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This is a very interesting and cool brewery in Vista, CA. I was there last night for an event for the eclipse. There were people from the brewery in front of the building with their telescopes set up for attendees to see the eclipse up close. I had a very good time and met some people in the area that enjoy learning about all things related to science, technology and astronomy. I even met a couple who works for a local juicing company that I will be posting about very soon. It was a very good blend of people and I understand that the venues main purpose is to incorporate science into their brewery's ambiance and to make it a place of learning and leisure at the same time. They host different outreach events and are always having lectures about the "chemistry of beer." Very Cool. They have a stage area and during the workshops and lectures they encourage people to listen, learn, ask questions and enjoy a craft beer. They have information about what they do on You Tube as well as their website linked above.
I had a delicious Grapefruit IPA. I met the owner last night and he explained that the batches of IPA are from a Vanguard series of IPA blends. They create a series of four or five blends from one batch. I loved this craft beer. It was crisp and refreshing and not too bitter. I love hoppy IPAs, but was in more of a mellow mood last night and this hit the spot. I would definitely get it again. Obviously, from the picture you can see that I enjoyed it so much I almost forgot to take a picture. I was almost finished before remembering the Photo-O. I guess that is a pretty good sign of the quality of the beer there. I was in the moment and that is a good thing especially with a tasty IPA in hand.
They are located in downtown Vista which is a very hip town these days. There is talk in town that Vista is an emerging spot that is developing a character similar to that of North Park. If you cruise the streets you will definitely notice an artsy flair. I love it and since this girl grew up in Vista I have a true love for these downtown streets. The hours are a little earlier than a standard bar, but it suits the vibe of the venue which is not about getting out for live music or dancing. The vibe there is very unique and more of a cerebral environment where people are usually talking and discussing craft beer and science and how the two relate to one another. After speaking to the owner last night, I learned that they have lectures on topics such as Microbiology and Astrophysics, which is quite impressive. They had their grand opening in March of this year.
In my opinion, if you go to this brewery you will most definitely leave happy and wanting to return. The brewery is extremely eclectic while also offering high quality craft beer. The head brewer, James Petty, is a former Karl Strauss brewer.
I love Growlers. Grab one on the go... Yes please!
This is a great poster that shows all of the amazing topics they teach there. I hope people in the area go to this brewery open to learning something new. I know I did last night at the eclipse event. It was fun and interesting.
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My name is Karen Vazquez. I have lived in Southern California for over thirty years. I recently realized that it was time for me to give back to this wonderful community by supporting local SoCal businesses, performers, restaurants, spas, boutiques, fitness studios, farmers markets and more. My support shines through here by highlighting these fabulous local SoCal spots. You can also follow me on Facebook, Instagram (see the attached link to my page) and my LinkedIn. I will be featuring many local destinations in the area that have been my personal favorites for years and am currently recruiting guest bloggers to expand the voice of LoSoCal. I have had guest bloggers in the past, but aim to incorporate local SoCal bloggers on a regular basis as a fun and creative way to connect with the local community here. Essentially, LoSoCal is a local community blog, and it is meant to be resource to locals in the SoCal area and visitors from around the world. Please tell your contacts about my blog. Thanks for stopping by...
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