L.A. Beer Blast D10

Quebec Beer

La Fin Du Monde is an 8% ABV Belgian-style tripel that Unibroue brews in Chambly.


The Valley(s)

38 Degrees

“At 38 Degrees we embrace the Annual Drinking holliday of St. Patty’s Day with lots of beer, booze, corned beer, bagpipes and all the green and orange you can slap on your body! We also want to continue to highlight the best of craft beer and drink like kings. You deserve the best beer has to offer this day and every day! This year we proudly feature Firestone Walker as we release some rare gems to be tapped the morning of St. Patty’s Day 2012. Get here early and avoid the late afternoon crowd and share some special brews with your favorite Leprechaun Clay. Heres some featured Firestone Brews: 100% Bourbon Barrel Aged Velvet Merkin (Car Bomb?), 2011 Sucaba (Formerly Abacus), Firestone XV Anniversary Ale, Firestone Hefeweizen, Pale 31, Double Barrel Ale (Our featured pale for Black & Tans), Union Jack IPA, Double Jack Imperial IPA and 2010 Walkers Reserve Porter on Cask!”

The Bottle Room

According to Tony Alcazar in Whittier, “This week we are pouring Epic Spiral Jetty, Dogfish Tweason Ale, Unibroue Terrible, The Lost Abbey Serpent’s Stout and Ommegang Witte.

This Sunday is our 3rd Anniversary Party. In accordance with our Annual Mini IPA fest we will have a few different flights available but you will for sure see: Bear Republic Racer X and Ryelvalry, Avery The Maharaja, Epic Brewing Hoppulent, Firestone Double Jack, Bootleggers- Knuckle Sandwich and Lupulis Thrill, Stone Ruination and Levitation and Collaboration Texas Brown Ale and among the IPAS will be Craftsman El Prieto, The Bruery Sour in the Rye, Epic Brainless Belgian and many many more.

For our IPA fest we will have Oskar Blues Deviant Dales, RRBC Pliny the Elder, Great Divide Hercules, Lost Abbey Mongo, Urthel Hop It and Coronado Idiot. Including the others I mentioned, all IPAs will be up 12 at a time until the end of IPA week March 18th. For food we offer “Street Eats”, a menu of Handheld options.

The Big Guy | Brioche Bakery Pretzels With Sea Salt and Violet Mustard
Sincronizada | Quesadilla “Sandwich” Queso Oaxaca & Jalapeno Rajas
Tony’s Tacos | (two) Spicy Pulled Pork Tomatillo Sauce and Crumbled Queso
Uptown Doggie | L.A. Original Bacon Wrapped Dog | Brioche bun With Jalapeño Aioli
Burger | 8oz. Certified Angus California Modern Roasted Yellow Tomatoes, Avocado, Mozzarella, and “Russian Islands”
Ice cream Cone | one Scoop Guinness Stout Gelato Bacon “Sprinkles”

No Forks | No Spoons | No Knives | No Messin’ around”

Congregation Ale House

Here is the latest from the Congregation chapters in Azusa & Pasadena: Pasadena’s chosen one is Dogfish Head Tweason’ale and in Azusa it is Guinness.

Eagle Rock Brewery

On tap beer wise: Solidarity in regular and nitro Vanilla versions, Manifesto wit, Revolution XPA, Populist IPA, Libertine, Deuce and Red Velvet. On the Food truck front, Friday is the Mandoline Grill. Saturday brings the Mobi Munch-Ludo truck and there will be Sunday brunch with the Flatiron Truck.

Enegren Brewing

You can find the following on beers on tap in Moorpark: Valkyrie – California Alt 6.2% , Protector – Imperial IPA 7.5% and Hop Project: Cascade – Imperial IPA 7.5% ABV. Enegren Brewing hours: Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 12-5pm.

