On the drive to Los Angeles last Wednesday to see the premiere of Beer Wars, I also took the opportunity to visit some friends along the way. My second stop on the way down was in Goleta, near Santa Barbara, to see Eric Rose’s Hollister Brewing, which opened less than a year ago. Rose used to be the brewmaster at Santa Barbara Brewing for many years, but left to open his new place with his father.
I sat at the bar and had a nice, long conversation with Eric about this and that, while sampling a number of his fine beers. I tried the H.I.P.A. (made with hemp seeds), Pigman Pale Ale, Table 42 Red, the Fairview Farmhouse Ale and the Barleywhine.
Father and son brewpub owners, Marshall and Eric Rose.
For more photos from my visit to Hollister Brewing, visit the photo gallery.