The soon-to-open La Quinta Brewing Company is part of a deliciously welcome trend.
According to the national Brewers Association, as of June 2013, 2,483 craft breweries were operating in the United States. That number is up 6 percent over just a year—and it’s the most craft breweries the U.S. has ever seen.
The land of martinis and honey is undergoing a seismic shift to include flavorful suds. Sliding into the spotlight are summery saisons, infused IPAs, savory stouts and bourbon barreled beers. So, where can you go to find these intoxicating styles?
Awards and medals for brewing and dining excellence adorn Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse like golf courses adorn Palm Springs. And the smell of bbq hits you like the blues - a comfortable, yet uninhibited, tantalizing embrace.
Decades ago, Don Callender started a Southern California chain of American style restaurants that was known for its pies, fully stocked saloon and salad bar. As the years passed and the restaurant chain was sold and merged with other restaurants, Don had a slightly different vision of BBQ and beer.