I visited this wonderful Williamsburg brewery in May of ’08. Another great story of a guy with a dream and here they are in 2009 as one of the top 40 breweries in the country. Pennant Pilsner is great but my favorite is the Local 1. You should check out their book, “Beer School.”
Ninkasi Brewing is located in Eugene, OR, and has been brewing high quality beers, in the Northwest style, since 2006. The Eugene location gives regional access to some of the highest quality brewing ingredients in the world, including pure cascade mountain water from the McKenzie River, Eugene’s sole municipal water source, and hops from the Pacific Northwest. Our focus is on flavorful, balanced beers, and we enjoy what we do. We are solely a production brewery, which allows us to fully devote our resources to creating the best beer possible. The overwhelmingly positive response we’ve received since or inception makes us very happy to be brewing in a region where people love great beer.
This is a big Belgian beer from the always good Green Flash Brewery. Very good when your bones are chilled and the rain is coming down.
I urge all of you out there to keep supporting your local brewery. I know that alot of people are on “economic hold” ( Count me in that group) but if I you have a favorite brew, and it’s from the little brewery down the street, then you better keep buying it. Otherwise it might not be there the next time. Same goes for your local pub. You don’t need to do it all yourself. Let your circle of beer loving friends know about your favorite place or a new place near them.
I will start. If you are in the Los Angeles area here are two great places to try….
Laurel Tavern in Studio City
The York in Highland Park
“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet ANY national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.”
In no particular order….
Gose bier from Bayerischer Banhof in Leipzig
Ruby Ale from McMenamin’s
Haymaker from Bridgeport Brewing
Brrr! from Widmer
Our Special Ale from Anchor Steam
Blind Pig from Russian River
IPA from Green Flash Brewing
Hefeweizen from Landskron Brewing
Pommes Lambic from Lindemans
and sadly no longer made
Weizenberry from Thomas Kemper
Full Sail’s Session. Comes in a case of 12 stubby bottles. Light and refreshing. An excellent choice for a large group of people. Low alcohol without sacrificing taste. And look at the bottom of the cap! Rock – Paper – Scissors!!!
This is the debut of the Beer Search Party. This is your destination for easy advice about the vast world of beer. This blog will have my opinions on the best beer to drink and where to drink it. If you want specific advice, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will find you the perfect brew for whatever the situation.