Lots of New Lompoc Brews Unleashed at Sidebar

Saraveza's Sarah Pederson as Lompoc owner Jerry Fechter at Lompoc's Bastille Day party 2010

Join the brewers at Lompoc this Friday and Saturday at Sidebar (3901 N. Williams Ave) for the release of several new and one-off brews. Here’s what you can get your lips around:

New Old LompocWilly’s Wheat: This single hopped beer, dubbed Willy’s Wheat, was brewed solely with Willamettes. According to Lompoc, “the result is a light, crisp wheat beer with a slight nutty flavor, a great beer for spring time.” At just 3.8% ABV, Willy’s Wheat looks to be a beer folks can enjoy in quantity.

Drunken Robin: a rendition of their Condor Pale Ale fermented in Bourbon barrels with 35 pounds of sour cherries and cellared for 20 months, the Drunken Robin is a burnt orange hued ale with a prominent cherry and oak aroma.

Lompoc Sour Draft: a special version of the LSD (Lompoc Strong Draft) brewed back in February 2008, then aged in Maryhill Winery Merlot barrels for two years. Lompoc notes “This sour ale has an oak aroma and a lot of cherry and berry flavors; Centennial IPA, a classic Northwest IPA brewed with Crystal malts for a rich golden color. Centennial hops provide a floral nose and sharp bitter finish.”

Oyster LSD: Another rendition of the traditional LSD that was aged on one pound of smoked Hama Hamas oysters from Washington for five days. Look for a smoky flavor with a sweet brininess from the oysters.

Sidebar is open Friday 4-10 pm and Saturday, 2-10 pm and is located at 3901 N Williams, just past Pix Patisserie. Look for outdoor seating there soon!

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