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MOST RECENT

Tapped yesterday!
TOUCAN TOUCH THIS
Brewed in tribute to the painkiller cocktail with the fine folks at The Jungle Bird Sacramento. Using their top secret recipe, we piled on over a metric TON of fruit into this Imperial Kettle Sour ale; just the right ratio of pineapple, coconut, orange & nutmeg. Balanced acidity, and added lactose for a creamy texture.
#thebackroomatvalleybrewers #thebackroom #alvaradostreetbrewery #kettlesour #craftbeer #montereybeer #salinasbeer #craftbeer #solvang #speakeasy

Super Rad! Tart IPA by Alvarado St. tastes like a sour and an IPA had a pineapple baby and damn was it good. Alvarado in SLO makes me miss home a little bit.

New cans from @alvaradostreetbrewery
MAI TAI P.A.
2015 and 2018 GABF gold medal winner, & 2016 GABF silver medal winner: International-style Pale Ale category. Our drier, decidedly "tropical" IPA that's light on bitterness, but heavy on hop aroma, courtesy of 100% Mosaic hops. One whiff and you get super intense notes of passion fruit, mango, and lychee. Grain bill of just American two-row malt and a clean fermentation keep it simple and allow these hops to shine.
SORBAE
Sorbet-inspired kettle sour ale with raspberry and lime. Incredibly refreshing with a gentle tartness and creamy finish!
COUNTACH
Double IPA fermented with an expressive blend of yeasts, resulting in flavors and aromas of juicy nectarines and ripe pineapple. Dry hopped heavily with a unique pairing of American and Southern Hemisphere hops.
SALAD BOWL
A fresh, juicy ode to the Salad Bowl of the World...aka Salinas, CA. Peach & apricot forward ester profile from a colorful yeast strain, further augmented by a dry hop round of El Dorado, Amarillo, Citra & Nugget.
#thebackroomatvalleybrewers #thebackroom #alvaradostreetbrewery #montereybeer #salinasbeer #ipa #hazyipa #nestyleipa #kettlesour #craftbeer #solvang #speakeasy

On tap from @alvaradostreetbrewery
MY DAD’S BOAT
Nachos, lemonheads, my dad's boat...the perfect beer for summering. Preferably in Martha's Vineyard. Loral, Mosaic, Idaho 7, El Dorado and Simcoe bring the party in this pillowy-soft, succenlent double iPA.
#thebackroomatvalleybrewers #thebackroom #alvaradostreetbrewing #ipa #hazyipa #nestyleipa #montereybeer #salinasbeer #solvang #speakeasy

On tap and we still have a few cans left from @alvaradostreetbrewery
DUANE’S WORLD
Named after Duane, the owner of Bottom's Up Homebrew Supply, this West Coast style IPA is massively dry hopped with New Zealand Nelson Sauvin, and American Citra hops, lending huge aromas and flavors of lychee, gooseberry, and mango, with an underlying earthy, diesel dankness! Nelson, Citra. Party time, excellent!
#thebackroomatvalleybrewers #thebackroom #alvaradostreetbrewery #ipa #montereybeer #salinasbeer #solvang #speakeasy

