Spirits Untapped

Investigating the spirit and spirits of bars & breweries


San Diego

Beer Unboxing from Canada Craft Club

I have had a subscription to Canada Craft Club for a long time, and each month the box arrives, I delight in the opening of it. So when the box arrived yesterday, I thought it might be fun to record... Continue Reading →

899 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

I'm an avid "logger" on the social beer app UNTAPPD. And so, every year I like to take a quick review of my "past year in beer." Here's a quick look at it. Though I try NOT to check in the same... Continue Reading →

Liz’s 3 Most Memorable Beers – #2

Spicy chili, ginger and lime in a wit beer. The description of this beer from Ballast Point Brewery highlighted a key word that initially turned me off......wit.  Early on, as I tried different styles of beers, I recognized that I had... Continue Reading →

Crazy Over Krisp

One of the first bars that we visited when we were in San Diego this past July was The Hopping Pig Gastropub in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown. The bar was quiet as it was mid afternoon when we walked... Continue Reading →

An Unexpected Bolt of Fun

A common theme that you'll likely read about on Spirits Untapped will include the amazingly wonderful things that can happen when one is open to new experiences and following slightly uncharted paths when exploring. Liz and I do a LOT of... Continue Reading →

Half Door Brewing

We absolutely loved hanging out at Half Door Brewing, and not just because of the wonderful atmosphere -- this brewery and restaurant/bar on the corner of Island and 9th in downtown San Diego looks more like the two story house... Continue Reading →

Modern Times Beer

YES, those are comic books covering the back wall of Modern Times Brewing in San Diego. Just one of many fun and novelty-inspired additions that make for a fun atmosphere. Might as well enjoy the sights as much as you're... Continue Reading →

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