Karl Strauss Brewing Company has been proudly independent since 1989, pioneering the craft beer scene with innovative beer releases like Aurora Hoppyalis IPA, Queen of Tarts Dark Sour, and Wreck Alley Imperial Stout. The brewery has won 110 medals since 2009 and was recently honored with the “Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year” award at the Great American Beer Festival in 2016. Share it. Cheers!

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Karl Strauss Brewing Company Freshens Up Their Year-Round Line Up with “Tangible” Fruited IPA

SAN DIEGO, CA— California brewery icon Karl Strauss Brewing Company is kicking off the upcoming Fall season with the introduction of a brand new West Coast IPA to their year-round core lineup. Tangible Fruited IPA launches on September 2nd in 16oz 6packs and draft at Karl Strauss Brewpubs and retail accounts across California and Arizona.

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Karl Strauss Celebrates 30th Anniversary With City Proclamation, Beer Releases & Retro Merch

SAN DIEGO, CA — On February 1st Karl Strauss Brewing Company kicks off a month long celebration of 30 years pioneering craft beer with an impressive line-up of limited release beers, an epic party & retro merchandise.

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Back By Popular Demand, Boat Shoes Hazy IPA Returns As Year-Round Beer For Karl Strauss

SAN DIEGO, CA — January 1, 2019 Karl Strauss Brewing Company is thrilled to announce the long anticipated return of Boat Shoes Hazy IPA. Beginning on January 1st, this fan favorite will join KARL’s core lineup and become the newest year-round offering for the brewery.

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Karl Strauss Grows Hoppyalis 55 Percent, Hires Industry Veteran To Lead Sales Team; Adds 20,000 Sq. Ft. Of Warehouse Space To Meet Demand

San Diego, CA — November 1, 2018 Despite softness in the beer category and the craft beer segment, Karl Strauss Brewing Company has grown off-premise dollar sales by 12.3% in Southern California through the first 3 quarters of 2019. KARL’s growth is being fueled by explosive growth for Aurora Hoppyalis, which is up 55% year to date, and Red Trolley, which is up 5% year to date. KARL’s dollar sales rate of velocity is up 14.4% year to date, meaning more people are pulling KARL beers off of retail store shelves more frequently than they were a year ago.

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Fresh off San Diego Beer Week, Karl Strauss Makes $8.5K Donation to San Diego Brewers Guild

San Diego, CA — November 15, 2018  Karl Strauss Brewing Company is a proud supporter of the San Diego Brewers Guild and their efforts to promote and represent local, independent craft breweries.  Karl Strauss has a long history of caring for their community, and in keeping with this tradition, they are making a donation to the Guild fresh off of another successful San Diego Beer Week.

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Karl Strauss Brings Back Collabapalooza for San Diego Beer Week

San Diego, CA — October 9, 2018 Karl Strauss Brewing Company is throwing its second annual indie beer collaboration celebration! The brewery has rallied together 30+ independent local breweries to throw a killer party during San Diego Beer Week, all in celebration of the city’s collaborative brewing community. Collabapalooza was voted “Best Beer Event of 2017” by the readers of The West Coaster craft beer newspaper, and will make its highly anticipated return on November 10th 2018.

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Karl Strauss Wins Sixth Gold Medal at Great American Beer Festival

San Diego, CA — September 24, 2018   Karl Strauss Brewing Company won another gold medal at last weekend’s Great American Beer Festival® (“GABF”) competition. This year, GABF judges blind tasted over 8,800 different beers from 2,450 American breweries. KARL won gold in the English-Style Summer Ale category for Liquid A/C.  The beer was brewed at their satellite brewery in La Jolla.  Liquid A/C also won bronze at GABF in 2016.

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Karl Strauss and State Brewing Release Collaboration Beers for LA Beer Week

San Diego, CA — June 2018  Karl Strauss is proud to be part of LA’s thriving craft beer scene and will celebrate LA Beer Week with two special releases.  They teamed up with fellow brewers at State Brewing to produce two collaboration beers in honor of the shared passion that fuels their local brewing community.

