The San Diego County Fair gets underway today, and in preparation for the San Diego International Beer Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds the weekend of June 16-18, Tommy, Producer Danielle, Abel from the 91X What’s Hoppening blog and Paul Segura from the Karl Strauss Brewing Co. sampled a pair of beers on this week’s Beer for Breakfast that will be on tap at this year’s beer festival, including the new Double Mosaic IPA collaboration between Karl Strauss and Nickel Beer Co., and the Mikkeller Triple Coffee Brunch Imperial Oatmeal Stout with a triple dose of Vietnamese coffee.

The San Diego International Beer Festival runs June 16-18.

Double Mosaic IPA Collaboration (Karl Strauss and Nickel Beer Co.)
Imperial IPA
7.5 percent ABV

Mikkeller Triple Coffee Brunch with Vietnamese Coffee
Imperial Oatmeal Stout
10.9 percent ABV

Look for an upcoming companion edition of Beer for Breakfast ABV featuring Nickel Beer Co. founder and chief brewer and O’Brien’s Pub owner Tom Nickel, and O’Brien’s general manager Tyson Blake. Both Tom and Tyson are also co-organizers of the San Diego International Beer Festival.

(L to R) Tyson Blake, Tom Nickel, Danielle, Garett and Paul in the Beer for Breakfast green room.