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Brew & You
This week in Brew & You: The new brewery list adds another name, some Summer Love and another craft beer homework assignment to complete in a post titled Tony Yanow, Meg Gill and Jon Carpenter Take The Golden Road to Atwater Village.
Also check out the interview with Rob Croxall of El Segundo Brewing .
Echo Park bar owner Elizabeth Fischbach shared several new beers: “Victory Summer of Love, Maui Coconut Porter, Maui Big Swell IPA, Oskar Blues G’Knight.”
Beachwood chef-owner Gabe Gordon currently features draught beers such as Lost Coast Wicked Wit, Dogfish Head Festina Peche, Inland Empire Victoria, Korbinian Double Bock and Bear Republic Big Bear Stout. Track changes to Beachwood BBQ’s 24-tap menu via Hop Cam.
On tap at Jimmy and Yume Han’s new establishment: Craftsman Poppyfields, Craftsman Bier de Blanco, Bootlegger’s Old World Hef, Black Market Anglo-American Brown, Cismontane Coulter IPA, Brouwerij West 5 Blonde, Telegraph Reserve Wheat Sour, Ladyface LaBlanche Witbier, TAPS Irish Red, Bootlegger’s Plum Riot, The Bruery Trade Winds Tripel and The Bruery Mischief.
On-deck: Craftsman Triple White Sage, Ladyface Chesebro IPA, Ladyface Blind Ambition, Bootlegger’s Rasta Fari Black Lager, Bootlegger’s Spring Ale, Cismontane Black’s Dawn.
Blue Palms taps are pouring Avery 18th Anniversary saison, Kona Coffee stout, Dogfish Head My Antonia, El Segundo Pale Ale and Ladyface Chesebro IPA with ghost peppers, among many others. Track changes to Blue Palms Brewhouse’s 24-tap menu Here
From Chris Sobolewski, the beer dude at BoHo, “New at BoHo 2.0 this week: the St. Feuillien-Green Flash collaboration Biere De L’Amitie, Unibroue Raftman, Sierra Nevada (Beer Camp) Hips Helles and Allagash Victoria. Yay, summer!”
From bar manager Rory Snipes: “Here’s some of the new draft beer for this week: Dupont Redor Pils, Allagash Curieux, Brouwerij West Triple, Great Divide Rumble Oak Aged IPA, and TAPS Bouffon Belgian Brown. Cheers.”
On tap in Culver City are Ladyface Derialleur bier de garde, Ladyface Blonde, SoCal Brewing Red Carpet Ale, Eagle Rock Solidarity, Eagle Rock Manifesto and Cismontane’s Dos Cone Es double IPA. On deck are Nibble Bit Tabby’s red ale, Stone Imperial Russian Stout and Craftsman’s Biere de Blanceo witbier.
Coney Dog LA
Here is the list from this new spot on Sunset: Sierra Nevada Torpedo, Green Flash Fizzy Yellow beer, Firestone-Walker unfiltered DBA, Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale ale, Eagle Rock Manifesto and Black Market brown ale.
Among the many taps pouring are Duvel Green, Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat, New Belgium Abbey Cru, Allagash Confluence and El Segundo Blue House Pale Ale.
Since last Thursday, Phil McGovern’s iconic Santa Monica bar has added New Belgium’s Fat Tire, Leffe Blonde and Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous with Simcoe hops to their beer list.
On tap beer wise are Manifesto Wit, Revolution XPA, Ginger Saison, Populist and Populist on nitro. On the Food truck front, Thursday brings Clean Street Food, Friday is the Flatiron Truck and Saturday the Lobsta Truck rolls into the lot.
Draught beers at The Golden State include Craftsman 1903 and Triple White Sage, Deschutes Twilight and Hop in the Dark, Telegraph Obscura, Port Older Viscosity, Bruery Tradewinds Tripel, Ballast Point Sculpin and Old Rasputin.
According to Ladyface rep Robyn Britton, “Cask of the Week is “Vitamin C”, our Chesebro IPA with a healthy infustion of orange peels. With lots of citrus character, it’s just what the doctor ordered. Blind Ambition is back & in addition to our Ladyface ales you’ll find The Bruery’s Tradewinds Tripel & Cuir Anniversary, Bear Republic Apex, Russian River Damnation, Alesmith X, Sierra Nevada Ovila & Southern Hemisphere, Taps Barley-Wine, and Stone Old Guardian. Tickets are now on sale for our July 6th Brewmaster’s Dinner. Brewer Dave is pairing some squirreled-away Ladyface barreled beers and new summer releases with a 5 course menu designed by Chef Adam Fritz that features modern takes on classic French dishes. Call (818) 477-4566 to make your reservations. And we hope to see some of you at Stone’s Sour Fest this Sunday. Ladyface Syrah Barrel-Aged La Trappistine will be one of the ales on tap. Cheers!”
