Southern California skateboarder Nyjah Huston creates beer with Black Death brew – NBC 7 San Diego
SoCal skateboard pro Nyjah huston – who competed in his first Olympics in Tokyo this summer – is thrilled with his latest turn: brewing a craft beer in northern San Diego County.
The Olympian recently collaborated with skateboarder Black Plague Brewing in Oceanside to create his own beer, aptly dubbed “Nyjah”.
This is a Hazy IPA brewed with Simcoe Cyro, Nelson and Citra hops, described by the brewery as a “sweet and juicy Hazy IPA with an intense aroma of tropical fruits, with hints of resinous citrus and low bitterness”. Tropical aromas are passion fruit, ripe papaya, apricot and gooseberries.
“This is Nyjah’s first time immersing himself in the world of craft beer and he’s thrilled with it,” Black Plague Brewing said in a press release.
The craft beer launched last month in the Black Plague tasting room in Oceanside.
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Black Plague said Nyjah beer is also available in select bars, restaurants and retail stores in California, Arizona and Nevada. Customers in California, Nevada, Arkansas, and Washington, DC can also order 4-box cans of beer online, for shipping. The 4-pack 16-ounce can costs you $ 17.99.
This isn’t the first time Black Plague has collaborated on a craft beer with a well-known skateboarder.
In fact, the company is co-founded by pro skateboarder Jordan Hoffart, so the brand’s ties to Southern California skate culture run deep.
Hoffart said adding Huston to the brewery’s nifty lineup makes perfect sense, because what Huston does on his skateboard, well, that’s a real craft too.
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“His level of dedication to his craft is unmatched and it’s something that also unites us on our journey,” Hoffart said in a press release. “The beer had to be tasty and rewarding after a skate session while still weighing enough to be your go-to when you’re ready to party.”
In July 2019, the brewery teamed up with skating legend Tony Hawk and his company, Birdhouse Skateboards, for a soapy little song called “Tony Hawps Birdhouse IPA”.
In addition to Hawk, other brewery brand ambassadors with deep roots in the skateboarding world include Huston, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Matt Berger, Ryan Decenzo, Manny Santiago, Paul Hart and many more.
The brewery was founded in 2017 and is one of the 150+ small independent breweries that currently make up the San Diego Brewers Guild.
In the Black Plague mantra, the craft brewer “represents the misfits, the underdogs, the rebels, the offenders and all those who strive to be better, to stand out from the crowd and to follow their true passion.”
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Huston has been a force in the skating world for years and represented the U.S. team at the Tokyo Olympics last August as skateboarding made its Olympic debut (with the iconic Tony Hawk calling the tips of the fingerboard, for to start up).
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Huston competed in the men’s street skateboarding event at the Olympics but missed the podium. SoCal’s skating prowess was well represented, however: Encinitas resident Jagger Eaton won bronze in the men’s street event at the Tokyo Olympics (skating on a BROKEN ankle), while Cory Juneau, resident of the Tokyo Olympics. San Diego County, won bronze in the very first men’s park. Olympic competition.
Local San Diego and Team USA skateboarder Jagger Eaton won bronze in the first-ever Olympic skateboarding event on Saturday. NBC 7’s Steven Luke spoke to Eaton about his performance.