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Karl Strauss' Tower 10 IPA was featured as the cover shot for San Diego Magazine's annual Beer Issue!
The Cover, Uncovered!(PDF)
San Diego Magazine • April, 2013
Karl Strauss moved up 5 spots on the Brewers Association list of Top 50 craft breweries, going from #44 in 2012 to #39 in 2013.
3 Local Breweries Hit the "Big" Time
Union-Tribune • April, 2013
Sunset Magazine wrote about the San Diego History Center’s new craft beer exhibit, “Bottled & Kegged: San Diego’s Craft Brew Culture”. They also mentioned that Karl Strauss will kick of the exhibit's first History Happy Hour on May 31, 2013.
Hopped Up History (PDF)
Sunset Magazine • April, 2013
Beer Advocate Magazine reviewed our 24th Anniversary Flanders-style ale saying, "Wow. Happy 24th! One hell of a milestone for this industry...Very well put together, a sipper all the way but something we could easily gravitate to if it was year-round and readily available".
24th Anniversary Review (PDF)
Beer Advocate Magazine • April, 2013
Beer Magazine reviewed our 24th Anniversary Flanders-style ale as its April "Beer of the Month". It rated the beer 93/100 saying, "It pours a great-looking, slightly hazy red/orange with a nice head…tasting the beer reveals a nice, tart grape; it's tangy and juicy with a fairly acidic side..."
Beer of the Month (PDF)
All About Beer Magazine • April, 2013
DLocal beer writer, Brandon Hernandez, wrote a great article on the company's new Cask-Inspired series of bombers. "Aside from high odds on the brew’s tastiness, it’s nice to see the company that’s been tapping firkins for years harnessing this strength and bringing it to more of the beer-drinking public."
Karl Strauss is Firkin Serious About Cask Ale
San Diego Reader • April, 2013
Draft Magazine wrote about beers named after great vacation spots and our Tower 10 IPA made the list. “Karl Strauss Tower 10 IPA: Vibrant grapefruit and orange hop notes are as bright as a sunny SoCal beach—perfect for lounging in the sand, but not if you’re on lifeguard duty.”
Ten Touristy Beers
Draft Mag • March, 2013
7x7 Magazine included Boardwalk Black Rye IPA on its list of best winter beers saying, "Karl Strauss’ limited edition Black Rye IPA uses black and caramelized version of rye malts and a huge west-coast dose of Ahtanum hops to make this spicy black ale."
7x7 SF • January, 2013
Beer Magazine featured Mouette a Trois in a two-page spread for its recent Beer of the Month.
Beer of the Month: Karl Strauss Mouette a Trois Holiday Ale (PDF)
Beer Magazine • January, 2013
Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Karl Strauss 23rd Anniversary Old Ale as one of the Top 25 Beers of 2012 saying, “Aged for 12 months in Bourbon barrels, this is a robust beer that exhibits strength and balance.”
Top 25 Beers of 2012 (PDF)
Wine Enthusiast Magazine • December, 2012
Esquire paired every football team with a local beer and Boardwalk Black Rye was chosen to represent San Diego’s Chargers.
The 2012 NFL Beer Bible
Esquire • September, 2012
“With its renowned beer scene and a booming cocktail culture, San Diego offers a double dose of drinking satisfaction.” Karl Strauss is featured in the artcile as pioneering the local craft beer movement.
Imbibe • July, 2012
The New York Times profiles San Diego's "beer obsession" in the Travel section. Karl Strauss 's award winning beers and expansion plans are featured in the story.
Beyond San Diego's Surf and Sun: Suds
New York Times • May, 2012
Draft Magazine reviewed Karl Strauss Amber Lager and rated this “pristine amber” 96/100.
Beer Reviews: Vienna Lagers
Draft Magazine • October, 2011