More food and beer

The food and beer pairings are coming too fast to keep up, almost.  Here is another one to add to the list….


July 28th, “Executive Chef Adam Levoe has created a scrumptious seasonal menu. Four courses + four beers. Here’s a sneak peak of the third course paired with Golden Road’s Almond Milk Stout.”

For Example:

Grilled skirt steak with parmesan potatoes, yellow corn, bell peppers, demi glace  (non-vegan)
Summer vegetable polenta with summer squash, sweet peppers, heirloom cherry tomatoes and fine herb oil (vegan)

Check out the full menu, HERE.

#LABW5 Pick of the Night – Tuesday 9/24

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Each morning throught L.A. Beer Week, I will give you my Pick of the Night.  The ONE event I think rises to the top of the list.  Some days that choice will be harder and there might be 1A and 1B’s (if I get wishy-washy).  I will endeavor to pick events you can just head out to.  But if tickets are required, I will mention it.  But expect crowds.  Craft beer and craft beer in L.A. is popular.

Growlerfornia, Here We Come!

Tuesday, September 24th 2013 7:00-10:00 pm

Frustrated, relieved or just confused over the current state of California’s Growler Laws? You’re not the only one. Join moderator Tomm Carroll of Celebrator Beer News at Chloe’s Pub at Golden Road Brewery as he leads a panel of professionals to help explain the situation, including the recently amended AB-647 (California’s ‘Growler Bill’), presently awaiting Governor Jerry Brown’s signature. There will also be a Q&A.

Panelists will include State Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro (D – North Coast), who introduced and was the principal author of the bill’s amendments; Jeremy Raub, President of the Los Angeles Brewers Guild, as well as brewmaster and co-owner of Eagle Rock Brewery; and Lori Ajax, Deputy Division Chief of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).

The discussion will include the history of California’s Growler Laws, the state of the legislation currently, future plans and considerations for Growler-sale policies, and other related topics.

Food GPS Teaser – Friendly Banter

Before the main event at the Brewbound – Brew Talk at Golden Road. A diverse panel of speakers covering three sectors of the craft beer ecosystem were called to the podium to talk about the State of Beer in Los Angeles.

Included were Anne Conness the chef for Simmzy’s, Jace Milstead the beer guru for Ace Distribution and Jeff Sapsford from Sunset Beer.


Here are some tidbits from their talk (in no particular order of importance).
You have to “earn” the privilege of pouring special beers. You don’t get the uber rare beer if you don’t support the rest of a breweries beers.

It would be great to go to signature L.A. landmarks and see signature L.A. beers served there.

You have to have IPA’s on at least 1/3 of your taps.

If you are brewing beer, two key things: Consistency and Availability.

Seems like anyone who gets fired decides to open a brewery.

Be a part of the market.

On Food GPS tomorrow, what I took away from business discussion between The Bruery and Golden Road.

4 for Firestone

April is the 4th month and in a bit of coincidence, there are 4 Firestone-Walker events this month as well.


Thursday, April 11th @7pm
City Tavern Culver City
Come drink FW beers and meet David Walker.

Friday, April 12th @7pm
The Federal Bar in NoHo
Come drink FW beers and meet David Walker

Thursday, April 18th @6pm (Q&A starts at 7pm)
Chloe’s inside the Pub at Golden Road
Meet Jeffers Richardson the Barrelmeister from Firestone

Wednesday, April 24th
Far Bar
A 4 course dinner pairing.

If you are a F-W fan (like I am) then these will be events to mark on your calendar

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!”

Brewer’s Supper

Fresh off a Firestone/Windrose beer pairing lunch, I jumped back into action here in L.A.  at Chloe’s inside the Pub at Golden Road as they unveiled their new (and open to the public) Brewer’s Supper, a soon-to-be every Wednesday event.

