Where – Figueroa Mountain Brewery, Santa Barbara
How – On Tap
After a visit over two years ago to Santa Barbara, we stopped at the Figueroa Mountain Brewery in Buelton on our way home. I was impressed by the beers, but when we recently went back down to SB and tried some more of the beers in the new brewery in the “Funk Zone” near the pier, it was a whole new experience.
Not only is the new brewery a great place to hang out, listen to music and soak up the sun, the beers are killer.
My personal favorite was the Lizard’s Mouth Double IPA. Another strong one, with an ABV of 9.2% and 100 IBUs.
The pour is golden with a light, white head. The aroma is citrusy. Balanced hop flavor, with some citrus flavors and a slight hint of caramel on the finish.
Overall, an incredibly smooth DIPA. Unfortunately, when we were in town, the SB brewery was all sold out of bottles of this one, as was the Buelton brewery. Hopefully it will makes its way up north soon…