November 16th

That date sees a pile-up of anniversaries to choose from…

Highpoint Brewing in San Dimas turns

Lincoln Beer Co. in Burbank and Brewery Draconum in Newhall achieve the 2 year mark.

And the longest runner is Alosta Brewing out in Covina who celebrate # 6.

I need to Try Beer from ….

There is a lot of beer out in the world to try. I barely scratch the surface just in my neck of the woods. But before I go SKU crazy, here are some breweries that I need to try…

Wild Barrel – Cans have been on shelves at Sunset Beer Co. for a couple weeks (if not more) but I have had other local choices to pick-up and have not gone sour or hazy with Dr. Bill.

Santa Clarita – Two breweries up here that I have yet to plan a trip for include Brewery Draconum and Telco Brewing.

WellBeing – Another N/A brewer that I need to rank up against my leader, Athletic Brewing.

Horus Aged Ales – Adding a whale hunter brewery. I have only had a collaboration beer with the Horus name on it. I do need to try one that is all Kyle Harrop.

In the Tap Lines for November 2018

As Los Angeles makes the slow transition from summer to late summer before heading to early summer, we can start to look at the bigger beers, the snifter beers. While also searching for the perfect beer to go with the fall sports season. Stay tuned for both this month.

~ e-visits to three breweries in NBA cities.
~ special featured reviews of beers over 10% ABV
~ 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 Big Game by Mark Leibovich
~ I will tap the Firkin and give my no holds barred opinion on the craft beer world.

Here are two events to get your November started in the Los Angeles craft beer world:
1) November 10 – Three Weavers 4th Anniversary
2) November 16 to 18 – Brewery Draconum 1st Anniversary

Brewery Draconum

99.99% of the time, this blog is my personal opinion sandbox, but when it comes to breweries that are a bit of a driving stretch, that I have yet to visit, I need to hear from the people behind the project. With that in mind, here is an introduction to Brewery Draconum by Ben Law the owner and brewer of this kinda/sorta new brewpub in Newhall.

“We are Brewery Draconum ( latin – genitive plural of Draco translates to Brewery of Dragons). Family owned and operated brewpub in Newhall, small 10 BBL system. We have an amazing chef who put together an elevated pub style menu utilizing a lot of our beer in the food. We also have a 2500 sq ft beer garden with picnic tables Bocce ball courts corn hole, and eventually ping pong and foos ball.Our basic philosophy is that of creating a place for everyone in the community to come learn about and celebrate good beer and good food. Family friendly environment. I am lucky enough to be an owner brewer so we kind of brew whatever we want though we do have some core beers that stay on tap.Some of our more popular beers are Belgian Golden Strong – abvAF, west coast single hop Amarillo IPA – Siduri, Imperial Red ale dry hopped with Sorachi Ace and Amarillo – Gutterhead, and Our new Kolsch brewed and lightly dry hopped with Huell Melon hops – Melonkolschy.”

When I do make it up that way, I will give my usual un-biased review of the beers and atmosphere.