Stephanie Gannon (left), Devon Randall, Jessica Norton and David Hekel at Pizza Port in Solana Beach. Courtesy San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

The Pizza Port craft brewery in Solana Beach will create a special edition “Coast to Crest Trail Ale” to support the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy.

Devon Randall, head brewer at Pizza Port, said she will combine locally-sourced, native-California sagebrush with her “San Dieguito” beer recipe for the special edition.

“I loved the concept of teaming up with a local craft brewer, and as soon as Ranger Dave Hekel mentioned his special homebrew using local sagebrush, we knew we were onto something,” said Jessica Norton, conservation manager for the nonprofit conservancy.

“We brought the idea to Pizza Port in Solana Beach, and I’m not saying it’s fate, but it all came together when we found out Devon was already brewing a beer called ‘San Dieguito,’ which she named after one of her favorite trails in the River Park.”

This limited-edition, special-benefit beer will be available at the Solana Beach Pizza Port. One dollar from every glass of Coast to Crest Trail Ale sold will be donated to support the conservancy and completion of the Coast to Crest Trail from Volcan Mountain near Julian to the ocean between Del Mar and Solana Beach.

Pizza Port and the conservancy will be hosting a special, kick-off “Hoppy Hour” on April 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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