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Best Beers of the West

Baseball season is upon us and that means long nights of America’s past time, I thought it would be best to highlight some of my favorite beers to enjoy while watching my favorite sport. Its best to start where baseball is at its finest and right now the best division in baseball is the NL West. Not only does the west coast have some of the best baseball teams but it also has some of the best beers in the country, from Anchor Brewing to Ballast Point, the NL West of Beers is a powerhouse.

San Francisco Giants: World Series Champions 2014
21st Amendment Brewing Company: Sneak Attack, Farmhouse Saison, 6.2% Abv
Anchor Brewing: Liberty Ale, Modern IPA, 5.9% Abv
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers: Metropolis Lager, American Craft Lager, 5.3% Abv

San Diego Padres:
Mission Brewery: Cortez Gold, Belgian Blonde, 5% Abv
Stone Brewing: Enjoy By Series, Double IPA, 9.4% Abv
Ballast Point: Sculpin, IPA, 7% Abv
Colorado Rockies:
New Belgium Brewing: Portage Porter, Porter, 6% Abv
Great Divide Brewing Company: DPA Denver Pale Ale, Pale Ale, 5.5% Abv
Breckenridge Brewery: Agave Wheat, American Unfiltered Wheat Ale, 4.2% Abv
Arizona Diamondbacks:
San Tan Brewing Company: Mr. Pineapple, Pineapple Wheat, 5% Abv
Four Peaks Brewing Company: Peach Ale, Golden Fruit Ale, 4.2% Abv
Phoenix Ale Brewing: Camelback, IPA, 6.1% Abv
Los Angeles Dodgers:
Golden Road Brewing: Point the Way, IPA, 5.9% Abv
El Segundo Brewing Company: Blue House Citra Pale, Pale Ale, 5.5% Abv
Strand Brewing Company: 24th Street Pale Ale, Pale Ale, 6.1%

So Sit back and enjoy a cold delicious beer as we look forward to another great year of baseball. Cheers!

Conversations with Hilary: Pitcher Barry Zito

barry zitoI am deeply grateful for my new friendship with Barry Zito, one of the greatest pitchers of Major League Baseball. With a 2002 Cy Young Award under his belt, as well as two world series championships with The San Francisco Giants, you will be happy to know that Barry is just as awesome off the field. He and his lovely wife Amber live in San Diego and are expecting their first child together. An avid philanthropist, Zito founded the charity Strikeouts For Troops, a national non-profit that provides comforts of home and lifts the spirits and morale of injured troops as well as offering support to military families. What a guy!  And, with Father’s Day approaching, is all I can say is Baby Zito will be one lucky kid! 

What do you believe to be your greatest accomplishment?
Giving my life to God.

Do you have a prized possession?
I love my guitars but I try not to be too attached to anything.

What do you love about yourself? What do you think others love about you?
My awareness levels. Not quite sure.

If you could be anything other than what you currently are, what would it be?
Songwriter, professionally.

BARRY ZITOWhat’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Give thanks.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Friday night?
Go to the movies.

What do you like most about what your career?
The constant challenge of it.

What were you passionate about when you were younger?
Baseball, friends, and experimenting with things I should not have.

What are you passionate about now?
My family and spiritual practice.
What’s your favorite season? Why?
Winter: I love Pea coats.

If you were a cocktail or drink what would it be?
An old fashioned.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 items would you bring with you?
Guitar, water desalinator, TempurPedic pillow.

If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
Run around on an NFL field during a game.

What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
Girl From Ipanema by Jobim.

If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
My mother.

Do you have any regrets?

zittDefine Freedom.
The ability to trust your gut inherently.

What are your personal core values?
Integrity, discipline, Morality.