Sunday, August 19, 2012

Beercation

Santa Cruz - Steamers Lane
I just returned from a 12 day, 2,000 mile road trip vacation that essentially was a beercation with quite a few great wineries thrown in there as well. I'll be posting a series of articles about each brewery, and likely a round up post of the wineries. It started with a trip to Scottsdale, AZ so my wife could take a national interpreting exam out there; then heading up to Napa/Sonoma/San Francisco by way of the beautiful central coast of California. If you've never driven Highway 1 up the central coast - make sure you put it on your bucket list. I've included some photos of the beautiful coastline for your viewing pleasure.

Here's the list of breweries we visited:
- Four Peaks Brewing Co
- Solvang Brewing Co
- Firestone Walker Brewing Co
- 21st Ammendment Brewing Co
- NapaSmith Brewery
- Silverado Brewing Co
- Moylan's Brewpub
- Russian River Brewing Co (3 Times!)
- Anderson Valley Brewing Co
- Bear Republic Brewing Co (Brewpub)
- Lagunitas Brewing Co
- Magnolia Brewpub (San Francisco)
- Speakeasy Brewing Co


Wineries we visitied:
- Domain Carneros
- Nicholson Ranch

- Gundlach Bundschu
- Grgich Hills Estate
- Rombauer
- Chateau Montelena
- Sutter Home
- Martini's
- Ledson
- Korbel

Here are the other photos:

Pacific Ocean, near Big Sur

Armstrong Redwoods near Santa Cruz (one of the redwoods cut down in the area sprouted around 550 AD!

Monterey, CA

Santa Cruz - Steamers Lane

Santa Cruz - Steamers Lane

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