About I Stop For Hops

I’ve been blessed to be able to visit a number of breweries and brew pubs across the United States and have enjoyed many wonderful tours given by passionate brewers and have enjoyed many wonderful pints of great beer.  This blog is a simple opportunity for me to share my experiences with others who may be interested.  I hope you find something you enjoy.

J Wakefiled Brewing, Miami, FL

I stopped in and tried two beers at J Wakefield Brewing in Miami, FL.  El Jefe is a coconut flavored hefeweizen.  Not my favorite style – it’s me – it’s mot the beer – BUT – you had me at coconut.  And, am I ever glad i tried this beer.  It’s really tasty and refreshing.  I love the hint of coconut.  I also tried Pecans are Forever which is a barrel aged imperial pecan stout.  This is delicious and really strong.  You can feel it.  Great beers!

Highland Park Brewery, Los Angeles, CA

I stopped in at Highland Park Brewery in Los Angeles, California.  For dinner I enjoyed beet salad and cauliflower tacos and paired with their Timbo Pils.  Let’s talk about Timbo Pils.  I love this beer.  It’s a Pilsner so it’s a bit lighter than IPAs.  It’s fresh. At the same time it has hop notes of West Coast IPAs.  It’s simply toned down a bit.  Plenty of flavor, just not in your face.  So fine.