Hops: Cashmere, Chinook, Nugget, Centennial, Amarillo
Capital of Craft IPA
ABV: 7.3% IBU: 72
Collaboration has always been at the heart of San Diego’s award-winning independent craft brewing community. This San Diego Beer Week (November 1st to 10th), the San Diego Brewers Guild (SDBG) will release its third-annual collaborative beer, the 2019 Capital of Craft IPA, for the first time in 16 oz. can 4-packs. This special, limited-edition release will be available exclusively in San Diego County beginning on November 1st (the first day of San Diego Beer Week), with a county-wide tapping at 7:30 p.m. PT.
“One of the best parts of the San Diego craft beer scene has always been the comradery,” says Kris Anacleto, Vice President, San Diego Brewers Guild and CEO of Booze Brothers Brewing Co. “This beer highlights and celebrates how our Guild members can get together and keep pushing the envelope by making a new version every year while still creating quality craft beer in our own backyard.”
The 7.3% West Coast-style IPA was brewed at Second Chance Beer Company’s Carmel Mountain facility on its 30-BBL brewing system, and has notes of melon, lemon, apricot and piney pineapple. This year’s recipe was collectively developed by eight local breweries, 3 Punk Ales Brewing Co., Amplified Ale Works, Bagby Beer Co., Burgeon Beer Company, Gravity Heights, Nickel Beer Co. and North Park Beer Co, plus Second Chance Beer Co. who led and hosted both the brew and canning days.