By Denise Ortuno Neil
Opening your very own brewery must be a dream for many home brewers. But for Scott Stokes, that dream has become a reality with the La Quinta Brewing Company. Stokes is a long time desert resident and formerly worked in Real Estate before delving into the brewing business. Stokes got the brewing bug by concocting his own brew at home, and then last year, along with Derek Lloyd, La Quinta Brewing Company's Director of Sales, decided to take the plunge into the brewing business.
The La Quinta Brewing Company is quickly coming together and plans to open in mid September of this year . The brewery will feature a tasting room where thirsty beer enthusiast can taste La Quinta Brewery's finest brews. Guests will also be able to tour the brewery's facility and be up close and personal with the beer magic. The brewery will start out with three handcrafted brews , an IPA, a Blonde and a Wheat, all of which are held high to La Quinta Brewery's standards of top ingredients, lending to the superior taste.
Besides the tasing room and tours, the brewery has plans to make their brews available in local restaurants, bars and stores. And the cool La Quinta Brewery trailer with built in taps, will bring the brew to festivals and special events throughout the Coachella Valley.
There is a clear movement towards gastro pubs and farm to table restaurants around the Coachella Valley, and making hand crafted beers is a perfect match with the foodie trend. As Lloyd said, "There is a real trend towards craft beers in general", which is great news for the La Quinta Brewing Company. Cheers!La Quinta Brewing Co.77-917 Wildcat DrivePalm Desert, Ca 92211760-898-1645Facebook at La Quinta Brewing Co.