Karl Strauss Welcomes Author Josh Bernstein with “Brewfestivus”

By melody daversa

Karl Strauss is celebrating the release of Josh Bernstein’s book, Brewed Awakening: Behind the Beers and Brewers Leading the World’s Craft Brewing Revolution, with a holiday bash at the main brewery.  Brewfestivus: a Craft Beer and Ugly Sweater Party for the Rest of Us is Friday December 9, 2011 from 6-9pm.  The intimate event takes place inside the brewery and features five winter warmers and a gourmet food truck.  Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite ugly sweaters for the chance to win an autographed copy of the book and a bottle of the GABF award-winning Two Tortugas Belgian Quad.

Brooklyn-based Bernstein is looking forward to visiting San Diego and interacting with fans of the book.  “For a hop head and die-hard beer lover such as myself, venturing to San Diego is a bit like a kid visiting Disneyland.”  Tickets to the limited-capacity event are $20 and include beer and food and the chance to mingle with the Karl Strauss brew crew and the author.  Copies of Brewed Awakening will be available for sale at the event for an additional fee. 

“Over the course of two decades, Karl Strauss has served as anchor for San Diego’s craft beer community, continually turning out surprising, and surprisingly delicious beers of all stripes,” says Bernstein.  Brewfestivus’ beer list includes Great American Beer Festival medal-winner Two Tortugas Holiday Quadruple Ale, Off the Rails, Old Columbia Barleywine, Russian Imperial Stout, and Fullsuit Belgian Brown Ale—the perfect line-up to take the edge off of all those ugly sweaters.

For more information about Brewed Awakening or to purchase tickets to Brewfestivus, visit www.karlstrauss.com. Share it, cheers.


About Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is celebrating 22 years of brewing in San Diego.  From humble roots, a big vision, and the desire to share handcrafted beer with America’s Finest, Karl Strauss has grown from one brewery restaurant to a local institution—brewing 34,000 barrels in 2010 and operating six successful brewery restaurants across Southern California.  The company has not strayed from its pioneering roots with new releases like Big Barrel IIPA and Whistler Imperial Pils, while still capturing hearts and the 2010 WBC and GABF gold medals for long-time favorites like Red Trolley Ale.  With distribution solely in California, Karl Strauss is ranked #44 on the list of the country’s top craft breweries. For more information visit www.karlstrauss.com or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739. 

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About the Author

Joshua M. Bernstein has written for dozens of magazines, newspapers, and websites, including the New York Times, the New York Daily News, Travel+Leisure.com, Forbes Traveler, New York magazine, and Time Out New York. He has written a column for the New York Press for seven years and is a beer features writer for Imbibe. He is currently the beer columnist for AOL’s “Slashfood.” Brewed Awakening is his first book. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Contact Info

Company: Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Contact: Melody Daversa
E-mail: Melody@karlstrauss.com