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Rip Current Brewing Racks-Up Awards at Two International Beer Competitions

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.

For more information about Rip Current, please visit http://ripcurrentbrewing.com/


Oktoberfest at St. Mark Golf Club October 25TH

Oktoberfest at St. Mark Golf Club
Join us October 25th from 3pm-8pm for family-friendly Oktoberfest at St. Mark Golf Club.
Event highlights include:
  • Live Music
  • Beer Garden showcasing Local Breweries’ Oktoberfest and Seasonal Selections
  • German Feast
  • Mug Holding Contests and Much More!
General Admission $10
Food & Beer Package $39
Tickets available at www.stmarkgolf.com/oktoberfest
Follow @stmarkgolf on Facebook for a chance to win free tickets!

Lakehouse Craft Brews & Gourmet BBQ

Lakehouse Craft Brews & Gourmet BBQ
Lakehouse Craft Brews & Gourmet BBQ 
Lakehouse Hotel & Resort is partnering with Firestone Brewery for a beer tasting and BBQ on July 11 from 1pm.-4pm. $20 ticket includes gourmet bbq lunch served on the pool deck, 4 beer tastings and a souvenir tasting glass. 



****Due to the recent rainfall, the San Elijo Hills Oktoberfest event has been relocated from the lower baseball field to the adjacent lower parking lot of the San Elijo Hills Park, located behind the SEH Community Center. The event will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. If you will be driving to the event, please utilize the upper field parking lots and street parking. You can view a parking map on the community network. ***

In response to concerns from San Elijo Hills residents that non-SEH residents were taking part in HOA events, San Elijo Hills residents will have to show proof of residency to attend the Oktoberfest event. Remember to bring either an ID showing you SEH address, an HOA bill or a utility bill. You won’t want to miss out on this year’s event!

Traditional German food of Bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad and hot pretzels. Kid-friendly hot dogs, vegetarian kielabasa and refreshments also available.

Beer will be served to residents 21 years and older. Four drink tickets will be provided per household. Please bring a valid state issued ID/License. No outside alcohol will be allowed into the event.

Carnival games, inflatable slide, little kids activity zone, face painting and pumpkin decorating. A lively Oom-pah band will be playing a selection of Oktoberfest themed music.

San Elijo Hills Oktoberfest t-shirts will be available for purchase by the San Elijo Hills Community Foundation.

If you have any questions or would like more information on Oktoberfest, call or e-mail Kimberly Perez at (760)798-9015 or kperez@waltersmanagement.com.