A New Imperial In San Diego:Karl Strauss Imperial Amber

San Diego, CA – October 2008 – In a city known for its Imperial IPA’s, Karl Strauss Brewing Company is boldly releasing one of the first commercially brewed Imperial Amber Lagers. We took Karl’s favorite beer and reinvented it with true San Diego style.

The Imperial Amber Lager is reminiscent of the original version with large amounts of toasted caramel malt flavors, but also has a life of its own – coming in at 7.5% abv – this version is balanced with a unique blend of Newport and New Zealand Motueka hops for a bright, citrussy finish.

Brewed in honor of the late Karl Strauss, a portion of the proceeds from each glass sold will benefit the Karl Strauss Brewers Education Fund. The fund was established in Karl’s name to recognize his passion for beer and love of teaching others about brewing. We wanted to pass that on to others by helping to fund the education and training of aspiring brewers in Southern California.

The Imperial Amber Lager is available in all six Karl Strauss Brewery Restaurants throughout the month of October. About Karl Strauss Brewing CompanyAn apartment in Mission Beach, two college grads, a 75-year-old master brewer, and a passion for beer… when Karl Strauss Brewing Company started brewing full-flavored, quality hand-crafted beer in 1989, it was the first micro-brewery to open in San Diego since Prohibition. Today, you can enjoy our flagship beers, special releases and seasonals at any of our six brewery restaurants or other fine drinking establishments throughout Southern California.

For more information visit http://karlstrauss.com/ or call the brewery at 858.273.BREW.