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Local breweries delight many Santa Ynez residents

9 Aug 2012 1:17 PM
Local breweries delight many Santa Ynez residents

There is plenty to sample in Santa Ynez, including craft beers from a collection of nearby breweries. Santa Ynez is close to the Figueroa Mountain Brewing and Firestone Walker Brewing companies, both of which offer wide collections of craft beer varieties to residents.

Figueroa Mountain Brewing is located in Buelton, which is about seven miles west of Santa Ynez. Brewery founders Jim and Jaime Dietenhofer, a father-son team, have focused on selling high-quality beers to patrons. This duo has earned recognition for its innovative offerings, including awards from the Los Angeles International Beer Festival for the brewery's Hurricane Deck Double IPA and Paradise Road Pilsner.

When locals visit the Firestone Walker brewery, also located in Buelton, they might immediately notice its use of an oak barrel brewing system, which helps give its beers a distinct flavor. This company developed its first draft in 1996, and it has been named "Mid Size Brewery of the Year" four times at the World Beer Cup for its dedication to creating high-quality brews. Enjoy Double Barrel Ale, Walker's Reserve and more at this local brewery.

Take a trip to a brewery near Santa Ynez for a taste of local flavors residents can enjoy, either on site or from the comfort of their luxury homes.