Battle of the Barrel

(I am sneaking this post in despite my hiatus because I love Ladyface so much…)

The Battle of the Barrel  2013 at Ladyface is coming up!

Kick-Ass customized van photo from the Ladyface Facebook page.
Kick-Ass customized van photo from the Ladyface Facebook page.


“It’s wine versus beer as Semler Wines puts their 2012 Viognier up against Ladyface Ballista, an imperial grisette aged in Semler Viognier barrels.

The battle will rage from June 22nd through the 30th at Ladyface, Malibu Family Wines and, new this year, Kings Row Pub in Pasadena.  A music and fun-filled finale will take place Sunday, June 30th at Malibu Family Wines’ outdoor tasting rooms where picnicking is welcome. We’ll be calling on all craft beer fans to help us invade and bring the golden barrel trophy home to Ladyface! ”

And for the record, a Ballista is kind like a trebuchet.  It shoots things.

Beer (and Cocktails) for the People

One sure fire way to appreciate our favorite malty beverage more is to check out what the world of wine and spirits are doing. I have already highlighted the Beer vs. Wine annual showdown at Ladyface because I believe that beer people are not alone in crafting high quality drinks. But if you just can’t go without craft beer then how about the new-ish world of beer cocktails? Clear space on the 25th in your calendars.

“Come join Eagle Rock Brewery at Kings Row Gastropub in Pasadena for an evening of beer-infused tiki cocktails, masterminded by 1886’s Brady Weise.

Which beers will be used?? Well, your favorite Eagle Rock Brewery beers, of course! (Shhh… but there may even be some super special beer that we’ll tap a barrel for…) It’s a proper summer tiki party so be sure to come dressed in your best Hawaiian shirt (or hell, a grass skirt and coconuts if you’d prefer) because it may win you a fabulous prize!

The cost for 4 amazing beer-infused tiki drinks (complete with sidecars of the beer that’s in it) is just $15. But be sure to RSVP because space is limited. All you have to do is email or call 626.793.3010 to reserve a spot.”