|Ocean Beach, with the Cliff House in the background|
|There were so many kiteboarders taking advantage of the wind!|
The wind was perfect for all types of kites....
...but windier than we would have liked; the wind was blowing sand into our faces.
So we were easily convinced to check out The Beach Chalet.
I had seen this sign a number of times while driving near Ocean Beach, but it always seemed like a bit of a tourist trap, considering the name and the fact that it is connected to a Visitor Center. But this was the first time I had seen the word "brewery" on the sign. Cue newfound interest!
While there was quite a long wait to eat lunch, we had no wait to sit at the bar, which faced several of the brewing tanks.The taps:
We settled on the Presidio India Pale Ale and the Riptide Red Ale. Both were excellent.
(...despite my distaste for the name of the Red. Public Service Announcement: "Riptide" is a misnomer...it is
RIP CURRENT. Rips are currents, not tides! That used to drive me nuts when I was an ocean lifeguard. And rips are great tools if you understand their mechanics...and very dangerous if you do not.)
The pints arrived filled to the brim, and they were refreshing.
|A few sips in. That top 10% tastes good! Wish we had it more often.|
And if you get tired of watching the waves, you can admire the sand art.
It was a good adventure!