Two of Southern California’s most acclaimed breweries have come together on a new collaboration beer. AleSmith Brewing Company joined forces with fellow SoCal brewery Pizza Port Brewing Company to release Beach Run, a double dry-hopped West Coast-style IPA at 6.9% ABV.
Beach Run IPA is brewed with generous amounts of Australian and North American hops. Brimming with tropical fruit notes and citrus aromas, Beach Run is packed with a unique blend of Enigma, Cashmere and Sabro hops. Enigma hops take center stage within this hoppy brew, complete with hints of berry and stone fruit aromas. Paired with Cashmere’s fruity overtones and hints of citrus and coconut accents from Sabro hops.
“We’re stoked to partner with our pals at Pizza Port Brewing Company to release this hop forward West Coast-style IPA,” states Ryan Crisp, Head Brewer at AleSmith. “Teaming up with a brewery that shares our passion for hops always makes for a fun and exciting experience,” Crisp adds.
“Pizza Port is honored to be brewing this collab with our OG SD cousins at AleSmith,“ states Sean Farrell, Director of Brewing Operation at Pizza Port Brewing. “Our two companies have been proudly carrying the IPA flag here in town for a while, going all the way back to their Irie Pirate Ale winning some hardware at our Strong Ale Fest. Excited how this clear, fruity IPA came out and even more pumped to share some pints with them,” Farrell notes.
Beach Run IPA is available at select distributors nationwide, plus on-draft at AleSmith’s tasting room in San Diego. The collaborative release will be available through the month of February in 16-oz. can 4-packs. Find the retailer nearest you by visiting AleSmith’s Beer Finder.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.