With some 2,800 craft brewers in the nation, many of them serving up their beers only in their hometown, it's pretty much impossible to try everything. That's why we went to each city in Beer Camp Across America, Sierra Nevada's seven-stop festival that offered space to every brewery in the nation. At these stops, we sampled hundreds of beers unique to (and sometimes only known in) each region. Here from the San Diego fest, are our favorite small-time brews from Southern California – ones you'll have to try after surfing in Malibu or fishing in San Diego.
Belching Beaver Brewery: Peanut Butter Milk Stout
The Brewery: Belching Beaver Brewery, a brewery in Vista, California
The Beer: Peanut Butter Milk Stout
Tasting Notes: Ever wondered what it was like to drink a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup? The SoCal brewery has you covered. Pro tip: the luscious body comes courtesy of rolled oats and lactose, a.k.a. milk sugar.