Friday, January 28, 2011

Battle of Southern California

It appears the blood battle of southern California is going to be fought in Missouri territory starting this summer. Escondido's Che inspired revolutionaries of Stone Brewing will be battling San Diego's Green Flash Brewery on Missouri liquor store shelves. Southern California's not big enough for the 2 of them and the battle for Missouri will be filled with blood beer. So we can expect rolling gun battles in Westport (unrelated to the Battle of Southern California)and really great beers from 2 of the best breweries in the US. It's going to be a good summer.

1 comment:

  1. I've been to the Green Flash "warehouse" establishment near Vista, CA: primitive yet effective. I like the IPA products they create. Sampling consists of a folding table and a 2 cup sizes to choose from, for a fee.
    If you like what you taste, the server reaches behind him, into a small cooler, to retrieve your bomber or 6-pack. Just east is a place called Port Brewing / Lost Abbey: another warehouse operation, only a bit larger with seats made from kegs and sugar bags. Samples are more varied from Green Flash and will cost you a few bucks for several tastes. They have a nice bomber display against the wall. East of here is Escondido and Stone Brewing. a larger operation yet, Stone has a brewpub!! My favorite product here is the Ruination IPA. My favorite place to visit is north of San Diego in Carlsbad at the Pizza Port. This place has many offerings of their own creation as well as some of those mentioned above. Being a hophead, it's the closest thing to beer nirvana I've ever been to!!