L.A. Beer Blast D3

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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 journey to Canland, a Hi Hop and a new homework assignment to complete in a post titled Point the Way to cans.

Q&A with Eagle Rock Brewery co-founder Jeremy Raub

Rochester native and longtime homebrewer Jeremy Raub worked as a music editor before teaming with father Steve and wife Ting Su on the first production brewery in the City of Los Angeles in years, opening Eagle Rock Brewery in late 2009. Since then, they’ve added a tasting room, a roster of educational events, and even earned a gold medal at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival, for an Imperial Red Ale called Red Velvet, which they brewed with Donny Hummel. Click Here to Learn More

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According to Echo Park bar owner Elizabeth Fischbach, “Here’s what is on tap this week: The Lost Abbey Serpent Stout, Drakes IPA, Eagle Rock Manifesto and Sudwerk Pilsner.”

Barbara’s at the Brewery

On tap at Barbara’s are Corsendonk Belgian brown, Drake’s Pink Boots saison, El Segundo Double Dry Hopped Summit Pale, Knee Deep Zach’s Imperial IPA and Craftsman Scotch Isle.

Beachwood BBQ – Seal Beach

Beachwood chef-owner Gabe Gordon currently features Eel River Blond, Hangar 24 2010 Polycot, Beer Valley Judas Yeast, TAPS Dopplebock and New Belgium Vrienden in Seal Beach. Track changes to Beachwood BBQ’s 24-tap menu via Hop Cam.

Beachwood BBQ – Long Beach

The Long Beach location of Beachwood features Oppigard’s Winter Ale, Ballast Point Sculpin, Sierra Nevada Black Hop Rising, Craftsman Edgar’s Ale and Pizza Port Ocean Beach Z-Man Stout. Track changes to Beachwood BBQ’s 24-tap menu via Hop Cam.

Beer Belly

On tap at Jimmy and Yume Han’s Koreatown establishment: Ladyface La Blanche wit, Eagle Rock Populist, Dogfish Head Chicory stout, Craftsman Acorn saison and TAPS barleywine.

Blue Palms Brewhouse

Blue Palms taps are pouring (Yeah!!) Smog City The Nothing Double Imperial Stout, Port Mongo, Beachwood BBQ Knucklehead red, Dupont Avec Les Bon Vouex and Avery White Rascal among many others. Track changes to Blue Palms Brewhouse’s 24-tap menu Here

Boneyard Bistro

On-tap highlights are Brouwerij West Blonde, Russian River Damnation and Allagash Curieux.

BottleRock

At the Culver City Bottle Rock location: “Avery Brewing Company on Tuesday – January 24, 2012 7-10 PM. $20 per person includes a souvenir glass and 5 beers to taste: White Rascal, Joe’s Pilsner, Maharaja Imperial IPA, Salvation and Hog Heaven. 20% off retail prices for the featured beers while supplies last.”

The Bottle Room

According to Tony Alcazar in Whittier, “This week we have Alaskan Winter Ale, Dupont Posca Rustica, Moylans Kilt Lifter, La Trappe Quad, Avery The Maharaja and Pliny the Elder. February 11th is our 3rd Annual Beer Dinner with Bear Republic. There’s a catch though…it s in Healdsburg at the Bear Republic Brewpub. This event will kick off SF Beer Week for both BR’s. In the meantime, Here is the menu for the Bear Republic beer dinner:

Maibock | Strong Spring Bock 6.7%
Seared Yellow Fin tuna | Coffee & Spices, Beluga Lentils and sea Urchin Sauce

Racer 5 IPA | American IPA 7.0% Cask
Day Boat Scallop, Sunchoke Cream y Piñas Habaneras

Sammy’s Strong Ale ‘02 | Belgian Style 8.3%
Roasted Alaskan Black Cod
Lobster & Butternut Squash Bisque, Creamed leeks, Potato Gnocchi

Double Rocket | Imperial Red Ale 9.2%
Sonoma County Pork Trio: Loin and Sausage, with Bacon Brioche “Stuffing” & Sweet Yams

Old Baba Yaga | Russian Imperial Stout 11.5%
Valrhona Dark Chocolate Cake, Caramel Center and Black Truffle Gelato

Also, stay tuned for the bottle rooms 3rd Anniversary Celebration.

City Tavern

From Matt at City Tavern: “Currently on the taps @ City Tavern Black Diamond, bourbon barrel aged winter grand cru, dubbel, 9%, Cismontane, oak barrel aged dos cones, imperial ipa, 11 %, Dust Bowl, cabernet rye belgian blonde, belgian blonde, 7.9%, Ladyface, la blanche, witbier, 4.3%, Sequoia, general sherman, american ipa, 7.5% and
Two Rivers, blood orange cider, hard cider, 5.7%.”

Thursday 1/26/12
Lagunitas Pint Night
Stop on down from 6pm – close and get a Lagunitas mason jar with the purchase of any Lagunitas pint or flight for the evening. We will have on their Hopstupid, Cappuccino Stout, Dogtown Pale Ale, and IPA. Limit one mason jar per customer.”

Congregation Ale House

Here is the latest from the Congregation, “For the Chosen One(s): Long Beach, El Segundo Blue House Pale Ale – Azusa, Bear Republic’s XP – Pasadena, Schonramer Gold. Cheers! Also, CHIMAY NIGHT on Thursday 1/26 @ 7PM at the CAH Azusa Chapter. MASS pricing on ALL Chimay by bottle and draft.”

The Daily Pint

Since last Thursday, Phil McGovern’s iconic Santa Monica bar has added Lagunitas Undercover Shutdown ale, Port Brewing Midnight Sessions and Russian River Pliny the Elder to its taps.

