California Coast: Breweries

November 3 – 6, 2014: We’ve already visited a ton of breweries on this road trip (we’ll have to write a recap post just on the topic of breweries) but, after visiting Hearst Castle we headed to Buellton to visit BarrelWorks. BarrelWorks is the brainchild of Firestone-Walker Brewery (which we visited yesterday) and produces wild ales.

We sampled some sours and wine/beer blends before heading to another upscale RV park in Buellton for the night.

The next day we headed to Anaheim. We had absolutely no intention of going to Disney but I had been a bit excited about seeing the Disney fireworks display from campsite. Unfortunately, I was disappointed – in the off-season Disney is only open until 8pm and doesn’t have nightly firework displays. Oh well, can’t win them all. As a consolation prize, we enjoyed tasting flights at The Bruery and a take-out from In-N-Out Burger.

From Anaheim we headed to Long Beach, a cute walkable town. We parked ourselves at Beachwood BBQ and enjoyed some great BBQ and beer before heading to our campground at South Carlsbad State Beach. Yes, it was right on the beach and absolutely amazing! We were able to enjoy a leisurely walk on the beach and Michael touched the Pacific Ocean for the first time. He had experienced some Pacific Ocean spray on the Oregon coast but this was a proper Pacific Ocean experience.


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