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National Launch Party: The Beer

San Diego Brewers Guild

An impressive display of brew from the San Diego Brewers Guild.

The beer scene was well represented at the Mutineer Magazine National Launch Party presented by Paso Creek on May 18 at Falcon Hollywood.

The San Diego Brewers Guild brought twenty-eight different brews including AleSmith, Alpine Beer Co., Ballast Point, and Green Flash just to name a few. The San Diego Brewer’s Guild is on a mission to share the fine beers of San Diego with the world, a mission that duly carried at the Launch Party.

Wetten Importers also attended the event and with some great Belgian Ales such as Delirium Tremens (Belgian Strong Pale Ale), Gouden Carolus Triple (Belgian Triple) and the desert like St. Louis Framboise (Fruit Lambic Ale).

Jay Baum of Manneken-Brussels Imports was an immediate hit when he opened up a large format bottle of Chimay Grande Reserve (Belgian Strong Dark Ale), after prompting from fellow Mutineer Alan Kropf. Baum also brought Lost Coast’s Tangerine Wheat (Fruit Beer) and Great White (Whitbier) to represent the West Coast.

Firestone Walker
Nicole Pingree shows off Firestone Walker’s fine ales.

Another West Coast favorite Firestone Walker was on hand with its always-delicious Double Barrel Ale (English Pale Ale) as well as Union Jack (India Pale Ale), Hemp Ale (Brown Ale) and Pale 31 (California Pale Ale).

The Stone Brewing Company out of San Diego is known for their aggressive styles of beer and brought their Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) and Stone Imperial Russian Stout (Russian Imperial Stout). Stone Brewing Co. is a leader in the craft beer scene and always a crowd pleaser.

Sierra Nevada brought their innovative and super-hoppy Torpedo Extra IPA (American IPA) and the flagship Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (American Pale Ale) for guests to enjoy.

Bringing some of Europe to the party, Total Beverage Solution came with Old Speckled Hen (English Pale Ale), Birra Moretti (European Lager), Olde Suffolk (English Ale), and Affligem Blonde (Belgian Strong Pale Ale) to name a few.

Needless to say trying all of these beers was no small feat, but one has to try.


  1. Chuck P. | Thursday, May 28, 2009

    I was at this party and it was awesome, what great diversity in beverages. There was everything from beer to absinthe, sake, vodka, scotch and even Jones Soda.

  2. Johnny R. | Tuesday, June 2, 2009

    Who knew San Diego had so many breweries. Next time I am in California I will have to hit San Diego just for the beer.

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