Interstate 90 is always going to equal hundreds of miles of corn... I am about 2 1/2 hours out of La Crosse Wisconsin and I think I can find a brewery there.


Made it to the Pearl City Brewery in La Crosse. Outside not too impressive

Inside better

The "Dankenstein IIPA" rhymes with "Frankenstein" 100 IBUs and 9.5% ABV $5.50 pt (their other beers on happy hour/$2.75). Even better yet!
They don't refill other breweries growlers---not a state law but the brewer doesn't want the chances of a contaminated growler blamed on him. They refill yours in a new one and sterilize yours for reuse.
even better yet!
 
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Westside Breakout
SCMB irregulars escape to Monterey.



English Ales, Cannery Row Brewing, Cherries Jubilee Classic Car Show, Peter B's, Post No Bills Craft Beer House 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Whole lotta super charging went on I'm sure! 
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[–]Voodoo Girl 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Oh gawd......the 4 beers-ka-teers escaped. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Brewdogs of the Westside

Carnitas (Nita), Schultzie, Cooper, Luna, Washington, Rudy, Washington, Ruby the Noof, Shadow the noof, Shamus the noof, Olive, Karuna the Noof 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
These dogs take care of us when we're blowing spit bubbles! 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
I have interviewed all the Wetside Brewdogs and they have all voted .....unanimously for prop 37 thinking it applies to dog food! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Jim Gordon says



"Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery has the best beer in Santa Cruz."
And Jim has been drinking beer in Santa Cruz since 1974... 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
"What year is that '63 Pontiac over there?... Oh I guess I'd never make it as a game show host." 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
And let's not forget that Jim is also a survivor of the great Kelly's potato famine of 2012. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
About life on the west side: "I mean, I guess there's people who live in Modesto.
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
And Jim has persevered through the great beer drought between when the Front Street Brewery closed and Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery opened!.....what a guy! Thank you Jim! 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
I think I heard Jim say that liter Wednesdays was a good stimulus for our local economy as well as a personal boon to his change purse.....with a added bonus of a frosted mug! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
From this week's Comic News.

Santa Cruz Comic News.
 
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Steve's Jazz Kitchen plays on Ingalls St



Walkers on Ingall Street and visitors to MJA Vineyard's tasting room were treated to a few hours of great jazz from Steve's Jazz Kitchen on Saturday afternoon and evening.

The ambiance on Ingalls Street was transformed by the trio's renditions of jazz classics with sax, flute, electric piano and acoustic bass.

Thanks for the great music, guys! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Norm's Brewery Odyssey
12 brewerys, 13 days, 5 states.

Day 0: Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery, on the West Side


Day 1: Sierra Nevada Brewery, Chico, CA
Sue enjoys a Hoptimum (10.4%alc 100 IBU).


Day 3: "Tuesday it was Klamath Basin Brewing, Klamath Falls OR for lunch . OK at best---but they did have fried chicken gizzards! Their Crystal Springs IPA?was solid. ?We plan on hitting the Bend Brewing Co's Locals night tonight."


"Bend Brewing Co Locals Night. $2.75 pt + 1/2 price apps. Had a seasonal One Loudah IPA, dbl dry hopped and 7.5% alc." delicious.


"Deshutes Brewery is a must if you're in Bend. They do NOT make a bad beer. Their restaurant is also top notch.


"Visiting these various brewpubs is an arduous undertaking. My training at the SCMB is standing me in good stead."

Day 4: "We had lunch today at the Three Creek Brewing Company at Sisters, Oregon 20 miles west of Bend. The food and the beer was the best so far in OR. ?Had a superb Hoodoo Voodoo IPA 6.2%/80 IBU's."


"This brewery (10 Barrel Brewing Company) is a don't miss if you're ever visiting Bend Oregon. It is well-run and both the beer and food are outstanding."

