The Original 40 Releases PB&J Sour

The Original 40 Brewing Company today released PB&J Sour on draft at its North Park brew pub. Founder Steve Billings made the announcement.

The 5% alcohol-by-volume (ABV) beer pays homage to the favorite childhood sandwich, and it’s made with real grape juice, blackberries, raw peanuts, and vanilla – all balanced with a moderate tartness. This is a limited release.

“Many traditional beer drinkers may shy away from sours, but this creation from Head Brewer Zack Kaplan is so delicious and approachable that we hope it will appeal to them,” Billings said. “For the casual beer drinkers, this may just be right up your alley. It’s a fun drink that might even provide a little nostalgia to your elementary school days.”

The dog-friendly brewery, which was named after the original 40-acre parcel of land that became modern day North Park, is located at 3117 University Avenue. Doors are open until 10 p.m. Sunday–Wednesday and until midnight Thursday–Saturday.

Original 40 was voted as one of San Diego’s Best Micro Brew Pubs in The San Diego Union-Tribune’s 2023 Readers Poll. Only 10 made the list.

Kaplan is a six-time Great American Beer Festival (GABF) winner, garnering medals most recently in 2019 while serving as the head brewer at Migration Brewing in Portland, Ore. The La Jolla native has won two Gold Medals, one Silver Medal, and three Bronze Medals overall at GABF, which is often referred to as “The Oscars” of the craft beer industry.

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