Karl Strauss Brewing Company Begins Countdown to 20th Anniversary
February 2, 1989 Karl Strauss Brewing Company first opened its doors on Columbia and B Street in downtown, San Diego. At the time, Karl Strauss Brewing Company was one of the first craft breweries to open in San Diego since prohibition. Fast-forward 19 years and the craft beer landscape has dramatically changed. There are now over 30 breweries in San Diego County, but one thing remains constant: Karl Strauss is still at the forefront of brewing delicious, quality beer.
With their 20th Anniversary one year away, arrangements are already underway for a big celebration. One of the first steps for next year’s bash included laying down and aging a special beer for the big day. The brewers have already filled nine oak bourbon barrels with a high gravity Triple and they plan on blending the aged beer with a younger batch closer to the event. The countdown has started for the 20th Anniversary, and as the date approaches, more information will come.
In other news, Karl Strauss has launched a new Seasonal Beer Program. Winter featured a Russian Imperial Stout, and a spring Saison is now on the way. Look for a hoppy offering in the summer and our popular Oktoberfest will be back in the fall. The Karl Strauss Saison was released February 1st and is available to any of the company’s draft accounts, as well as on tap during the month of February at all Karl Strauss Brewery Restaurants. The company is excited to debut their interpretation of a Saison. This beer is an effervescent, medium- bodied farmhouse ale with a complex fruity and spicy character. The brewers used a blend of Newport and Saaz hops, along with Curacao and coriander to complement the natural spiciness of the Belgian yeast. The end result is a highly quaffable Saison coming in at 6.6% ABV.
February will also feature Karl Strauss Oatmeal Stout at the company’s Brewery Restaurants. Their Oatmeal Stout is a flavorful version of the style, with an opaque black color and creamy head. Brewed with copious amounts of rolled oats added directly to the mash, the finished beer is smooth with a pronounced but balanced roastiness. The beer is nitrogenated instead of carbonated, and served through a stout faucet to add to its silky mouthfeel. This European classic is an excellent beer to be served from a beer engine, and this month it will be the featured beer for the company’s newly launched Cask Nights. The Oatmeal Stout will be served from authentic beer engines for $3.50 a pint until they run out, so get there early.
February’s Cask Night Schedule:
Karl Strauss Downtown: Thursday, February 7th @ 6:00 pm
Karl Strauss Costa Mesa: Thursday, February 7th @ 6:00 pm
Karl Strauss Carlsbad: Friday, February 8th @ 6:30 pm
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