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I am putting together a Kickstarter project and one of the things they encourage you to do is make a project trailer. I don't even know if this will get past the first stage at Kickstarter but I thought I would share the video with you anyway. I am learned a lot of new editing techniques in Adobe Premier for this project and I am looking forward to using them in upcoming style.profile videos!
Surf Brewing Pix
I had the opportunity to stop in at Surf Brewery this weekend to take some photographs for my July article in VCBuzz. While I was there I ran in to some good friends and as always made some new ones!
I love their sampler glasses. Perfect little snifters served to you in tiny wooden surfboards.
As I pulled up to Surf I noticed a party bus in their parking lot and then I remembered Tom and Sandy from the "805 with Tom and Sandy" were hosting their very first beer tour! Everyone was having a great time already enjoying their 4 beer taster.
Surf has some of the best tap handles around.
It was just my luck someone ordered a beer while I was there:-) Brian was a sport to let me get a couple of great pictures of him giving some lucky customer a generous pour of South Swell. That is one of the best smelling beers, ever!
A couple pictures of my taster. It is their anniversary beer, an imperial brown and it was delicious!
interview: Anacapa Brewing Company
First of all, and speaking from the bottom of my beer geek heart, it would be hard for the ambience at Anacapa Brewing Company (472 E. Main Street, Ventura) to get any better. The 115 year old, rough brick wall and accent lighting beautifully frame their modern brewhouse centerpiece, which sits just out of reach behind the bar. If you weren’t thirsty when you walked in, a giant beer board that hangs about the serving tanks and displays the tap selection will certainly pique your thirst.
Jason Coudry, brewmaster at Anacapa Brewing Co. (ABC), brews as often as he can to keep five fresh beers on tap. ABC’s regular beers include a golden ale, a pale ale and an IPA. But for the adventurous, they offer a wide variety of beer styles available as seasonals. The seasonals can range from the dry and crisp rye pale ale (my favorite go-to beer when available), to a big and bold doppelbock, and back again to a light and spicy saison (my favorite beer style to pair food with). You can keep up with their rotating taps on Facebook or call (805) 643-2337 for their current beer selections. Be forewarned, all of their beers sell quickly, which is a testament to Jason’s brewing abilities, so if you see something you want to try don’t hesitate.Specialties on tap now: India Brown Ale (a crisp and hoppy brown ale) and Two Trees Double IPA.
Beer isn’t the only thing you’ll find at Anacapa Brewing Co. It is a brewpub, after all and I have some tasty food pairing suggestions for you. One of my favorites is their Albondigas (a Mexican meatball soup) paired with their Frenchy’s Cove Saison. The yeast-derived spices in the beer create a deeper more complex spice flavor in the soup before the effervescent carbonation can scrub and refresh your palate. One of Jason’s favorite pairings is their Seward Golden ale and their beer battered fish tacos. This is a great pairing because the golden ale won’t overpower the battered fish and the beer’s malt flavor complements the fish’s batter. If you like things spicy then try either of their IPA’s with one of their salsas. The hops in these beers resonate with the spices creating burst of hot spice before the malt sweetness can neutralize them.
VCBuzz June Issue
Look to page 5 for my article!