2 New from Beachwood

Beachwood Brewing released a pair of IPAs this month that you should look for on shelves….

First released was Pizza Corgi, “A double dry-hopped West Coast IPA packed with enough dankness to make and hop-head drool featuring Nectaron Cryo, Nelson Sauvin, and Nectaron hops.”

Second was Animatronic Friends, “This modern West Coast IPA boasts a futuristic blend of innovative hops and electric aromas.” With Mosaic, Ekuanot Cryo, Columbus, Centennial, HBC-586 hops.

ISM on the Promenade

For 12 years, the Beachwood Brewing hub was in Long Beach on promenade.  Now they are taking leave of that location and re-allocating, as it were over their other spots across South L.A. and Orange County. 

From their recent social media posting, “This sale will allow us to move our specialty beer production to our Huntington Beach facility – so all the variety you’ve come to enjoy from Beachwood isn’t going away. With a growing footprint in Long Beach and Orange County, a newly launched distillery with artisanal spirits, and expanded beer production, we are committed to the same ethos we started with 12 years ago ” 

Don’t fret though.  Former Beachwood and Riip brewer – Ian McCall will bring his eponymous brewery (ISM) and his medals to the space which is quite exciting.  A real win-win.

Beachwood – Long Beach’s last week will be October 23-October 29.

Sean Suggests for August 2023

Since IPA day snuck up on us on the 3rd of the month, I thought it would be proper to go hoppy with the beer suggestions as well as keeping it L.A. local.

Brouwerij West Scissor Run – 6.2% – “Indulge in this unique Hazy IPA and let it launch those tastebuds into a hoppy melon paradise. This dewy lil’ mama is packed with Amarillo, Huell Melon, and Ekuanot hops.”

Common Space Between the Lines – 7% – an intriguing flavor combination of mango, orange juice and pine.  Released for IPA Day.

Beachwood Brewing Dank Brigade – 9% – “We’ve assembled our finest battalion of hops for this massively aromatic double IPA! Hopped with Mosaic, Citra, Ekuanot, & El Dorado. 100+ IBUs.”

Anniversary at the Beach

Beachwood Brewing is now up to their 12th year of brewing beer and will be celebrating not just at the Long Beach Location but in Bixby Knolls as well on Saturday, July 15.

Whats happening, you ask? “beer releases, food pop-ups, giveaways, live music, and more at our Downtown Long Beach and Bixby Knolls Taprooms. Plus, a free shuttle to bring everyone between both locations! We can’t wait to celebrate with everyone then.”

Find more details on the Beachwood Facebook events page.

LA Beer Week 2023 Picks

Time to make my humble suggestions as to which L.A. Beer Week events merit your attention this year.  Here are my top 5 picks…

June 11th – Drag Brunch at Frogtown Brewery

“Join Frogtown Brewing  for their first ever Drag Brunch! We will have 4 performers, a booth with raffle from Nova Community Arts, a limited edition Beer Slushee and some brunch items from Heritage Kitchen LA! This event is free and open to the public.”

June 14th – Beer Side Talks

“Ambitious Ales joins Beachwood Brewing for an educational panel speaking event to discuss the impact of breweries collaborating, how it brings together community, learning experiences, and more. Coinciding with the event, the two breweries are both releasing a West Coast IPA, Neighborhood Pals. The event ticket includes a 10 oz pour of each of the collaboration beers. Help us celebrate LA Beer Week and independently-owned craft breweries strengthening the craft beer industry.”

June 16th – Hawthorne Block Party

“BBQ, Beer Releases, Bands/DJ’s, Games and Food. 2pm-12am at both L.A. Ale Works and Common Space Brewing.”

June 17th – Clean and Crispy

At Long Beach Beer Lab, “Over 20 curated breweries! Exclusive taster glass + unlimited samples. Marketplace, food vendors and more.”

June 18th – King of the Kolsch

Arts District Brewing hosts your favorite beer style from Cologne, Germany with many different Kolsch variations from LA breweries.

You can see the full event guide HERE

Tony is 13, the Darts, Who Knows

I do not follow hashtags but if they are still a thing, then #TDA13 will probably start trending at midnight as we transition from May 19th to 20th.

The event is the 13th anniversary of Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank where crowds gather to be the first to have a midnight beer, this year brewed by Beachwood Brewing.

Then over the weekend there will be hourly special tappings of fun beers that will get beer geeks frothing.

I haven’t seen a midnight in a bit but I am tempted.

Eyes Up

If you want a West Coast IPA, brewed right here in L.A., most beer fans would turn to either El Segundo Brewing or Beachwood Brewing.

Well a new collaboration makes the choice even quicker. Eyes to the Sky IPA hopped with Strata, Simcoe, and Columbus, is now available at Beachwood locations.