Picked these up yesterday from @alvaradostreetbrewery ,
just in time for the weekend.
BIXBY BLONDE
Light & refreshing Belgian-style Blonde ale, with fruity bubblegum notes from a unique, proprietary strain of Belgian yeast.
WHEN DOVES CRYO
Collaboration with our hop heroes at Cellarmaker; a hazy IPA brewed with a neutral ale yeast for pure hop expression. Battered with fresh 2018 Nelson Sauvin hops along with Galaxy and Mosaic cryo powder for a burst of tropical fruit notes. Ultra soft texture and silky mouthfeel from the addition of Mecca Grade hard red wheat and a blend of oats.
COLD PRESSSED
Formerly known as "Cold Pressed Hop Juice", this IPA has been fermented with a peachy, stone-fruit heavy yeast strain that complements the melon and candy-like notes of El Dorado hops. Citra and Azacca bring in a layer of tropical fruit and rounds out the citrusy character. Low bitterness and emphasis on flavor and aroma additions, along with high protein adjuncts like flaked oats give the mouthfeel a juicy texture.
RIOT PUNCH
New age double IPA that's heavily impacted by the bright peach & stonefruit notes imparted by an East Coast yeast strain. Simple dry hop consisting of purely Citra, resulting in a citrusy/tropical melange of hop aroma and flavor; passion fruit, tangerine, pineapple, white wine-esque grape character round out with a soft bitterness.
MY DAD’S BOAT
Nachos, lemonheads, my dad's boat...the perfect beer for summering. Preferably in Martha's Vineyard. Loral, Mosaic, Idaho 7, El Dorado and Simcoe bring the party in this pillowy-soft, succenlent double iPA.
DUANE’S WORLD
Named after Duane, the owner of Bottom's Up Homebrew Supply, this West Coast style IPA is massively dry hopped with New Zealand Nelson Sauvin, and American Citra hops, lending huge aromas and flavors of lychee, gooseberry, and mango, with an underlying earthy, diesel dankness! Nelson, Citra. Party time, excellent!
#thebackroomatvalleybrewers #thebackroom #alvaradostreetbrewery #ipa #hazyipa #nestyleipa #belgianstyleale
#montereybeer #salinasbeer #solvang #speakeasy

On tap today from @alvaradostreetbrewery
STRATA PALE ALE
American Pale Ale

A single hop pale with an new hop variety called Strata from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. This is more of a balanced pale ale than a hop bomb - there's subtle lemon, faint citrus character with some herbal notes. Great malt balance, super drinkable APA
#thebackroomatvalleybrewers #thebackroom #alvaradostreetbrewery #paleale #stratahops #montereybeer #salinasbeer #solvang #speakeasy

On tap from @alvaradostreetbrewery
SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER
Collaboration juicy double IPA with our friends from Moksa Brewing in Rocklin. We've combined our methods to bring you an assertively bangin' hop aroma & flavor in this beer, with a pillowy-soft mouthfeel and very low bitterness. Simcoe & Citra take the lead with amplified fruity esters courtesy of an expressive, English yeast strain.
#thebackroomatvalleybrewers #thebackroom #alvaradostreetbrewery #moksabrewing #ipa #hazyipa #nestyleipa #montereybeer #salinasbeer #solvang #speakeasy

Pick up these a couple days ago from @alvaradostreetbrewery
MARGTIME
You've been tippin' back lagers all weekend, and have a moment of inner clarity that tells you "it's 100%, positively, most definitely marg-time!". So we called our budz at Noble Ale Works and did all the work for you, a beer that tastes just like a margarita. Brewed with lime peel & puree, along with Yuzu for a sharp citrus bite, and Big Sur sea salt to round it all out.
HAOLE PUNCH
We employ a unique, fast souring process to these "kettle soured" ales that adds a rich, clean acidity which sets the stage to allow different fruits to shine. In "punch" (as it's referred to in the brewpub), we add passion fruit, orange zest, and guava to simulate the flavor and aroma of POG Juice (or Hawaiian Punch). There's an pleasant tartness and zesty effervescence that makes this beer literally taste like juice. Those who enjoy sour beers, or have any open mind to understand what the limits of beer can be, will thoroughly enjoy this beer.
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New beers from @alvaradostreetbrewery
SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER
Collaboration juicy double IPA with our friends from Moksa Brewing in Rocklin. We've combined our methods to bring you an assertively bangin' hop aroma & flavor in this beer, with a pillowy-soft mouthfeel and very low bitterness. Simcoe & Citra take the lead with amplified fruity esters courtesy of an expressive, English yeast strain.
DeLOREAN DUST
If Doc Brown were to jump in his time machine on a quest to drink a Double IPA in 2017, this would certainly be his beer! A modern take on the ever changing IPA style. We've combined forces from two of our favorite yeasts to squeeze out as much pulpy, tropical-fruit laden ester character as possible, THEN introduced a not-so small amount of cryo powder in the dry hop to further augment an oily, luscious hop aroma and flavor. Soft, silky texture, light bitterness, high drinkability.
VENGEFUL BARBARIAN
Bright, peach heavy tones from an East Coast yeast strain fermentation and a dry hop that includes a bunch of our favorites. The result is a hop aroma and flavor chock full of ripe, juicy grapefruit and apricot jam. On the back end, we've loaded up with beer with lots of oats, so it has a soft, creamy texture to support mild hop bitterness.
CONTAINS NO JUICE
Double IPA fermented with a formerly classified Brettanomyces yeast strain that produces intense tropical aromas and flavors. We augment these yeast esters with Citra, Mosaic, and touch of Galaxy in the dry hop, resulting in a total juice bomb. It also has a beautiful orangey haze, and creamy mouthfeel from the addition of flaked oats.
#thebackroomatvalleybrewers #thebackroom #alvaradostreetbrewery #ipa #nestyleipa #hazyipa #montereybeer #salinasbeer #craftbeer #solvang #speakeasy #ifyouknowbeeryoushouldcomehere

