Oceanside Brewing Company
All words and pictures by: Justin Kunert
The inconspicuous entrance
Tucked away in an industrial maze just off the 76 in northwest Oceanside, you will find a small square sign above a door. The unassuming journey and entrance leads you to Oceanside Brewing Co. (OBC). It is a sizable brewery, complete with numerous tables, an outdoor patio, and most importantly, 22 different taps of local indie beer. Unlike its brewing neighbor, Legacy Brewing, which is visible from Route 76, OBC is more inconspicuous but surprisingly only one mile away.
The many beer options alongside our friendly bartender
In addition to beer, you can find an eclectic variety of items in the brewery from games to art installations, and even a miniature brewing library. Captain your own flight and choose five tasters, and then have the beers served to you in a variety of vessels, from war planes to battle ships. The battle ship was crafted by a customer and former member of the military, and is designed to hold all 22 tasting options available at the brewery (check out pictures here).
The assortment of beers
Their offerings include some of the more trendy beers such as the Desert Storm (New England style IPA) and multiple barrel aged beers. They also have some cool experimental beers, such as the Spongebob Beer Pants (6.9% pineapple pale ale, which made me crave summer) and the Rosemary’s Baby (4.8% rosemary cream ale, which made me crave lasagna?). Talk about a rollercoaster for the taste buds. These were among many traditional styles including Belgians, Scottish Wee Heavy, and many German varieties.
For what seems like a smaller sized brewing system, it was amazing to find 22 different types of beer to try. The bartender was great, and let us sample beers before we bought tasters. He was eager to explain the inspiration behind each pour and chat about them with us.
The brewing system at Oceanside Brewing Co.
All around it was a great time and I really enjoyed the brewery, the environment, and the beers. Though off the beaten path, they are definitely worth visiting! Check them out here.
The backyard patio
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