Rip Current Brewing Racks-Up Awards at Two International Beer Competitions
The brewery’s German-style bock beer was recognized on the global stage
Rip Current Brewing (Rip Current) recently won several awards during the World Beer Cup and the San Diego International Beer Festival and for its German-style bock and pilsner beers.
Rip Current’s Breakline Bock won a bronze medal May 3 at the World Beer Cup, a prestigious competition with more than 8,000 entries from 2,515 breweries. Breakline Bock is a German-style dark lager featuring a rich, dark malt flavor—yet, it finishes semi-dry, so it can be consumed by the liter-glass at festivals. This style is one of the most difficult to brew, making it especially significant to achieve a world-class example.
Winning entries were blindly judged by a panel of beer experts from 33 countries. Because the competition was worldwide, this means judges considered Breakline Bock to be among the best in the world.
“We are excited to announce our victory in the renowned World Beer Cup, which is our first, but are confident will not be our last,” said Rip Current Co-founder and Brewmaster Paul Sangster, adding that the brewery was one of only six Independent breweries in San Diego County to earn a medal. “We are proud and humbled to have won a medal in this fiercely competitive category—especially considering how many quality German-style bock beers were entered, including many from Germany.”
Just a couple days earlier, Rip Current’s Breakline Bock also won a silver award at the San Diego International Beer Festival—which included over 1,500 entries from 260 breweries.
During that competition, Rip Current also claimed a gold award for its Delaminator Doppelbock, a doppel (double) sized, higher alcohol-by-volume (ABV) beer that is a more dark-malt-forward version of a traditional bock. Lastly, Rip Current won another silver award for its Choppy Surf Czech-style Pilsner, a bohemian pilsner lager with a complex graham cracker-like backbone supporting an herbal hop aroma and flavor.
This is the third year in a row that Rip Current has amassed one of the highest medal counts of any brewery at the San Diego International Beer Festival.
“This year we had another very strong showing at the San Diego International Beer Festival, which really speaks to the fact that our team at Rip Current is continuing to make world class beers of many diverse styles,” said Sangster of the brewery, which just celebrated its fifth anniversary. “We invite everyone to help us celebrate at one of our tasting rooms with some of our award-winning beers.”
All of Rip Current’s award-winning beers are available this week at their tasting room in San Marcos at 1325 Grand Avenue, suite #100, and in North Park at 4101 30th Street.
More about Rip Current
Born from the dream of two homebrewing craft beer-lovers, Rip Current launched in December 2012. It is proud to be an independently owned, operated, and self-distributed craft beer manufacturer that is emerging as a local industry leader.
Rip Current was named Very Small Brewing Company and Brewer of the Year at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival. It has won many awards at the most prestigious regional, national and international beer competitions.
Almost 2,000 acres burned, 40 structures destroyed, and almost $5.7 million dollars in property damage were caused by the Coco’s Fire. The fire was ignited by a 14-year-old girl in her backyard on May 14th, 2014. Fire season typically starts in October after the summer has dried out the vegetation but California was experiencing one of its worst droughts on record — leaving it particularly vulnerable. The Conservancy decided to turn the tragedy of the fire into an opportunity to document the rebirth of the ecosystem, to monitor the burned areas over time, to see what could be learned by taking photos of the same sites for five years. We are now in year four of that monitoring. Read more via Source: Cocos Fire: 4 Years Later – The Escondido Creek Conservancy
Last chance to sign up for the 13th Annual San Elijo Hills & OCR Community Garage Sale and Charity Event. All signs ups must be received by Tuesday, May 15 at 5 pm. Sign up today at www.SEHgaragesale.com
Let’s kick off our spring cleaning fever and raise money for two amazing local charities Casa de Amparo and Straight From The Heart, Inc. Resource Center. Your small donation of $10 will go a long way to help these two organizations. Thank you for your support.
John Muir Comes to Questhaven – San Elijo Hills Community
John Muir, as portrayed by the world’s foremost Muir interpreter – Lee Stetson of 33 years performing in Yosemite and all over the world – is coming for 4 different live performances to Questhaven Retreat and Nature Preserve June 22-24, 2018. All are welcome – Great for anyone who loves nature, conservation, preserving our wilderness, and those interested in the life and legacy of John Muir, who is responsible for our national parks.
