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Wine Enthusiast Magazine reviewed Big Barrel IIPA (91/100) and Blackball Belgian IPA (92/100).
IPA's Continue to Dominate Market
Wine Enthusiest • September, 2013
Men’s lifestyle bog, Made Man, paired each NFL football team with a local craft beer and Karl Strauss’ Two Tortugas was chosen to represent the Chargers;” If you’re going to go deep, go deep sea with Karl Strauss’ Two Tortugas Belgian Quad, inspired by turtles and a must-have celebratory holiday ale.”
Your NFL Team, Your Beer
Made Man • September, 2013
Karl Strauss Equipment Maintenance & Packaging Supervisor is also President of the San Diego Brewers Guild. Read a full interview on his take on the local craft beer scene.
How High Is Up?
West Coaster Magazine • August, 2013
Peter Rowe interviewed Karl Strauss R&D chef, Corey Rapp, about the recent beer-float trend.
Brewery Rowe: Beer Floats
UT San Diego • August, 2013
Serious Eats loves our Big Beer Burger! “In terms of burgers, the “Big Beer Burger” is the way to go. It‘s basted with Karl Strauss Amber, then topped with Red Trolley Ale onions, IPA mushrooms, beer-brined bacon, and served with IPA steak sauce.”
Staff Picks: Burger Places with Great Beer
Serious Eats • August, 2013
Eater wrote a great preview of our tasting room.
20 Taps Await at New Karl Strauss Tasting Room
Eater • July, 2013
Draft Magazine featured a kebab recipe written by Karl Strauss Executive Chef, Gunther Emathinger. Pair it with Tower 10 IPA!
3 brand-new kebabs
Draft Mag • July, 2013
Surfer Magazine included Big Barrel Double IPA on its list of must-try surf beers saying, “There’s beauty and lots carefree pleasure in this beer, but it will absolutely slap your unsuspecting ass down if you don’t approach it with the right attitude.”
Surfer • June, 2013
The Los Angeles Times wrote about the Top 50 breweries and mentioned Karl Strauss as one of the few California breweries to make the list.
We are king: California outstrips other states in craft beer and breweries
Los Angeles Times • June, 2013
Beer Magazine's recent "Food Pairing Issue" featured a crème brule recipe made with Wreck Alley Imperial Stout.
Wreck Alley Imperial Stout Crème Brule (PDF)
Beer Magazine • June, 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
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
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