Belching Beaver Brewery is another one of the fabulous breweries that is supporting Mckinley Elementary at this year’s SoNo Fest. If you haven’t been to their charming tasting room in North Park yet, then you are missing out!
Belching Beaver launched onto the San Diego craft beer scene in 2012. They built a state-of-the-art space in Vista and have been offering truly delicious brews ever since! Their high quality beers have been consistent medal winners over the last few years which has helped them make a name for themselves here in the San Diego craft beer scene and beyond.
When their North Park taproom opened up a couple of years ago, local beer drinkers were thrilled with the diverse and creative beers which were offered there. Belching Beaver has a solid core line-up of beers which includes the gold medal winning, Beaver’s Milk Stout (ABV 5.3%). This beer is an absolute must-try! It’s dark in color yet surprisingly light to the taste. Silky and frothy, there is a hint of coffee flavoring that tapers off to a very slight sweetness that rounds out this beer so wonderfully at the end. Another medal winning stout that they are well known for is their Peanut Butter Stout (5.3% ABV). This irresistible blend of dark chocolate and roasted peanut butter helps make this stout truly outstanding. Ask for it as a float and they will put a scoop of ice cream in it for you too. Not only is the space inside the taproom inviting and airy, with open garage style doors in the front, but they often have food vendors selling anything from artisan grilled cheese sandwiches to gourmet tacos to wood fired pizza.
I had the pleasure of attending the Taste of North Park this last weekend and Belching Beaver was set up inside The Fresh Yard. One of the beers they were pouring was called Great Lei IPA and it was delicious! I was somewhat skeptical of the pina colada flavor profile, but after the first sip I was a happy coconut IPA convert! Thanks to its galaxy hops, this beer was refreshing and tropical without being sweet. I’m not sure how long this one will be around so get on over to their taproom for a pint soon!
And don’t forget to stop by Belching Beaver’s table in the SoNo Beer Garden for more of their award winning beers!