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.


Collaboration, craftsmanship, and environmental sustainability are a few of the values these local brewers share with the artisans of SD Urban Timber, whose mission is to breathe new life into fallen trees that would otherwise end up in landfills.  The group came together to support a cause they share passion for and combined their talents to produce a beer perfectly fit for the occasion.


Urban Arbor IPA was brewed at the original Karl Strauss brewery in downtown San Diego, using juniper provided by SD Urban Timber. The result is a West Coast IPA with a light malt profile that showcases piney aromatics and juniper wood notes that shine through a clean, crisp finish.


“This beer is a great example of the collaborative nature within our local brewing community, and our desire to use our talents to support a greater good,” says Paul Segura, Brewmaster, Karl Strauss Brewing Company.  “The recipe for this beer was inspired by the trees themselves.  We used Cascade and Chinook hops, which have piney, resinous flavors and added juniper berries and wood from local trees to complement those characteristics and create an IPA that really represents the cause we’re supporting.”


Urban Arbor IPA is now pouring on draft at both breweries’ Tasting Rooms, all Karl Strauss brewpubs in San Diego, and select craft beer bars around town.  Keep an eye out for this tasty brew throughout the upcoming celebrations, which include Earth Day on Sunday, April 22nd, and Arbor Day on Friday, April 27th.  Grab a pint to help support Friends of Balboa Park and their efforts to maintain the natural beauty of our local Park.


To learn more about Karl Strauss Brewing Company and the Urban Arbor IPA collab, visit www.karlstrauss.com.  To learn more about Friends of Balboa Park, visit www.friendsofbalboapark.org.


About Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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 105 medals since 2009 and was recently honored with “Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year” award at the Great American Beer Festival in 2016. For more information, visit www.karlstrauss.com or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739. Share it. Cheers.


About Friends of Balboa Park

Friends of Balboa Park is an affinity group that enhances and maintains The Park through donations and Park programs. The group has spearheaded major capital improvement initiatives throughout The Park, including restoration of the historic gate houses and lily pond, Adopt-A-Plot, dedicated bench program, tree dedications, and other programs that facilitate the community’s direct involvement in the enhancement of Balboa Park. For more information, visit www.friendsofbalboapark.org.


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