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.
Noble Ale's Naughty Sauce: Anaheim, California
The Brewery: Noble Ale Works, a brewery in Anaheim, California
The Beer: Naughty Sauce, a stout
Tasting Notes: To fashion this fool-the-eye stout, the Anaheim, California, brewery employs locally roasted Portola Coffee, which gives the golden-orange ale a stout-like java jolt.