|At the top of his game: Paul Segura, Brewmaster, Karl Strauss Brewing Co., San Diego, CA.|
GUEST BLOG / By Mike Shess, Publisher, West Coaster craft beer website and print magazine.
Once a year, usually in the Fall, as in 2016, West Coaster craft beer website and print magazine publishes the results of its Readers’ Poll. For the next few weeks, PillartoPost.org daily online magazine in its weekly The Brewspaper column will profile on “Best of” from West Coaster’s annual poll.
Publisher Mike Shess and Editor Ryan Lamb asked readers to vote for their favorites among the following categories:
Best San Diego Beer
Best San Diego Brewery
Best Brew Pub
Best Tasting Room
Best New Beer Spot
Best Beer Bar
Best Beer Restaurant
Best San Diego IPA
Best Beer Region within San Diego County
Best Beer Festival
Best Beer Selection
Most Underrated Brewery
|Karl Strauss Brewmaster Paul Segura gives COTB attendees a brewery tour. |
Photo by Kristina Yamamoto: kristinamoto.com
Best San Diego Brewmaster:
Paul Segura, Karl Strauss Brewing Company.
Paul Segura has been with Karl Strauss Brewing Co. since January 2000. The brewmaster for Karl’s production facility, Paul and his team had one hell of a year in 2016. At the Great American Beer Festival last October, Karl won medals for four beers and earned the prestigious 2016 Mid-Size Brewery & Brewer of the Year Award. If you haven’t tried beer from Karl Strauss in a while, you are missing out. Get a glass of Aurora Hoppyalis, Mosaic and/or Queen of Tarts at the tasting room in the Bay Ho neighborhood.