Saturday, November 3, 2012
The Brewery Project: Amplified Ale Works
Amplified Ale Works picked a great time to join the local craft beer community. Premiering a new three barrel craft brewery inside California Kebab & Beer Garden's Pacific Beach location joins great craft beer, great food, and a great beach atmosphere harmoniously together. The grand opening celebration included free food, which was awesome, free swag (I'll be sporting my new hat at the Brewers Guild Festival today), and, of course, fresh craft beer. I had their Electrocution IPA, which came with a signature .5L pub glass. The IPA was very good, and I look forward to future offerings which will include a "super hoppy" Pale Ale and a Belgian quadruple. The vibe was hip and energetic. Even Mayor Jerry Sanders was on hand to tap a special cask of Electrocution IPA dry hopped with Cascade & Crystal hops. I didn't get to try this version of the IPA, but did manage to snap a picture of the Mayor with my buddy Neal. I had a great time, and am already making plans for my next visit. As if you needed another reason to head to the beach, you've got one now!