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April Happenings

Spring is upon us! We are already enjoying the sunny weather and later sunsets on our patio.

March was a tasty month to stop by our brewery in Half Moon Bay! We released another batch of our Papa Juice Old Ale, some of which has been set aside to age in Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels. Look for the bourbon barrel aged Papa Juice, to be released in bottles, at the end of the aging process six months from now. The rest of this batch is available on tap now.

The Simconed IPA is an interesting and delicious look into the complexity offered by just one strain of hop. This single-hop IPA includes all the four common forms that hops are processed into. Featuring Simcoe hop pellets, flowers, CO2 extract, and lupulin powder, this West coast style IPA highlights the versatility of the great Simcoe hop. The Simcoe acts as a bittering agent while lending pine, citrus, and passion fruit flavors and aromas to this perfectly balanced IPA. The Simconed IPA is on tap now.

We just released our Tasty Remnants IPA. This East coast style IPA is light in color and hazy with wheat and oats rounding out the malt profile. With El Dorado and Denali hops in both pellet and whole cone form, 6277 hops pellets, and Eukanot lupulin powder this beer packs a hoppy punch balanced by the malty character we love about East coast style IPAs. Find the Tasty Remnants IPA on tap at our brewery and at our taproom in Berkeley!

Look out for the Wire Tapped IPA, which will come out on tap here at our brewery in April. This will be a pale IPA featuring pilsner and wheat malts. Citra, El Dorado, Crystal, and Ekuanot hops in traditional pellet form as well as Ekuanot lupulin powder come together to balance the bright malt profile with a bitter, hop-forward flavor and citrus aromas.

Saison lovers rejoice! We are very excited to present our Chardonnay barrel-aged HMB Saison at Allagash’s Fourth Annual Saison Day! Come to The Rare Barrel at 940 Parker St, Berkeley, CA 94710 at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 8th for an opportunity to taste 19 different saisons from 11 brewing companies. Allagash, Cellarmaker, Fieldwork, Gilman, HenHouse, Libertine, Marin Brewing, Temascal, Rare Barrel, and Sante Adarius Rustic Ales will all be contributing their best saisons for this wonderful tasting opportunity.

While you’re in the neighborhood, check out the Pacific Standard Taproom at 2055 Center St. Unit D in Berkeley. Our satellite taproom provides a convenient location to try our world-class craft beers alongside a hand-picked selection of beers from local brewers.

If you’re looking for the right weekend to come out to the coast side, look no further. On Sunday, April 30th, Dream Machines is back for its 27th iteration. It’s a local auto and air show that has grown into a massive springtime celebration and exhibition for local artists, businesses, and, you guessed it, craft brewers. Stop by our booth for a taste of the goods. Or, even better, come have a pint at our brewing site and restaurant at 390 Capistrano Rd., literally a stone’s throw away from the show.

Thanks for reading and we’ll see you soon!