Burbank and brewing seemed destined to be confined to a small stretch of Angeleno Street where Gordon Biersch and BJ’s Brewing are within shouting distance to each other. Now the media-centric city is getting two new craft breweries in the near-ish future to spread the beer cheer around the not so small city.
First comes friends and brewers, Patrick Dunn and Ryan Lipson, who have teamed up to build Lincoln Beer Company near Bob Hope Airport. They will be using a custom built 15-barrel brewery to create their beers which have already started to trickle out into the world with their beers being seen at Southland Beer.
Next up is Verdugo West Brewing which showed up on Facebook with a tweet from their new brewer, Chris Walowski, formerly of Smog City Brewing.
They have published a list of beers on their website which shows a wide range of styles from their Trustworthy IPA to the What Plane? Oatmeal Stout and then Lankershim Ranch, a Sour Blonde Ale with Peaches.
Now which other SoCal city needs to step up their craft presence? (Hint, see below)
Your Beer of the Week is a honey of a beer. Mumford Brewing in DTLA has been pushing the hazy IPA and hops in general, but for a beer that really stands out, try their new Five Point 0 Honey Kolsch. It is bright and crisp with a pleasing honey dryness at the end.
Your Homework is to keep track of another kind of newcomer in next door Glendale. Pacific Plate Brewing of Monrovia are working towards opening a satellite tap room at the south end of the Brand Boulevard of Cars. The brewery is currently working through the paperwork and recently had a C.U.P. hearing. Maybe Horchata Stout will be flowing in 2017.
Find more of Sean Inman’s writing on his blog, Beer Search Party.