Monday, November 10, 2014
Welcome to the Neighborhood - Culture Brewing Opens OB Tasting
Culture Brewing opened its Ocean Beach satellite tasting room on Saturday, November 8, 2014. I did not make opening day, but made it a point to stop in last night to try a beer. Culture's spartan tasting room feels like a clean, spacious garage. The Newport Avenue entrance is open across the entire storefront. The interior, which is open to the roof, contains a big bar, a few wood barrels that function as tables, and not much more. Culture fills blank growlers, and I had mine filled with a Mosaic-hopped IPA. I had never tried a beer from Culture, so an IPA initiation was essential. It is my simple opinion that if a brewer can make a decent IPA, especially when stacked against other San Diego IPAs, than its other beers will likely be solid, too. Culture's Mosaic IPA was fantastic (more formal review in another post). I am looking forward to proving my theory and putting my unlabeled growler to heavy-duty use.