Unlike the one at Ponto that nearly kills you every Labor Day weekend because you think you can still surf like you're 16, Rip Current Brewing is a place you'll definitely want to get stuck in, thanks to a mind-boggling array of fresh-to-death suds from a couple of award-winning homebrewing pals, one of whom is a master level beer judge.
The sizable tasting room's sporting a massive elbow-shaped bar and a wall o' cans with the oldest of timers dating back to the '30s.
Not content to produce just a few flagship brews, the duo's utilizing a fully loaded 15 barrel system (think water conditioners, automatic mash ton, other stuff you don't understand, etc.) with a 30 barrel hot liquor tank to rapidly run through over 30 different styles spanning the entire beer spectrum from sours to the not-hilariously-named at all Scottish Wee Heavy.
The ten taps will be pouring suds like this SD-style bitter Double IPA, the 9.1% Red Flag, which's coincidentally what'll run up the pole if you order too many on a first date
Weighing in at 5.7% ABV, this Coffee Milkstache is a sweet stout infused with java notes from a cold-steeped Hawaiian blend that should wake you up in a much less terrifying way than that damn Ponto tide.
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