Westlake Brewing is not the same brewery that you once knew. This is because they’ve recently expanded their offerings from craft beer to include a full bar and restaurant. However, the main reason you should be paying attention to Westlake Brewing right now is their new head brew master, Josh McCombs.
Three breweries, each with something special: a grand opening, a coveted bottle release, and a first anniversary. Sounds like a busy place. Where could we be? This is the state of Ventura County’s accelerating craft beer scene. Ventura Coast Brewing Company: Grand Opening Our first stop of
Casa Agria Specialty Ales (CASA) has gained attention across the country for their unfiltered IPAs and fruity, sour beers. One Thursday, I came in to try their latest release — a hazy, unfiltered IPA. Aptly named “Simconaut”, it is brewed with oats and features Simcoe hops, which give it an earthy citrus and pine nose.