The following is a press release from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company. Brewers A.J. Stoll for Fig and Ignacio “Nacho” Cervantes from Pizza Port, Ocean Beach are collaborating on an Imperial Red Ale at the Santa Barbara location in the Funk Zone.
According to Stoll, the collaboration is part of a sharing spirit at Fig, where they have a dedicated 15-bbl “Short Tank” set aside for collaborations with local homebrewers, winemakers, friends and other commercial brewers. Stoll said via text message, “We do it for fun and because we/I always try to learn one new thing every day.”
He added that “Our colleagues are often our best mentors too.”
Santa Barbara, California— On Thursday, April 17, 2014, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company will host a Q&A event with Head Brewer Ignacio “Nacho” Cervantes from Pizza Port Brewery in Ocean Beach. Starting at 6:00 PM, meet the brewer and taste beer samples from Pizza Port in Fig Mtn Brew’s Santa Barbara Taproom located at 137 Anacapa St., Suite F in the Funk Zone.
Cervantes is in town for a special collaboration with Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company’s Brewmaster, AJ Stoll. The two will be brewing a hoppy, Imperial Red Ale together in Fig Mtn Brew’s Buellton brewery. Craft beer lovers are encouraged to attend the Q&A on Thursday to learn more about this collaboration brew.
The Imperial Red Ale is set to be released in all three Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company Taprooms (Los Olivos, Buellton and Santa Barbara) in approximately three to four weeks. For more information please visit www.FigMtnBrew.com.