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

Hessfest 8

Mike Hess Brewing North Park

JUNE 9TH // 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Mike Hess Brewing North Park Mike Hess Brewing North Park America/Los_Angeles 2018-06-09 11:00:00 2018-06-09 17:00:00 Hessfest 8 3812 Grim Avenue San Diego, CA 92104

Taste of Gaslamp

Gaslamp Square

JUNE 16TH // 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gaslamp Square Gaslamp Square America/Los_Angeles 2018-06-16 13:00:00 2018-06-16 16:00:00 Taste of Gaslamp 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

LA Beer Week Invitational

Los Angeles Center Studios

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

Los Angeles Center Studios Los Angeles Center Studios America/Los_Angeles 2018-06-16 12:00:00 2018-06-16 16:00:00 LA Beer Week Invitational 450 South Bixel Street Los Angeles, CA 90017

Inland Empire Brewers Guild Craft Beer Festival

Dos Lagos

JUNE 23RD// 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dos Lagos Dos Lagos America/Los_Angeles 2018-06-23 12:00:00 2018-06-23 16:00:00 Inland Empire Brewers Guild Craft Beer Festival 2785 Cabot Drive Corona, CA 92883

Arts and Amps

Karl Strauss Tasting Room

JUNE 23RD // 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Karl Strauss Tasting Room Karl Strauss Tasting Room America/Los_Angeles 2018-06-23 16:30:00 2018-06-23 20:30:00 Arts and Amps 5985 Santa Fe St. San Diego, CA 92109

Annual Events