About an hour north of downtown San Diego, just to the east of Camp Pendleton and 5 miles west of I-15, sits the quaint town of Fallbrook, California. If you take a walk down picturesque Main Avenue on a warm Saturday afternoon, chances are your senses will be assailed by the heavenly aroma of beer being brewed. If you follow your nose, which I highly recommend you do, you will find yourself at Fallbrook Brewing Co. Once inside you will find ample seating with plenty of regular and bar-height tables, locally made artwork hanging on the walls, and, most importantly, great beer! I shared a custom flight of 5 beers with my father-in-law, Milton, and wasn't disappointed by any of them. Our tasting included 3 IPA's (imagine that) which were Sleeping Indian, an English style IPA, Ammunition, a West Coast style IPA, and Cran-Pa, a cranberry IPA. With my affinity for hops I was surprised by the fact that my favorite of the group was Sleeping Indian, the least hoppy of the trio. Malty and complex, I really liked this brew. Rounding out the flight was "Merica", a Strong Ale that was decent, and a Vanilla Stout served on nitro that was remarkable. Lacking the bitter coffee bite that I was expecting, I was greeted by a hit of menthol that was actually quite refreshing, followed by a smooth finish. I would definitely order this beer again. My first visit to Fallbrook certainly won't be my last, and that goes the same for its namesake brewery. It's a bit of a trip, but well worth it!