Three breweries, each with something special: a grand opening, a coveted bottle release, and a first anniversary. Sounds like a busy place. Where could we be? This is the state of Ventura County’s accelerating craft beer scene. Ventura Coast Brewing Company: Grand Opening Our first stop of
Casa Agria Specialty Ales (CASA) has gained attention across the country for their unfiltered IPAs and fruity, sour beers. One Thursday, I came in to try their latest release — a hazy, unfiltered IPA. Aptly named “Simconaut”, it is brewed with oats and features Simcoe hops, which give it an earthy citrus and pine nose.