New After my appointment in El Cajon I ventured just a few more minutes east.
I was hoping they still had some Nelson IPA, but no…this batch only lasted a week. I feel fortunate to have had a few pints of Nelson at Churchill’s 2009 Hopocolyps a week and a half ago.
Alpine posted new rules; the maximum number of samples you can purchase is 4. As it was explained to me, when they are busy and there is a line out the door, they don’t want people camping at the taster / growler fill bar.
I ended up sampling Mandarin Nectar, Apricot Nectar, Alpine Ale and ended with Pure Hoppiness.
Between my own growlers and friends orders, I ended up with five (5) growlers and five (5) bottles. My own being Captain Stout and Pure Hoppiness. Yumm
Alpine expects to have Exponential Hoppiness on tap in about 3-weeks, followed shortly by Duet. Duet is sleighted to be the first batch of beer in their new tanks.