It was a warm, partly cloudy April afternoon in North Park, and Pariah Brewing Companyhad opened its loading bay doors to let in a cooling breeze. From behind the bar, the beertender watched as a blank white party bus parked across the street. When its passenger door opened, a cloud of smoke funneled out, followed by more than a dozen thirsty customers, and the unmistakable funk of marijuana. West Coast Cannabis Tourshad arrived.
Tour bus arrivals have long been a common sight at local breweries, but with California’s legalization of recreational marijuana in January, a new breed of brewery tours have emerged to combine the two intoxicants, visiting recreational dispensaries in between stops at tasting rooms.