To say that local craft beer (formally the honey wagon) has interesting directiona is a fair understatement. Sitting in the the local ostrich burger joint in Tehatchapi, California the server recants the directions to the brewery, "Second left, over the train tracks, first left then go to the end and there is an alley, drive down the alley and park at the 2nd or 3rd warehouse then it's the second door on the left, I think". As she scribbled a map on a napkin it was settled, time to go on an adventure to find the local brewery.
15 minutes later we are sitting at the bar in Local Craft Beer. A small open warehouse with a wall of taps in the center with interesting names like Piñas enlargement and Gose the Blueberrain. As I sit down at the bar there are two large fermentation tanks to the right and a brewer in green wellington boots is moving back and forward to check on the wort boiling beside the fermenters.
The atmosphere is easy going and the girl behind the bar talks passionately about the different beers and tastes as she suggests what to do for my first flight. All IPA's and Double IPA's is decided. As they are served up the difference in color intrigues me and one after another they taste great. My next flight has a couple of stouts and a sour ale (Gose the Blueberrian). I'm not usually a huge fan of sour beer but this one is surprising and goes down a treat. My last beer is an oak stout. so delicious with coffee and chocolate taste I have to get a growler. Thankfully it made it home safely in my suitcase and I am enjoying it as I write this. So if you are ever in Tehachapi drop in and see the guys and girls at Local Craft Brewery. I know if i'm in town again that's where you'll find me.
To find out more on Tehachapi Local Craft Beer and whats going on there Click Here for their facbook page!