Green beer isn't just for St. Paddy's Day. From composting and conserving water to serving up regional cheeses and meats (Central Coast Creamery, Alle-Pia Fine Cured Meats), to their taproom, which, of course, is made with repurposed materials, 7 Sisters Brewing might be the greenest local beer in SLO. Visit the new taproom and see the landscaping created with drought-tolerant native plants at 191 Tank Farm Road, suite 110. Oh, and you should probably try the beer, too (even the flavors are local: Cabrillo Peak Amber, Morro Rock Kolsch, Islay Hill IPA, to name a few) ... The holidays aren't truly festive without a cold hard cider shared at the beach or the backyard. Fill your champagne flute with Cayucos-made Reef Points Ramblings, a field blend of apples from Watsonville with tropical, fruit-chew notes, for all the bubbles and none of the boring (reefpointshardcider.com). Δ
Hayley Thomas Cain is shopping locally and eating globally. Send bites to firstname.lastname@example.org.