Here is the latest from Alex Davis at Library Alehouse: “As for beer, right now we’ve got Pliny the Elder backed up by Coronado Idiot IPA, Avery Eighteen backed up by Festina Peche, and we also have Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere, Ballast Point Sea Monster, Strand Atticus and Great Divide Rumble. We also have The Bruery’s Mischief and Deschutes Hop in the Dark waiting in the wings.
On June 29th we’ll have Anchor Brewer Bob Brewer (yes, that’s his name) at the Alehouse along with Anchor Christmas 2010, Anchor Steam and Liberty.” Check the Library Alehouse Facebook page for updates.
All three locations of Lucky Baldwin’s will be hosting their annual IPA Festival, including Great Divide Rumble, TAPS IPA and Bootleggers Rustic Rye among many others.
LGO Hospitality’s latest restaurant recently added two IPAs in Santa Monica, Ballast Point Sculpin and Dogfish Head 90 Minute.
According to assistant manager Martin Svab, new beers include Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA, Brouwerij West Blond, Avery 18th Anniversary, Port Mongo and Avery White Rascal.
Tonight from 8pm till 11pm we host Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat featuring all three beers from the Maredsous Abbey family featuring “6” (blonde), “8” (Bruin), and “10” (Tripel). A limited amount of Maredsous glassware will be available.
Thursday, July 7th from 8pm till 11pm we will feature The Great Divide Brewing Co. with close to 10 of their beers on draft! This will include the Belgian Yeti Imperial Stout, Rumble IPA, 17th Anniversary, Colette, and more! Limited amount of glassware will be available!”
According to Tuesday night’s update from assistant manager Josh Salinas, “Hey Guys, come in and enjoy the beginning of summer with some badass brews. This weekend we got some Great Divide Rumble IPA, Blue House Pale, Lost Abbey Red Barn Saison, Eagle Rock Solidarity, Telegraph Cerveza de Fiesta Pilsner, and Craftsman 1903 Lager. On deck we have Beer Valley Delta 9, Eagle Rock Revolution XPA, and Craftsman Heavenly Hefe.”
Draft choices at the outdoor beer garden include: Widmer X-114 IPA, Cismontane 1st Anniversary black lager, Strand Beach House amber, Sam Adams Rustic Saison and Lagunitas WTF.
The latest from general manager Micah Schiesel: “Short and sweet this week. Just an FYI this blast is including beers we have hooked up and ones waiting in the wings to be hooked throughout the week. Strong and dark, Brew Dog’s Tokyo Stout, just an 18% barrel aged imperial stout, if you are coming down for this make sure you bring your bike to ride home afterwards. Kern River Just Outstanding IPA is pouring right now, this is a must try, following behind is Rubicon’s Hop Sauce. If you missed Midnight Sun’s Panty Peeler we are getting close to hooking up their Mayhem Belgium Double IPA. Our friends from Ladyface Ale House endowed us with a keg of their house made IPA, and we also have Sculpin, Hanger 24 Double IPA and Deschutes Inversion all getting nice and cold in our walk-in. Allagash Confluence and New Belgium Super Cru are both hooked up right now if you are in the mood for something spicy and lastly come try Ballast Point’s Sextant Oatmeal Stout on nitro. This is a great beer for a hot summer day!!! Track changes to Simmzy’s tap list Here
From David Watrous and this new Pico establishment, “Here is the list: La Rescousse Alt Beer From Dieu Du Ciel, Weinhenstephaner Hefeweisse, Liefman’s Fruitessa, De Ranke XX Bitter (Dry Hopped Belgian Blonde Ale), Blanche De Bruxelles, New Belgium La Folie, North Coast Old 38, Eagle Rock Populist IPA, Stone IRS 2011, Stone Anise IRS (Barrel Aged with oak and anise), Unibroue Raftman (A smoked ale with whiskey malt), Anchor Brekle’s Brown, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot, Strand 24th St. Pale Ale, Sierra Nevada Southern Harvest (with estate grown hop varietals), Old Rasputin, Deschutes Cascade Pale Ale, Deschutes Hop in the Dark Cascadian Dark Ale, Great Divide 17th Anniversary Oak Aged IPA and Victory Summer Love Blonde Ale.
New in bottles: Drie Fonteinen Doesjel (Aged Lambic, very rare!), Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek, Amager Rye Porter, Struise Pannepot, Struise/Stillwater Collaboration (Belgian Strong blended with a black IPA), Cantillon Classic Gueuze, Girardin Black Label gueuze Sam Adams Utopia 2011, De Molen Heaven and Hell (Russian Imperial Stout), Pretty Things Field Mouse’s Farewell (A Rye Saison in the Wallonian Bier De Garde Style)”
For the month of June, Marlene Samaniego and husband Sam are featuring This month it’s time to celebrate Anniversary Beers from Breweries around the United States!
