Downtown Cellar

Kellerbier is the latest release from Angel City Eastside series which usually tackles Germanic styles a bit off the normal beer style track.

This is their DTLA take on a “historical German “Cellar Beer.” This unfiltered pale beer is fermented with lager yeast but is not lagered for too long so it’s served young and fresh – think of it like a rustic Pilsner without the maturation and aging. It has a slight toasted and malty flavor with hints of green apple, and the hops bring about herbal and floral qualities with a touch of fruity hop bitterness for balance.”

Triple Tiki

The triple IPA deluge is continuing with a Thor Heyerdahl entrant from Los Angeles Ale Works, Kon Tiki.

“We took a different approach with this beer, using our hazy IPA yeast before spinning through the centrifuge. This preserves the complex, yeast-driven tropical aromas while keeping the body closer to more traditional IPAs.  On the nose, Kon Tiki has loads of pineapple and mango, followed by subtle sweet notes of passionfruit, mango and ripe citrus.”


…not a fan. But maybe if I had a chocolate stout like this….

…I would enjoy it more. Sage has a few L.A. locations so check them out for this beer as well as others of their canned offerings


Glendale’s Brewyard Beer Co. has been putting out some interesting lagers of late with Asian ingredients, add to that list a black lager with Matcha.

I do not know how that potent green tea flavor will pair with a dark malt profile but I am down to try a pint. Plus the brooding label is cool.