Food GPS Teaser – Craft Beer in Hollywood


Tomorrow on my weekly post on Food GPS, I list up 10 spots to visit for beer in Hollywood.  Hopefully handy when you have seen a movie at Arclight or been to a show and what a beer after.  But one thing to notice about the beer scene in Hollywood is that there is no brewery with a taproom open to the public in this historic part of Los Angeles.  And that is a shame.

I know that rent is a high barrier to entry in Los Angeles.  (Amongst other reasons) And that Hollywood with the current uptick in condos and development is probably higher than the high average already set, can make basing a labor and equipment and ingredient intensive business even harder than in other spots but count this post as my “cry into the void” for someone with deep pockets and a love for good beer to come to the rescue.

Because there is a community there in Hollywood that would probably warm to the idea of a local beer that they could walk and get when Highland is shut down for parades and Oscars and such.


Food GPS Teaser – 5 Years of Blue Palms

Tomorrow on Food GPS, I will be re-capping the happenings at the recent Blue Palms Anniversary bash. Brian Lenzo presented a craft beer list that would make many beer geeks very happy.

Here are some photos from the day….along with the beers that I imbibed…


Almanac Flowering Gose
Green Flash Flanders Drive
Founders Double Trouble DIPA

Rhinegeist Cool Truth IPA
Ninkasi TriceraHops
Beachwood Hop Tub IPA

Phantom Carriage Muis
Alpine Nelson
Brooklyn Scorcher


FoodGPS Teaser – Stout

Tomorrow on FoodGPS, I re-visit Stout. It is a burgers & craft beer spot that started in Hollywood and has an outpost in Studio City with two more locations in Pasadena and Santa Monica coming soon.

So, if you haven’t been to Stout in awhile, read my post and check out Stout’s pairing beer with food tips and consider making a visit to the Studio City outdoor patio and watch the traffic flow on Ventura Boulevard while you enjoy your lunch or dinner.

the 4th of Blue Palms

So glad that this yearly tradition gets to continue, they throw a good party in Hollywood. So you should definitely get tickets (if available)…..

Here is the scoop from the Facebook page…“Sunday, August 12, 2012 from 12:00pm until 8:00pm

Open to the public, DD’s get in free! You only need a ticket if you want to drink festival beers outside.

Tickets will be $45 for 12 x 5oz tasters (with more tasters available for purchase at the fest). This also includes a complimentary Blue Palms logo’d glass. Ticket will be available on PayPal starting July 2, 2012

We are working on some snack food items that will be available at the fest as well as some good grillin’! Last year we roasted 2 steams (whole cow legs!) and the year before a whole pig, and we are changing it up a little this year, but keeping the same theme and we will be cooking up something special again!

Blue Palms will be open all day for food orders as well.

The festival will be out doors next door to Blue Palms as well as inside the restaurant. All are welcome to come in and join in the fun, but if you want to drink the festival beers, you need to purchase a wristband. “