Thank you to all that nominated their favorite beers for the cup! I’m excited to see how they compete against each other. San Diego has the best craft beer scene and I’m stoked to be able to give some recognition to these great beers. The nominees all represent the quality and originality San Diego is known for.
It’s time to narrow the 31 nominations down to the 10 finalists for the Sore Eye Cup. We are in search of San Diego’s finest, regularly produced craft beer and we need your help. Choose your 3 favorites from the list below. The top 10, as voted by you, will move on to the live tasting/judging. You can vote everyday, encourage your friends to support your favorites and may the best suds rise to the top!
Not the actual cup, just a representation of the cup
Legends like Tony Hawk got started skating really early, like 3 or 4 years old but they have nothing on Ava. Barely a year old and loving life on her board already. The future future of skateboarding? Only time will tell.
Lizzie Armanto is fresh off an X Games gold medal in Barcelona and Boardworld just released this video about her. If you’re not paying attention there is a new resurgence of women skating with Lizzie leading the pack of new generation of shredders.
There should be more opportunities for women to excel and make a living through skateboarding. With few contests, little exposure in the media and even less companies offering sponsorship being a female skater is a tough path to choose.
Lizzie doesn’t let any of that stop her from tearing it up. With long grinds, perfect inverts, stylish airs and flowing lines she annihilates pools like the Vans Combi. I’m a big fan, give her a follow on twitter to keep up!
The Hype Train is finally released into the wild! I purchased the DVD because these guys worked their ass off for us. Local San Diego skaters having the best times traveling and shredding, it’s filmed on actual freakin film and delivers a great gritty feel to get you hyped! After the official blurb, watch the 55 minutes of awesome, and get your butt over to Typical Culture and buy this film or other gear! Continue reading →
Legendary vert skater and San Diego resident, Andy Macdonald, just released a new edit for Airwalk. Known more for shredding giant wooden ramps it’s great to see an all concrete video from him. He’s always had great transition and pool skills and it’s awesome to see that highlighted. The long line at the Vans Combi pool got me stoked both on the skating and the filming at the same time. Great work Andy!
Andy is also a founding member of the Clash at Clairemont. San Diego’s best action sport event that happens next Saturday, June 1rst, click here for my preview to this great event!
Next up in the Rearview Review is Hop Diggity from Mother Earth Brew Co. I have instantly latched on to this brewery, their beers are high quality and I haven’t tried anything from them I didn’t really enjoy.
Hop Diggity is a great big double IPA that delivers what San Diego craft beer drinkers expect and deserve. Bright hop smell upon opening, a well balanced maltiness that leads into a nice earthy middle, finishing clean and crisp. At 8% some might consider this a lighter DIPA but with the big flavors coming out of this bottle you will not miss that percent or two of alcohol.
I had a big string of disappointing DIPAs and TIPAs leading up to my trying Hop Diggity. I am a fan of earthy, fresh hop flavors and for awhile the beers I was trying were overly malty and just a bunch of bitter on the back end. That’s what I get for trying east coast and European beers that don’t produce beers like my hometown breweries do. This beer delivered me from the darkness and welcomed me back home with a giant San Diego style hop hug.
I highly recommend you get out and try this beer for yourself. I found it at Bine & Vine, a great bottle shop in my neighborhood, Normal Heights. Follow them on twitter to get daily updates on new arrivals.
This event is also what got me started with my own site. I covered Clash 2&3 for the Clairemont Community News. Looking back on it now, I was completely starstruck to have access to this event, the skaters and BMXers. Leading up to the fourth Clash I jumped blindly into the blogoshpere with enthusiasm and a willingness to try. That eventually lead to Sore Eye Sports. I still cover the event for CCN and will as long as they’ll let me. Continue reading →
Blunted Athletics is on a big hitting streak right now. This is a new one from Matt Closson. Street and dirt shreds coming together in one hell of a web edit. The ender is a serious hammer, I’m surprised it wasn’t saved for a video part. Great work Matt!
A new web series from Blunted Athletics, Tammy starts it off with one hell of a line. This guy is not only a stylish super shredder, he’s also turned up to 11 right now. Pay attention, there’s much more coming from Tammy and Blunted soon!