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Wild Fields Wins Again

This tiny brewpub on California’s Central Coast recently put the beer world on notice when, at the World Beer Cup, it pulled off what should have been impossible—then very nearly did it again at GABF. Here’s how it happened.

Joe Stange Oct 13, 2022 - 19 min read

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Get out your beer-experience bucket list and scribble in a new one: a brown ale, a carrot dog, and some bowling at Wild Fields Brewhouse in Atascadero, California.

It’s located in a former bowling alley. The original lanes are long gone, but Jacque and Ryan Fields installed some mini-lanes as well as some air hockey, arcade games, foosball, giant Connect Four, and a romp zone for toddlers.

That carrot dog—aka the Brewhouse Bahn Mi—fits the all-are-welcome ethos as one of several vegan options on a menu that also ranges into carnitas nachos and “redneck charcuterie.” (Naturally, there’s a kids’ menu.)

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Joe Stange is Managing Editor of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine® and the Brewing Industry Guide®. Have story tips or suggestions? Contact him at [email protected].