Open the cover, there is a new brewery on the way. Near the Glendale Tap off of the San Fernando drag comes the new Paperback Brewing. What we know is that the location is 422 Magnolia Avenue in Glendale. My adopted town! And that they will make the vague, “handcrafted ales & lagers.”
2 pieces of news from Glendale’s Brewyard Beer Co.
1. COMING THIS SUMMER – They will be expanding their experimental lineup with the addition of a few more taps to our wall.
2. COMING THIS MONTH – Expect to see a new 16oz crowler machine up and running.
LA Beer Hop will have a bus roaming the valley starting on April 8th.
Burbank & Glendale are the specific cities with stops at the following: The Brewery at Simmzy’s Burbank • Verdugo West Brewing Co. • Lincoln Beer Company • Golden Road Brewing (You can sit this one out, take a breather) • Brewyard Beer Company • San Fernando Brewing • Henson
Tours depart every other Sunday at 1pm from the Burbank Metrolink at 201 N Front Street in Burbank.
Here is what you get and the cost, “The tour visits three breweries and includes a flight of beer at each place, bottled water, and as much beer info as you like. The entire event takes about four to five hours and the ticket is $69/person. Food will be available during each tour.”
Brewyard of Glendale has a holiday anniversary to celebrate. The Western Avenue brewery will be hitting the 2 year mark and will have what they call an “extremely potent Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Dubbel” on hand on December 9th.
The Bottle release and party will have outdoor drinking, live music, DJ’s, Food, Raffle Prizes & a Silent Auction.
I will write more about the team-up of the restaurant Bourbon Steak with the brewery, Modern Times over on Food GPS. But here are a few notes (and a pair of photos) from a preview of what’s coming…
All three of the Non-IPA’s used for pairing tasted better to me. Lomaland Saison which I had not tasted in a long, long time was quite good. Simple, training wheels funk. One note but well done. The same goes fro Black House. I have had more of the variants than the actual base beer and it came through with the coffee. Again, not much else, but well done. My favorite though was the passionfruit and guava Fruitlands. Not quite salty enough for a Gose but the wheat and touch of sour with the fruit was nice.
My favorite burger was the “Pho”nomenon which despite the jalapeno’s was unique but also showed a light touch on powerful ingredients like the cilantro and mint. The Lomaland and the Fruitlands would pair well with it. The Redondo Surf n Turf was good too but I can’t see anything but maybe their Ice Pilsner working well with it. The savory of the meat and the crab meat really overpower anything, even hops.
Earlier this month, I posted about We’re Pouring opening in Glendale, a nice 10 minute walk from my home base.
Weel, last week, I spoke with John Sullivan the chief pizza maker and more importantly, the chooser of beer for this Glenoaks gastropub.
That interview will come in a few days on Food GPS, in a second trip, I saw lots of great beers to choose from. They had the new Fortem from Firestone Walker that has been pretty invisible in these parts. They had Quat Hands from Cellador and many more choices on the 30 taps. And he has some great kegs in the cooler, just waiting to get on tap.
Until you make your trip to Glendale, here is the full tap list on the day that I was there….