Thursday, April 12, 2012
FESTIVAL PUTS SAN DIEGO ALES IN THE SPOTLIGHT
H’ALE PIZZA PORT--When nationally based craft beer trade groups say Pizza Port’s chain of local brew pubs make the best craft beer in the country—that’s something San Diegans can take pride in. Also, it’s a lock you can find quality brews on the premises.
So when Pizza Port holds a special event sudsy eyes open wide. This weekend Pizza Port’s 15th Annual Real Ale Festival takes place at its Carlsbad location (571 Carlsbad Village Dr., 760-720-7007). It promises to be the largest selection of real ale on the west coast touting more than 50 ales served in the English tradition.
Starting times: Friday: 4 pm until closing. Saturday 11 am until closing.
Tickets are $30 for general admission (at the door only) or $40 for VIP time slots. VIP ticket info: http://ticketderby.com/event/san-diego-real-ale-festival-vi-id-7578.
So, what makes Pizza Port so good?
First off, they are creatively fearless. They have a frontier spirit that mixes talent with innovation. The results are award winning. For example at the recent 2011 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, the Pizza Port conglomerate won 13 medals, including the coveted Large brewpub and Brewpub Brewer of the Year. That’s simply amazing. And, they’re just down the block in Ocean Beach, Solana Beach, Carlsbad and San Clemente. Cheers!
Update: Rumor has it this might be the last Ale Festival for Pizza Port, according to industry buzz going around. Good question to ask between great tastes of ale.
Image: Cover of West Coaster, November, 2011 edition.
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