Here is the lowdown from Golden Road, “Brewer’s Supper is an opportunity for Golden Road to showcase their limited release brews, delicious food and, most importantly, have a weekly gathering of friends in Chloe’s. Each week, there will be four small plate courses, paired with a different selection of Golden Road Brews, priced at $38/pp. Additional tapas are available for $6 each, and an additional beer flights are available for $9.50.”


Some of the menu items and their accompanying beers include:

Roasted sunchoke puree with fried parsnip chips and “creme fraiche” (vegan) paired with Get Up Offa that Brown

Beef tenderloin carpaccio paired with Golden Road Berliner Weisse

Duck confit croquettes with cranberry-orange compote paired with Golden Road Hefeweizen

Half roasted quail stuffed with mushroom-bacon duxelle and chorizo cream paired with Golden Road Kolsch

Smoked lentils with grilled fennel (vegan) paired with Golden Road Tumbldown Shack Barleywine


My favorite pairing was the Ruby Red Grapefruit salad with a balsamic dressing with the new-ish It’s Not Always Sunny in LA Black IPA.  The grapefruit was evenly matched with the citrus of the beer and the balsamic matched the darker malts used.  A pairing that worked on two levels.

Also, I got a sneak peek at the new can and recipe of Point the Way.  Jesse Houck, the new brewer in town, has changed the signature Golden Road IPA to a more West Coast style (He is also changing the Wolf Among Weeds Imperial IPA).  You can try PTW in the new 12oz cans and in the near future Mohawk Bend will have a beer dinner with a mango-fied version of it as well.




Blogging at the Speed of Beer

If you would like to meet people (like me) and start to social media connect with the burgeoning L.A. Craft Beer Scene then I have an event for you.

Here is the scoop from Cambria and Fran from Golden Road, “We are proud to present our very first event made just for YOU. We are teaming up with LA Craft Beer Bloggers to open the Chloe’s doors to our Facebook fans, Twitter followers, beer blogging pals and homebrewing friends — nobody else! We’ve reserved a special night at our upscale pub-within-a-pub so we can hang out and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed atmosphere AWAY from our computers.

So here’s the plan for the 29th of January (A Tuesday, yes, you can drink on a weekday):
Doors open at 6PM.
At 8PM the one and only John Palmer and the illustrious Drew Beechum will speak and answer questions on homebrewing and beer writing, offering their precious insights into brewing great beer and upping your beer writing game. If you don’t write or brew, no problem, they are great resources for learning more about beer all together.

From 6:30-8:30PM the Golden Road beer and appetizers in Chloe’s are on us. Our full menu and beer lists from both The Pub and Chloe’s will also be available for purchase all night should you hunger or thirst for something more.

After John & Drew time is over stay and hang until 11 PM. If you happen to blog, we’ll have a table set aside for you to share business cards with your peers and the like, so bring anything you feel would help you connect.

To guarantee your entry to Chloe’s for this event, you MUST RSVP VIA EMAIL to with your full name, phone number, email address, and Twitter handle!! A “yes” RSVP to this event page will NOT get you in… as backwards as that may sound 🙂

Further details on special gifts, beers, bites and GRB brewers to join us are to come … as well as an extra special surprise for our homebrewing friends.”

So if you would like to get involved in “pushing” craft beer then let’s meet up.

In the Tap Lines for January 2013

Now that the Mayan death apocalypse (and New Year’s Eve) has passed and beer is still being brewed, it is time to jump into 2013 with both feet for another great year with our favorite beverage. Here is what is on tap here at the Beer Search Party for January.

~ e-visits to the newest breweries in the San Diego area
~ video reviews tackles two randomly selected ‘fridge beers plus more reviews minus videos
~ Three suggested beers to buy this month
~ I will tap the Firkin and give my opinion on the craft beer world
~ … and Session # 71 will converge bloggers onto a single topic
~ plus many more posts about new beers, beer products and breweries

Here are two events to get your November started in the Los Angeles craft beer world:
1) January 5th – Sierra Nevada Tap Take-over at Blue Palms
2) January 29th – L.A. Craft Beer Blogger meeting at Chloes at the Pub at Golden Road