Haven Gastropub + Brewery

From Max Block, the following are on tap at Haven Pasadena: El Prieto from Craftsman, Carnevale by Lost Abbey, Ten Fidy by Oskar Blues, Valentine’s by Lips of Faith and Get Up Offa That Brown from Golden Road.

Golden Road Brewing

“March 8 is International Women’s Day and to show our appreciation for our female fans The Pub at Golden Road will be hosting “Lady Flight Day”… Thursday’s Lady Flight will feature Golden Road Hefeweizen, Point the Way IPA, Vinaceous from Hangar 24, and our new collaboration. The flight is $7 and will be offered until closing at 11 PM.

GRB will be at the Golden Gopher at Thursday’s downtown LA artwalk and at Sunday’s SLO Extreme Beer Fest.”


“The Lab is super excited to be hosting a beer pairing dinner with Lagunitas on March 20th. Five courses and five different Lagunitas brews will be served. We are also about a week away from a beer naming contest for Dr. Hops’ newest brew — a light crisp blonde ale with local organic honey. Follow us on Facebook for a chance to name the beer and win a growler.”

Ladyface Ale Companie

From Robyn Britton at Ladyface: “This week’s cask, “Ménage à Trois”, features our Trois Filles Tripel with a citrus trio of bourbon-muddled blood orange, kumquat & lemon. We’ve got a keg of Palo Comado XPA, our first all-organic beer, on right now. It’s single-hopped with Cascade, adding a lovely citrus character. Hemp seeds provide light, nutty notes, and low alcohol makes it a great session ale. Joining the Ladyface ales on tap are Avery Maharajah, Ballast Point Calico, Great Divide Nomad Pilsner and Sierra Nevada Ovila Saison.

We’re releasing the first of our Ingenuity ales, an industrious series of barrel-aged inventions! Trébuchet is a Golden Farmhouse-style ale. We aged our Chaparral Saison in Semler (French Oak) Sauvignon Blanc wine barrels for 7 months. Additions of lactobacillus have created a distinct tartness without a “barnyard” character. The aroma is moderately intense with notes of Belgian yeast, light acidity, and apple skin. Flavor is moderately tart with integrated honey, green apple, and tannin. The ale finishes very dry and lingers long with Belgian yeast tones. 8.7% abv and available this coming Monday, March 12th, which is also Live Music Monday and Cigar & Scotch Night!”

The Oinkster

The latest update from assistant manager Josh Salinas: “This weekend we are pouring Speakeasy Ale’s Big Daddy IPA, Strand Beach House, Craftsman Poppyfields, New Belgium Cocoa Mole, New Belgium Biere De Mars, and Hangar 24 Orange Wheat. On deck we have Eagle Rock Populist IPA, Alesmith Nautical Nut Brown, and Telegraph Los Padres.”

Stuffed Sandwich

For the month of March, Marlene Samaniego and husband Sam will be presenting Belgian Tripels and Belgian Style Triples. “Although it is not a Belgian style Triple we have added a very special Triple IPA to this month’s line-up (until the keg runs dry). Please see the last beer listed on the line-up to see what it is!!!

But first a few announcements.

There is a new brewery (two years old) that has made its way to Southern California. We had the privilege of having David and Michael from Epic Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah) visit our shop last Wed. night. They produce over 30 different beers and they brought 14 different ones for us and all our friends to taste. We have chosen to bring in six of their beers (bottle) to start with including a Belgian Style Golden Ale and an Espresso Coffee Imperial Stout.

Here’s this month’s line-up: Brouwerij St. Bernardus Tripel, Brouwerij West Tripel, Mission Brewery Mission Tripel from 2010, Brouwerij Deca Services Westoek X Tripel, Allagash Brewing Tripel, Maredsous 10 Tripel, Scaldis Tripel Blond, Het Anker Gouden Carolus Tripel and Russian River Pliny the Younger.”

Tony’s Darts Away

Some of the taps you will find in Burbank are El Segundo Citra Pale ale, Kern River 5th Anniversary IPA, Smog City Hop Tonic, Speakeasy Scarface stout and Almanac Winter Wit.

