Amplified Ale Works- San Diego (Pacific Beach)
Amplified Ale Works is a cool craft brewpub with a soothing Pacific Ocean view. Located along Mission Boulevard in Pacific Beach, it’s a block from the sand. From the deck you overlook the west end of Pacific Beach Drive where it meets Ocean Front walk, and the white waves of the azure Pacific Ocean are just beyond.
The brewpub serves “Mediterranean-inspired” dishes for lunch and dinner, but I was there only to taste one of their flag-ship beers, and that was “Treble Tripel,” 9.5% ABV. I love drinking Belgian Tripels, and this one met my expectations:
Golden tan color with a dense white head, this beer has floral, fruity, and spicy aromas and flavors. These combine with its slight sweetness, medium body, big carbonation, and low bitterness, making it a classic Belgian Tripel for any lover of this style to enjoy. And typical of the style, this brew hides its high alcohol level well, so sip carefully.
Due to its fruity and spicy notes, slight sweetness, and carbonation, I would pair this beer with any food that has intense flavors. For example, it would pair well with the Mediterranean cuisine served at Amplified Ale Works. I would also pair this brew with any of the Blue cheeses, as well as a roasted chicken with herbal dressing.