This sounds like a summer refresher from Brewyard – “Fresh tropical fruit aromatics with a light hint of clove make way to bursting flavors of fresh pineapple, passionfruit and citrus spice. This Belgian Blonde is an incredibly delicious combination made specifically for hot summer days and warm nights at the beach or next to the pool.”
We start this Brewyard Beer Co. two-fer review with Kalinga Pilsner which is really crisp with a lovely balanced flavor of the Calamansi. Citrus with a twist. Pours a super clear dark yellow. The malt and fruit take turns as the lead. Plus the label design is excellent.
Next onto the Star Wars inspired Ube Wan and boy that is a strange color of beer. Has a Kool-Aid quality. This beer has me divided. There is a candy, milkshake quality that is good in small doses which this beer has in not small doses but there is just enough bitterness here to cut it back a bit.
Haven’t talked up Brewyard which right here in my backyard basically, so let’s talk tropical fruits and DIPA. I do not know why coconuts don’t get the mango billing but this sounds like a fun beer.
It has been a scorching few days here in Glendale, thankfully our local brewery, Brewyard Beer Co. has a refreshing Wit being canned in a limited run this weekend. Now I just need to set up the camera just right to get me sippin from the can just like the classy gent on the label.
It isn’t only IPA’s that are getting hazier. Brewyard in Glendale has a new canned DDH lager in cans. Now you just need to find some surf and sun for the New Zealand hops. I have already picked up my 4-pack and will review later on the blog. Speaking with the brewers, they were quite happy with the haze retention on this new beer.
Two special beers will be released at Glendale’s Brewyard for their Outdoor Oktoberfest Celebration. First is the Bourbon Barrel-Aged Black Common in bottle release form and second is their special Pumpkin Spice Rye Lager on tap.
After a recent visit, I noticed a definite uptick in the beers. I was fond of them already but a Stein Member cryo-hopped beer was amazing in aroma in taste, more so than a lot of IPA’s, and their Cali-Pino with calamansi fruit was excellent. A perfect summer quencher. So expect some great beers and pretzels too.
It’s Friday, and you only have 3 days left of L.A. Beer Week.
Make the most of it, maybe in my hood of Glendale….
the Glendale Tap tonight as they BBQ and have a few beers on tap: “We’ll be in full Backyard Boogie mode w/ Bart’s BBQ smokin’ brisket, and Burnt Ends all-day. We’ll be pouring a ridiculous lineup of treats from the homies at Beachwood, Bottle Logic, Cellador, El Segundo, Highland Park Brewery, Homage, Moonraker, Pure Project, State and Unsung.”
tomorrow, Brewyard will mix art and beer: “The 2nd Annual Brewyard Art Festival is a craft brewery/beer themed art show with local artists, vendors, photographers, musicians, live painting, face painting, live auction, and more. The purpose of this event is to highlight local artists. Last year, we had over 400 attendees and this time around we’re doubling the outdoor space for artists. This year will be even bigger and better!”
and/or you could head to nearby Eagle Rock and Dope & Dank team up with the Craft Beer Cellar for “This is L.A.merica”
I am all about the smaller sized to-go option. As much as I love crowlers, 32oz and some of the prices are too steep for me to pull the credit card trigger.
But Glendale’s Brewyard Beer Co. has started testing a new 16oz canning machine. And now, you can order up a pint of their selected tap beers for the road.
Brewyard has a second can release in the pipeline filled with the C’s Chinook, Cascade and Columbus in their Younger influenced IPL. Look for it in one week on St. Patrick’s Day.