Vendome Toluca Lake

Vendome Toluca Lake’s weekly Beer Tasting is from 2-5 pm on Saturday and 12-3 pm Sunday. Each week has a theme and this week it is “Sours.”

The beer list: Mikkeller It’s Alright (It’s Alive’s little brother, this is a dry, sour, and refreshingly low alcohol, Belgian ale); Hanssens Oude Geuze & Oude Kriek (a premium Lambic-Geuze that is a mixture of several vintages along with their cherry lambic); The Bruery Saison de Lente 2010 Vintage (a spring saison with rustic brett characteristics, come taste what two years of bottle aging does); Green Flash Rayon Vert (Belgian style pale ale finished with brett for a more dry character), Logsdon Seizoen Bretta (a new, organic brett fermented saison at Vendome); Anchorage Brewing Galaxy White IPA (ale brewed with Galaxy hops, coriander, kumquats, and peppercorns, bottled conditioned with brett and wine yeast…quite complex I must say); De Proef Reinaert (a wild fermented, authentic Belgian Strong ale); Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza (not a pumpkin beer… but a Belgian style strong dark holiday ale, with a touch of acidic tartness); 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek (a fantastic cherry Lambic); Russian River Supplication (arguably one of the best domestically produced, wild brown ales with sour cherries. This masterfully crafted ale is finished in Pinot Noir barrels); Trois Dames Oud Bruin (a sour ale from Switzerland); Haandbryggeriet Krokkebic (sour ale brewed with crowberries, which are berries found abundantly in Iceland); Hanssens Experimental Raspberry (lambic fermented with raspberries and matured in oak barrels)
Panil Barriquée (a finely crafted sour ale from Italy that’s fermented three times and matured in Cognac barrels from France’s Bordeaux region).”

Verdugo Bar

The latest update from Jennifer at Verdugo Bar: “At Verdugo we’re pouring Alesmith’s Speedway Stout, Knee Deep Citra Pale, Flying Dog’s Gonzo Imperial Porter and Maui Coconut Porter. On deck, we have Beachwood’s Dominator, New Belgium’s Biere De Mars and Coronado’s Black Ops IPA.”

Wades Wines

New Brewery Flight Night tonight from 4:30pm to 7:00pm

“We have just received beers from four exciting new breweries. Iron Fist, from Vista, CA just celebrated their one year anniversary. Each of San Francisco based Almanac Beer’s limited release, small-batch beers is brewed seasonally, in collaboration with local farms. Hood River Oregon’s Logsdon Farmhouse Ales specializes in organic ales. Strand Brewing, from Torrance, CA, offers local beers to the greater LA area. Come in to try these new additions of the beer menu!

Iron Fist Brewing – Renegade Blonde, Almanac Beer Co. – Winter Wit, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales – Seizoen Bretta and Strand Brewing – 24th Street Pale Ale.

Come in for a special $10 taster flight…stay to enjoy the 40 unique beers on taps!!!”



The latest from Wen Yeh at BruHaus: “On draft: Deschutes Hop Henge IPA Cismontane IPA, Schonramer Festbier, Alesmith Nautical Nut Brown, Trois Pistoles, Blanche de Bruxelles, Flying Dog Raging Bitch, Magic Hat #9, Ommegang Rare Vos, Tripel Karmeliet, Hofbrau Original, Pranqster, Malheur 12, Duvel Single, Reissdorf Kolsch, Paulaner Pils, Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock, Shipyard XXXX IPA, Schneider Edelweiss (Organic), Weihenstephan Vitus, Delirium and Lindeman’s Framboise.

