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A quick stop at Alpine Beer Company

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New After my appointment in El Cajon I ventured just a few more minutes east.

Alpine Beer Company

Alpine Beer Company


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 Menu Board

Alpine Menu Board


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.

New Sampling Rules

New Sampling Rules

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

Sample of Pure Hoppiness

Sample of Pure Hoppiness

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.

3 Comments

  1. bob

    Growler prices are unusual = $8.82. Is tax $1.18 = 13%? If so, is CA sales tax that high?

    Alpine is high on my list of must stops! Keep us posted on what they are up to.

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