#LABW5 Pick of the Night – Sunday 9/22

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Yes, this is the BIG DAY.  Opening Gala at Union Station.  But if you were not quick on the draw and did not get tickets, no worries.  Here is your pick for Sunday……

Pumpkin Beers/First Day of Fall at The Bottle Room

Sunday September 22nd 2013 12:00 pm-10:00 pm

Special Pumpkin Beer Flight
Paired with Chef Tony’s Japanese-Pumpkin Flatbread

If the food and tap list at The Bottle Room can’t console you missing the fun at Union Station then nothing can!

The follow it up with a visit to newcomer….

Uncle Henry’s Deli

in nearby-ish Downey

*while beers last*

* Cask Offerings
* Pint Nights
* Tap Take Overs


LA Beer Week – Day 4 – Bottle Room

As if last night wasn’t enough, back on the road to Whittier and The Bottle Room for Deschutes beer and chocolate….

Who needs dinner when you can start with dessert. Well, I almost did that last night. Placed an order for the chocolate dessert sampler and the two Deschutes beers (Black Butte and Jubelale) after sitting down. Then realized I should probably have some food first. And since I wanted to save the beer to pair with the desserts, I sampled Strand Brewing’s 2nd Anniversary braggot.
It was quite good. Braggots are hit or miss for me but this had a nice interplay of honey, vanilla and spice. A great fall beer for cool nights. (LA should get one of those in November).
Then it was on to the dessert.
. The cake was soooo rich. That was a wicked mixture of caramel and chocolate that came oozing out of the middle. I am much more a pie guy, but molten cakes rank really high too. The chocolates were also great. There was blue cheese lurking in the small square and it was good. Again, I shall close with the beer. I had the Jubelale 2011 at the Beer Bloggers conference this year and this was a chance to see if my initial reaction would be changed. It hasn’t. But it doesn’t scream winter ale to me. The Black Butte was quite good and matched the richness of the desserts better..

As usual, I was wowed again by the food of Tony Alcazar and the great tap list.

The Bottle Room


All I can say is Excellent!! The Bottle Room in Whittier is great. I had the Rosemary Chicken pizza along with Telegraph White Ale and the Maredsous 10. Then followed it up with my 1st ever beer float!! Very good with caramel and nuts and Downtown brown ale. Highly recommended!


New place in Los Angeles for great beer

Every new beer enlightened place that opens is like an angel getting wings. The scene,Whittier, California. 24 beers on tap. Rogue Hazelnut in a float! It is on my list of places to check out soon. Plus the chef is super cool. It’s called the Bottle Room.  Check it out for yourself.