How Many?

At one point in my beer blogging career, the following might have impressed me…

…but now. Those beers probably should have been drunk by now. They are live things and should not be embalmed. A better idea would be to drink the beer, save the bottle and tuck the recipe inside.

A Woodshop in Highland Park


If you are a fan of bottle shares, (more and more are popping up around L.A.) then you need to head to buy a ticket for the

Here is the information on the 8th Annual Woodshop Tasting

It “will take place on Saturday, October 26th, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM as an indoor-outdoor event at The Hermosillo Club in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles..”

For $40 per person, you get “unlimited draft beer pours, lunch, specialty beer-and-food pairings during the event, 1 commemorative custom logo beer snifter, and access to the massive bottle-share that takes place throughout the day.  As always, we encourage all guests to bring a bottle or few (or more) of the best beers from your cellar to share with any and all in attendance.  We like to think of this tasting as a community-building event and the perfect occasion to sample those special bottles you’ve been saving for just the right moment.  Share with friends and make new friends in the free-flowing celebration of craft beer.”

(Personally this next bit would be worth $40)

The specialty draft beer list on tap for this event will feature around 15-20 different beers in unlimited pours, including these world premieres and highlights:

– Highland Park Brewery Stonefruit Berliner Weisse – Berliner Weisse with Peaches and Nectarines

– Hoparazzi La Tarte Raspberry – Sour Ale with Raspberries

– Noble Ale Works Fig Poppa – Brandy barrel-aged American Strong Ale with dried figs and Brett Brux

– Almanac Dogpatch Sour – Wine barrel-aged Flanders Red with Rainier cherries, wild yeast, and souring bugs

– Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee – Barrel-aged English Barley Wine, part of their Anniversary blend

– The Bruery Grey Monday – Bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout (Black Tuesday) with

Prequel to Bottle Sharing is Caring


Faithful readers of this here blog will know that I “tease” my weekly FoodGPS posts the day before they hit the interwebs. Well this is a prequel to the teaser. A little meta, I know but if you are in the Los Angeles area this Thursday, April 4th and have time between 7pm and 11 and want to attend a bottle share at the hideaway inside the Pub at Golden Road, Chloes that features finds from not only Celebrator writer Tomm Carroll but also beers from the cellar of Tony Yanow of the Golden Road/Tony’s Darts Away/Mohawk Bend troika.

Without delay, here is the info you need to know and the beer lists.

Tomm will be bringing over a few bottles from his personal cellar including:
-Petrus Winter Ale (2010)
-The Bruery Barrel-Aged Papier (2009)
-Boon Mariage Parfait Gueuze (2009)
-Allagash Interlude (2008)
-Grand Teton Double Red Ale (2008)
-Chimay Grand Reserve (2007) (magnum)

Tony will also be contributing some bottles from his cellar including:
-The Bruery Saison de Lente (2010
-Russian River Damnation Batch 23
-Russian River Consecration Batch 6 and Batch 8
-Russian River Supplication Batch 6
-Russian River Salvation Batch 10
-Redemption Batch 9
-Port/Lost Abbey Red Poppy (2011)
-Port/Lost Abbey Angel Share (2010)
-Port/Lost Abbey Older Viscosity (2009)

“In addition to these beautiful bottles, we will be hosting Golden Road beers inside Chloe’s from 7p-8p which will include specialty pub-only beers alongside our new Wolf Among Weeds IPA and other new goodies. We will also provide glassware as well as unsalted pretzel puffs to cleanse your palate. A special a la carte menu will also be available for purchase if you crave for something else.

HOW TO GET IN? While there is no entrance fee, we do ask that each guest please bring at least 1-3 bottles to share with the group. There is no limit on how many you may bring so if you’ve got some gems you’ve been wanting to share in your cellar or even a great home brew you’re proud of, bring them on in!”