Show 166, April 2, 2016: Jon Sanchez, Native Son Alehouse, Santa Ana

Jon SanchezNative Son Alehouse opened above Taqueria Guadalajara in Downtown Santa Ana in the Summer of 2014. It’s a relaxed, laid-back hangout with a rooftop lounge known for its extensive selection of 27 hand-selected craft brews on tap.

There is a limited menu of nibbles available to go along with the craft beer. The Brussel Chips are a particular favorite.

Just concluded is their own version of March Madness, the Thursday Thursday Championship Bracket. 12 craft breweries have been competing. It came down to The Finals with Almanac Beer Co. from San Jose pitted again Anaheim’s Noble Ale Works.

Noble Ale Works ultimately prevailed by a wide margin. Their featured brews for the competition were Cashmere Showers (Double IPA) and Cinnamon Roast Crunch (Nitro.) Congrats…

We’ll tap the keg for all the 411 with proprietor Jon Sanchez.