Greetings from San Diego!
Technically I’m just north of San Diego in North County, but it’s just as beautiful. It’s also deceivingly cold. I think Southern Californians hate the cold as much as Floridians do. It dips below 50 and we all freak out. I’ve seen folks wrapped in scarves and in thick winter hats, just as I would in Florida with these temperatures.
They even had so special finger tips so I didn’t have to take the gloves off to take photos -brilliant.
The run was beautiful and exactly what I needed. I didn’t have a chance to run Saturday and Sunday and I was itching to get out there. Sometimes you just need to run, right?
Our tour guide was great. He walked us through the brewing process and encouraged us all to try home brewing. He also mentioned it was our right as human beings to try as many beers as possible. I like that theory, I love sampling craft beers and rarely stick to the same beer when I’m given unlimited options.
I really enjoyed the Double Bastard, which is a limited release brew with an 11.7% alcohol content. It was a lot smoother than I was expecting and had a very subtle richness to it.
If you’re ever in Escondido, I highly recommend visiting. The grounds were also gorgeous and the food was amazing. I’m still dreaming of the pancetta roasted brussels sprouts I had – amazing!
Have you ever been on a brewery tour? Which was your favorite?