Rip Current Brewing awareness celebration on June 7th/8th


As many of you know (haha), the week of June 2, 2013 is national Rip Current awareness week (see  So to do our part, we’ll be offering pint specials all week plus holding our first big event!   There will be more details to come, so please hold these dates for now.  Here is what we know so far…

We will have 3 event sessions on the 7th/8th:  Friday 5-9PM, Saturday 12-4PM, and Saturday 5-9PM.   Tickets will be required for entrance to the tasting room (event) and will be sold on Brown Paper Tickets web site.  We will share a link once the site is open for ticket purchase.   Admission will cost $25 and will include our new logo tulip glass (see for a picture), 5 pours in your new glass and a special to go bottle (our first!)   You can expect to see a number of special beers on tap including a return of our Coffee Milkstache and Chocolate Milkstache.  The pilot tap has a number of goodies lined up including End of the World stout, Vanilla Storm and our special pilot batch versions of Rescue Buoy RIS.

On the food side, we will have food trucks serving up great food (please remember you can’t take beer outside to the truck).

We hope to see you at the event,


Lupulin Lust IPA returns


We’re excited to announce that one of your favorite beers (so we hear) is back on tap.   Batch 2 of Lupulin Lust IPA was kegged yesterday, so if your looking for a super fresh IPA bursting with hop aromas and flavors … now is your time.   Yes, we do fill growlers with Lupulin Lust IPA and at 8.3% ABV that is not a bad idea :) .   Speaking of growlers, we are continuing our promotion of $2 off growler refills on Wed/Thurs, so why not fill your growler tonight for the weekend (just keep it cold)?

Tap Takeover Tonight at Tap Room


Tonight (5-9PM), we’re happy to announce we’re doing a tap takeover and meet the brewers night at the Tap Room in Pacific Beach.  This should be a great event and is exciting for us in part due to the tremendous line-up that will be pouring.   If you are a hop head, this will be your first chance ever to have Lupulin Lust IPA and Red Flag IIPA at the same time (our tasting room sold out of Lupulin Lust before the new batch of Red Flag became available).   For those preferring the malty side, we’ll have Barrier Reef Nut Brown and our new Rescue Buoy Russian Imperial Stout pouring.   These are just a few of the beers you can expect to see tonight.

If your able to make it, please say hello to the team members and let us know what you think about the beers.

See for details.

Coffee RIS on Pilot Tap


Today (Sat), we’re putting on 5 gallons of the pilot batch of Russian Imperial Stout we made in preparation for doing Rescue Buoy RIS.  This pilot batch was briefly aged on whole Italian Roast coffee beans to impart a smooth coffee aroma and flavor.  We don’t expect this small keg will last through the weekend, so stop by for a sample today!   For true coffee lovers, feel free to get the full strength sampler, but for others looking for more balance between the coffee and RIS malt complexity we recommend getting the 50/50 blend with Rescue Buoy RIS.   Either way we think you’ll enjoy this limited release beer.

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