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Karl Strauss Supports the Pink Boots Society with Donation and Annual Scholarship Announcement

San Diego, CA — June 2018  Karl Strauss is a proud supporter of the Pink Boots Society and their efforts to empower women in the craft beer industry.  Staying true to their company core values of education and giving back to the community, their team participates in the annual Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day to help raise funds for the nonprofit organization, and they also provide an educational scholarship each year to send one of its members to San Diego State University’s Craft Beer Education Camp.

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Karl Strauss and Bike Dog Release Collab Beers for Sacramento Beer Week

San Diego, CA — May 2018  Karl Strauss Brewing Company and Bike Dog Brewing have joined forces to release a double collaboration brew for Sacramento Beer Week.  Brite Lights and Fog City are India Pale Ales with the same base recipe—one a filtered IPA, and the other an unfiltered, hazy IPA.

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Karl Strauss Takes Home a Bronze at World Beer Cup and a Gold at LA International Beer Competition

San Diego, CA — May 2018  The 2018 World Beer Cup took place in Nashville, Tennessee this week, held in conjunction with the Craft Brewers Conference.  The highly regarded competition is considered the largest international gathering of beers with more than 8,234 entries this year from 2,515 breweries representing 66 countries.  The competition winners were announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday, May 3rd 2018, and Karl Strauss Brewing Company was awarded a bronze medal in the category of French & Belgian-Style Saison.

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Karl Strauss, Automatic Brewing, and SD Urban Timber Release Collaboration Beer for Earth Day

San Diego, CA — April 2018       Karl Strauss Brewing Company and Automatic Brewing Company joined forces with San Diego Urban Timber to brew a beer in honor of the upcoming Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations.  Urban Arbor IPA was brewed with locally-grown juniper trees and will generate proceeds to benefit Friends of Balboa Park, a non-profit that specializes in maintaining the trees in Balboa Park.

Hop Heads Rejoice as Karl Strauss Introduces New Single Hop IPA into their Year-Round Lineup

San Diego, CA — March 2018     In a market that just can’t get enough new experimental IPAs to quench their thirst for flavor variety, Karl Strauss delivers another home run hit with their new single hop IPA.  Isomerizer IPA, the company’s latest small batch success story, has just been released as a year-round brew and added to their core lineup.

Karl Strauss Releases Barrel-Aged Saison to Celebrate 29th Anniversary

San Diego, CA — January 2018  It’s been 29 years since Karl Strauss Brewing Company officially opened its doors in downtown San Diego on February 2nd, 1989 helping to kick off California’s craft beer industry. The company is commemorating their 29th year in beer with a new barrel-aged release.

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Karl Strauss Brewing Company’s 2017 Year in Review

San Diego, CA — January 2018 Karl Strauss Brewing Company had another successful year in 2017 filled with new beer releases, big medal wins, brewery upgrades, and a solid line-up of marquee events—all while staying dedicated to their core value of giving back to their community.

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Karl Strauss Remodels Costa Mesa Brewpub, Adding More Tanks, Taps, Draft Beer Variety

San Diego, CA — November 2017         Karl Strauss Brewing Company is excited to reopen the doors of its Costa Mesa brewpub and share a new look after a full remodel. The company originally opened this Orange County brewpub back in 2002.

The new layout features a redesigned bar with 24 taps for guests to enjoy an ever-changing list of rotating draft beers. Behind the bar, beer coolers enable guests to grab cold, fresh 6-packs and 22oz bombers in addition to growler fills.

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San Diego, CA — October 2017    Every year San Diego CityBeat polls their readers to identify the best of the best in San Diego across a wide range of categories from Best Barbershop to Best Bloody Mary.  They just revealed the winners of their 2017 Readers Poll, and Karl Strauss was voted Best San Diego Brewery!  We also earned Honorable Mentions in the categories of: Best Local Craft Beer (Karl Strauss Aurora Hoppyalis), Best San Diego Brewpub, and Best San Diego Brewery Tasting Room.

