Wednesday, April 14, 2010

World Beer Cup

San Diego breweries did very well at last week's World Beer Cup, which was held in Chicago.  Ballast Point won small brewery of the year, and other winners included The Lost Abbey, Karl Strauss, Alpine, Green Flash and Rock Bottom.  (Rock Bottom? - who knew?)  Orange County's The Bruery, which I feel like is almost a San Diego brewer, also won two awards.

Here is a link to The Linkery's summary of the event, and Peter Rowe's articles in yesterday's San Diego Union Tribune here (list of winners) and here summarizing San Diego's impressive showing.  The key takeaway, buried at at the bottom of second Rowe article, is:
Ballast Point’s win came at an opportune time. The Scripps Ranch brewery is installing more tanks, enabling it to boost production 50 percent by summer.
 I take this to mean Sculpin and Dorado will be available more often.

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