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Shalhoob Funk Zone beer now on store shelves

An IPA and a lager are produced in Buellton

 The Shalhoob meat company has recently released two beers as the Shalhoob  beer company.   (John Palminteri /

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A longtime Santa Barbara meat company has just released two new beers.

Shalhoob Funk Zone lager and Funk Zone IPA are brewed in Buellton.

Distribution began last week on a limited basis.

L.J. Shalhoob said the family had been considering its own beer to go with its beef jerky and other products for months.

"We're offering a really good deal for some really good beer that pairs perfect with our jerky," said Shalhoob.  "So I was able to tap a few local brewers on the shoulder to educate me - help me out on some base recipes that I could kind of expand on and make ours unique. We wanted to be light yet refreshing we wanted it to affordable yet elegant with the flavor choice."

The kick off event was at 7-Eleven on the Mesa.

It came with complimentary tri-tip sandwiches.

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