I am starting to see a shift in IPA’s where there is a huge IPA with multiple hops and then a fruit is added too.
Recent example being the collaboration between Anderson Valley Brewing with Sudwerk Brewing that has three hops, clocks in at 8 1/2% and has apricots. Maybe those three hops gave a hint of the stonefruit and more was desired?
It is Food Bowl time in Los Angeles and though, there again appears to be a paucity of beer centered events, it is a good time to see how other beverages are being covered and where trends are going in that and food.
A panel that I signed up for is all about Red Drink. Check out the details HERE. It looks to be an interesting discussion and while you are signing up, you can donate to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
I am actually kinda surprised that Firestone Walker hasn’t brand extended their Nitro line from Paso Robles to Venice by now. CD sounds like a good interplay between spice and creaminess.
I think there are three different paths that beer drinkers take when choosing a glass for their beverage. One is the Next Glass Up, where whichever glass is there is taken. Second is the Match Game where you look for the brewery glass from the brewery you are drinking and then lastly is the Style Fitter. Kolsch go in a stange, Wild beer in a Teku leading to….
This ARTICLE about the right glass for Grodziskie a beer from Grodzisk, literally or the simple definition as a smoky pilsner,
Two from Eureka Brewing to dig into today starting with a hazy pale using the Pink Boots hop blend.
Pandora Wakes pours a bright yellow with a top heavy haze to it. Crisp taste with a little watery edge to it. I know that is contradictory but this beer comes across more session/light. Some bitterness up front with a cherry note. Not what I would consider hazy though.
La Brea Stout promises chocolate and coconut. I get some of the former and none of the latter. It pours a nice dark color but no head to it. There is a soft roasty character that I like.
First Deep Ellum Brewing filed suit against the CANarchy group and now another defection, this time close to home as Three Weavers Brewing is buying back what was sold a previously so the collective seems to be splitting at the seams.
Three Weavers and Inglewood have a SoFi growth spurt in front of them as the state and city re-open and in advance of Olympics in a few years time so that was probably part of the decision making process.
And does this mean that collectives are just not conducive to craft beer?
A few posts ago, I mentioned the Cryo Pop brand of hop products and lookee here, Offshoot Beer Co. has an experimental hazy brewed with that pop. I kinda wish they did a threesome of beers though. One regular pellet, one regular cryo and one Cryo Pop so we, as consumers could taste the difference.
Thanks to a certain virus, I don’t think I have been in Hollywood in over a year, but now there is a reason to visit…
…yup, Stout has created a bottle shop next to their Cahuenga Boulevard restaurant. I checked their online store and they have quite a few aged bottles to buy.
A cross state IPA with honey from each state is the elevator pitch for the new collaborative IPA, Let’s BEE Homies.
Both Stone Brewing and Deschutes Brewing brought their respective sweet stuff to this new hazy
For those who have not heard My Dad Wrote a Porno. Well, you have five seasons to catch up on because book six just dropped. And the trio behind the podcast teamed up with Alphabet Brewing Company on a trio of beers befitting the most porny podcast out there .
Now, the UK brewery isn’t shipping to America but you can substitute by finding a beer in your area made with chardonnay grapes, pomegranates or aged in gin barrels to drink along with the sexy adventures.