"Most of their beers are four dollars for a 20 ounce pint all day-no Happy Hour per se.
We shared an Imperious Imperial IPA 9.2%/80 IBU and the New Apocalypse IPA 6.8%/70 IBU, as well as Cowboy pizza w/sausage pepperoni pulled pork and pepperocinis. Wonderful!
Today will be a very tough day to top for both food and beer."


Norm says, "A killer duo!" -- But which duo is he referring to?

"A tankard of Beer Valley Brewery's Leafer Madness 100IBU India Pale Ale. No tasting room, but Mackeys had it on draft.
A bit of a beer desert here in Ontario, OR."


"Our brief brewpub drought is over. We had lunch today at the Sun Valley Brewery which?is on the way to Sun Valley Idaho and at the start of the scenic Trail through the Sawtooth Mtns. The brewpub was a bit shabbier than I remembered. The brewmaid said business was off due to the recession. Excellent salads and Sue enjoyed her Pine Top Pale Ale made w/4 kinds of hops and juniper. I had their CRANKY Uber IPA (Sue said the name suited me) which was good, but not great. Tomorrow we'll be in Montana. ?Thus far this has been a lot of fun."


"The day started with a rainy morning in Glacier National Park and a nice lunch at Tamarack Brewing in Lakeside, MT, which is on the NW side of Flathead Lake."


"We tried two beers , a Rye Sally Rye 6.1% and 45 IBU's and a Hat Trick Hop IPA 7.1% and 70 IBU's. The rye was more complex and flavorful."


"The salmon with soup and green beans as well as the fish and beer-battered blue cheese garlic fries were delicious.
The beers were $3.75 a pint which seems pretty typical for here.
In a few hours we'll be heading about 15 mi north of Kalispell to Whitefish and the Great Northern Brewing Co and sample their wares."


"We had a "peanut" dinner at the Great Northern Brewery--a bowl of peanuts and pitcher of Going to the Sun IPA 4.7% alc 60 IBU for $11 during their daily 4-6 PM happy hour.
It's session beer. Nothing special. We should've gone back to Tamarack, but for that pesky Montana 48 oz daily beer consumption limit."

Today was a long day--Kalispell, Montana to Twin Falls, Idaho. ?The bright spot was lunch at Bertrams Salmon Valley Brewing in Salmon,Idaho.

We tried their Savage IPA 4.8% alc and maybe 60 IBU. It was okay nothing more. The Danny's Smokey Mac Beer Scotch Ale, a seasonal w/peat-smoked barley 7.6% was excellent, unless you like Sue don't like Scotch.

The stacked burger--1/2# beef patty topped with pulled pork, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato and onion for $8.99 +$3.95 for the "Danny's". I couldn't finish it--the beer yes, the burger, no.

Tomorrow on to Reno and the Brew Brothers in the El Dorado.

 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Margie, Jim, and Tony, not to be out-done by Norm and Sue, go on their own beer odyssey to the English Ales Brewery in Marina.

Their 1066 Pale Ale is a good brew. In addition to their beers, they serve bangers, fish, and chips (as well as other dishes). We were surprised to see Norm's mug hanging on the dealing. Now we know where Norm goes on the days when he's not at SCMB! 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Is this a case of keeping up with the Norms' and Sue'ses? 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
I think many of us are meeting Sue for the first time through Norm's Brewery Odyssey postings. 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Norm is certainly embarked upon a journey that will certainly change his life forever! 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
That burger looks so big I'm sure it would get a Rodney Alan Rippy rating of "way too big a eat!" 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Up or down, guys?

If a man goes into a brewery lavatory only to urinate, should he leave the toilet seat up or down? (Of course he should raise the seat if it is down before urinating.)

I thought this was a simple question; -- of course a well-trained male always leaves the seat down so as not to offend a subsequent female visitor.

"Not so," says a long time visitor of the SCMB toilet. "If you leave the seat down, it invites any subsequent male visitor to try (unsuccessfully) to piss through the seat, leaving the seat soiled for the next female visitor."

