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PubCakes = Beer + Cupcakes FTW!


PubCakes is a new baking venture in San Diego, CA that combines two of the world’s greatest ingredients: beer and cupcakes.

“I am often asked how I came up with the idea to combine beer and cupcakes. PubCakes started with a love of beer and a desire to share it with others. Chocolate stout cakes have been around for a while, but I couldn’t find mention of any other beers being used for baking cakes. So to fill a semester off of school, I spent my free time playing in the kitchen with cupcakes and beer. Amazingly, it worked! I would bring them out to my friends at different bars, until I became known as the cupcake girl.” — Misty Birchall, PubCakes founder.

As of now, Pubcakes are available in select San Diego bars, retail locations and for order online. Unfortunately, they are not yet shipped outside of the city. PubCakes hopes to ship all throughout the U.S. by 2011. PubCakes are currently available in the following six flavors (Misty suggest pairing them with the same beers):

  • Irish Carbomb
    Guinness, Irish Cream frosting, and chocolate whiskey ganache
  • Stoned Portzilla
    Stone Smoked Porter, coffee ganache, and caramelized coconut
  • Top Ten Cake
    Karl Strauss Tower Ten IPA, cayenne caramel, cherry, and ancho chilies
  • Beer for Breakfast*
    Alesmith Wee Heavy, bacon, and maple cream cheese frosting
  • Cup O’ Hefen
    Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat, coriander, and citrus buttercream
  • Punkin’ Vegan
    North Coast Brewery’s Old Stock Ale, pumpkin, and maple topping

Pubcakes can be found on Facebook and Twitter.


  1. Lee Norman Williams | Monday, August 30, 2010

    Oh hell yes!!!

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  3. cambria | Monday, August 30, 2010

    YES brilliant indeed.

  4. Brian | Monday, August 30, 2010

    I wonder what flavor Homebrew Chef Sean Paxton would create? Hmm …

  5. Arianna Armstrong | Monday, August 30, 2010

    Who’s coming with me to SD?

  6. Ashley Routson | Monday, August 30, 2010

    I really want the beer for breakfast cupcake … in my mouth… right now.

  7. kristyn | Tuesday, August 31, 2010

    beer+food inspiration you can hold in your hand AND taste at the same time.
    awesome! O_O

  8. Ashley Routson | Tuesday, August 31, 2010

    I have the worst sweet craving right now and all I can think about is these cupcakes …

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