There can only be one undistributed beer of the week. The competition is fierce in San Diego's beer community, but someone has to take the title. This week's best undistributed beer is...
Hillcrest Brewing Company: Banana Hammock
Style: Scotch Ale
Pair with: Roasted meats or shortbread cookies
This tasty beer is true to form - incredibly malty, sweet and full-bodied. The bite of banana flavor in the finish, combined with the boozy, caramel characteristics make this beer a fragrant, dessert-like indulgence.
The story behind this beer's name shouldn't surprise those who have seen Hillcrest Brewing's tap list; it's filled with outlandish, eye-catching names including choices like Hoppy Endings and Pearle Necklace. The brewery actively supports the LGBT community that it's a part of and is in close connection with the surrounding restaurants and bars like UrbanMo's, Gossip Grill and Baja Betty's. The fun, sexual innuendo-driven beer names are only out-done by how enjoyable and interesting the beers are themselves. This brew is available on tap regularly at Hillcrest Brewing Company.
Hillcrest Brewing Company, 1458 University Ave., Hillcrest. hillcrestbrewingcompany.com
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