Karl Strauss Team Members Donate Funds to Hurricane Victims

San Diego, CA — October 2017  When the news of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation began to spread back in late August, Karl Strauss Brewing Company team members took action in efforts to help the hurricane victims. Using the company’s rewards and recognition platform, they raised funds and made a donation to Feeding San Diego in support of their Hunger-Relief for Hurricane Harvey campaign.

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Karl Strauss Wins Gold At The Great American Beer Festival

San Diego, CA — October 7, 2017  Karl Strauss Brewing Company added more bling to their trophy case with a gold medal at this year’s Great American Beer Festival (“GABF”), the premier U.S. beer festival and competition.

Karl Strauss Throws an Indie Beer Celebration during San Diego Beer Week!

San Diego, CA — September 2017  The spirit of collaboration is alive and well in San Diego’s vibrant brewing community. To celebrate this camaraderie, Karl Strauss Brewing Company rallied together 30+ independent San Diego breweries to throw an epic party during San Diego Beer Week! Introducing Collabapalooza, a beer festival featuring one-off collaboration beers and rare releases from participating breweries.

Karl Strauss Re-Releases Two GABF Medal-Winning Small Batch Beers for Labor Day

San Diego, CA — August 21st, 2017  Two of Karl Strauss Brewing Company’s medal-winning small batch beers will be making a much anticipated return this September. Queen of Tarts Dark Sour Ale will be released on draft, and Liquid A/C English Summer Ale will hit the market on draft as well as in cans. Both brews were awarded medals at last year’s Great American Beer Festival.

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Karl Strauss Wins Gold for Best IIPA in CA, Aurora Hoppyalis Ranked #1 Selling Craft Beer in Sprouts

San Diego, CA — July 5th, 2017 Since launching Tower 10 IPA back in 2009, Karl Strauss Brewing Company has built an impressive line-up of sought after IPAs, and these award-winning beers have amassed 25 medals in prestigious beer competitions. Craft beer drinkers have taken notice, as evidenced by Aurora Hoppyalis ascending to become the fastest selling craft beer item at Sprouts stores in California.

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Karl Strauss Wins Four More Medals Surpassing 100 Total Medals Won In Beer Competitions

San Diego, CA — May 4th, 2017  The results of both the Los Angeles and San Diego 2017 International Beer Competitions have been announced, and Karl Strauss Brewing Company is adding four new medals to their trophy case. These four put the brewery’s total medal count at 103 medals won since 2009 when the company began participating in prestigious local, national, and international beer competitions

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Karl Strauss Celebrates Women in Beer with the Release of Pink Boots Presidio Porter

San Diego, CA — April 18th, 2017  In honor of International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day, a group of female Karl Strauss Brewing Company team members participated in the Pink Boots Society’s annual Big Boots Brew Day event. The theme for this year’s brew was “Historical Ales” and the Karl Strauss team brewed a Pre-Prohibition-style Porter.

Karl Strauss Recognized as One of “San Diego’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”

San Diego, CA — April 7th, 2017  Karl Strauss Brewing Company is proud to have been recognized as one of “San Diego’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in 2017. Each year, The National Association for Business Resources honors companies that are making better business, creating richer lives, and building a stronger community as a whole.

Karl Strauss Teams Up With Sierra Nevada for Red IPA Collaboration Brew

San Diego, CA — March 30th, 2017 Karl Strauss Brewing Company is excited to announce the release of a collaboration brew with Sierra Nevada. For the 2017 installment of Sierra’s North by South (NxS) California-based collaboration series, the breweries just released a Red IPA. The beer was inspired by each of the legacy companies’ most iconic brews—Sierra’s Pale Ale and KARL’s Red Trolley. The brewers wanted to leverage the unique characteristics of each beer to create something new and different.

Karl Strauss Supports Local Music with San Diego Music Awards Partnership

San Diego, CA — March 8th, 2017          Karl Strauss Brewing Company is proud to announce a new partnership with the San Diego Music Foundation. The brewery is sponsoring the foundation’s annual San Diego Music Awards which honors local musicians. To celebrate the occasion and raise money for the foundation, KARL is throwing a must-attend kickoff party at their Tasting Room & Beer Garden in PB featuring live performances by several of San Diego’s best musicians.

