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Are you a casual-to-serious beer drinker? Do you tire of the bad-beer doldrums? Do you find yourself lost in a labyrinth of never changing draughts? Does Firestone’s 805 fail to whet your appetite for high hops? Or does its persistent presence as a step-up from those boring, unmoving waters of Anheuser-Busch’s catalog of uninspiring lagers and make-believe Belgian ales leave you close to tears?

If you seek out new pints, if drinking the same brew twice seems more odious than facing the Minotaur, if you spit at the likes of another gulp of American light lager, this page is for you. Each week, “The Rotating Tap” will accumulate incoming craft beers from Isla Vista’s favorite sud-slingers. Here are some tap and craft lists for Feb. 23 through March 1.


In addition to Woodie’s standard lineup, (Bud Light, 805 and Shocktop), the pizza joint will offer the following throughout the week:

  • Bud Light
  • Firestone Walker 805
  • Shock Top
  • Mendocino Eye of the Hawk
  • Pizza Port California Chronic
  • Deschutes Fresh Squeezed
  • Lagunitas New Dogtown
  • Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale
  • Firestone Walker Wookey Jack
  • Telegraph Handlebar Abbey Ale
  • Smog City The Nothing Stout
  • Widmere Bros Old Embalmer 2012
  • Widmere Bros Altbitter

Bell’s Pint Night Wednesday 3/4

  • Two-Hearted Ale
  • Oarsman Weissbier
  • Amber
  • Third World Coast Old Ale
  • Oberon Pale Wheat

Taps On Deck

  • Lost Abbey Judgement Day
  • Ballast Point Steamboat Black Lager

Keg N Bottle

While KNB may not tap their kegs, they certainly have a near religious devotion to craft beer. Here are five notable bombers to hunt down this week!

  • Modern Times Protocosmos
    Crazy Fruitiness of Australian galaxy hops with bright citrus qualities of American Anthem and Centennial hops.
  • Modern Times Booming Rollers
    A true hop fusion, the pairing of Motueka & Centennial hops balances mango tropical hoppiness of the Citra variety with hints of citrus zest and lemongrass, making for a terrifically satisfying IPA experience.
  • The Lost Abbey Judgement Day Ale
    A Belgian Dark Styled Quad whose layers of dark malt, alcohol, raisins and yeast all fight to be at the forefront but end up supporting each other for a crisp and balanced finish
  • BrewDog Dogma
    Dogma is an indulgent, decadent and encapsulating scotch ale brewed with 10 different types of malt all blended together with Scottish heather honey. Not coincidentally, it comes straight out of Scotland.
  • Surf Brewery A-01:Robust Porter
    One of the first beers from Surf Breweries Scientific Series, they took their Oil Piers Porter and slightly altered the recipe to allow for an extensive stay in Merlot barrels with Brett yeast.

Giovanni’s Pizza

Gio’s clearly is in the midst of a love affair with Firestone Walker. Local pitchers anyone?

  • Budlight
  • Budweiser
  • Shocktop
  • Firestone Walker Union Jack
  • Firestone Walker DBA
  • Firestone Walker 805
  • Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin
  • Firestone Walker Pivo
  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • Johnny Appleseed Hard Apple Cider
  • Goose Island IPA


Are we surprised that Dublin’s offers our favorite Irish brews? Nope. Are we upset about it? Certainly not. Smitties for life!

  • Redhook IPA
  • Magners Irish Cider
  • Smithwick’s Irish Ale
  • Killian’s Red Ale

Aladdin Café

Posting up in the previous Javan’s, this Mediterranean joint has an ace patio for enjoying a pitcher.

  • Budweiser
  • Bud Light
  • Figueroa Mountain Hoppy Poppy
  • Shock Top
  • Stella Artois
  • Firestone Walker 805
  • Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
  • Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest
  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration
  • Speakeasy Big Daddy IPA
  • Ninkasi Total Domination IPA

 Sam’s To Go

Alongside the inexpensive, pitcher worthy standards:

  • Lagunitas Czech Style Pils
  • Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
  • Figueroa Mountain Pale Ale
  • Figueroa Mountain Lizard’s Mouth DIPA
  • Ballast Point Sculpin

Don’t see your favorite guzzling spot? Don’t worry. On The Menu is still in the process of welcoming the rest of I.V.’s drinkeries into the fold.