Cismontane Brewing Company (Rancho Santa Margarita, California) recently expanded their distribution area to include Alabama, and the folks from the brewery have arrived this week to host a series of Meet & Greet events throughout the state.
The word “cismontane” means “this side of the mountains” and references Cismontane Brewing Company’s picturesque setting on the side of the largest mountain in Orange County in the city of Rancho Santa Margarita, California. From this beautiful location, founders Evan Weinberg and Ross Stewart have made it their mission to create only the finest beers that properly “represent the unique culture and diverse natural aspects of this region.” To further show their dedication to the region in which they brew, each Cismontane Brewing offering is named after a local feature that is unique to the area. The beer styles in the brewery’s portfolio range from anywhere between classic IPAs and California Common Lagers to Barrel-aged Saisons and Sour Ales (click here to view their offerings).
Beers from Cismontane Brewing have been quietly turning up on Alabama shelves over the last few days, but owner Evan Weinberg has arrived this week to host a series of Meet & Greet events throughout the state beginning on Tuesday, September 29. Details on these official launch events are available below. Give them a look and hopefully you can make it out to one or several of these events to welcome another fantastic craft brewery to the great state of Alabama! Prost!
Tuesday, September 29
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Old Town Beer Exchange (301 Holmes Ave East #150, Huntsville): Meet & Greet event featuring Black’s Dawn Stout, 4th Anniversary Doppelbock, 5th Anniversary 5 Grain Saison, and Marea Roja Sour Mash Flemish Red
Wednesday, September 30
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Hop City Birmingham (2924 3rd Ave S, Birmingham): Release and tasting event featuring several offerings from Cismontane Brewing Company
6:30 p.m. – The J. Clyde (1312 Cobb Lane, Birmingham): Official launch event and Meet & Greet with owner Evan Weinberg featuring The Citizen California Common Lager, Coulter I.P.A., Whiting’s Wit, and Schralp Saison
Thursday, October 1
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Filet & Vine (431 Cloverdale Rd, Montgomery) – Meet & Greet and tasting with owner Evan Weinberg
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Leroy (2752 Boultier St, Montgomery) – Meet & Greet and tasting with owner Evan Weinberg