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Friday, October 12, 2012


STREAMING SUDS—Rise and shine San Diego.  The eyes and ears of world craft beer making are focused on Denver, CO this week and especially Saturday morning.   Reason is the
awards ceremony for the 2012 Great American Beer Festival will be streamed live on The Brewing Network ( at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday, October 13. Last year, San Diegan brewers took home 20 medals (three more than 2010), as well as two of the biggest honors: Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year (Pizza Port Ocean Beach, Yiga Miyashiro) and Large Brewpub and Large Brewpub Brewer of the Year (Pizza Port Carlsbad, Pizza Port Brew Crew — their third in a row).

So, with the ceremony taking place so early on a Saturday, we’ve reposted West Coaster Magazine’s blog which (on 10-10-12) picked out some local beers brewed with coffee from local roasters.

Team #1:
--Bird Rock Coffee Roasters (
--Karl Strauss Wreck Alley Imperial Stout – Part of KARL’s Imperial Collection, this beer debuted less than a year ago and references the forgotten ships off Mission Beach.

Team #2:
--Pizza Port Bacon & Eggs Breakfast Coffee Imperial Porter – A gold medal winner at the 2012 World Beer Cup, this specialty release is one of the most sought-after in San Diego.
--Cafe Moto (

Team #3:
--Coronado Blue Bridge Coffee Stout – Using 10 pounds of coffee for every 10 barrels of beer, this 5.4% ABV creation is now available year round in 22 oz bottles and on draft.
--Caffé Calabria ( North Park’s own roaster.

Team #4:
--Ballast Point Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter – Another batch of this deliciously big beer is due to be brewed in October, with a November release pending.
--Coffee & Tea Collective (

Team #5:
--Automatic 1Stout – Brewed to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Tiger!Tiger! in September, this beer also featured wood oven-toasted oats and coconut.

Team #6:
--Hess Brunus Induresco Coffee Porter – Loosely translated as “Robust Brown,” this beer weighs in at 7.5% ABV and was on tap in the tasting room at time of press.  (coming soon to North Park).
--La Costa Coffee Roasting (

Team #7:
--Latitude 33 Breakfast with Wilford Oatmeal Coffee Stout – Referencing famed actor Wilford Brimley, this limited release is deep brown, full-bodied and almost a meal in itself.
--Ryan Bros. (

Team #8:
--New English Zumbar Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout – Try shots of the coffee used in the brew alongside the beer itself, which weighs in at 9.3% ABV, October 20th at Zumbar’s shop in Sorrento Valley.
--Zumbar Coffee (

--Monkey Paw Live Wire Caramel Coffee Stout – Brewed to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Live Wire, North Park’s oldest craft beer bar. Due for release the week of October 15th.
--AleSmith Speedway Stout – A multiple award winner, Speedway Stout is a legend in the imperial stout category, frequently topping the charts on rating websites like

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