In the Tap Lines for August 2017

The second half of the L.A. summer season is here, time to load up the ‘fridge with warm weather beers and start to be amazed at how early the fall seasonals are on shelves.

~ e-visits to three breweries from with the Beer Bloggers Conference landing in Milwaukee, we visit three Wisconsin breweries.
~ special featured reviews of Unibroue beers
~ Heads-Up on Los Angeles Beer Events
~ Three suggested beers to buy this month. One light, one medium and one dark
~ A Book & A Beer reads Dodge City by Tom Clavin
~ I will tap the Firkin and give my no holds barred opinion on the craft beer world.

Here are two events to get your August started in the Los Angeles craft beer world:
1) August 1st – All Your Oats Can release at Eagle Rock Brewery
2) August 3rd – Russian River Tap Take-Over at Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub location.

Sean Suggests for December 2015

Holiday Ale time is one of my favorites and each year brings new beers to add to the winter classics from Anchor and Sierra Nevada and Deschutes. Here are two newbies to the snow scene and a British favorite for your holiday drinking.

Samuel Smith/ Winter Welcome 6.00% ABV
“This seasonal beer is a limited edition brewed for the short days and long nights of winter. The full body resulting from fermentation in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ and the luxurious malt character, which will appeal to a broad range of drinkers, is balanced against whole-dried Fuggle and Golding hops with nuances and complexities that should be contemplated before an open fire.”

Eagle Rock/ All Your Oats 8.00% ABV
“2015 has been a year of change in our industry, so why should the holiday season be any different? This year, instead of celebrating the holidays with Jubilee (our gingerbread-spiced ale), we celebrate with Hops and oats. In fact, we decided to be greedy and use all the oat ingredients we could find. Oat malt, Flaked oats, and Golden Naked Oats provide a soft, silky background for those piney, resinous hops, reminiscent of another familiar holiday aroma- Christmas trees!”

Ironfire/ Ginger Dead Man?% ABV
“Merry Christmas Outlaws – We are proud to release our new HolidALE brew. Introducing Ginger Dead Man! It is a liquid ginger bread cookie brewed with brown sugar, molasis, allspice, cinnamon and of course GINGER!”