Amongst the local beer geek community, it’s no secret that Pure Project gets voted towards the top of the 2016 San Diego brewery class. At barely over a year old, they’re already taking their game to new heights.Read more
Actually, several types of ales including blondes, ambers, and strong ales should be classified as pale ales.
Then there are other beer styles that slip through the cracks, and don’t have a true category.
Blondes, ESB, Strong Ales and Barleywines can be found in this section, as well as more experimental brews using pumpkin, herbs/spices, and fruit.
We’ve always been under the impression that cherries, raspberries, or blackberries are THE fruit to use in a beer, especially in the funky/wild ale arena.Read more
Although one of their best beers (Golden Monkey) has Belgian roots, most of what Victory Brewing Company brews are German influenced. This “celebratory wheat ale” was no exception.Read more
Bell’s Brewery releases not one, but two winter seasonals. Their Winter White Ale, a Belgian inspired wheat, and this Christmas Ale, which is a Scottish ale. That’s not a style we drink very often, so we were looking forward to it.Read more
The Scotch Ale style, aka Wee Heavy, is a strong ale known for its sturdy malt backbone, and sweeter caramel and toffee flavors. One thing we will say about this beer is the scotch ale profile and bourbon paired fantastically.Read more
When you think of Kern River Brewing Company, what typically comes to mind are their bone dry, heavily hopped IPAs. We didn’t even know they brewed a pumpkin ale until our friends Cody and Tom over at ThreeBZine recommended it.Read more
In the wake of this surprise San Diego face-melter of a heatwave, we wanted to recommend this Berliner Weisse we just discovered from Black Market Brewing Co.Read more
On the label, Anderson Valley referred to this gose as “a classic cocktail.” We had never heard of a “GT” before — maybe they meant a G AND T for gin and tonic? After looking into it, one of their Instagram posts cleared things up.Read more
Mother Earth Brew Co did not hold any creative punches with this ale, as it was a barleywine aged in wine barrels. That was something completely new to us, and in concept, one of the most creatively “different” beers we’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking.Read more
We knew we wanted to review one of Toolbox Brewing Company‘s tangy creations, and Sara decided on this Spring Shandy, since it sounded super tart, but also showcased one of her favorite flavors — ginger.Read more
The end result was one pissed off bastard that packed a wallop at 12.7% ABV. This barrel aged monster (err… gargoyle) was not for the faint of heart, and I will admit I underestimated it to start.Read more
Bière de Garde, or “keeping beer” is a pale ale native to France, very similar to a Saison from its neighbor in Belgium. Both styles are brewed at farmhouses, then cellared after bottling.Read more