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French Toast Latte Dessert Stout with John Garcia of King Harbor Brewing

In this episode of Beer Breakdown, Gary chats with John Garcia, Head Brewer of King Harbor Brewing Company in Redondo Beach, CA.

In this conversation they dive into:

  • How John launched a beer podcast to get his start in the craft beer industry.
  • Brewing 300+ different beer recipes over the course of a year.
  • His journey to becoming King Harbor’s Head Brewer after just 3 years.
  • His first foray into the Cold IPA style.
  • Why it’s so important to support your local breweries during the winter season.
  • And much more!

Then, Gary and John crack open French Toast Latte, a 9% Dessert Stout with cinnamon, Madagascar vanilla beans, Nicaraguan coffee beans, maple syrup, and lactose, released as part of their 7th-anniversary collaboration with HiFi Coffee.

Pick up King Harbor’s beers at their taproom in Redondo Beach and you can follow John on Instagram at @southbaybrewjohn and King Harbor at @kingharborbrew.

This episode is brought to you by our featured retailer, Hi-Lo Liquor Market, the very best craft beer store in Southern California. Check them out online or visit their shops in Culver City and Long Beach (with Costa Mesa coming soon!).


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