Today is the 69th birthday of Pat McIllhenney, brewmaster and founder of Alpine Beer Co. near San Diego. Pat makes some amazing hoppy beers. Unfortunately, his beers are hard to find up our way, but that hopefully will be improving since Alpine was acquired by Green Flash Brewing a few years ago. Join me in wishing Pat a very happy birthday.
Pat manning his booth at the Firestone Walker Invitational several years back.
Pat at GABF in 2008.
Pat at the Boonville Beer Festival, also in 2008.
Pat with Tomme Arthur at the inaugural Firestone Walker Invitational several years ago.