bara and more specifically Carpinteria. Carpinteria, so named by the Spanish for the “carpentry shop” located on on of the few south facing beaches in California. Established by local Chumash tribe the “carpentry shop” was used for building canoes and other sea-going vessels. The site was chosen because of naturally-occurring surface tar which was used to seal the boats. Less than half a mile from what is now known as the popular surf spot "Tar Pits" you will find Island Brewing . This spot is as laid back as it gets. I could easily imagine myself wasting an entire afternoon sipping each and every one of their brews while sitting in the sun on the ample patio.Our family vacation brings us to Santa Bar
For today's post I sample the Island Weiss. With the phrase "The Weiss is Nice" printed on the lable I had to give it a try. This unfiltered Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen is bewed from 50% German Pilsner Malt and 50% Canadian Wheat, the result is a refreshing wheat beer with hints of vanilla ,citrus, bananas and clover. The perfect beer to enjoy while sitting on the patio of the brewery enjoying the sunshine. The next time you are in the area I high recommend stopping the brewery and sampling their spectatular offerings.