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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2008 10:00 pm

When Lodi businesswoman Sam Rehmke went on vacation in San Diego this summer, she didn't restrict herself to posh seafood restaurants and ritzy nightclubs.

She wanted beer.

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5 comments:

  • posted at 12:13 pm on Wed, Aug 20, 2008.

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    mmmmmm....beer.

     
  • posted at 8:34 am on Mon, Aug 18, 2008.

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    WOW Another Lodi Beer Company Ad. Just amazing. Absoutely amazing

     
  • posted at 5:20 pm on Sun, Aug 17, 2008.

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    Voter, the brewer there is always making something new. I'm not sure what pale ales are currently on tap, but they make a "Sloughhouse Pale Ale" that's pretty popular. They have a habit of naming their beers themselves, like "Big, But Blond", and "Woodys Hophead Red". You can get a really good black and tan there too. Go on a Saturday night and stay for the live entertainment (if they still have it). I've seen Mick Martin and Jackie Greene play there, along with lots of others. They play on the smallest stage/dance floor you've ever seen. If you like their stuff, join their brew club. The annual picnic alone is worth the fee. Fun regulars and Donell the bartender. If she's there, you'll know her by her laugh. Have fun.

     
  • posted at 11:11 am on Sun, Aug 17, 2008.

    Posts:

    Thanks for the tip--haven't tried Elk Grove Brewery yet, but will give a go. How's their IPA?

     
  • posted at 3:25 pm on Sat, Aug 16, 2008.

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    If you're a beer head (pun intended), you have to go to Elk Grove Brewery. Their brewer is one of the best in the country, if not the world. They have won some very prestigious awards in the past including "Best Small Brewpub in the U.S.", at The Great American Brew Fest in Colorado. Their beers are exceptional, their food is hit and miss. Outstanding burgers, but skip the chicken parmesan. If you go, you got to try the "dilly dippers", deep fried dill pickle chips. Pretty good......really!

     
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