2 NEW BEERS RELEASED TODAY! DANCE HALL AND DUCK BOOTS

Today we release 2 very fun beers in the taproom. First, Dance Hall, a dry-hopped Saison we brewed with a unique blend of hops chosen by the Pink Boots Society. The second beer is a juicy / hazy IPA at 5.2% ABV.  It is called Duck Boots, and is very tropical with big hop aroma and flavor like guava and papaya. Double dry-hopped with Motueka, Amarillo, Chinook and Ekuanot. 

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OUR TWO NEWEST BEERS

We have just released two brand new beers!

Sidewash, a Hazy IPA is packed with Ekuanot and Amarillo, and drinks easy at 6% ABV. Juicy and medium-bodied, sure to be a crowd pleaser. 

Waxboy, is a foeder-fermented Farmhouse Pale Ale at 5.8% ABV. A SMaSH beer (Golden Promise and Cascade) brewed with Sacch Brux Trois yeast, it is a fun one!

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PHOTO SHOW : JOHN LUCARELLI

This Thursday, December 21, GUNWHALE is anxious to present the work of local photographer John Lucarelli.  John is is a self taught photographer whose work revolves around his life at the ocean.  His impressionistic imagery - saturated with color, symmetric in composition, and stirred by movement - is rapidly identifiable as his own.  Though based in Newport Beach, California, John has an immense passion for travel and scours the globe in search of remote adventures.

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CAN RELEASE WITH OUR CHAPS AT BREWERY REX

As folks who dreamt of making beer, but were not working directly in the industry prior to opening our own place, we are humbled by the chance to hang out with some guys who have been around the block, as well as to laugh, talk shop, and bloat ourselves on good beer and a hell of an evening on the water in Newport Harbor. We would like to think you have as much fun drinking the beer as we all did in making it.  We hope you enjoy the fruit of this humble partnership when it releases on December 16. Here are some shots from the utmost serious R&D that goes into these things...

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OUR TASTING ROOM

When you undertake the buildout of a brewery, it can be quite an ordeal to say the least. I think it may not be well understood how much planning and coordination and frankly, exposure to risk it is trying to bring beer to market can be. As previously noted, we started writing a business plan 3 years ago, started looking for property, and began scrounging money from our closest friends and family. 

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AN OVERDUE UPDATE...

Many of you have been following along, and if you follow other similar start-ups, it becomes painfully clear that the endeavor of starting a brewery is a squirrelly one. Lawyers, architects, permitting, beer research (an unholy duty we have accepted), and back to more lawyers again. Rinse, repeat.  We appreciate your patience and are grateful for your anticipation.  But we do owe you an update on when you're going get to taste these suds that will undoubtedly blow the barn doors off. So here it is...

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