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Sunset Beach Brewery and Fish House
(Closed)
16390 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach CA 92649
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Notes

Visited: May 8, 1995

Opened: 1995

Closed: 1996

Annual Production: 1,500 bbl

Closed by the tax man. Alert pubcrawler Ray Clouse reports that it has reopened under the name The Italian Brewery (now Drop Dead Red's) with the brewmaster from Belmont Brewing.

Directions: Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 1) South of Seal Beach Road, on left-hand side.

Updated: January 21, 2008

Beer List

    • Date: May 8, 1995 (#953)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber clear, good head. Crystal malt aroma. Malty taste, very hoppy. Has some of the "raw malt" character of the North Coast 1990 Holiday Ale.

    • Date: May 8, 1995 (#954)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Completely totally clear. Bright, even. Yellow-pale in color. Same aroma as Sunset Blonde. Could be sweeter. Malty-wheat flavors, nice.

  • South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier
    • Date: May 8, 1995 (#955)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Yellow-opaque, thick white head. Some aromatic banana ester, relatively faint. Wheaty, yeasty flavors. Not much ester.

  • American-Style India Pale Ale
    • Date: May 8, 1995 (#956)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 9½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Yellow, good head. Banana aroma and flavor?!?

  • Bohemian-Style Pilsener

  • Screaming Lobster German Lager
    Münchner-Style Helles

  • Sharkbite Red
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Sunset Blonde
    Golden or Blonde Ale