Pizza Port, Solana
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Pizza Port started out in Solana Beach in 1987. Beer brewing was merely a hobby for the owner at the time, but eventually became integrated into the restaurant in 1992. A second location was added in Carlsbad (571 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008, 760-720-7007) in 1997, which brews a few ales of its own. This facility was expanded to an adjacent building, which allows for a wider brewing range, bottling and distribution. The wide range of beers, some constants, some seasonals, and some one-offs, have won many awards and recognition over the years.
The place is family friendly (it's a pizza joint after all) with video machines and a surfer style casual atmosphere. The brews are exceptionally good, with nine on offer as well as guest ales mostly from other San Diego brewers.
Smokey the Rye Beer certainly turned out to be a beer of firm and
confident character. In my notebook I scribbled, “a full bodied, thick
unfiltered ale that seemed unwilling to compromise or make any apologies.” The
looks alone would scare off many with its thick, dense, cloudy deep chestnut
colored body. The aroma was faint, slightly herbal, but the flavor certainly
wasn’t. This is a sweet tasting ale, a little fruity with some yeast in the
middle, and a lightly hopped herbal finish that resembled coriander.
In addition to the beers they also boast handcrafted ice cream.
Last Updated: 09/02/2001
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