Karl Strauss Celebrates 28th Anniversary as Reigning “Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year”

San Diego, CA — February 7th, 2017 Back in February of 1989 Karl Strauss opened their historic downtown San Diego brewpub, which helped ignite the city’s vibrant craft beer scene. Since then the brewery has gone on to accomplish many things, most recently winning “Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year” at the Great American Beer Festival last fall.

Karl Strauss Expands Small Batch Program with New Satellite Brewery in Downtown Los Angeles

San Diego, CA — November 16th, 2016 Fresh off last month’s “Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year” honors at the Great American Beer Festival, Karl Strauss Brewing Company will open a satellite brewery and brewpub in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, located at the corner of Wilshire and South Grand Avenue.

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Karl Strauss and Taylor Guitars Collaborate on 614 Farmhouse Ale Release for San Diego Beer Week

San Diego, CA — November 10th, 2016     Karl Strauss Brewing Company and Taylor Guitars have collaborated on a unique Farmhouse Ale for San Diego Beer Week that was brewed using sustainable ingredients and reflects the best of their respective, award-winning crafts.

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Karl Strauss takes home 4 medals and “Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year” honors at the Great American Beer Festival

San Diego, CA — October 9, 2016 Karl Strauss Brewing Company had tremendous success at this year’s Great American Beer Festival (“GABF”), the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. The company won two gold medals, two bronze medals and the coveted “Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year” award for U.S. breweries producing between 15,000 and 6 million barrels of beer per year. Winning a medal at this prestigious competition is no small feat, and winning four medals puts Karl Strauss in a select group of only four U.S. breweries to have won four or more medals at GABF this year. Four medals also means Karl Strauss was the most awarded craft brewery from Southern California at GABF 2016.

Karl Strauss Expands Small Batch Program & SoCal Footprint With New Satellite Brewery in Anaheim

San Diego, CA — July 27th, 2016 Karl Strauss Brewing Company will open a new satellite brewery and brewpub in Anaheim next month. Directly across the street from Angel Stadium, this new location expands the brewery’s small batch brewing capability. Equipped with a 7-barrel brewhouse, two fermentation tanks, and three brite tanks, this brewery has the potential to produce more than 35 unique releases of fresh, small batch beer brewed on site. The Anaheim satellite brewery increases the company’s brewing infrastructure to ten brewery locations in southern California, including their main production brewery in Pacific Beach. “We’re excited to expand our small batch program. We give our brewers the freedom to experiment on our satellite systems and it’s proven very helpful in landing our next big release, like Aurora Hoppyalis or Mosaic Session IPA.” –Matt Johnson, Brewmaster, Karl Strauss Brewing Company.

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Hillcrest Brewing and Karl Strauss Inspire San Diego Breweries to Support Orlando Victims with “All You Need Is Love” Collaboration Beer Releases

San Diego, CA — July 11th, 2016 In the wake of the recent Orlando tragedy, Hillcrest Brewing Company approached Karl Strauss Brewmaster, Paul Segura, with the idea of brewing a beer to help raise funds for the victims and their families. Within hours, graphics and a recipe were developed for the brew dubbed All You Need Is Love and a call to action was sent out to San Diego brewers encouraging participation in the movement.

Karl Strauss Gives Carlsbad Homebrewer a Chance to Win Big at GABF

San Diego, CA — July 7th, 2016  Karl Strauss Brewing Company is excited to announce the winner of their 2016 Pro-Am (Professional-Amateur) competition. Each year in support of the local homebrewing community, they invite brewers to submit their handcrafted creations for a chance to brew big with KARL and have their beer entered into the Great American Beer Festival.

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Karl Strauss Gets Rewarded for Quality with Impressive Medal Run in June

San Diego, CA — June 28th, 2016 KARL’s impressive medal run continued in June with the brewery picking up medals in regional and international beer competitions. Red Trolley, one of the most decorated craft beers of all time, earned two more medals during the month. The first came from China as the iconic beer won gold at the Shanghai International Beer Festival. Red Trolley went on to win silver in the California Commercial Craft Beer Competition. These two medals take Red Trolley to 22 medals won since the brewery started entering competitions in 2009.

