When our friends up at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company tapped us on the shoulder to collaborate on their 2017 North by South release, we jumped at the chance. We worked up a killer recipe that managed to take each of our award-winning iconic beers (Red Trolley Ale & Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, respectively) and combine them into one big, beautiful brew. Then we decided it was time to grab a van, hit the road, and share it with everyone.

Thus, the California Roadshow was born.

Showcasing the distinct hop forward qualities of Sierra’s Pale Ale and Red Trolley’s crisp malt backbone, NxS Red IPA is a classic combination that delivers on the unabashadly hoppy expectations of a West Coast IPA with enough malt character to please even the staunchest of old school craft beer fans.

We’ll be traveling through our home state making stops along the way in select cities with a ton of NxS, a slew of special release beers from each brewery, and commemorative glassware. The cherry on top of this hop sundae? Special appearances by both Karl Strauss Brewmaster Matt Johnson & Sierra Nevada Brewmaster Steve Dresler. Join us on our trek for a few pints and a chance to hang with some of the legendary elder statesmen of the Craft Beer revolution.

San Diego

March 24th
Hamilton’s Tavern
with the Brewmasters

March 25th
Churchill’s Pub
with the Brewmasters

March 26th & March 31st
O’Brien’s Pub
with the Brewmasters


April 4th
Iron Press
with Brewer Steven Hicks

April 6th
Hopscotch Tavern


April 7th
Karl Strauss Downtown Los Angeles
with Brewmaster Matt Johnson


April 20th
with Brewmaster Matt Johnson

April 21st
Capitol Beer and Tap Room
with Brewmaster Matt Johnson

Ongoing Events

Santee Bluegrass Festival

Town Center Community Park East

SEPT 9TH // 5:30PM - 9:30 PM

Town Center Community Park East Town Center Community Park East America/Los_Angeles 2017-09-09 17:30:00 2017-09-09 21:30:00 Santee Bluegrass Festival 550 Park Center Drive Santee, CA 92071

Carlsbad Brewfest

Holiday Park

SEPT 9TH // 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Holiday Park Holiday Park America/Los_Angeles 2017-09-09 12:30:00 2017-09-09 16:30:00 Carlsbad Brewfest Chestnut Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008

OC Festival of Ales

Downtown Anaheim

SEPT 16TH // 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Downtown Anaheim Downtown Anaheim America/Los_Angeles 2017-09-16 12:00:00 2017-09-16 16:00:00 OC Festival of Ales Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street Anaheim, CA 92805


Karl Strauss Tasting Room

SEPT 23RD // 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Karl Strauss Tasting Room Karl Strauss Tasting Room America/Los_Angeles 2017-09-23 14:00:00 2017-09-23 20:00:00 Oktoberfest 5985 Santa Fe st., San Diego CA 92109

Port Pavilion Broadway Pier


NOV 5TH // 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Guildfest Guildfest America/Los_Angeles 2017-11-05 14:00:00 2017-11-05 17:00:00 Port Pavilion Broadway Pier 1000 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Annual Events