At Saint Archer, world-class brewers collaborate with legendary surf/snow/skate athletes to create action-packed craft beers that win gold medals. Among Saint Archer’s owner/ambassadors is Paul Rodriguez, TRANSWORLD magazine’s 2002 Rookie of the Year, who won six X-Games medals (including four gold) and continues to dominate skateboarding as one of action sports’ most influential athletes.
While Rodriguez is one of Saint Archer’s frontmen, it’s Yiga Miyashiro who helps oversee the behind-the-scenes brewing action. One of the top young brewers in the nation, Yiga has won numerous medals from prestigious beer festivals. His meteoric rise from home brewer to Head of Brewing Operations is a testament to his talents, which are recognized and coveted nationwide.
Excelling at beer-making and/or action sports requires a passion that’s uncanny... and which sometimes ends up in cans. Get in on the action at Saint Archer, where the Blondes are cold and approachable, the brewery’s indoor/outdoor tasting room is cool and redesigned, and there’s never a dull moment.
HARD COREBEERS AT THE CENTER OF SAINT ARCHER’S BREWING ACTION
HISTORY: Saint Archer launched with a Blonde/Kolsch-Style Ale, a Pale Ale and an IPA, the three styles its founders reach for most often. In 2014, the brewery added a White Ale, which won gold at 2014’s Great American Beer Festival.
HOPS TO IT: Saint Archer’s Hoppy Pilsner began flowing in April. Modeled after the pil-sners brewed in Northern Germany, it’s the ideal representation of a crisp, clean, flavorful, refreshing beer.
UNCANNY: Now available are Saint Archer’s limited-edition cans of Blackberry Gose. Brewed in the style of Northern Germany’s tart beers, this low-ABV beer (4.0% alcohol) is the perfect drink for the outdoors. Its crisp, fruity esters play well with the salinity its Himalayan Pink Salt and the spice of its ground coriander. The addition of blackberry pureé adds a soft, fruit character that balances the tart front end.
Open for beer 7 days a week | Mon.-Thurs. 3-9 p.m.; Fri. 1-9 p.m.; Sat. 12-9 p.m.; Sun 12-6 p.m.
Saint Archer Brewing Co. | 9550 Distribution Ave., Miramar | 858.225.2337 (BEER) | saintarcherbrewery.com