Karl Strauss Celebrates San Diego Music & Art with Season Two of Arts & Amps Event Series

San Diego, CA — June 21st, 2016 Karl Strauss Brewing Company invites you to join them for another summer filled with local art, independent music, and handcrafted beer as they bring their Arts & Amps event series back for a second season. Ever since the company opened their doors in 1989 they’ve been committed to supporting the local community through partnerships with local non-profits, educational scholarship programs, charitable donations, and supporting community-based events. Their Arts & Amps summer series is a way to bring fans and friends together to celebrate the fellow artisans of San Diego’s creative community while providing a platform to showcase a killer line-up of specialty brews.

Karl Strauss Brewing Company Named California’s Brewery of the Year for 2016

San Diego, CA — May 24th, 2016  Karl Strauss Brewing Company has proudly accepted the honor of being named Brewery of the Year for 2016 by the California Travel (CalTravel) Association. Each year the association holds an awards ceremony to recognize standout organizations throughout the state that have helped to develop the California tourism brand. Karl Strauss joins an impressive list of previous winners in the Brewery of the Year category that includes Firestone Walker (2015), Russian River (2014), and Sierra Nevada (2013).

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Karl Strauss and Baja Brewing Company Release an International Collaboration Brew for Cinco de Mayo

San Diego, CA — May 4th, 2016 Earlier this year Baja Brewing Company, the first craft brewery in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, reached out to their neighbors across the border at Karl Strauss Brewing Company, the first craft brewery in the city of San Diego since prohibition, to discuss releasing an international collaboration beer.

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KARL’s Red Trolley and Mosaic Session IPA Win Gold at LA International Beer Competition

San Diego, CA — April 22nd, 2016 The annual Los Angeles International Beer Competition (LAIBC) took place earlier this month, and Karl Strauss Brewing Company is proud to announce that two of their core beers both won gold medals.

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KARL’s New Medal-Winning San Diego-Style IPA Takes California by Storm

San Diego, CA — April 27th, 2016 The brewing team at Karl Strauss spent more than a year fine tuning the recipe for their much anticipated new IPA, Aurora Hoppyalis. The brand was released as a year-round offering in January and immediately saw an unprecedented sales response in craft beer bars across California. In fact, Aurora Hoppyalis has quickly become a highly coveted beer that is now a top selling IPA in many accounts.

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Karl Strauss and Amplified Ale Works Collaborate to Improve their Community from Inside the Bars of Pacific Beach

San Diego, CA — March 2nd, 2016 Two local Pacific Beach breweries, Karl Strauss Brewing Company and Amplified Ale Works, have teamed up to brew something special for their neighborhood. The team of brewers just released the second installment of Pathway Ale, an on-going collaboration series to help raise funding for local community project, PB Pathways.

Karl Strauss Celebrates Their 27th Anniversary With A Bourbon Barrel-Aged Double Chocolate Imperial Stout

San Diego, CA — January 28th, 2016  Karl Strauss Brewing Company is celebrating 27 years of brewing craft beer in San Diego since they revolutionized the city’s beer scene with their first brewery back in 1989. In keeping with their yearly tradition, they will honor the occasion with the release of another innovative barrel-aged beer to add to their esteemed Anniversary Series. This year’s edition is a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Double Chocolate Imperial Stout that features an abundance of darkly kilned malts and a decadent helping of cocoa nibs with rich layers of smooth toasted oak and warming bourbon.


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Karl Strauss Celebrates the Holidays with Sixth Edition of Their “12 Days” Annual Series

San Diego, CA — December 7th, 2015 Karl Strauss Brewing Company just released the sixth edition of their “12 Days” annual holiday ale series. The series features complex, high alcohol, cellar-friendly beers with names that put a San Diego spin on the classic holiday tune “12 Days of Christmas”.

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Karl Strauss Remodels Satellite Brewery Location in Carlsbad

San Diego, CA — November 12, 2015     Karl Strauss Brewing Company is excited to reopen the doors of its Carlsbad satellite brewery and share a new look after a full remodel.  The San Diego brewery originally opened up this North County location back in 1999.

