Night Lizard featured in the Toronto Sun!

Night Lizard featured in the Toronto Sun!

John Nasser and his son, Chip, help run the family owned Night Lizard Brewing Company in Santa Barbara. (Photo and article by IAN SHANTZ/TORONTO SUN)

Of course, no food and drink landscape would be complete without a fantastic collection of craft breweries — and Santa Barbara has a growing beer scene.

Perhaps the best way to experience the local suds is to have someone drive you around town while regaling in the history and culture of the area. We spent an afternoon with Totally Cali Tours (, tasting some terrific beer and hearing all about the area. It was informal, informative and wildly entertaining, thanks to owner and operator Melissa Hopf’s amazing spirit.

We popped in at Night Lizard Brewing Company (, an interesting family operation emphasizing the importance of raising public awareness about current environmental challenges facing the Central Coast…

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