Brewer: Cerveceria InsurgenteStyle: American IPA
Insurgente is one of the best breweries to come out of Tijuana, a city undergoing a massive renaissance that includes becoming home to dozens of breweries over the last few years. The San Diego craft beer scene easily spills over the border here, inspiring a new set of Mexican brewers to make their own takes on cerveza artesanal. La Lupulosa is an IPA in the extra-hoppy American tradition that somehow manages to avoid all the West Coast IPA cliches. A solid malt underbelly holds up this bitter beer (lulupo means hops in Spanish) that’s drinkable without being palate wrecking. Find it at specialty shops and restaurants across Southern California.