If I were doing a N/A beer, I would certainly use big flavors or loads of hops. AleSmith is going the big flavor route with a non-alcoholic version of their flagship Speedway Stout.
I would not have thought to brew with a whole different water but San Diego’s NOVA Easy Kombucha has pivoted to their first beer, “Beach Lager.” This small-batch pilot beer is brewed using coconut water.
I would be interested to see what this ingredient swap would do for a stout or smoothie style beer.
AleSmith keeps trucking to the goal of 30 years down in San Diego. This year thet are leveling up to 28.
Hope we see any anniversary beers up here in L.A.
I do long for the school days at times, more for the breaks from school that I no longer have access to but Burgeon Beer Company has a Winter Break for us all…
…”This Hazy IPA stuffed with Citra Cryo, Mosaic Cryo, El Dorado, & Nectaron will have you reminiscing about your favorite trips down the slopes.”
San Diego Beer News has the best guides out there. Funnily, they were mostly not of San Diego. That is changing and it starts with the Oceanside area at the North.
San Diego Beer News wrote about an interesting project for Beer Paper LA about the recently opened CoLab.
Three breweries, a winery and a Baby’s Badass Burgers under on roof on the Hop Highway of Vista.
I have long advocated for something similar in L.A. Personally, Hollywood seems the right area since it is pretty devoid of breweries in comparison to downtown. I like the idea of three breweries as well with different aims. One new, one barrel aging and one a second taproom.
I do not know how one person can cover the vast San Diego craft beer scene. Too much. Way too much. But read HERE for info on four, yes four new breweries…
- VooDoo Child Brewing
- Backyard Brewing
- Tipping Pint
- Seek Beer Co.
Doing a new brewery crawl might be an easier ask.
As traveling starts to ramp back up, where to drink guides are starting to ramp up as well.
And one place Angelenos might be looking to test the beer travel waters is San Diego.
Click HERE to get a nice listing of breweries that are coming to the city and county of San Diego.
One question has popped up a lot recently, what will be the first post-pandemic movie that you will sit in a movie theater and watch.
Well, I have an option for beer fans. Beer City San Diego. You can read more HERE about the documentary. You will get interviews with legends like Peter Zien of AleSmith among others.