On May 30, I joined forces with Pat Saperstein from Eating LA to co-host the first-ever Bike Bender. About 30 people rolled through Highland Park and Glassell Park, hitting multiple stops along a 10-mile route that showcased the neighborhood’s range. Along the way, Jeremy Raub and father Steve previewed Eagle Rock Brewery, supplying tastes of three different home brews that are all in contention for full-scale production. We concluded our tour on Verdugo Bar’s back patio for a Firestone Walker blowout. The event worked so well that there’s a good chance the first Bike Bender won’t be the last. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REPORT
Now for the meat of the L.A. BEER BLAST, which is 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. SUBSCRIBE to Food GPS and you’ll receive the L.A. BEER BLAST by e-mail.
131 Main Street, Seal Beach, 562 493 4500
Beachwood BBQ owner Gabriel Gordon streams his 24-tap blackboard menu via Hop Cam. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL LIST, but some of Gordon’s latest brews include Grand Teton Bitch Creek ESB, Allagash 4, Lost Abbey Avant Garde and Drake’s Denoginizer.
BLUE PALMS BREWHOUSE
6124 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, 323 464 2337
Last night’s update from Blue Palms proprietor Brian Lenzo:
Tuesday Nights from 6 – 10 PM, beers from all 24 taps cost $4.
“Get Canned on Wednesday” with $4 cans of Oscar Blues, Dales Pale, Mamma’s Little Yella Pils, Gordons Double IPA, Old Chub & Ten Fidy.
NEW ON TAP
2310 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, 310 450 7631
Here’s The Daily Pint’s update from earlier today:
“We’ve got a keg of Sublimely Self Righteous (not cask), plus Port’s 3rd Anniversary IPA. The Einhorn Pilsner just kicked, and in it’s place, we’ve put on Russian River Damnation. Check back soon for Einhorn’s Hefeweizen, which will probably go on at the beginning of next week.”
“On cask we’ve got Stone’s Levitation w/ Coriander, and on deck (probably going on by Friday evening or Saturday) we’ve got Ruination w/ Columbus and Chinook. ”
THE GOLDEN STATE
426 North Fairfax Avenue, Fairfax, 323 782 8331
Here’s today’s update from co-owner Jason Bernstein:
NEW ON DRAUGHT
AleSmith IPA, as soon as the Stone Cali-Belgique runs out. Also, AleSmith Lil’ Devil in a couple days.
5006 York Boulevard, Highland Park, 323 551 6959
Here’s last night’s tap update according to co-owner Zac Crandell:
“Our new beer is Guinness 250. Black pour with a thick creamy tan head. Toffee and roast aroma. Creamy milk mouthfeel with choc. roast taste. Slight bitter roast finish and good finish.”
17 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, 626 795 0652
Hopheads, mark your calendars. Lucky Baldwin’s is hosting an IPA Festival from June 13-21.
NEW ON TAP
LUCKY BALDWIN’S DELIRIUM CAFE
21 Kersting Court, Sierra Madre, 626 355 1140
Lucky Baldwin’s Delirium Cafe is also hosting an IPA Festival from June 13-21.
NEW ON TAP
- Allagash Confluence – Portland, ME – American Wild Ale (Sour) – Goblet/7.4%
- Einhorn Spezial Pilsner – San Luis Obispo, CA – German Pilsner – Pint/5.7%
- Victory CBC Herkules IPA – Downingtown, PA – American IPA – Pint/6.8%
- Ballast Point Syrah Navigator – San Diego, CA – Syrah Barrel Doppelbock – Glass/6.9%
- Moylan’s Double Kiltlifter (Super 1000) – Novato, CA – Wit Heavy – Glass/11%
- Port 3rd Anniversary – San Marcos, CA – Imperial IPA – Glass/10%
- He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny RIPA – San Francisco, CA – Imperial IPA – Glass/10%
229 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, 310 546 1201
Here’s tonight’s update from Simmzy’s General Manager Micah Schiesel:
“We have added a new exciting beer to our ever rotating draft handles. This beer is made by Lost Coast Brewery and it’s called Old Ale. It’s a love child between an American Strong Ale and an IPA. The alcohol by comes in at 8.5% by volume. We also have Stone Brewery’s Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale and New Belgium’s Lips of Faith Ale queued up to be in place by next week.”
3408 Verdugo Road, Glassell Park, 323 257 3408
NEW ON DRAUGHT