Ballast Point – Aloha Sculpin

Brewery: Ballast Point Brewing Co in San Diego, California Style: IPA ABV: 7% IBUs: 70 Rate Beer: 95/100 Pour: Golden citrus orange colour.  They call it their hazy IPA. I assume their take on a NEIPA. It doesn’t look hazy and not much different to their unfiltered Sculpin. Strong citrus flavours with orange, mandarin, grapefruit and tangerine. Juicy and easy drinking. A few of these on … Continue reading Ballast Point – Aloha Sculpin

San Diego, California USA

San Diego is a bit of a craft beer Mecca. With over 300 independent breweries operating out of the area, you’d be doing something very wrong to not find a beer. The city has embraced the craft beer culture. Most bars and pubs will have more craft beer taps than your big megaswill beers. There are plenty of beer festivals and events throughout the year.  … Continue reading San Diego, California USA

North Park Brewery Crawl, San Diego, California USA: 2.4km (30 mins)

Crawls are generally walkable. Kept to a maximum of 7 locations. Where the distance to the next location is greater than 15min, I’d suggest taking a roadie or uber/cab. There’s no shortage of breweries in San Diego. There’s only about 300! North Park is becoming a hub for breweries in San Diego. This pub crawl highlights 10 you can hit up all within a couple … Continue reading North Park Brewery Crawl, San Diego, California USA: 2.4km (30 mins)

Alesmith – Double Red India Pale Ale

Brewery: Alesmith Brewing in San Diego, California Style: Red DIPA ABV: 8.5% IBUs: 80 Rate Beer: 100/100 Pour: Rustic, Cooper red colour with a big head on pour that settles after a few minutes.  Big sweet caramel flavours as this one hits the tongue. Malt flavours drive it on the back end with a hop bitterness to give this a complex taste. Great beer for cool, … Continue reading Alesmith – Double Red India Pale Ale

Mikkeller Brewing Co. – Waves

Brewery: Mikkeller Brewing Co in San Diego, California Style: IPA ABV: 7.2% Rate Beer: 88/100 Pour: A light golden colour with thin layer of bubbly foam head Biting bitterness straight up with this one. Subtle floral flavours but they come through more as this beer rests. Must make a note the next time in San Diego to head to Mikkeller for a few of their finest … Continue reading Mikkeller Brewing Co. – Waves