DFO Meetup – Karl Strauss, Costa Mesa

Earlier this year, my good friend was hired by Karl Strauss as one of their Brewers. Many years ago he home-brewed, where he produced some pretty amazing creations (the Mojito Pale Ale, an Espresso Stout on par with a Yeti and too many Belgians to count all come to mind) and eventually took a gig working at a local microbrewery in North County San Diego as their Assistant Brewer. This latest jump is big, and as of earlier this month, has been given the right to brew a beer of his own creation on the Karl Strauss system. It will be ready in a few weeks time, and I certainly will be posting more about it in the near  future.

To commemorate this occasion/excuse to drink, the Southern California chapter of the Commentist Party will be meeting at the Costa Mesa location of Karl Strauss Brewing Company, for beers, debauchery and above all else, football. I figured this would be a good middle ground for those of us driving between LA and San Diego. You are all encouraged to come and join us, as we enable each others poor decisions. Some of our teams will even be playing each other! Certainly, that could never lead to any trouble. Luckily for me, the Chargers will be on a BYE, so none of you will have to see a grown Commander cry.

Where, for people too lazy to follow a link?
901A S Coast Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

When. you might ask?
Sunday, November 15th
Approximately 1pm

At least, 1pm is when I plan on arriving, in time for the afternoon kickoffs. You are certainly encouraged to show up sooner and start the meetup on your own.

As of my last count earlier today, there are six members currently planning on attending, as well as Lady Commander. As we get closer, and have a better idea of how many will be attending, I will make a reservation. I am looking forward to meeting most of you without your avatars, and once again seeing Rikki and Balls. Now, let us drink and enjoy the weekend.

 

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers
Low Commander of the Super Soldiers
Low Commander of the Super Soldiers is a native North County San Diegan with an affinity for the Padres, beer, whiskey, punk rock, video games and the end of days. If you eat a fish taco with a fork in his presence, you may lose your hand.
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Covalent Blonde

So this Strauss brewery…. what is their policy on pants, and their requirements?

Doktor Zymm
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Horatio Cornblower

That might be the gayest thing I’ve seen this year, and I vacationed in Key West during the Drag Race week.

There, uh, are no cars involved in the drag race.

ballsofsteelandfury

Nothing about my underwear reviews?

Ok, carry on.

sunrisesunrise

My outlook has improved from “no chance in hell” to a definite PKesque MAYBE. Just need to pawn the toddler off.

ballsofsteelandfury

Sweet!

blaxabbath
Covalent Blonde

Bring the toddler… I think we would be a great influence.

sunrisesunrise

Two hours in the car there and two hours back by myself? No thanks. Love the kid but I love my sanity too.

Horatio Cornblower

A mere 2,934 miles from my house. See you fuckers in 43 hours.

/I’m not really coming. Please don’t take a chair from someone else on my account.

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Damn, I was out there this past spring.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

First snow at my house this week, I mean it’s no Fargo, but I miss the jean shorts.

http://41.media.tumblr.com/10cd69c09ea312e559b1d6338a73a521/tumblr_nx9i901odI1rso5pmo2_1280.jpg

ballsofsteelandfury

Should have told us! We would have bought you multiple beers. IPAs even!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

http://33.media.tumblr.com/d02777ac13f2e97d25fe344f20818562/tumblr_nrypj1lAGn1ubg4dpo3_500.gif

It was kind of a family trip. I did stop in LA for a night, but wasn’t really up to going out, just ate at a great food truck and crashed.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Hopefully I’m out there soon.

http://33.media.tumblr.com/f234a15cf32efe387d1287108b413b0a/tumblr_nrypj1lAGn1ubg4dpo2_500.gif

In the past 10-15 years I’ve been out there for work a bunch of times.

ballsofsteelandfury

Cool! Definitely let us know.

laserguru

I sent the secret DFO signal and may have convinced Covalent Blonde to attend.

At our previous gatherings the group would have some beers, some drinks and then head home. I will be taking Uber for this shit. There will be drinks.

I will be there with Ball’s bells on.

ballsofsteelandfury

Sweet! Glad to see Covalent will be there!

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laserguru

Outstanding

Horatio Cornblower

Yeah that ended so well the last time…

ballsofsteelandfury

I will be there with bells on!

Now, is this 1 PM California time or DTZM time?

laserguru

I’m gonna be there by noon to watch the end of the late games then Rikki’s Raiders play my Vikes in the afternoon.

Karma, man.

California time.

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ballsofsteelandfury

I can be designated driver if you guys want…

blaxabbath

And they say LA fans won’t support the Rams!

Doktor Zymm

Crazy left coast time. It’s always a bit surreal when I’m somewhere with non-London A.M. football.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

COSTA MESA? THAT’S FANCY CALIFORNIA SON!

laserguru

Actual joke told by OJ Simpson.

/as Ford Bronco rolls south on the 405.

OJ: What are you doing?

Al Cowlings: Getting you out of here like you asked.

OJ: I said Costa Rica motherfucker, not Costa Mesa!

True story, I met OJ in Jamaica back in 2003 or so. Had drinks and shook his hand. He was looking for the real killers. Hey, they could be in Jamaica. Couldn’t hurt to check the golf course.