Valiant Brewing Company, recently celebrated their first anniversary so they decided to do things a little differently from most anniversary beer events. Instead of having a big beer festival with several different breweries. Valiant decided to go small and intimate, focusing on producing new beers and the customers that helped them make it this far. Owner and head brewer, Brian Schroepfer was busy brewing and perfecting Valiant's recipes and styles for the anniversary party and created a very quality draft list.
Karl Strauss recently celebrated 25 years of brewing by celebrating the annual Changing of the Barrels. An event that honors the life and reputation of Karl Strauss' beers and the release of their 25th anniversary "Barrel Aged Doppelbock." It was held Saturday, February 8th at the Karl Strauss Brewery and Tasting Room at 5985 Santa Fe Street in the brewery's hometown of San Diego, California.