See: Questhaven.org – Events Calendar Summer Festival for more information, shows, and times – or call (760) 744-1500
The City of San Marcos and Bike Vault are teaming up to host a Bike to Work Day pit stop on Thursday, May 17 from 6 to 9 am at the San Marcos Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Drive.
Join thousands of people throughout the San Diego region as we GO by BIKE on Bike to Work Day. With thousands of miles of bikeways in the region, biking gets you where you need to go.
With more than 100 pit stop locations throughout San Diego County, all riders are encouraged to register for Bike to Work Day to receive a FREE t-shirt* and snacks. Riders who visit the San Marcos pit stop location will be entered in a raffle and have a photo opportunity. *You must register online to be eligible for a free t-shirt.
To get prepared for Bike to Work Day, resources are available on the iCommute website, including the San Diego Regional Bike Map, riding, and safety tips, bike lockers, and information about taking your bike on transit.
Editor note-San Elijo Hills IS cycling. On a given day you can see USA National Team Junior Cyclists riding through town or 1976 Olympian John Howard riding our amazing roads trails and hills. Give them a wide pass and smile. #sanelijothankful
Quick n Dirty is a grass roots mountain bike racing series now going strong into its 5th year! The 2018 QnD Summer Series – 7 nights of mid week MTB racing right along the shores of Lake Hodges in Escondido. Categories for every age and ability along with a vibrant expo area that is fun for people of all ages. Bring out the family and get the kids racing there bikes!
San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) Updates:
Save the Date: Foam Party!
Come join us in the town square park for a foam party! Dr. Bronner’s Foam truck will be coming out on Thursday June 14th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm for a free foam party on the last day of school! The foam is biodegradable and made from organic soap, water and compressed air. Take the family down for music, foam, and fun! Make sure to bring goggles!
Save the Date: Movie Under the Stars I
The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Despicable Me 3 (rated PG) as part of our summer movie series! Despicable Me 3 will be shown on Friday, June 15th at the UPPER softball field of San Elijo Hills Park. Pre-show activities include inflatables, obstacle course and more!) will begin at 6:00PM and the movie will start after sunset (around 8:30PM). Remember to bring your low-back beach chairs and blankets for lawn seating. The San Elijo Hills Foundation will provide food trucks (The Food Dood, Kona Ice, Red Oven Pizza, The Rush Coffee, and more) with a variety of food & refreshments for purchase. For more information, please call (760) 798-9015 or e-mail: email@example.com.
San Elijo Hills Association Board of Directors Meeting
The next General Session Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 6:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills Onsite Office (1277 San Elijo Rd. S., San Marcos, CA 92078).
Save the Date: San Elijo Hills 80’s Summer Bash
San Elijo Hills is bringing back the 80’s! Join us in your best (or ugliest) 80’s gear at our totally awesome 80’s Summer Bash on June 30th! The 80’s Summer Bash will be held June 30, 2018 at the lower softball field of San Elijo Hills Park from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Featuring the Wayward Sons! Wayward Sons is a nostalgia-fueled, power cord-packed rock show featuring the greatest songs of the ‘80s including hits from Journey, Queen, Bon Jovi, Styx, Foreigner, Guns n Roses, Van Halen & more. This LA based band perform and headline at legendary Southern California rock venues. These tailor-made rock & roll performances are choreographed and arranged by seasoned musicians and singers who hit all the right notes, transporting audiences back to the arena-rock favorites that defined a generation. You will not only be entertained. You will dance and sing-along! Monster guitar riffs, face-melting solos, lighter-igniting ballads, heart-pounding rhythms, searing vocals, skin-clinging spandex, pure rock & roll euphoria resplendent with flowing locks of hair and genuine fake English accents.
If you are hungry during all that fun, fill up on BBQ chicken, BBQ pulled pork, hot dogs, baked beans, green salad and fruit! This radical carnival will entertain our residents of all ages with carnival games, prize booth, obstacle course, bounce houses, slides, rock wall, and much more! This year we will have a dual mobile 180 foot zip line 28 feet up in the air! Exciting news for our residents 21 and over, a beer garden has been added this year! If you don’t drink beer, we will have several varieties of wines! You must bring a valid state-issued driver’s license or ID. Four drink tickets will be given per household. No outside alcohol will be permitted into the event. Please remember to bring proof of residency to gain entrance into the event (i.e.: driver’s license with on-site address, utility bill, HOA statement, etc.). Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow you to enter the event without verifying residency. No guests will be permitted. No pets will be permitted.
