L.A. Beer Blast D11

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The L.A. Beer Blast is designed to let Food GPS readers know what’s new at select L.A. bars and restaurants with great beer selections. You’ll also discover beer-related events in the area and meet industry leaders. The L.A. Beer Blast normally arrives every Thursday evening, in time for the weekend rush. Look in the left sidebar, Subscribe to Food GPS and you’ll receive the L.A. Beer Blast by e-mail.

Brew & You

This week in Brew & You: A Sunset on Friday night, a Deviant in a can and a new homework assignment to complete in a post titled Friday Night at Sunset.

Hollywood and its environs

Blue Palms Brewhouse

Blue Palms taps are temporarily (hopefully) closed currently. Track changes to Blue Palms Brewhouse’s 24-tap menu Here

The Golden State

Draught beers on Fairfax include Cismontane Citizen, Avery Maharaja, North Coast Red Seal, Knee Deep Hoptologist, the Bruery Humulus, Lost Abbey Carnevale and Moylan’s Old Blarney barley wine.

Lucky Devils

“On tap at Lucky Devils this week are Craftsman Scotch Isle Ale, Uinta Dubhe Black IPA, Stone 2011 Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout, Bootleggers Dr. Tounge Brown IPA, Smog City XPA, Wandering Aengus Anthem Apple Cider, Duvel Single, along with 7 other great drafts. Coming soon we have Sam Adams Tasman Red IPA and Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout. In bottle we have Alpines Mandrin Necter, Russian Rivers Pliny The Elder and Blind Pig, Stone More Brown Than Black IPA and lots of other great bottles to chose from.”

The Surly Goat

From Andrew Kelley: “On tap: Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout, Mein Nelson Sauvin – Schneider (Weizenbock) and Hop Craic – Moylans (Triple IPA).

On deck: World Wide Stout – Dogfish Head (Imperial Stout), Santa Cruz Brown – Epic (American Brown Ale) and El Prieto – Craftsman (Sour Brown Ale).

Bangers & Smashed will be serving a special St. Patrick’s Day menu from 12 noon to 5PM (possibly later). Smoked Apple Sage sausage (vegan) + Goat Cheese & Sage Smashed Pork, Fig & Apple sausage + Whiskey Mash (roasted butternut squash and yams with maple caramelized onion and Irish whiskey). The colors in the mash are meant to honor the white/green/orange of the Irish flag.”

Beaches – North

Four Points LAX.

From Justin Blake at the Four Points by Sheraton LAX, “Here is what we have on tap: The Bruery’s Mischief, El Segundo White Dog Wheat IPA, Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti, Uinta Hop Notch, Sudwerk Pilsner, Smog City Saison, Golden Road Hefeweizen, Oskar Blues G’Knight, Old Speckled Hen, and North Coast Old Rasputin.

On deck we have Bootlegger’s Knuckle Sandwich, Drake’s Hopocalypse, Maui Coconut Porter, and Taps XPA. We also have bottles of Kern River 5th Anniversary and Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme among others.”

Larry’s Venice.

The latest brew information from Zach Estomo: “Here are a few of the specialty beers we have on draft this weekend: Cismontane Classified Dopplesticke, Heretic Evil Twin Amber, Hanger24 California Spring Ale, Telegraph California Ale, TAPS Dopplebock, Smog City LA Saison, Ballast Point Big Eye IPA, El Segundo White Dog IPA, Brouwerij West 5 Blonde, Uinta Duhbe Imperial Black IPA, Bear Republic Ryevalry Double Belgo Rye IPA, Stone Pale Ale and Lagunitas IPA.

The stash consists of The Bruery Humulus Lager, Avery/Russian River Collaboration Not Litigation Ale, Green Flash IPA, El Segundo Citra Pale Ale, TAPS Schwarzbier, Cismontane Blacks Dawn and Hangar 24 Vinacious Mouvedre Barrel Aged Beer.

We are doing a Bootleggers Tap Takeover on Wednesday March 28th from 6-10pm. We will have the Galaxian Barley Wine and the Lupulin IPA amongst many others.”

Library Alehouse

“Do you shamrock beer? Because we totally shamrock beer. CRAFT beer that is. Come to the Alehouse on St. Patty’s and you’ll find a craft Dry Irish Stout on Nitro and a craft Irish Red on tap. You’ll also find (for one day only) some tasty Corned Beef and Cabbage. Come early, it promises to be a busy day.” Check the Library Alehouse Facebook page for updates.

