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Postby KTbrew » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:52 am

So I’m finally doin it for real. I’m leaving Southern California. Back to my home state of Wa. For sentamintal reasones I thought I’d write a short review of some of my . There’s no way I can get all of them and there are definitely breweries I haven’t been to. These are just a few of my faves.

1. I&I brewing in Chino Ca. A 3bbl. nano in an industrial complex. I have frequented this brewery more than any other. Their creativity and range is amazing. There is frequently 24 beers on tap all made in house. Friendly staff and if you show up on a Friday night there’s likely to be a reggae show going on.
2. Pizza Port- Multiple locations, great beer and pizza, short walk to the beach. It’s common to see people in their wet bathing suits drinking beer. My favorite is the location in San Clemente.
3. Modern Times in San Diego. I just love this place and their beer. Lots of hops, sour, and funk.
4. Stone and The Lost Abby. I know it’s actually two breweries but they are about a mile apart. Stones brewery location is a destination worth seeing. I’m not a huge fan of Stone’s beer but they have many others on tap. You can hang out all day in the garden if you want. Then go over to Lost Abby and take advantage of their $1 tasters. Chances are you will be able to try once in a life time beers.
5. Newport Beach Brewing Company. Old world pub atmosphere at the beach. They have good IPA’s and usually a sour.
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Re: favorite breweries in SoCal

Postby turbo_ale » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:30 am

I&I is an amazing place for such a small brewery. I only have been to their original place, I moved since they opened across the street.

WA is a happening beer state, you should like it.
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Re: favorite breweries in SoCal

Postby KTbrew » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:45 pm

turbo_ale wrote:I&I is an amazing place for such a small brewery. I only have been to their original place, I moved since they opened across the street.

WA is a happening beer state, you should like it.


You should visit I&I again if you get the chance. They just keep getting better.

Also, I know WA is a good beer state. I use to live there and frequently visit. I will however miss the scene here in the L.A. / I.E. area which is new and currently exploding.
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Re: favorite breweries in SoCal

Postby MaltnHopsrGood » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:37 pm

I've been to I&I many times. Especially for the Friday night reggae shows. Great beer and great people.
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