On tap from @alvaradostreetbrewery
AMIGOS
Delorean, Lamborghini....and now Isuzu. Amigo that is, 1992 to be exact. The next in our unofficial "car" series is dedicated to brewer Kevin Brown's insanely radical ride. Elegant fermentation character, dank hops, heirloom floor malted British barley for body and balance.
#thebackroomatvalleybrewers #thebackroom #alvaradostreetbrewery #nestyleipa #ipa #montereybeer #salinasbeer #solvang #speakeasy #ifyouknowbeeryoushouldcomehere

SPACED OUT collaborative effort from Alvarado St & Moonraker @alvaradostreetbrewery @moonrakerbrewing I believe this is 8+%a.b.v. Two great breweries have made magic with this pure juice bomb!!! #beersnob #beernerd #beerlife #ipaday #beergeek #beergasm #craft #craftbeer #craftnotcrap #auburnbeer #sacbeer #salinasbeer #brothasandcraftbeer #spenselocness

Some fresh cans just came in from @alvaradostreetbrewery
2 can per person limit per day
SPACED OUT
Collaboration Double IPA with Moonraker. Using a blended yeast strain to drive tropical aromatics and flavor compounds, we've then used both cryo and traditional pellets in the dry hop for an uber bright, fruity & dank hop character. The addition of Oregon estate heirloom barley from Mecca Grade Malting and a sizable portion of Spelt gives it a pillowy, chewy texture.
HALF TIME TREAT
A beer inspired by nostalgic soccer games of our youth, Halftime Treat is fermented with expressive yeast for a fruity aroma & flavor profile, and then dry hopped with Simcoe, Citra & Mosaic for a pronounced citrus character. We then augment the base beer with Valencia oranges, vanilla & a touch of lactose to transform it into an orange creamsicle of a beer.
#thebackroomatvalleybrewers #thebackroom #alvaradostreetbrewery #ipa #nestyleipa #hazyipa #salinasbeer #montereybeer #solvang #speakeasy #ifyouknowbeeryoushouldcomehere

