No. 1 BEST SAN DIEGO BEER
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. Publisher Mike Shess and Editor Ryan Lamb ask readers to vote for their favorites among the following categories:
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
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.
Best San Diego Beer:
Normcore Pilsner by Burning Beard Brewery.
San Diego pumps out a lot of beer, so as expected this category got lots of different responses. That said, Normcore by 2016 newcomer Burning Beard came through with the most votes. West Coaster staff maintains that you can tell a lot about a brewery based on their pilsner; it’s a tough style to hide off-flavors or flaws. With Normcore, German malt meets Czech hops and there’s nothing but flavor from their East County Pils.