Don’t forget your 80’s costume! We will have a costume contest at 6:45 pm with a grand prize!
Open House Signs
The San Elijo Hills Community Association has a very specific sign policy in place regarding Open House signs in the community implemented to keep our community beautiful! The San Elijo Hills Community Association’s governing documents prohibit the display of any non-Association signs in the Common Area. The intent of the San Elijo Hills Open House Sign Policy is to (1) provide an acceptable means for homeowners to market homes for sale within the community; (2) reduce the number of open house signs used in the community; and (3) discourage the ‘alternative’ means of signage that have been used in the past (sign spinners, signs on cars, etc.). We are seeing an increasing number of unapproved signs, signs with balloons, flags, and riders that are directly in conflict with our policy. Here are some highlights:
Approved Open House signage is allowed for use on Saturday’s and Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm only.
No riders, balloons, flags or other attention generating devises may be used with the sign.
Only one sign directing traffic either left or right may be installed at each corner. The first homeowner or agent to reach an intersection on route to their open house will place their sign at the given location. If another homeowner or agent has an open house along the same route, an additional sign is not needed. Homeowners or agents should continue to the next intersection on route to the open house and place their sign as necessary. In many cases, several open houses can be served by the same directional sign.
It is your responsibility as the homeowner to notify your agent of the policy prior to putting out their signage. If it does not follow the guidelines, it will be removed and disposed of. The Open House Policy can be found on our website www.sanelijohills.net for your convenience. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
Reporting Irrigation Leaks
We need your help! The Board has worked diligently in implementing water saving measures by monitoring and repairing irrigation systems and would appreciate the eyes and ears of the residents to assist in reporting broken sprinklers, unnecessary watering or any other potential issues. Let’s work together to reduce costs and conserve this precious resource! To report any leaks, please contact Walters Management at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-431-2522. To report any matters after hours, please call Walters Management at (858) 495-0900 and our on-call staff will address your emergency immediately.
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The San Marcos Fire Department joined numerous fire agencies across the region, in coordination with the Pala Band of Mission Indians, in an annual San Diego County Wildland Fire Preparedness Exercise that took place from Wednesday, April 25 through Friday, April 27. Numerous emergency service agencies from throughout San Diego County will come together to prepare for the upcoming fire season.
The San Marcos Fire Department’s mobile emergency operation center served as a command center during the regional drill.
Battalion Chief Bill Frederick participates in regional wildland fire drill.
“This exercise provides a unique opportunity for the region’s fire resources to come together and train as one team,” said San Marcos Fire Chief Brett VanWey.
Regional firefighting forces joined together for training on inclusive of emergency communications, firefighter survival, structure defense, and hose deployments under simulated emergency conditions.
The area’s firefighting aircraft also participated in this three day training event. These water- dropping aircraft joined ground forces in coordinated fire attacks under simulated fire conditions.
“Fire season is year round and this drill helps us improve regional fire response and identify opportunities to improve,” VanWey said.
With approximately 750 firefighters participating in the training exercises over three days, this training event is a key element in maintaining firefighter preparedness as the region moves into the hot, dry summer months that bring the traditional fire season.
For the ninth year in a row, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has provided funding for the event. The utility company is again sending line crews and utility equipment to participate in one of the training scenarios to educate first-responders on what to do if they come across downed power lines while battling a wildland fire.
“San Marcos is no stranger to wildfire and it is up to all of us to help keep ourselves, our property and the community safe,” continued VanWey. “Residents are also an important part of keeping the community safe, especially during a disaster.”
Now is the time to review family emergency plans, prepare a supply kit, and inventory home items such as important documents and medications so that you would want to take with you so you are ready to go if told to do so by a public safety official.
Homeowners are asked to create and maintain at least 150 feet of defensible space – but to do so only early in the morning when the grasses are still dewy to prevent sparking a fire in the dry heat of the day.
Residents should register all cell phones with AlertSanDiego to receive emergency notifications. This is especially important if landlines are no longer in the home. Residents can also download the SDEmergency App.
During an emergency, residents should stay updated on the latest local safety information by visiting the city’s website; following the city on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the handle @sanmarcoscity; registering for e-notifications; and turning radios to AM 1610.