In bottle: Dogfish Head’s Bitches Brew, Vintage Aventinus (limited supply) Vintage 2008 Aventinus 500ml, this is product that Schneider have themselves cellared at the brewery the last 3 years, Schneider Weisse TAPX “Mein Nelson Sauvin” (limited edition) , Old Rasputin XIV; Limited release; aged in Bourbon barrels, N’ice Chouffe, Ommegang Adoration and Old Rasputin XIV.”

City Tavern

From Matt at City Tavern: “Currently On Draft are Craftsman El Prieto ale, Cismontane Blacks Dawn imperial stout, 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die IPA, Ballast Point Sea Monster, American imperial stout, Craftsman 1903 American lager and Hanger 24 Vinaceous grape old ale.

Soon on Draft: Devils Canyon Biere Brut, Magnolia’s Sara’s Ruby Mild, Triple Voodoo Grand Cru, Two Rivers Blood Orange Cider, 21st amendment Bitter American, Dust Bowl Hops of Wrath And on St. Patrick’s Day, there will be a “Dew & A Brew special – a free beer taster with shot of Tullamore Dew – in addition to California-brewed Irish Reds & Stouts on tap and bottles of Smithwick’s, Wexford Cream Ale and the like.”

The Daily Pint

Since last Thursday, Phil McGovern’s iconic Santa Monica bar has added Lucifer Belgian blonde and Bear Republic Racer 5 to its taps.

>Steingarten LA

Currently new on tap at Steingarten LA: Taps Kolsch, Port Brewing Wipeout IPA, Stone Ruination, De La Senne Taras Boulba, Upright Brewing 7 Saison, New Belgium Clutch Sour Brown, Avery New World Porter, De Proef Flemish Primitive Strong Pale Ale w/ Brett., Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA, Mikkeller Texas Ranger Barrel Aged Chipotle Porter, Blanche De Bruxelles White Ale, Liefmans Cuvee Brut, Port/Lost Abbey Serpents Stout, Surf Brewing Oil Piers Porter on Nitro and North Coast Old #38 Dry Irish Stout.

Upcoming Events:

Friday March 23rd at 7:00 PM, Steingarten LA is proud to welcome the Anchor Brewing Co. for the So-cal release of the Zymaster Series #1 California Lager. This new series of beers form the Anchor Brewing Co. serves to explore the history and roots of the great American Brewing tradition with the first offering serving to explore the early roots of brewing in California. In addition to a keep the glass pint night, *while supplies last, we will have several other limited offerings including Our Barrel Ale, a limited blend barrel aged in Old Potrero Barrels. This is not to be missed!

Friday April 6th at 7:00 PM Steingarten LA is proud to welcome the Taps Brewing Co. for a meet the brewer night featuring several specialty ales as well as a paired dishes from the Steingarten LA kitchen. Stay tuned for more exciting details.”

Other Beer-y Events

At the Four Points LAX ,, “Get an early start on St. Patrick’s Day this Friday, March 9, at 6:30 pm. Experience fun and good times with Larry James and his authentic corned beef & cabbage. Taste a selection of stouts and reds and eat. Only $20 with Twitter code.”

Los Angeles German restaurant and beer garden, Wirtshaus , will launch their official “Stein Club”, an exclusive, members-only beer club, as of Thursday, March 15, 2012.

Entrance into Wirtshaus’ Stein Club – which does not carry a membership fee – will be granted to those who drink at least one pint of each of Wirtshaus’ draft beers within a three-month period.

Wirtshaus’ Stein Club will only be open to 25 members who, upon gaining entrance into the club, will receive a special club member t-shirt, a membership card, and an engraved nameplate above the stein of their choice, which will be reserved solely for their use and hung above the Wirtshaus bar. Members will also be privy to regular members-only events, and as part of their membership, receive one free stein of each new beer that gets put into Wirtshaus’ beer menu rotation (Wirtshaus usually features at least one new beer per month).

L.A. Beer Blast compiled by Food GPS Beer Editor Sean Inman


Sean Inman

Find more of Sean Inman’s writing on his blog, Beer Search Party.

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