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Taste New Beers In a Stylish Ride With Brew Hop

It was in 2007 that Summer Nixon's boyfriend at the time asked her to drive himself and his friends around for an afternoon of beer tasting on his birthday. She told him that it was a terrible idea, given how much she enjoyed beer herself- and given the fact that she refused to drink and drive. Instead, she scoured the internet for a brewery tour. Her research proved fruitless.

"I suggested someone out there must do this for a living," says Nixon, "and with all our research, nothing existed anywhere in San Diego, and nothing of interest to us- private, luxury, all inclusive tours- existed nationwide."

So Nixon did the next best thing. She and her now Husband Larz Watts co-founded their own brewery tour. Today, Brew Hop offers two customizable brew tours and, as the slogan says, boasts "great friends, cold beer, and a hot ride."

It seems fitting that San Diego is the location of Brew Hop, as it is a well-known beer capital. "We have such a high concentration of award winning beers that there are always theories about why we produce such awesome beers in this region," says Nixon. Some, she says, attribute it to a collaboration among all of the breweries, and the support environment it creates. Some think it's the laid-back mentality of life in San Diego. And some think it's the water's mineral-rich content, which creates great IPAs- in fact, San Diego is known to produce some of the best IPAs in the world. Nixon thinks it's all of the above. "I think it's a magical combination of all of these factors that put us in a unique position at the top of the craft beer regions nationwide," she says.

Whatever the cause, Brew Hop is sure to show all involved a great time. Thanks to Nixon and Watts, it's now easy to enjoy your favorite beers, and try some new ones, in a beer capital.

"I always say the beer in my hand is my current favorite," says Nixon. In San Diego especially, there are so many different types of beers. With Brew Hop, you and your friends can travel in style and try them all!

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