Here’s the first round of Anniversary Beers now on Draft: Flying Dog 20th Anniversary Ale, Avery 17th Anniversary Lager, Stone 13th Anniversary Ale, Great Divide 17th Anniversary Ale, Rogue 20th Anniversary Ale, Lost Coast 20th Anniversary Ale, He’Brew 13th Anniversary Ale, The Bruery 3rd Anniversary Cuir Old Ale and Gentleman Scholar 1st Anniversary Stout.
Highlights include: Coronado Mermaid Red, Dogfish Head Aprihop, Bruery Humulus lager, Great Divide 17th Anniversary IPA and Alesmith Nautical Nut brown. To get the latest tap news, check out the Surly Goat Tap List
In celebration of our 2nd Anniversary here at 38 Degrees Ale House & Grill we will be pouring many gorgeous beers aged in wood or with wood. Our barrel aged line up will begin June 28th at 4:00pm. All beers will be available in 5oz pours or full pours. Also special barrel aged flights will be available for added value. I will continue to update the draft list and here are some featured beers for now.
Lost Abbey Framboise De Amorosa, North Coast Old Rasputin XII, Eagle Rock Yearling, Brandy Angel’s Share, Moylans Old Blarney aged in Port Barrels with dates, Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, Red Poppy, Abacus, Parabola, Firestone 14, Barrel Aged Gonzo, Stone “Punishment”, Allagash Vrienden, Allagash Confluence, The Bruery Cuir, Maron Acidifie, Ballast Point Bourbon Barrel Aged Piper Down, Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Marlin and Older Viscosity 2010.
The latest from Pete Shuey at Tin Roof Bistro: “At Tin Roof now I’ve got Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous, Big Sky Mexican Lager, Bootlegger’s Black Phoenix, Buckbean Tule Duck Red, Allagash White, PBR, Strand Beach House Amber & Atticus IPA, Brouwerij West Tripel, Black Market Rye IPA & Tripel Karmeleit. Coming up we got Stone Belgo Russian Imperial Stout, Lagunitas Pils, “Simmzy’s” Hefeweizen & Iron Fist Hired Hand Saison.”
Tap selections at Tony’s include North Coast Le Merle saison, Iron Fist Off Hand Wit, Coronado Saison by the Sea, Bear Republic Racer 5 and Iron Fist’s the Gauntlet.
Vendome Toluca Lake’s weekly Beer Tasting is from 2-5 pm. Each week has a theme and this Saturday and/or Sunday you will be treated to IPA’s with a twist such as Houblon Chouffe Tripel IPA, Uinta Dubhe Black IPA , Left Coast Hop Juice, Ale Smith Summer Yule Smith And MORE.
According to Ryan Sweeney at the Verdugo, the following are on tap: Green Flash Fizzy Yellow beer, Alesmith Summer Yulesmith, Rogue’s Dad’s Little Helper, Moylan’s Orange & Black, Saison Dupont’s pils, Allagash Victor, Avery 18th Anniversary Rye saison and Firestone-Walker unfiltered DBA with Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Hip Helles waiting in the wings.
Here is what is on tap at The Yard: Lagunitas IPA, Ballast Point Yellow Tail kolsch, New Belgium La Terroir, Cismontane Blacks Dawn, North Coast’s Scrimshaw pilsner, 24th Street pale ale, Bier de Blanco, Bruery Tradewinds tripel, Deschutes Twilight summer ale and Stone IPA on cask
June’s Beer Freek features some rare, heavy hitters, lifted up by a fair dose of coffee. Coffee Stouts – not just for breakfast anymore.
-Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout by Goose Island – brewed with Intelligentsia Black Cat espresso, bourbon barrel aged, 13%. boom. This rare beer gets an A+ on BA
-Peche Mortel by Brasserie Dieu du Ciel – Imperial Coffee Stout from the Montreal brasserie, brewed with fair-trade coffee and bottle conditioned. The Bros on beer advocate gave it an A+.
-Hel & Verdoemenis by Brouwerij de Molen – Russian Imperial Stout by this funky Dutch microbrewery. Unique and awesome. A- on beer advocate.
We may add another surprise beer for CJ to pair with a special the night of, TBA.
2nd Annual LA Craft Beer Crawl
In downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, August 13, 2011, 3p – 8p, curated by The Beer Chicks and Hosted by 213 at Golden Gopher, Seven Grand, Cole’s, Las Perlas, Casey’s, Cana and Broadway Bar.
The mobile craft beer garden from the collective brains behind Tony’s Darts Away, Verdugo Bar/Surly Goat, Blue Palms Brewhouse and 38 Degrees will pop-up three different times this month: July 9th, July 16th & July 23rd. All three events will take place on the Sunset Strip right across from the world-famous Roxy Theater.
L.A. Beer Blast compiled by Food GPS Beer Editor Sean Inman
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