L.A. BEER BLAST A1

The L.A. BEER BLAST is a weekly newsletter designed to let Food GPS readers know about what’s new at select L.A. bars and restaurants with great beer selections. Expect a new L.A. BEER BLAST every Thursday evening, in time for the weekend rush. Every week, expect more bars, more restaurants and more beers. Scroll down, subscribe to Food GPS and you’ll receive the L.A. BEER BLAST by e-mail.

EL PRADO
1805 West Sunset Boulevard, Echo Park

NEW ON TAP

Brouwerij Slaghmuylder Witkap Pater Tripel – Ninove, Belgium
Co-owner Jeff Ellermeyer: “Abbey Tripel from Belgium brewer Brouwerij Slaghmuylder which has been in business since 1860 and has a steam engine as a backup generator.”

Moortgat Brewery Maredsous Tripel – Breendonk, Belgium
Ellermeyer: “A nice dark orange beer with hints of orange and light spice. A very warming strong abbey beer.”

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Ellermeyer: “We have one keg left of Saison Dupont. We only have 1 more keg each of those others and when we are out we are out.”

LAUREL TAVERN
11938 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, 818 506 0777

NEW ON TAP

Skyscraper Power Tool Pilsner – El Monte, CA
Per Skyscraper website: “A crisp, refreshing American Lager. This is what Pilsner was like before Prohibition! An abundance of malt flavor, balanced by the fine aroma of floral hops. Brilliantly clear, this beer can been enjoyed in all seasons.”

Craftsman Holiday Spruce – Pasadena, CA
Christina Perozzi (“The Beer Chick”), who consulted on Laurel Tavern’s beer menu: “This Winter warmer has an unbeatable balance…but its a big balance, the aroma is a mix of fruit and sweet spice. One detects cinnamon, allspice, and really delicious orange and orange peel notes in the flavor. Then the maltiness hits you with distinct fruitiness. I get apples and old world fruit like raisins and figs. Then the beer rounds out with nice spiciness and dryness provided by the FRESH SPRUCE TIPS that Craftsman uses in the brewing of this beer. Does anything say Winter more?”

NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Bayhawke Honey Blonde Ale
Craftsman Edgar Ale

LIBRARY BAR
630 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, 213 488 1931

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North Coast Brewing Pranqster Belgian Style Golden Ale – Fort Bragg, CA
Co-owner Michael Leko: “Real classic Belgian. Made in America. A floral nose, fruity flavor and a clean finish. This is our new house favorite.”

Lost Coast Brewery Tangerine Wheat Ale – Eureka, CA
Leko: “Dark to golden amber, crisp citrus style with a light white head. Great beer for this recent winter heat wave we’ve been having in L.A. lately, very refreshing.”

NEW BOTTLES

Lost Coast Brewery Downtown Brown – Eureka, CA
Leko: “A full bodied dark nut brown ale that isn’t heavy like a stout or porter. This was a favorite we had on tap last year so we decided to bring it back in the bottle.”

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Blog Comments

Craftsman Holiday Spruce. I need to do a profile on Craftsman Brewery, as one of the better micro-breweries in LA.

Nice updates and notes — got my eyes set on checking out that Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat 🙂

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