Venice Ale House

“Tonight! Greg Koch, CEO & Co-Founder of San Diego’s Stone Brewing Co., is heading up to Venice Ale House to share a few pints with fellow craft beer fans on LA’s Westside. 10 Stone beers will be on tap that evening, including several special one-off brews and vintage selections.

Stone Brewing Co. beers on tap tonight: Dry Hopped Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA w/ Espresso Beans, 2010 Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Stone Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla Beans, Stone Ruination IPA, Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Smoked Porter, Stone Pale Ale and Stone IPA.

Plus, Stone Mixtape Ale – GK & LU’s Blend Vol.1. This beer is a new blend that Greg put together with Stone’s Small Batch Brewer, Laura Ulrich. It’s a mixture of Stone Levitation Ale, Stone LeVariation Ale (a small batch of Stone Levitation Ale that was fermented with a Belgian yeast strain), Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, Stone Smoked Porter, Stone Cali-Belgique IPA, 2011 Stone Imperial Russian Stout and 2011 Stone BELGO Anise Imperial Russian Stout, with sage, hot peppers, lemon thyme, and Citra hops added.”

West 4th and Jane

“This week’s featured beers at West 4th and Jane include New Belgium Lips of Faith Kick, Abita Purple Haze, Telegraph Los Padres, Strand Black IPA and Kwak among others with Ommegang Rare Vos and Great Divide Yeti on deck.

Monday: Burger and Beer Night – Get any West 4th and Jane specialty burger and draft beer for $10. 5pm to 2am.
Tuesday: Tasting Tuesdays – $10 Beer Flights of your choice all night long. 5pm to Midnight.
Wednesday: Pint Night – Get a FREE West 4th pint glass with each draft beer purchase. 5pm to Midnight.”

Beaches – South

Beachwood BBQ – Seal Beach

Beachwood chef-owner Gabe Gordon currently features Moonlight Bombay by Boat IPA, Cuvee de Trolls, Moylan’s Hop Craic DIPA, Celis Belgian White and Pizza Port’s Nerf Herder on cask in Seal Beach. Track changes to Beachwood BBQ’s 24-tap menu via Hop Cam.


Adam Aro reports, “Highlighting my line-up this week are Dubuisson Cuvee des Trolls, Russ River Blind Pig, Cismontane Double Rainbow, Brewdog Tokyo, New Belgium La Folie, and my cask is Cismontane The Citizen dry hopped with Nugget (super high alpha acids).”

Tin Roof Bistro

Mark you calendars for March 20th! We’ll be (finally) kicking off our 2012 beer dinner season with some delicious eats accompanied solely by IPA’s from the West Coast. Might as well start at home right? See you there!.”

Long Beach

Beachwood BBQ – Long Beach

The Long Beach location of Beachwood features Stillwater Cellar Door saison, Epic Brewing barley wine, Dupont Monk’s Stout, Craftsman Scotch Isle and New Belgium’s Cocoa Mole. Track changes to Beachwood BBQ’s 24-tap menu via Hop Cam.

Congregation Ale House

Tonight, March 15th-Our first Chapter Wide Event-Ballast Point Cocktail Night featuring Ballast Point Fugu Vodka, Old Grove Gin and Three Sheets Rum. All three Chapters start pouring at 7pm.

The Factory

The latest info according to Eric Gutenkauf, “At The Factory … we don’t just do beer tastings … we bring in the brewer!!! Meet Ben Cook, Founder & Master Brewer, Doug Fetzer, Travis Ferguson & Rafael Hurtado from Triangle Distributing.

HANGAR 24 BEERS …Columbus IPA, Double IPA, Orange Wheat, Vinaceous and Small Stout.


Downtown & Downtown adjacent

Barbara’s at the Brewery

From Erik Huig at Barbara’s: Drakes Dunkel Wilson and Red Eye, Bruery Humulus lager, Ommegang Odyssey and Flying Dog Kujo Coffee Stout.

Beer Belly

On tap at Jimmy and Yume Han’s Koreatown establishment: Craftsman El Prieto, Stone Dry-Hopped Arrogant Bastard, Smog City Coffee Porter, The Bruery Humulus Lager, Beachwood Alpha Master, Cismontane Coulter IPA, Eagle Rock Manifesto, Craftsman Heavenly Hef, Firestone Walker Pale 31, Eagle Rock Solidarity, Hangar 24 Orange Wheat, and Craftsman 1903 Lager.

