Posted by Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. on August 23, 2019
Our next installment in our Locals Only series is coming to Santa Barbara! For this highly anticipated and limited draft release, we teamed up with our friends and neighbors at Captain Fatty's here in SB to make a collaboration brew just for you, Santa Barbara.
Many people know Santa Barbara for its vineyards and the variety of wine the region produces, but strawberries are a staple of the region. Santa Barbara’s Mediterranean climate produces a large number of crops and vegetables. Strawberry is constantly the highest value crop in the region, even outranking wine grapes according to Janene Scully at the Noozhawk magazine. That made highlighting this crop perfect for our upcoming Locals Only release for Santa Barbara, named Strawberry Flash.
Our Locals Only draft series celebrates our California fans and roots with regional collaborations made at our four brewing locations. We're working our way up the coast with these collabs, starting the year off with San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles. Up next for September of 2019, is a delicious strawberry kettle sour for our local customers in Santa Barbara. Every other month of 2019, our brewers Kevin, Ryan and James are each teaming up with regional brewery pals to collaborate on a project just for their town. Check out our website for more details on the Locals Only draft series. Come catch these collabs while you can, because these waves of draft-only specialties are only around for a limited time. Each of our taproom locations will receive only ONE keg of this beer, so it will go fast!
For our local customers in Santa Barbara, you are in for a treat for the month of September. Our Locals Only Strawberry Flash will be available at local Santa Barbara craft beer retailers and our very own taproom at 137 Anacapa St F, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Strawberry Flash is a gently tart, medium-bodied sour wheat beer with fresh strawberry puree added during fermentation. Strawberry is the predominant feature of this beer and we are so happy with the delicate tartness it brings to our Local Draft series. What makes sour wheat beer different from its non-sour counterparts is the use of souring agents in the fermentation process. Many people enjoy the tartness and crispness of a sour wheat beer, and with the careful addition of local strawberry puree, the tartness is brought down making the fruity flavors more prominent. Our Strawberry Flash comes in a very limited quantity and is only available on draft. In September, local Santa Barbara bars and breweries will be our only retailers with access to the Strawberry Flash draft, so be sure keep an eye out for it and try it while supplies last!
If you’re going to be in the Santa Barbara area in September swing by our taproom and try this delicious draft! We are very excited for the limited-release of Strawberry Flash, and we hope you are as excited to taste this exemplary local draft as we were to create it! You can stay up to date on all events at our Santa Barbara Taproom here. In addition to the events taking place such as live music on the weekends, our Santa Barbara location also features a brewery on site. You can watch how our craft beers are made while sipping on one yourself! We are looking forward to serving you Santa Barbara!