North Park Beer Co. San Diego, CA

First of all, a high and mighty “HAIL & HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” to our very own Hamby, who today turns… um…one year older than he was?

Second, during these sunny but chilly days, what could be better (other than an actual trip perhaps) than a virtual trip to a tropical beach side resort?

Well, here’s where you take a cue from Hamby who manages to keep his rosy, youthful glow by enjoying life properly: quality time with family, a prodigious amount of video gaming, and stopping to enjoy a quality pint every now and then at a local brewery. He recently stopped by North Park Beer Co. for a glass of their unbelievably delicious Cashmere Colada Double IPA and was immediately transported (use your imagination, kids) to Jamaica! You will be too when you take your first sip of this luscious, lovely brew.

Now, you may have had an IPA brewed with pineapple and coconut before, but this one is THE real deal. Head Brewer & Proprietor Kelsey McNair, began his illustrious homebrewing career barely a decade ago and has quickly become a superstar on the local brewing scene.  His Hop-Fu! IPA is the most award-winning homebrew recipe in history (in a hugely competitive category, no less!), so it is no wonder that his Cashmere Colada DIPA is simply beyond compare. The juicy flavors of pineapple play brilliantly off the toasty sweetness of coconut—which is added in copious amounts to every single barrel. All of this is then finished off by the tangy-sweet stone fruit aromatics of Cashmere hops. Put on your best Hawaiian shirt, kick back, and feel free to even plant a tiny umbrella in your glass if you like. Ahhhhh yes, life is goooood.


Happy birthday, Hamby!


Y'all can stop singing that Rupert Holmes song now.

Cashmere Colada DDH Coconut Double IPA (8.5% ABV) is currently available on draft at North Park Beer Co. To see what other delicious libations Kelsey and the gang have on draft at their North Park digs, check out their tap listings. Cheers!