Meet Travis Smith, the man who rose through the ranks at Russian River, led the charge at The Bruery, and is now breathing life back into La Jolla Brew House. He’s come to rescue this well-known San Diego spot from craft beer obscurity, and West Coaster was on hand to celebrate the change in the air that was as palpable as a nose full of hops. It just keeps getting better and better for craft beer lovers in San Diego.
Greeted immediately by the man himself in the hallway, we got down to taster flight-business. We were accompanied by his wife/marketing team, Lorah, who proclaimed, “I promote him because I love him. I promote his beer because it’s amazing.” She wasn’t just saying that, either – as a blind taster in a homebrewing club years back, she unknowingly helped choose her husband’s brew as the one that would go to the competition.