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Making Thrillist top 21 Roasters in The USA

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Making Thrillist top 21 Roasters in The USA

So, we were flying back from the US Coffee Champs prelims in Reno, kinda bummed to be honest, that we didn't make it to the SCA finals in Seattle in the Spring. Weston was lamenting about his scores on presentation (though he scored well on the actuall coffee roasting part ) while I was like, look... we made it here and we're prepared and savvy for next year. No biggie. We had an awesome time in Reno, meeting up with coffee roaster, importer, hardware and barista friends and going to our first national roasting competition to get our feet wet....

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Manzanita meets Offbeat Brewing. a Collaboration over tacos.

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Manzanita meets Offbeat Brewing. a Collaboration over tacos.

Back before the holidays, we teamed up with the folks at Offbeat Brewing Co in Escondido to come up with a delicious Pale Ale. A marriage between our El Gaucho beans and their tasty pale ale. Why a pale ale? Because it works in Sunny San Diego. And it goes great with tacos. Or a donut.... We love both, so there you go.  So, Tom, Weston and Justin set to work creating The El Gaucho de HaHa. It's a pale ale with tasty coffee notes. Made over a few tacos (and a burrito for Justin, he had to be different)...

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