Thus, a more considerate approach is to leave the seat up (and clean) so that the next female visitor will be able to lower an unsoiled seat rather than having to deal with a piss-covered toilet seat that may already be in the lowered position.

This is a little-discussed social issue that deserves more open discussion. 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
The proper etiquette in this situation, I believe, would be to put both the seat and the cover down. That way only the most crass of the crass gender would piss on top of the cover but even if one does, the cover will offer some protection to the seat below for the the fairer sex! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Good thinking. That assumes that there is a cover there, of course. 
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Non-white Babies
 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Gary's Snappy Dogs on the West Side
Gary is at U-Save Liquors on Mission weekdays and at Vino Tabi across from SCMB on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.



Update: Gary had been working 6 days/week at the cart. Pete has now taken over Mondays and Tuesdays at U-Save to give Gary some time off. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
There was an article in the Sentinel recently about Gary's Snappy Dogs. Gary says there has been a sudden upswing in business since then. (Sadly, Gary's entry in Westside Fog doesn't seem to have produced a similar effect.)

Gary says the upswing doesn't seem to include younger folks, presumably because they don't read newspapers, but get their information on-line. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Thanks to the Sentinel article, I have discovered Gary's chile! Now I have to decide between chile and sauerkraut on my Snappy Dog. Decisions, decisions.  
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Gary has this mustard made in Illinois by some Dutch people that has only mustard seed in it, but is so hot you would think it had horseradish in it. Seriously good with sourkraut on the dog. 
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Olitas Tuesday beer and taco special for $6!

All the cool people meet at noon on Tuesdays at Olitas and watch the waves, drink beer and eat awesome fish tacos.


View sitting at the Olitas bar and view of the boardwalk from Olitas' men's room.

Olitas Cantina and Grill
49B Municipal Wharf Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 458-9393
Olitas website 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
The Roadhouse in Davenport has $3.00 tacos and $3.50 beer on Taco Tuesdays too!
Davenport Roadhouse 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
So the best thing to do on Tuesdays is to hustle to Olitas for lunch, to SCMB for afternoon pints, then to the Roadhouse for dinner time tacos, beer and entertainment, then back to Santa Cruz's Parrish house for happy hour from midnught to 2! ......,then to Farrell's Donuts til the Brewery opens Wednesday at 12 for a big frosty liter mug! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Looks like the meatball cook-off died a natural death.

Westside Meatball Cookoff 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Emikk's paintings and sketches of the week
Click on an image see an enlarged view.

 
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[–]Voodoo Girl 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Visited library on First Friday to view Emmik's art collection.........displayed nicely and enjoyed other pieces I hadn't seen. Great job Emmikk and the library is cool place to hang out. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
West Side Bags
Maureen Ford 831 227-5107
www.westsidebags.com

One Flat Tire
Amazing bags made from recycled bicycle inner tubes




iPad Shoulder Bags



Custom tablet bags



All made from recycled materials. No two bags are the same! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Maureen Ford, the artist, seamstress, and self-avowed fabri-holic:
 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
I have one of these and it is the cats pajamas! 
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[–]Voodoo Girl 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
I have a mini bag out of the recycled bicycle tires; I love it and matches everything. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
I've had one of these for a few months now and I love it. Its light-weight and isn't cluttered up with a bunch of useless pockets. It has a single outside pocket. The material is really tough and protects the iPad quite well -- and its waterproof. The long strap can be adjusted to however I want to carry it.  
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
I had Maureen make me an extra large one for my 17" Macbook. It's great. Matching computer bags. Maybe I need an extra small one for my iPhone... 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Made from Iraq war military canvas -- its really tough. 
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Brewmaids of the West Side

Highlighting our west side brew maids.


