• Brad Parry

6 Video Game Inspired Beers

Updated: Mar 29

With San Francisco Beer Week happening this week, we're taking a look at local Bay Area craft breweries and their video game inspired beers!

1. Sonic The HedgeFog

Brewery: Humble Sea Brewing Company (Santa Cruz, CA)

Beer Style: DDH Foggy IPA

ABV: 6.5%

Flavor Profile: A double dry-hopped IPA with Motueka, Idaho 7, and Simcoe, this beer sprints off fast with melon & cantaloupe notes & a medium mouthfeel for a quick dry finish (like Sonic himself!)

Game Pairing: Sonic The Hedgehog (The original game- just Sonic and the classic Green Hill Zone)

Instagram: @humblesea

2. Among Us Kettle Sour Series

Brewery: Track 7 Brewing Company (Sacramento, CA)

Beer Style: Kettle Sour

ABV: 6%

Flavor Profile: This series provides a quartet of insanely tasty sours beers with flavors across the fruit world including blackberry, blueberry, Meyer lemon, white peach, pineapple, pear, guava, blood orange, mango, passion fruit & tangerine!

Game Pairing: Among Us (Choose Red, Purple, Orange, or Green, to compliment your beer)

Instagram: @track7brewing

3. Mega Mo

Brewery: Slice Brewing Company (Auburn, CA)

Beer Style: West Coast IPA

ABV: 7%

Flavor Profile: Mosaic & Mosaic Cryo hops blast your senses with Mega pungent flavors & aromas of mango, blueberry kush & passionfruit!

Game Pairing: Mega Man 3 (This is the debut of Mega Man's canine companion, Rush)

Instagram: @slicebeer

4. Beers of War

Brewery: 8 Bit Brewing Company (Murrieta, CA)

Beer Style: Imperial IPA

ABV: 9.5%

Flavor Profile: A blend of Galaxy, Idaho 7, Hallertau Blanc, & Eldorado hops bring a full out assault of tropical juiciness on your taste buds!

Game Pairing: Gears of War 2 (This follow up sequel deserves a toast!)

Instagram: @8bitbrewingcompany

5. Turok Juice

Brewery: Cellarmaker Brewing Company (San Francisco, CA)

Beer Style: IPA

ABV: 7.3%

Flavor Profile: A dynamic, juicy beer with strong notes of stone fruit, guava, melon & resin!

Game Pairing: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (The game that inspired the can art should pair nicely)

Instagram: @cellarmakerbrewing

6. Whatever Floats Your Oats

Brewery: Creative Culture Brewing (El Cajon, CA) in collaboration with Delahunt Brewing Company (San Clemente, CA)

Beer Style: DDH Juicy Oat IPA

ABV: 7.2%

Flavor Profile: A double dry-hopped IPA with an insane amount of oats leads to a tropical mouth-bob-omb of a beer with a smooth body!

Game Pairing: Super Mario Bros. (The original game didn't have Yoshi...or a bulldog, but this can art does!)

Instagram: @creativecreaturebrewing @delahuntbrewing

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