Beer, There, and Everywhere #3: The West Coast

Posted on May 26th, 2011

The second leg of my beer journey took me to the West Coast, visiting San Diego, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco area (Seattle and Portland had to be saved for a separate trip).  But as far as California is concerned, the craft beer culture is thriving and the level of innovation and experimentation is high.  It seems to be the trend in the West; in a culture of hop-heads and extremists, crazy big beers reign the tap lists.

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Beer of the Week: Bruery Hottenroth

Posted on November 30th, 2010

About the beer:

As we’ve discussed before, Berliner Weisse is a tart wheat beer that was popular in Germany up through the 19th century. Today this style is actually pretty rare, but Southern California’s The Bruery gives us a great example in the Hottenroth. This unusual breed is known for its tart flavor and is commonly served with a fruit syrup to add some sweet to the the sourness caused by fermentation processes or (as in most cases today) the addition of natural bacteria into the brew. Coming in at around 3.1%, this brew is pretty typical to its style – light, mild, tart, and refreshing.

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