Notable Beer Stops in San Barbara’s Wine Country

Stop 1: Solvang Brewing Company

First time on camera. The locale and cheese are a perfect compliment to my giggles and beer. Cheers!

Stop 2: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. in Buellton

Fig Mountain, as the locals call it, was our favorite of the trip.  Great beers and a social place to hang out.  They have a large outdoor space with picnic tables, fire pits, horseshoes, and live music on the weekends. We really enjoyed spending time chatting with a local, Hank, and Tom and Bernadette en route to Monterey. Hank pointed us to a local boutique butcher and Bernie ​pitched a note-worthy bakery so we added both to the schedule.

Stew made friends too. How do we know? He wandered happily around this dog-friendly brewery, making puppy eyes, and returned to us with a full belly and some serious gas.


Stop 3: Ascendant Spirits Distillery & Tasting Room

Ok. So it’s not a brewery but it’s right next to Fig Mountain, so it’s worth a stop. In this video, Chris tastes the flavored vodka’s; Strawberry, Cavier Lime, and Ghost Chili.  Visit their website to find a distributor near you.

Mmmm, and all natural, non-GMO buzz with the sweet undertones of fruits and berries. Make sure you take a sip of Chris’s recommendation, Ghost Chili vodka. Smoky and delicious!

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