Are You Ready for Some… Three Weavers

It may not be ready when T. Swift opens the new Inglewood Stadium next year but Three Weavers will have a large 20,000-square-foot  presence in the stadium.  There will be a beer garden + opening in 2021 in the Hollywood Park development.

The beer garden per sources “will feature plenty of room for on-site brewing, as well as seating by way of outdoor tables and space for live music.” It is quite amazing that any sort of true craft presence is being invited into one of these projects.  The big beer cabal usually puts the kibosh on any sort competitors even at lesser pro sports venues, let alone a biggie like the NFL.

1st Visit – Tortugo Brewing


Just off Florence and over the coming Metro tracks is the hard-to-miss building that houses Tortugo Brewing. One of the newest additions to the L.A. brewery tally.

The build-out has given the space a chill, beach cabana feel. There is an even divide of shaded seating and in the sun seating arranged around the L shaped bar. This is a great game hangout or lazy Sunday stop too. When the new stadium comes online, this may well become a tailgator stop for crowlers.

There were five beers (plus michelada) on tap from brewer/delivery driver/tortoise wrangler Joe Kovach. My favorite of the group was the Cristobal Lager that was simple, clear and crisp. On the other end of the spectrum, the Porter could have used a bit of burly-ness or chocolate malt to add to it. The pale and IPA were both solid starts with my nod going to the Pale. The Witbier was nice in the summer heat as well.

They have tanks set up to do more wild things though a hefe will be brewed up before then but the large space looks to have the room to add both tanks and barrels whichever styles get pursued. And though the bright orange and blue was a bit strong on the eyes, Kovach has certainly created an un-missable spot.

#2ndWeaversary

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Late notice, I know, I should be keeping better track of anniversaries past my own. Three Weavers will be celebrating their 2nd on November 5th, in just a few days and $35 dollars will get you in the door to taste more than 20 beers that will be on tap including their new collaboration with Rhinegeist Brewery of Cincinnati, Le Petit Fox. A tart Saison Fermented with Pluots.

VIP tickets will get you in 2 hours earlier and get you a 22oz bottle of that beer plus a special glass to drink it in.

Look for tickets HERE.

Bounce House?

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I have already forewarned readers of the 1st anniversary party for Three Weavers but now I know a bit more of what you should expect when you go.  ‘Cause, you’re going, right?

There will be lawn games, pinatas and maybe even balloon animals and a bounce house.  Exactly what would be at a 1-year old’s party.

Oh, and 18 different beers, which will include the 1st Anniversary IPA.  And if fun and beer weren’t enough there will be food available and proceeds from the ticket sales will be passed on to the One for All community charity.  Check out OFAKids.org for more details.

When Three is One

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Time flies.  It has been one year in Inglewood for Three Weavers through Southbounder and Watermelon Saison and really cool swirling labels on their bottles.

Now they are going to celebrate.

Here are the details:

“We’re turning one and throwing a party to celebrate! Join the entire Three Weavers gang for an afternoon of beer, music, a lawn of larger than life games, beer, hourly pinatas, killer food, beer, and obviously, more beer. There will be 24 taps flowing with 18 different brews for your imbibing pleasure – including all of your favorite cores, specialties, and several special one offs made just for the party.

VIP Hour from 1-2 PM with extra special beers and small crowds ($40) / General Admission 2-6 PM ($25) – Ticket price includes a rad commemorative glass, five 5 oz. pours, entertainment, and good feels. Additional beer tickets will be available.

Proceeds from ticket sales will be benefitting OFAkids.org (One For All), an Inglewood charity that “empowers youth through community-based programs which instill an everlasting sense of personal pride, academic achievement and distinct accomplishment.”

Review – Deep Roots from Three Weav3rs

Deep Roots is my favorite beer from Three Weav3rs. And now that they are bottling their stuff, I have the chance to see how the ESB fares in the bottle.
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First off, I really like the design. No matter the color, you know you are looking at a Three Weav3rs beer with the wavy lines painted on the bottle. I also like that the beer description is in a nice sized font and not the Stone eye test font.

On to the beer, the aroma has a woodsy-sawdust aroma to it that I really enjoy. The flavor has a good bite of hops that compliments the malt focus that is really the star of the show. There is a nutty taste that I associate with British beers here as well. Maybe a little to citrusy for a traditional ale but compared to the prevailing West-Coast style it is very Great (Britain).

 

Three Weav3rs are Open!

So the Weavers Three have opened!  Here is a quick day-after commentary along with some photos from the day.

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I was a volunteer out in the sun and got to see what beers were popular with the crowd and if that corresponded with my favorites.

Seafarer Kolsch was an excellent light way to introduce myself to their line-up. Their Session IPA, Stateside had an excellent aroma and a good amount of bitterness for such a light beer. The Double IPA Knotty Pine was also a cut above many in that style category. Strong without going overboard. But my favorite was the Coffee version of the Deep Roots ESB. I really enjoy coffee beers layered onto lighter bases. And the ESB was a great delivery vehicle for the roast. Barring that special beer the plain ESB was excellent as well.

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The crowds seemed to hanker for either the Kolsch or the Expatriate IPA. Though the initial line for the Double IPA was quite long.

The event was not crowded. Plenty of space to stay out of the way of people and the sun. The two food trucks weren’t mobbed and no glass ware was broken, that I saw or heard. Which means that for a second event that they are doing pretty well.

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The beers were uniformly good with only the Imperial Stout not being to my liking. Too much licorice for me. I am looking forward to the growth and new beers from this addition of LA’s beer scene.