It was a sweltering, hellish afternoon in Palm Desert. The temperature on my phone read 106°F. The sun was beating down on my entire body. I could feel my face melting. I wiped away a bead of sweat from my temple as I sought refuge in the form of a brewery, La Quinta Brewing Co.* to be exact. I spotted their logo & name sprawled on the door & made my way inside.
DecorThe taproom was petite with additional seating in the back. Metal bar stools lined the windows. The nifty wooden bench by the entrance was littered with games like Jenga, Connect 4, & a beer trivia game. The walls were painted a bold burnt yellow. Decorations were minimal with a barrel & stools placed here or there to rest on.
AmbianceThe brewery was a haven in the heat. Upon entering, it felt like a blissful blizzard, a flurry of wind tickling my hair & chilling my spirit & soul. It's the perfect place to cool off with a soothing drink in hand. Patrons trickled in & out, chatting amongst one another while sipping their beers.
La Quinta Brewing Co. has two locations, the brewery taproom I went to & the Old Town Taproom just a few miles away. The brewery is young, around two & a half years old, but has already received its share of awards.
Sundaze Session Ale - With grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, & passion fruit, the citrus tones are prevalent. The ale is zesty & fresh on the tongue.
Indian Canyon IPA - This beer slightly reminded me of Citrus & Piney from Lost Abbey but with a paler, lighter malt background. This award-winning beer is worth a shot.
Koffi Porter - Slightly chocolaty & certainly coffee-y. They brew with chocolate, adding local coffee beans after fermentation. It was the smoothest beer of the bunch. I could see myself sipping it on a cool winter day.