Eagle Rock Brewery

On tap beer wise: Solidarity, Solidarity on nitro, Manifesto wit, Revolution XPA, Populist IPA, Botany Bay ESB and the homebrew demo beer Full Moon Bock. On the Food truck front, No Jodas will be there on Friday. Saturday brings the Lobsta Truck and Sunday brunch brought to you by the Flatiron truck.

Coming Up: “JANUARY 28th 12-4PM Come join us for our 2-year anniversary celebration at Verdugo Bar! We’ll be celebrating another amazing year by featuring many of our special beers on tap. (Sorry, no pets or children permitted.). Grill Em’ All and Mandoline Grill will be celebrating with us and serving up some of our favorite eats. Need more of a reason? It’s only $12 for admission and all attendees get a commemorative taster glass to take home (while supplies last)! Come out and celebrate with us!”

Far Bar

From Jimmy Smith at the Little Tokyo bar: “Some of the featured taps at Far Bar this week are Beachwood High Five 5th Anniversary Saison, Golden Road Hef, Eagle Rock Manifesto, Firestone Pale 31, Drake’s 1500, Alesmith Horny Devil, Descutes Stoic, Layface La Trappestine Belgian Dark Ale, Ladyface Blind Ambition, Port Midnight Expression, Lost Abbey Serpant’s Stout, Ballast Point Sculpin and Dogfish Head Immort Ale.

On deck: Kern River Just Outstanding, Beachwood Breaker Pale Ale, Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti and Smog City Coffee Porter.

The month of February is Bourbon on 1st St at Far Bar. Bourbons, Ryes, Bourbon/Rye Barrel-aged beers, Stout/Bourbon pairings and Cajun style food specials all month long!”

Golden Gopher

Draft Highlights at this downtown spot include, for a limited time, Bootlegger’s Knuckle Sandwich DIPA on draft. Also on draught are Craftsman 1903, Brouwerij West 5 Blond, Oskar Blue’s Mama’s Little Yella’ Pils, Cismontane Citizen Common, Cismontane Black’s Dawn, Cismontane Brut Du Sauvin, Golden Road Hefeweizen, Hangar 24 Orange Wheat, Hangar 24 DIPA, Allagash White, Allagash Black, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Eagle Rock Populist IPA, Ballast Point Pale Ale, Ballast Point Big Eye IPA, New Belgium Belgo IPA, Bootlegger’s Rustic Rye IPA, Bootlegger’s Winter Ale (chocolate mint porter), The Strand Atticus IPA, Moylan’s Dragoons Dry Irish Stout, Anchor Brewing Porter and Lindeman’s Peche Lambic. Bottles and cans “to go” also available at the 8th Street Bottle Shop inside the bar.

Golden Road Brewing

The Pub is OFFICIALLY OPEN! Stop in for an Either Side of the Hill strong ale, Lost It’s Way IPA Cask, or Get up Offa that Brown.

The Golden State

Draught beers on Fairfax include Port Midnight Sessions, Cismontane Dead Santa, Knee Deep Citra Pale ale, Moylan’s Hopsickle, Craftsman Angelino Weiss, Uinta HooDoo Kolsch, Telegraph XPA, Telegraph White and Drake’s Pink Boots saison.

The LAB

“The Lab is holding its first ever 5-course beer pairing dinner (yes, that means 5 beers) on Tuesday, January 24th. The event will feature a discussion about the beer and food led by brewmaster Roger “Dr. Hops” Bott and Chef Moez. The planned courses: 1) a special selection of artisan cheese, 2) Dungeness crab & ahi tuna tower, 3) pan seared salmon, 4) beer braised short ribs, 5) dessert. The cost is $65 and reservations are a must (818) 735-0091. The Lab is also introducing Mixology Mondays. Come put your chemistry skills to the test and see if you can’t discover an incredible multi-beer blend. We’ve been experimenting in The LAB by mixing great beers together to produce unique tasty blends. And we’ve had some success. 60% La Chouffe and 40% Bad Influence IPA resulted in a fabulous tasting beer we called “Good Chouffe Bad Chouffe”. Yeah, coming up with the right beer combos is only half the battle — we need clever names too! If you are up to the challenge, we’ll see you Monday night.”

Ladyface Ale Companie

From Robyn Britton at Ladyface: “The Cask of the Week, “Shiver Me Timbers”, features Ladyface Weizenbock with Ballast Point Three Sheets Rum-soaked oak chips. If you followed us on Facebook, you’d have seen Wednesday’s secret words and know that the first ten folks who sang “What do you say to a drunken sailor?” to their server, got the Ladyface ale of their choice for only $1. Friday, we’re releasing this year’s Russian Lullaby Imperial Stout with more secret words on Facebook.

Then Sunday, all taps begin pouring Ladyface ales in celebration of our 2nd Anniversary Week, January 22nd through the 28th. We’ll be circulating through the 32 different ales we brewed and cask-aged last year. It’s a full week of craft beer fun with music, special events and commemorative glassware deals.

Sun 22 All Ladyface ales on tap all week long!
Mon 23 Ladies at Ladyface women’s social club 6pm
‘Last of the Best’ Night w/coveted aged ales & Meet the Brewer 6pm
Tue 24 Ladyface 2nd Anniversary Ale release
Wed 25 Brewmaster’s Dinner 6pm (Sold out)
Thur 26 2010 Ale Series on Tap – Barleywine, 1st Anniversary, Russian Lullaby
Fri 27 2012 Barrel Preview Night including young sours. Live music with Unspoken, 9PM
Sat 28 Wrap Party with live music from Sean Fleming, 9pm. Come help us celebrate!”

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Sean Inman

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

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