North Park Beer Co.: Brew-Tail Flights And A New Brunch Menu By Mastiff Kitchen
North Park Beer Co., North Park
Do you love beer? Well, I certainly do, and by the name of this blog, it’s easy to see that I love bloody marys too! So when I saw that one of the most popular breweries in San Diego has a brew-tail flight inspired by brunch cocktails (beer infused with sodas and mixes to resemble something like a mimosa flight and breakfast cocktails) I knew I had no other choice than to get there immediately! Oh, and a brand new brunch menu by Mastiff Sausage Company didn’t hurt either!
North Park Beer Co. is nestled in the heart of North Park. They leave no detail to the wayside. Basile Studios, who also designed hotspots Kindred and Polite Provisions, has turned this former boxing gym into a spectacular mid-century space where every detail has been intentionally thought out; from the logo tiles in the bathrooms, the custom street lamps, and the most gorgeous dark stone bar top. The beer at NPBC is equally thoughtful (and delicious,) and the creativity and pairings of flavor and beer by Justin Stoddard’s (associate tap-room manager) brew-tails are nothing short of a bloody mary beer-loving Christmas miracle!
For the flight, I’ll start with the Mocha Massage: A chocolate fudge and roasted coffee Imperial Oatmeal Stout. God, it’s good. It’s the perfect brew-tail to jump-start your morning. This rotates with other coffee forward brews by NBPC and is the lone taster that's just stright up beer!
Radler: The famous Hop-fu! with a house-made grapefruit soda. That’s right, that grapefruit soda isn’t coming from a can, it’s made fresh! It’s smooth, acidic and fruity!
Shandy: Wildfire Wit with a house made lemonade. So heavenly and light! The citrus zest of the beer pairs well with the lemonade. It’s crazy how much this and the Radler taste like mimosas! But better, of course.
Last but not least, and my favorite of the flight, the Bloody Covi: Convington Cream Ale with Justin’s sensational chipotle bloody mary mix. It’s basically a michelada, but instead of just plain clamato juice, its a house made bloody mary mix that’s bursting with flavor. The chipotle peppers give the drink a smoky dark richness that has a bit of a spice but is cleansed by the smoothness of the Covington Cream Ale. The mix is savory, bold and chalk full of spices and herbs. Whether it’s beer or vodka with this mix, it’s a winner all around.
As I said, North Park Beer Co, leaves no detail out, and their decision to partner with Mastiff Sausage is another thoughtful and intentional decision. These great companies combine great beer and great food; it brings me back to growing up attending games at Fenway Park in Boston, where beer and sausages were everything! Mastiff Kitchen and NPBC have worked together to release a new brunch menu that is now out! It even has something for vegetarians and vegans! Their smoked apple and sage vegan sausage scramble is to die for! I recommend it 100 times over! Classic options such as the delectable monkey bread and biscuits with homemade sausage gravy please the palate. New options; breakfast tacos with al pastor sausage, brussels sprout hash, and a line of Benedict’s (pork belly, cured salmon, brown butter short rib,) are sure to win over brunchers and foodies alike.
I hope I’ve given you enough reasons to check out NPBC and their new brunch menu, along with Justin’s clever and delicious brew-tails. I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed. DO-IT! There’s something for brunchers, beer lovers, sausage lovers, vegans and vegetarians, and bloody mary lovers like me. Not to mention the kick-ass decor and neighborhood vibes.