*Left to right: Taylor of SCMB, Kayla the Enforcer and Nicole from SCMB, Lindsay from Riva's, Kayla the Enforcer, Nicole, NIcole, Natalie (aka Natasha the Intimidator), Heather from the Parish, Taylor from SCMB, Maggie the newbie (SCMB), Robyn (SCMB), Natalie (SCMB) 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
All these brewmaids are stellar! 
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[–]Voodoo Girl 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
I love all my brewmaids......................They rock, they are awesome and the most bitchin of all babes. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Einstein says:

(Click on the image to see it full-size.)



Hahahahaha! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Strumpette cider is back at SCMB!

Really great apple cider from Nicole. Made from local apples.

 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Indigenous Westside Art

Matt Miezio: Katelyn Tripp:

Katelyn paints without a brush!

The artists at SCMB:  
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Creepy-looking pods growing in my yard

Who knows what it's turning into... 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
The Boardwalk Blonde visits SCMB for the Summer

Brewer Tommy Mills developed this double blonde on his backyard homebrew system. Deep gold in color, brewed with local honey from Camp Joy. Wildflower aromas, smooth, full of character. 7.5% ABV 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
I like the pint-sized blonde! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Nicole and Felix at Harvey West Park



See the Slide show!

and lots more photos.  
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Still Laughing show during August at SCMB
Click on an image see an enlarged view.


Snapshots of two of the many works on display.


The artist, Sir Tyler Benjamin Speas.

See the rest of the exhibition at SCMB and even more at Blood on Brushes.  
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Spotted on Ingalls St on Independence Day.



Flags available from Adbusters
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Thomas Fallon Mackey at SCMB this month



Thomas Fallon Mackey's Surface Series 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
New restroom lock installed st SCMB



A welcome and long-overdue improvement! 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
If Occupy Dave is in there occupying the rest room, wouldn't the the law of double negative apply and he in, fact would not be in there? ......therefore the restroom lock shouldn't say "in use" but in fact does? 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Sausagefest October 6



Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Uncommon Brewers
Sante Adarius
 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Norm's Second Brewery Odyssey


Back in Bend at 10 Barrel ??Brewing. ?? This is their sampler 10 beers $10. $10 growler refill. so I've got half a gallon of Apocalypse ?? IPA for a nightcap tonight!
It's been a long day left at 3 AM and got into Bend at 2 PM.
A long day but a good day!

10 Barrel Brewing Company sampler.

Life is good on the Snake River.

High Sierra Brewing, Carson City.
The OMG IPA 7.6% 69 IBU's was/is quite good.

A "tap table" Explain later, food's here.

Too bad it's Saturday....

Last stop at mile 1500 , the Snowshoe ??Brewing Company in Arnold. Highway 4 over the Sierras is scenic the boys at steep twisty and slow. Markleeville would be worth a stop.

There Lodgepole I PA was pretty tasty as was the food and service,

Will be home later today.
 
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[–]Voodoo Girl 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Whoa........ They are giving liquid gold away. I cant believe the happy hour prices. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
I think I like the tap table concept, whatever it is. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Westside Diesel
Treven's way cool diesel motorcycle



Read about it here (toward the end of the article here's an interview with Treven.) 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
This thing is so bitchin' I want to do an oil painting of it ......on black velvet! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Westside Fog dumps Imgur

WestsideFog is now using our own ScrewtopDb image service, replacing imgur.

The reason for this is the number of imgur outages and performance issues combined with their decision to change their API, resulting in extra work to maintain Westside Fog that would otherwise have been unnecessary.

Existing images are still served by Imgur, but all images added in the future will be served by the ScrewtopDb image service.


Westside Fog now works with IE 8

The Westside Fog website code has been modified to work around the missing features and incorrectly implemented standards in Microsoft's browser-like program Internet Explorer.

There may still be some issues. If you notice anything strange while using IE, please leave a reply to this entry. 
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SCMB Accepts Delivery of Brand-New Kegs


I count 27 big 'uns and 30 li'l 'uns. 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
The pallets that they are delivered on are top notch as well! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Scott Andrew Jackson at SCMB
This month's featured artist is Scott Andrew Jackson.



