Pit Stop: Figueroa Mountain Brewing, Buellton, CA
We stopped at their Taproom and brewery in Buellton after a tiring hike up Gaviota Peak. We were very ready for beer. It's a short walk from Flying Flags RV Park where we were staying. They don't have food, but just around the corner from them is a fabulous spot called Industrial Eats. We ate there but realized we could have taken our pizza to go, and eaten it at FMB. The brewery has a beer garden, but we stayed inside, as they had a band and they had created a cool vibe by building a full on bar in the brewery space. Plus seeing a band playing among the fermentation tanks was a novel idea.
They have a good range of beers and one hard cider. We enjoyed two of their most popular brews, Hoppy Poppy Ale, and their Danish Red Lager. They also gave us a taste of a weird concoction that was wine and beer mixed. Hmm not sure about that one, but always game to try. There's not a lot going on in Buellton, it's a rest stop on the 101 between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, but if you are passing by, FMB is definitely worth dropping by.