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Friday, December 29, 2017


Ryan Brooks shows off SouthNorte's recent Great American Beer Fest competition medal

SouthNorte Beer Co.
received a bronze medal in the specialty beer-style category for its Agavemente at the recent 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Agavemente is a refreshing lager brewed with agave for a dry, crisp finish.

After fermentation, hibiscus is added to bring out a beautiful, dark pink hue, as well as a distinct fruity, tea-like flavor. “Agavemente is my play on a traditional jamaica agua fresca—it’s refreshing with just a hint of hibiscus complexity. We served it at the festival and it was awesome to see how much people were enjoying this beer,” says SouthNorte brewer Ryan Brooks.

SouthNorte is a new brewery located in San Diego, CA that specializes in craft beers inspired by the “crossroads of cultures” – the blend of San Diego’s brewing expertise and the rustic flair of Mexico. SouthNorte is currently distributed exclusively in San Diego with two year-round offerings, Sea Señor Mex Lager and No Güey IPA, available in 12oz six-packs and on draft. The company plans on expanding its packaged offerings in 2018.

About SouthNorte
From SouthNorte's website: "...Established in 2016, SouthNorte was born at the crossroads of cultures, where the blend of energies, wisdom, and talents equal more than the sum of the parts. We are brewers, makers and travelers wanting to see where we can take beer. And where it can take us. We explore the best of what each lado brings to the table. We cross borders and brew locally. We craft with an accent. We are SouthNorte. Inspired by Mexico. Hecho en San Diego. Taste the combinación..." For more information, visit

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