Brewer: Telegraph Brewing
Style: Berliner Weiss
While Telegraph doesn’t always net 1,000-watt headlines, the Santa Barbara brewery makes some of California’s finest beers, from the Belgian-style White Ale to the blended Stock Porter. The sour program is also sublime, starring winners like Reserve Wheat Ale. Doctored with Lactobacillus bacteria, wild Brettanomyces yeast, and lemon verbena, the Berliner weisse is a tart, lemony, and totally refreshing — perfection on a summer afternoon.