I just got back last night from a week in California. The stated purpose of the trip was to attend my cousin Kelly's wedding to XM Radio personality Matt the Cat near Big Sur. While a tasty keg of Newcastle Brown was consumed at the wedding, there was also time for some coastal brewery visitations:
Monterey Coast Brewing, Salinas
English Ales Brewery, Marina
Peter B's Brewpub, Monterey
El Toro Brewpub, Morgan Hill
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, Santa Cruz
Boulder Creek Brewery & Cafe, Boulder Creek
Gordon Biersch Brewing, San Jose
The trip map is already posted. Notes and pictures will magically appear when as I get my typing caught up.
Today's tasks at the brewery simply involved filling kegs. They ran the Oktoberfest kegs dry while I was gone, and nobody here knows how to fill them.
Tomorrow: clean fermenters.