500 Breweries!

I could see coming up in the list of bottles that I was about to hit 500 breweries. so I did some planning to make sure I was at an actual brewery (not shopping in a store) when I bought a beer bottle that would put me over the top. 

I’m is San Diego and it’s Saint Patrick’s day. I could have looked for an Irish place. But I’m Scottish, not Irish. And, to be honest, I didn’t even realize it was Saint Patrick’s Day when I thought about where I should go. So I honed in on a brewery that might mean something to me on a more personal level. 

I studied auditory sensation and perception as well as research in graduate school. So, when I saw a brewery called Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment, I knew that had to be the place.  They did not disappoint.  

Acoustic Ales Entrance
Acoustic Ales Wood Sign

I walked in to find comfortable couches and a pair of old golden retrievers lazing about. Definitely my kind of place.  

Inside Acoustic Ales
I ordered the quadrupel because (aside from really liking quadrupels) I was digging the name “Westbound and Down” and sat around singing a Smokey and the Bandit song for a while. Then I got down to brass tacks. What bottle was I going to get. Not only were the choices awesome, but the prices were pretty damn good. A range of $6-$8 for each bomber (22 oz). So, there was only one option I could really take here. I got 4 bottles.  

Acoustic Ales Bottles
Say hello to the bottles from the 500th brewery in my collection. Can’t wait to drink them. 

Author: UsedHair

I am a labeorphilist (one who collects beer bottles) looking to discuss the adventures often involved in obtaining the bottles and the challenges that accompany the hobby.

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