Two weeks ago I was down in the Bay area, not for the business trip that I posted about on Facebook, but for another amazing Tesla Road Trip! It’s that time of year and probably my last trip down there for awhile, so I had to see what I could find. My friend had upgraded his P90D to a new Model X P100D! So much more ludicrous speed. And he even let me drive it! And he laughed as I raged at getting kicked out of autopilot time and again for “not holding the wheel.” I WAS HOLDING THE WHEEL!!!! Upgrade your sensors or something… So anyways, we had stopped in Mountain View and were trying to supercharge and I scanned the area and found the Faultline Brewing Company was only about 10 minutes away and still along the way to Monterey. So we left the rather congested super charger and took the Gilroy route down, stopping at the brewery along the way. It’s a really classy brewery I must say, as the pictures below will attest. The root beer order seemed more than a pint but it didn’t say on the menu and I didn’t ask. I was too busy drinking.
The Body is mild with a fruity generic flavor with some hints of sarsaparilla. There really isn’t much distinct about it. The Bite is mild as well yet it isn’t smooth. The Head is nice and foamy and can be built tall. The Aftertaste is fruity sarsaparilla with caramelized sugar.
So, no, not really, nope. I don’t really like this. I mean, it’s not horrible, but not good. We ordered some very delicious seafood ceviche and then, interestingly, the brew paired quite well with it. Afterwards I doubted my initial reaction to the brew and got a bit more to swig again and yup, didn’t like it. So my conundrum, a brew that literally only tastes good when paired with a menu item. I guess that’s my definition of drinkable, so 3 kegs it is, barely. I don’t even think it’d pair well with the other food there, but the ceviche was yummy and so I can recommend the combo but not the brew by itself. Check it out if you’re in the area.