Santa Barbara County doesn’t really get into the whole rare beer release thing. There’s no Dark Lord Day or Kate the Great release, and we don’t have to trek out to a tiny Farmstead in a muddy field to get spectacular beer. But we do have some highly sought-after beers in the area, and I can’t think of any that draw more attention that Island Brewing Company’s Avocado Honey Ale.
So naturally, this was a pleasant tweet to see this morning:
Avocado Honey Ale winter release tonight 6-9! Bottles available too, $1 off Avo Honey drafts and we… http://t.co/luvTC30XFn
— islandbrewingcompany (@islandbrewingco) February 5, 2014
As I’ve written before on this blog, I don’t exactly do reviews here. However, I can say that one of the things I enjoy about this beer is that it provides a different and distinct taste of the local area. We in the beer community like to make a big stink about “drinking local,” but the truth is often that most of beer’s ingredients are not local at all.
With the Avocado Honey Ale, made with honey collected from beehives in local avocado farms, there seems to be a real connection to the local area. If I had to guess, I’d say that’s one of the reasons why it’s so popular with the locals. That, and it’s quite good.