Urbn St. Brewing Co. opened its doors in El Cajon just last year, but it’s already making an impact on the San Diego craft beer scene. Co-founded by Executive Chef Alex Carballo, Restaurateur Jon Mangini, and Head Brewer Callaway Ryan, this was a natural progression for Mangini, who is responsible for bringing us Basic as well as three Urbn Coal Fired Pizza restaurants.
Having had the opportunity to drink many delicious Urbn St. beers while noshing down on Mashed Potato pizza (yes, that’s mashed potatoes, bacon, fresh mozzarella and parmesan pizza heaven), the two that stand out for me are their IPA (6.5 % ABV) and their Saison (6.8% ABV). The IPA is well balanced with floral and citrus notes and was exceptionally easy to drink for this hophead. The award winning Saison is also a delight! With hints of grass and apricots, this farmhouse ale was dry, yet oh-so refreshing.
We are super grateful that Urbn St. Brewing is joining us in the Beer Garden at this year’s SoNo Fest. So make the trip to El Cajon, or hop on over to Urbn Pizza in North Park for some of their delicious beer and some of the best pizza around!