BAY CITY SAN DIEGO EXPERIMENTAL PALE ALE
The head brewer at Valley View Casino Center-adjacent Bay City Brewing Company, Chris West got started in the industry when working with long-time brew-bud Cosimo Sorrentino at East Village brewpub Monkey Paw. While there, the duo crafted a highly hopped, award-winning "San Diego Pale Ale" built to embody everything great about the local brewing scene. Now that he's on his own and calling the shots, West has invented his own take on the SDPA, a masterpiece exploding with hop-borne flavors of melon and stone fruit.
3760 Hancock St.
GREEN FLASH HOP ODYSSEY PACIFIC GEM SINGLE HOP PALE ALE
For the fourth year, rapidly growing Green Flash Brewing Company is embarking on a "Hop Odyssey," brewing a series of beers whose familial status is based on hops. This year, those potent little green buds will be utilized one-at-a-time to create single-hop pale ales that exemplify what each hop has to offer from an aromatic and flavor standpoint. First up is this refreshing, woody jewel of a pale based on the New Zealand-cultivated Pacific Gem hop.
6550 Mira Mesa Blvd.