A Trio of New L.A. Breweries: Alosta, Sanctum + Timeless Pints

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Alosta Brewing breathes life into a Covina industrial park.


The third and final stop is Timeless Pints in Lakewood (near one of my favorite gastropubs, The Factory Gastrobar.

Just look for the TP logo in the corner and you will find the tall and expansive tasting room.  Take your choice of picnic benches or table or belly up to the bar.  The beer names are whimsical in a Lewis Carroll sort of way and touch on Belgian styles, hoppy styles and even a blended beer too.

My favorite of the groups was their straight up IPA, The Expeditious Guest.  Some of their beers really lay on the flavor thick like the berry in the Huckleberry IPA that is a blend of their Oatmeal Stout and the above mentioned IPA.  Also the Winter Festivale was a Pecan bomb.  A little more balance will bring these beers up a few notches.

What is great about all three is that they have found homes in varied spots around the Southland map and are serving their community.  I can envision a time when there is a local brewery for every city and neighborhood.

The Beer of the Week comes from Pizza Port and it is a sleek, silver, sixteen ounces of hoppiness. Ponto S.I.P.A. is a below 5% ABV Sessionable IPA that pours a bright yellow color that belies both its powerful aroma and powerful bitterness that is a hallmark of the San Diego School of Hop-ology.  To me it is a cross of citrus and herbal notes from the first sip to the last.

Homework this week is to buy yourself a ticket to the 1st FirkFest. It is not only Orange County’s first cask beer festival it is rare in any county and it will be tapping on March 22, 2014 from noon to 4 P.M. at Farmers Park in the Anaheim Packing District (which will be a foodie and beer geek haven) in Anaheim. According to Greg Nagel of OC Beer Blog, who is spearheading the event, “Thirty Southern Californian breweries will participate in this unique event that pays homage to how beer has been traditionally served for centuries” via a Firkin.  Anaheim Family YMCA is the sole beneficiary of all proceeds for the event.

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


Sean Inman

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

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