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Beer and Candy Canes Link Up

San Diego Beer Week ended over a month ago, but you’d never know it. Beer dinners, cask nights and all sorts of other events are still happening on an almost daily basis. Another phenomenon that’s occurring more regularly is the “tap takeover,” wherein a brewing company will stock every tap at a bar or restaurant with their beers. Such occasions offer great opportunities to sample one-offs, archived beers and seasonal selections.

Tonight, Ballast Point Brewing Company, the reigning Best Small Brewing Company in the world, will monopolize the handles at The Linkery. Staff at the North Park restaurant have been known to help procure, pick and prepare ingredients for specialty Ballast Point beers, so it’s no surprise that the brewery’s busting out the good stuff for them—Brother Levonian Saison, cask and draft varieties of Sculpin IPA, and barrel-aged versions of Black Marlin Porter and Sea Monster Stout.

The most interesting and fit for holiday consumption of the bunch is a version of Ballast Point’s Victory at Sea Imperial Porter that’s brewed with candy canes. That holiday confection (and occasional tree ornament) combines with vanilla and coffee from North Park’s Caffé Calabria to create a brew that comes across like an iced dark chocolate cocoa with a shot of peppermint Schnapps. It’s perfect for the season and, with any luck, will become a December tradition. But for now, Candy Cane Victory at Sea is a one-time-only offering that’s likely to tap out quick. Get it while it lasts. The Linkery is located at 3794 30th Street.

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San Diego Beer Week ended over a month ago, but you’d never know it. Beer dinners, cask nights and all sorts of other events are still happening on an almost daily basis. Another phenomenon that’s occurring more regularly is the “tap takeover,” wherein a brewing company will stock every tap at a bar or restaurant with their beers. Such occasions offer great opportunities to sample one-offs, archived beers and seasonal selections.

Tonight, Ballast Point Brewing Company, the reigning Best Small Brewing Company in the world, will monopolize the handles at The Linkery. Staff at the North Park restaurant have been known to help procure, pick and prepare ingredients for specialty Ballast Point beers, so it’s no surprise that the brewery’s busting out the good stuff for them—Brother Levonian Saison, cask and draft varieties of Sculpin IPA, and barrel-aged versions of Black Marlin Porter and Sea Monster Stout.

The most interesting and fit for holiday consumption of the bunch is a version of Ballast Point’s Victory at Sea Imperial Porter that’s brewed with candy canes. That holiday confection (and occasional tree ornament) combines with vanilla and coffee from North Park’s Caffé Calabria to create a brew that comes across like an iced dark chocolate cocoa with a shot of peppermint Schnapps. It’s perfect for the season and, with any luck, will become a December tradition. But for now, Candy Cane Victory at Sea is a one-time-only offering that’s likely to tap out quick. Get it while it lasts. The Linkery is located at 3794 30th Street.

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Michelle N. says: Sounds fun! While "Beer and Candy Canes" is a cute theme, the thought of consuming them together...not yum.

Dec. 14, 2011

At first read, I can totally understand where you're coming from. But when one considers the beer tastes like vanilla and coffee and Starbucks makes a killing off of iced peppermint lattes this time of year, the flavor profile no longer seems all that odd. That said, to each their own and thanks for reading!

Dec. 18, 2011
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