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Karl Strauss's 2012 Craft Brewers Conference Symposium Ale
Posted Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 by James Kitchens

(San Diego, CA) - Karl Strauss Brewing has a Facebook post about the bottling of their 2012 Craft Brewers Conference Symposium Ale. They are calling it San Diego Pale Ale. Despite the name, the beer's style is actually a Double IPA. More details are below, including a post from the Craft Brewers Conference website.

From the Karl Strauss Facebook post:

"We're prepping to bottle this year's Brewers Association Craft Brewers Conference Symposium Ale. For those that don't know, reps from breweries across the world will descend upon San Diego next week. We plan to show them exactly why San Diego is America's finest craft beer city."

From the Craftt Brewers Conference website:

Symposium Beer Sneak Peak

The folks at Karl Strauss Brewing Company have teamed up with the San Diego Brewers Guild to brew a special Symposium Ale, as is traditional at Craft Brewers Conference. Not surprisingly, attendees can expect a big, flavorful hoppy beer, brewed in the spirit of San Diego.

The beer is named “San Diego Pale Ale,” with a healthy dose of understatement, as this double IPA weighs in at a hefty 10 percent ABV. Naturally, the beer couldn’t represent its hometown without significant quantities of hops—Columbus, Citra, Crystal and Columbia are all used to give the beer some classic West coast flavor.

Over the course of two days, March 19-20, the beer was brewed with help from a host of luminaries from the San Diego Brewers Guild. It’s sure to be fresh and flavorful when its given to attendees at registration and enjoyed in hospitality suites throughout the conference.


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Link to Karl Strauss Facebook post

Link to information on Craft Brewers Conference website

Tagged: Karl Strauss Brewing Company, San Diego Pale Ale