On Deck: Craftsman Monkey Sea Monkey Do, Ladyface Blind Ambition, Ladyface IPA, Cismontane Black’s Dawn, Hangar 24 Spring California Ale, Hangar 24 Helles Lager, TAPS Shwartzbier, Eagle Rock Libertine, Surf Brewery Ankle Slapper Pils, and Surfer’s Point Vienna Lager.

3/21 Wednesday Night: a One Night Stand with Golden Road Brewing: Last month we had an One Night Stand with Hangar24. For those who you who were able to join us, and survived the Pugachev’s Cobra, we commend you. This month the craft beer journey continues as we welcome our friends from down the street…Golden Road Brewing. Come meet the brewers, staff, and canland family. On tap for the evening: Get Up Offa That Brown, Point the Way IPA, Golden Road Hefeweizen, Either Side of the Hill (strong ale), and Schwartz Stout (nitro).”

City Sip

City Sip LA is pouring…Great Divide Nomad – seasonal pilsner, Uinta – Hop Notch IPA, Ommegang – Hennepin Saison, Avery Brewing co – Ellie’s Brown Ale, Alagash – Curieux and Alesmith – Speedway Stout.

Golden Gopher

Lauren reports, “El Segundo is this month’s featured brewery at this DTLA luxe lounge. On draught: Citra Pale Ale, White Dog Wheat IPA, Hyperion Double Stout, & of course, Blue House Pale Ale.

Other beers on draught are: Craftsman 1903, Brouwerij West 5 Blond, Oskar Blue’s Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Cismontane Citizen Common, Cismontane Black’s Dawn, Eagle Rock Populist IPA, Golden Road Hefeweizen, Hangar 24 Orange Wheat, Allagash White, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Ballast Point Big Eye IPA, New Belgium Belgo IPA, Bootlegger’s Rustic Rye IPA, The Strand Atticus IPA, Anchor Brewing Porter and Lindeman’s Peche Lambic.

Craft beer “to go” also available at the Beer Chicks’ 8th Street Bottle Shop inside the bar.”

Little Bear

From Andrew Kelley: “On tap: Damnation 23 – Russian River (Oaked Belgian Tripel), Allagash Black (Belgian Stout) and Le Freak – Green Flash (Belgian IPA).

On deck: Lil Devil – Alesmith (Belgian Pale Ale), Serpent’s Stout – Lost Abbey (Belgian Imperial Stout) and Scaldis Noel – Dubuisson (Belgian Strong Dark Ale).”

Mohawk Bend

From Paige Reilly: “Barrel Aged Velvet Merkin, Epic Smoked and Oaked, Saison de Lente, Blind Pig, Golden Chaos and Serpent Stout all on taps right now.”

St. Patty’s day aside – March still has plenty of reasons to celebrate the pint, such as Mohawk Bend’s upcoming Pint Nights featuring Firestone Brewery and Anchor Brewing. Both nights start at 5pm and feature 4 different beers from the selected brewery, and reps from both Firestone and Anchor Brewing will be on hand to discuss the different brews. Please see the details below.

March 26th Anchor Brewing Pint Night – a 4 beer flights featuring their brand new Zymaster Series #1 (an imperial California steam beer), $10.

Epic brews are still on and we will be having another beer dinner coming up on March 28th – it’ll be $35 – $45 and the menu is yet to be determined but there will be vegan and non-vegan options and seating in the entire restaurant. There will be an Epic Brewing representative at the dinner to talk with guests and answer any questions.”

Sunset Beer Co.

From Alex Macy at Sunset, “This Friday we’ve got the LudoTruck coming back! If you missed them last time, it’s some of the best damn fried chicken you’ll ever have!

For new/special stuff, we’ve got: Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Green Flash Saison Diego, and we got some more Alesmith Decadence and Stone Old Guardian.

We also brought-in some extra Irish bottles/cans for St. Patrick’s day: Murphy’s Stout, Guinness Draught
Guinness Original/Extra Stout, Guinness Foreign Extra, Porterhouse Red and Porterhouse Oyster Stout. And there may or may not be a keg of Craftsman El Prieto lurking in our coolers.”



Sean Inman

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

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