Strawberry season is upon us! We’re excited to release your favorite strawberry beers again this year, brewed with local organic strawberries from J.R. Organics.
Second in our Strawberry Fest 2021 lineup is the return of Nothing is Real & Crimson Blush!
Both will be released on draft at all taprooms on Wednesday, June 9th. Come for a fresh pour, or take a fill home with you.
Imperial Sour Ale with Strawberry
Believe it or not, our second annual Strawberry Fest imperial sour—Nothing is Real—is making its return. Created on a bright and tangy base that was soured during primary fermentation, this ale dons a beautiful coral hue thanks to the addition of 2,000 pounds of local, organic strawberries from J.R. Organics. It will take your taste buds on a journey through strawberry fields and make you question, is it real or just a dream?
Hard Kombucha with Strawberry
Crimson Blush is an effervescent strawberry kombucha created on a base of our house culture, black tea, and locally sourced wildflower honey from Mikolich Honey. Jam packed with 2,000 pounds of local, organic strawberries from J.R. Organics, it’s a coral-colored refresher: tangy, thirst-quenching, and fresh as the seasonal strawberries it was made with.
We are proud to source our organic strawberries locally from J.R. Organics. Located just up the road in North County, J.R. Organics is named after Joe Rodriguez, Jr., a fourth generation farmer on the grounds who initially helped his father farm conventionally. After several illnesses caused by exposure to agricultural chemicals, Joe asked his father for a small piece of land to start farming organically. In 1986, after successfully growing crops organically for a few years, Joe obtained his California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) certification and J.R. Organics was formed. Since then, Joe has expanded his business and taken over the farm. All produce from J.R. Organics is 100% organic and grown in the purest way possible…including the 10,000 pounds of strawberries that are being added to our strawberry brews this season!
Learn more here.