New cans from @alvaradostreetbrewery
AMIGOS IPA
Delorean, Lamborghini....and now Isuzu. Amigo that is, 1992 to be exact. The next in our unofficial "car" series is dedicated to brewer Kevin Brown's insanely radical ride. Elegant fermentation character, dank hops, heirloom floor malted British barley for body and balance.
HAZING SADDLES
Wyatt Burp's ale of choice. A hazy Double IPA that's enjoyed fermentation with an expressive blend of yeasts for a horse kick to the face of juicy hops, brought to you by Bru-1 & Mosaic. Foam on the range thanks to local Admiral Feldblume malt & Mecca Grade Wickiyup hard red wheat.
MAI TAI PA
2015 GABF gold medal winner, & 2016 GABF silver medal winner: International-style Pale Ale category. Our drier, decidedly "tropical" IPA that's light on bitterness, but heavy on hop aroma, courtesy of 100% Mosaic hops. One whiff and you get super intense notes of passion fruit, mango, and lychee. Grain bill of just American two-row malt and a clean fermentation keep it simple and allow these hops to shine.
FAITH NO SMORE
A stout for summer? How about one that's built around s'mores - chocolate, graham cracker & toasted marshmallow. A little bit of smoked malt for complexity.
CHERISH THE DAY
Cherish the day, don't go astray, don't be afraid. Sade's lyrics say it all...take this gorgeous American lager and share it with a special friend. It's delicate malt character, gentle kiss of hops and exquisitely dry finish will leave you savoring every moment of life.
#thebackroomatvalleybrewers #thebackroom #alvaradostreetbrewery #ipa #nestyleipa #hazyipa #imperialstout #lager #montereybeer #salinasbeer #solvang #speakeasy #ifyouknowbeeryoushouldcomehere

On tap from @alvaradostreetbrewery
I’D FLOCCS WID IT
This IPA is fermented with expressive yeast to produce all the "Juice" character you'd want in a NE-style IPA, but we brightened it up to look West Coast and polished. Intensely fruity in aromatics, soft bitterness, and a pale, hazy straw color.
#thebackroomatvalleybrewers #thebackroom #alvaradostreetbrewery #ipa #clearnestyleipa #montereybeer #salinasbeer #solvang #speakeasy #ifyouknowbeeryoushouldcomehere

Taste the rainbow 🌈 🍻

2 years of dating a beer geek, and I am now a beer geek 🔥 @alvaradostreetbrewery is def in my top breweries list 👌🏽 Y’all need to try their pie-inspired blue berry kettle sour ale called @biggieee’s Blue Berry Brunch Bonanza ❤️

Some new arrivals from @alvaradostreetbrewery
BIGGIE’S BLUEBERRY BRUNCH BONANZA
A pie-inspired kettle sour ale brewed with blueberries and Tahitian vanilla beans. Liquid slice of heaven in a glass!
IMPERIAL INTERNATIONAL STYLE JUICE
Our follow up collaboration to International-style Juice brewed at Reuben’s in May 2017. This Imperial version presents all the glorious Mosaic, Citra & Amarillo oily goodness in tandem with afruity fermentation courtesy of an expressive yeast strain.
#thebackroomatvalleybrewers #thebackroom #alvaradostreetbrewery #ipa #hazyipa #kettlesour #montereybeer #salinasbeer #solvang #speakeasy #ifyouknowbeeryoushouldcomehere

Sampling some more NorCal brews while watching the World Cup yesterday. Cheers! 🍻⚽️🍻

Another killer IPA got tapped today!
This one is from @alvaradostreetbrewery
DDH MAI TAI
Our drier, decidedly “tropical” IPA that’s light on bitterness, but heavy on hop aroma, courtesy of 100% Mosaic hops. One whiff and you get super intense notes of passion fruit, mango, and lychee. Grain bill of just American two-row malt and a clean fermentation keep it simple and allow these hops to shine. This batch is dry hopped twice for more Mosaic aroma and flavor.
#thebackroomatvalleybrewers #thebackroom #alvaradostreetbrewery #ipa #mosaichops #salinasbeer #montereybeer #solvang #speakeasy #ifyouknowbeeryoushouldcomehere

On tap from @thirdwindowbrewing
OKO BOMB
¡Oko Bomb! is one of our favorite seasonal stouts. The base is a rich, silky smooth, black as the dead of night stout that is pretty darn fantastic in its own right, but what comes next is where the real fun begins. We work with our local friends at Twenty Four Blackbirds to gain access to a heap of oko caribe cacao nibs. We add these to the base beer along with a ridiculous amount of fresh Madagascar vanilla beans to bring out that delectable milk chocolate flavor.
#thebackroomatvalleybrewers #thebackroom #thirdwindowbrewing #stout #santabarbarabeer #salinasbeer #montereybeer #solvang #speakeasy #ifyouknowbeeryoushouldcomehere

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