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Karl Strauss Brewing Company Releases Two One-of-a-Kind Beers for This Year’s San Diego Beer Week Line-Up

San Diego, CA—  November 6, 2015         Like they do every year for the celebration of San Diego Beer Week, Karl Strauss just released their highly coveted Peanut Butter Cup Porter.  Originally brewed for San Diego Beer Week back in 2012, this unique spin on a classic robust porter was an instant hit and has gone on to inspire other San Diego breweries to release their own peanut butter beers.  KARL’s Peanut Butter Cup Porter has become so popular the brewery has had to triple its production each year for the last three years.

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Karl Strauss Brewing Company Celebrates 3 Medal Wins at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival®

San Diego, CA— October 1, 2015— The 2015 Great American Beer Festival® (GABF®) awards ceremony was held in Denver, Colorado last weekend, and the Karl Strauss brewing team proudly headed back to San Diego with 3 medals awarded across a wide range of beer styles – International-Style Pale Ale, South German-Style Hefeweizen, and American-Style Black Ale.

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Karl Strauss Team Members Pick Up Over 200 Pounds of Trash From Oceanside City Beach

San Diego, CA— August 27, 2015— Last week over 150 team members from Karl Strauss Brewing Company gathered in Oceanside to participate in its annual beach clean-up with Surfrider Foundation. Since Karl Strauss opened its doors in 1989, the idea of caring for the community and the environment has been one of the company’s core values. “We are a local company operating in coastal cities so it’s important for us to give back and participate in keeping our beaches and ocean clean,” says Matt Rattner, President, Karl Strauss Brewing Company.

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Local Homebrewer Gets to Brew Big With Karl Strauss Brewing Company

San Diego, CA – June 4, 2015 – Karl Strauss Brewing Company is excited to announce the winner of its annual Pro-Am (Professional-Amateur) competition. Each year, the San Diego craft beer pioneer invites homebrewers to submit a beer for the opportunity to brew the winning recipe on a commercial scale at one of KARL’s satellite breweries and have that brew entered into the Great American Beer Festival’s Pro-Am contest.

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Karl Strauss Brewing Company's Mosaic Session Ale Is Back And Available Year Round

San Diego, CA— May 28, 2015— Due to overwhelming demand, San Diego’s craft beer pioneer, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, is thrilled to announce the reintroduction and year round availability of its award-winning Mosaic Session Ale, a surprisingly sessionable single-hop beer.

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Karl Strauss Brewing Company Kicks Off 'Arts & Amps' Event Series on Saturday, May 30

San Diego, CA – May 15, 2015 – The wait is over — Karl Strauss Brewing Company’s Arts & Amps event series kicks off May 30th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the company’s tasting room and beer garden at its main brewery in Pacific Beach. The series provides an outlet to showcase KARL’s special release beers, local musicians and local artists. This first Arts & Amps event features live music by local favorites Blackout Party & Low Volts, work from the local artists of La Jolla’s Thumbprint Gallery and several small batch beers and sour releases from the brewery’s cellar.

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Karl Strauss Brewing Company Takes Home Three More Medals at the Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition

San Diego, CA— April 27, 2015— San Diego’s craft brewing pioneer Karl Strauss Brewing Company is pleased to announce its plans to build a larger trophy case, after adding another three medals to its already impressive medal count following this week’s 15th annual Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition (LAICBC). The Company medaled in a range of styles— Session Beer, American-Style Sour Ale and South German-Style Hefeweizen, representative of the brewery’s broad portfolio of award-winning brews.

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Karl Strauss Celebrates Women in Craft Beer with Scholarship Support and Participation in IWCBD

San Diego, CA – March 6, 2015 – Karl Strauss Brewing Company continues to pioneer craft beer and is proud to help others do the same by furthering their education and involvement in the industry. One way is by joining forces with UC San Diego Extension’s Brewing Certificate Program. This UCSD program offers academic and practical training for entry-level brewing professionals. Beginning in 2014, Karl Strauss began funding a scholarship for the program through its nonprofit Karl Strauss Brewers Education Fund, a fund established to provide support to those pursuing a career in craft beer.

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