Alright, one more non-beer related post before we get back to the regularly scheduled programming. I know it’s been a month since our Wedding weekend, but there were a few more cool things worth sharing from it.
First, one of the cool surprises from the wedding was that Kristen had a beer cake made. I’ll be honest, I had never heard of a ‘Groom’s Cake’ before, so this was a total surprise to me. It turned out really nice, and was still really fresh when we had a couple slices a few days later.
Sunday was a lot of fun. We had to be out of the hotel by noon, so Kristen’s dad rented a 15 passenger van that we took down to Stone. We couldn’t think a better way to relax after the big day than kicking back at their brewery. It was really nice to catch up with everyone while enjoying the beautiful weather.
For anyone that hasn’t been to Stone in Escondido, their property is pretty awesome. The ‘Gardens’ consist of grass, trees, lots of rock features with waterfalls, and koi ponds. It’s a great place to kick back in the shade with a beer. The food is pretty amazing too (can anyone say chilaquiles eggs benedict?) It was the first trip to Stone for a few of our friends, so we went on the tour with them. Our tour guide was really nice, and their tour was as informative as ever. Stone’s expanding quite a bit, so it was cool to see what was changed.
Afterwards, we hit up the gift shop, and ran into a couple people that were fans of the blog! What are the odds?!?! Anyway, we bought a couple fresh bottles of Enjoy By, and drove back up the coast.
Oddly enough, Stone didn’t have the most recent Enjoy By on tap at the brewery. The funny part is, later Sunday night we went out for dinner at one of our favorite mexican places (La Sirena), and what’s on tap? Enjoy By. Despite being a little ‘beered-out’ I had a pint of it. When in Rome… Anyway, that’s about it for now. I have a bunch of beers in the pipeline, a few ‘how-to’ posts about half written, so there is lots of stuff on the way. Cheers!