925 726-9401 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
BrewBird
Tonto the cockatoo is 22 years old and visited SCMB today with Tim Floyd, his owner. Cockatoos live 50 to 80 years.

 
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[–]Voodoo Girl 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
I hope Tonto will become a regular. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Is the trough half empty or half full?



"Bring on the pigs! " -- an anonymous SCMB occupier. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing has updated their website

The new website is way cool: SCMB Website 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
Hop and Barley Festival
Scott's Valley


The SCMB booth. Sean, Taylor, Molly.


Nita attended and brought her owner Billy.


Some people know how to enjoy a beer festival.
 
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[–]Voodoo Girl 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Hands down....Mugs up....SCMB had the best beer offered at the Hop n' Barley Fest. Loved the sunshine van, too.
Nita had the best idea.........."Billy let's sit under a tree and catch some shade."
And THANK YOU Steve Fennel for rescuing me and letting me borrow your chair for the afternoon. IOU a pint! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   permalink   [x] [edit]
SCMB (Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing) has the best IPA anywhere! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
On Wednesdays, you can get a frozen liter of beer!



Y Not?

(Note the frozen beer down the left side.) 
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[–]Emikk 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
These frosted liter mugs are s-o-o-o good, I had 3 of them last Wednesday!......took me awhile to recover but I'm ready to do it again this Wednesday! 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Rivas on the wharf is serving SCMB IPA and Amber. $3 during happy hour. $4 otherwise.


Drinking SCMB at Riva's last night. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
One cool thing is you can bring your own food and eat it with a beer. I stop at New Leaf, which is real close, and get their tri-tip sandwich on Fridays and then stroll over to the brewery to eat it with a pint of IPA. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Oh, and their Pale Ale is great too. As is their food from Kelly's. 
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[–]westside guy 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
I think their IPA and Amber are actually the best sellers. 
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[–]Voodoo Girl 1854 days ago   [x] [edit]
Mmmm....Horchata has been my favorite to date. Lovely mysterious flavors full of seduction. Pahleeees bring it back. 
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A: Register for a free account and log in. Then click on the "Start a new discussion" link or one of the "reply" links in an existing discussion.


Q: Can I delete an entry that I have made?
A: Yes. When you are logged in, a small [x] will appear at the top of entries you authored. Clicking twice on the [x] will delete your entry and any replies attached to it.


Q: Can I change an entry that I made?
AYes. Your entries will have an [edit] option. Just click on it to change an entry that you have made. You cannot change other user's entries.


Q: What are the up- and down-arrows and the numbers next to the discussion items for?
ALogged in users can click on the up- or down-arrows to "up vote" or "down vote" an entry. The number displayed is the number of up votes minus the number of down votes. You can only vote for an entry once.

Up-vote an entry when you think it was worth reading. Down-vote ones that were not worth reading. (Note that this is different than up-voting entries you agree with and down-voting entries entries you disagree with.)


Q: Can I retract a vote?
AYes. The arrows on the entries that you have voted on will be colored. To un-vote, just click on the colored arrow.



Q: How can I include an image?
A: Place the image URL between double square brackets. Example: [[http://mysite.com/images/myimage.jpr]]

You can upload an image from your computer as well. Just click on the "Upload image" button when you editing your entry.


Q: How do I get the feature where I click on the image and it is displayed full-size?
A: It is automatic. See the example in the following question's answer.


Q: What formatting tags can I use in my comments?
A: Here's a list:

Link [Tea Party Assholes](http://www.teapartyassholes.com) Tea Party Assholes
Italics This is *italicized*. This is italicized.
Bold This is **bold**. This is bold.
Image [[https://i.screwtopdb.com/fiv5t6rhf-l.jpg]]
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