Eagle Rock Brewery has a new anniversary beer out. Not for themselves but for another Eagle Rock small business, Milkfarm. For a limited time you can get cheese or a sandwich and pair it with a special 7th Anniversary Milkfarm Hoppy Lager.
Happy 11th birthday (a little belated) to trailblazing LA brewery Eagle Rock and now let’s check out their celebration of 11…
Elevensies pours a close to dark orange. This is a cheek warmer for sure. 11 hops including the new Altus were used for this anniversary Triple IPA that tops the scales at not 11 IBUs but 111 of them. Initially a little hot and that ABV obscures a dark cherry type of flavor that I am getting. Maybe caramelized pineapple? Either way it is nicely sharp at the beginning of the sip and then glides into the slight burn.
Everything is coming up Eleven at Eagle Rock Brewery….
You are seeing correctly. 11 different hops and 111 IBUs. That is a way to celebrate, turning it up to Eleven. The beer is released today and you can get packages with tacos and ice cream too.
That is right! Groundbreaker LA brewery, Eagle Rock has turned 11 and has fun in store for us in March. But in the meantime, how about buying this throwback treat….
“It’s been a while since we had all four of our core beers packaged together, but we’re back baby! These beers were some of the first beer brewed at ERB and were available year-round for our first 5 years in existence. These beers were chosen to start our brewery because they each showcase a major brewing ingredient, and each represents a category of flavor in beer: Solidarity with Malt, Populist with Hops, Manifesto with Yeast, and Revolution with balance.”
When I think of home, I think of comfort and the beer style equivalent is the brown ale and Eagle Rock Brewery has a new one for us. “Homebound is the American-Style Brown Ale that you’ve been looking for! This crystal clear brown ale brings you a spicy hop-bite combined with sweet toasty malts, that deliver you a subtle roasty finish. Coming in with a 5.3% ABV this is the perfect beer no matter where you are.”
Eagle Rock Brewery is not reaching into a bag of tricks for their newest beer. Instead they are reaching into a bag of chips to create a lager that will work well with however you like your chips.
This natural and plant based collaboration with the Theodore Payne Foundation pours a yellow/orange color. Nice biscuity aroma. Has a nice crispness. I don’t know the (3) specific plants added but I am not really tasting Woolly Blue Curls or California Bay Laurel. I do get a bit of sage. But I don’t know if it screams Black Sage to me. There is a bit of pepper-ish note as well. I sorta wanted it to be bigger and brasher from Eagle Rock.
Sleek, silver cans that have the look of rocket fuel boosters for the space themed To the Moon IPA from Eagle Rock Brewery. This was my first curbside pick-up beer and the system in place worked like a charm. The beer is earthy and pungent. I get a Simcoe hop flavor myself. A bit of lemon peers through the window here too. This is a sustained bitterness IPA. It tastes stronger than 6.8% to me.
BPLB, the first Los Angeles release from Crowns & Hops with an assist from Eagle Rock Brewery, doesn’t pour super hazy. Haze being hard to nail down. The first taste leads me to think Session IPA more than the ABV on the can. A bit watery to me with a grassy aroma. Some haze softness and a decent amount of hop bitterness. Part orange, part grapefruit taste here. I want to like it more than I do. I am still looking forward to trying more of their beers as they move towards their own brewing facility and tap room.