A week from Saturday (April 21st) is the 3rd â€œAnniversaryeâ€ celebration at Backstreet Brewery in Vista, Calif.
Brewer Dave Lusk gave me run down of events planned for the day, which includes 11 Backstreet brews on tap (plus the usuals from Stone, et al). Celebration beers include:
- Anniversarye IPA (excellent and only $2.50 a pint that day)
- Arnold on Nitro: 9.1%. (aka Arnold Stoutsenegger â€“ their winter release â€“ on Nitrogen) Beer Molly loves this stuff.
- Magnus Old Ale: 9.4% — Backstreetâ€™s American Strong Ale, with brewer daveâ€™s personal twist.
Theyâ€™re also going to be raffling off swag like Lamppost Pizza gift cards, T-shirts, glasses, growler totes and more. (Molly actually one a couple of pint glasses at last yearâ€™s event. Amazingly, neither one has been broken yet.)
The party runs all day, but take this tip from an insider: Get there around 2 or 3 to secure a good spot at the fire ring, near the bar. Any later and the place gets packed; you wonâ€™t be able to get a seat and trying to elbow up to the bar to get a pint means a long wait until the overwhelmed bartenders notice you (unless you set your hair on fire or something. Youâ€™d probably get served right away then.)
Hey, and if you do turn up, look Molly & me up. Look for the people drinking from the mugs numbered 29 and 51.
Need more info? Their phone is 760-407-7600
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